VIDEO GALLERY: 'The Black Album'

The real “monster” in Metallica’s catalog isn’t some documentary; it’s their self-titled fifth studio album, which was released 25 years ago today.

Affectionately known as “The Black Album,” Metallica has sold over 16 million copies, which makes it the highest selling album since the beginning of the Nielsen Soundscan era.

We could opine and go on and on about the wonder that is this album, but we’d rather let the music (and their corresponding videos) do the talking.


Metallica - Enter Sandman [Official Music Video]

Enter Sandman [Official Music Video] From the album "Metallica" Director: Wayne Isham Filmed in June 1991 in Los Angeles, CA Video Premiere Date: July 30, 1991 © 1991 Metallica


Metallica - Nothing Else Matters (Video)

© 2006 WMG Nothing Else Matters (Video)

Metallica - Wherever I May Roam (Video)

© 2006 WMG Wherever I May Roam (Video)

Metallica - Sad But True (Video)

© 2006 WMG Sad But True (Video)




Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.