For much of their 30 years together, Metallica has reigned as the biggest metal band in the world. Over the following pages, we'll examine the nine studio albums (plus one covers collection) that helped them get to and remain atop that lofty perch, and ask you to pick the best song from each one.
The second album by metal legends Metallica, 1984's awesomely titled 'Ride the Lightning,' was clearly made by a band with something to prove. By the end of this 47-minute lesson in the potential of thr
In 1988, Metallica recovered from the bassist Cliff Burton's death to unleash '...And Justice For All.'
Although it sometimes seems as if they forgot to plug new recruit Jason Newsted's gear into the mixing board, the album takes the complex songwriting of their previous two classics to some interesting new places, particularly on the slow-building wounded soldier epic 'One.'
But as any fan will tell you, that's not your only choi
OK here's the big one -- Metallica's 1991 masterpiece, simply titled 'Metallica' and known fondly as the "Black Album."
This multimillion selling record found the group both simplifying their songwriting and sharpening their production with the help of Bob Rock. The album brought the already extremely popular band to an
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