Poll: Metallica’s “Black Album” Turns 20—What’s Your Favorite Song?
Today, August 13, is the 20th anniversary of the release of Metallica’s landmark self-titled fifth album. Although it faced some fierce competition (Natalie Cole, grunge), the “Black Album”—as it’s popularly known—would change heavy music as we know it, as it broke metal into the mainstream in a bigger way than any previous LP. It has since sold 30 million–plus copies worldwide and has been certified an astonishing 15 times platinum in the U.S. alone. It also contains some of Metallica’s biggest songs, including five singles that charted on Billboard‘s Hot 100, notably “Enter Sandman,” which reached No. 5. So, in the spirit of celebration and in anticipation of next month’s Big Four show, we want to know, what is your favorite song on Metallica?