Metallica is among the big four thrash metal bands. During their music career, the band has released 18 albums. In this deep article, we ranked all Metallica albums to find the best Metallica album.
Metallica is a heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 with members James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. Also, founding members are active band members, as are Robert Trujilo, and Kirk Hammett.
The band released ten studio albums and eight live albums. With those albums, the band won several awards. The most important awards are the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance, the Grammy Award for Hard Rock Performance, and the Kerrang Award for Best album.
- Master Of Puppets
- Ride The Lightning
- Metallica (A.K.A The ‘Black’ Album)
- Kill ‘Em All
- …And Justice For All
- Hardwire… To Self-Destruct
- Death Magnetic
What is the best Metallica album and why?
11. Death Magnetic
People regarded St. Anger as Metallica’s worst album. However, St. Anger is not Metallica’s worst album. The worst Metallica studio album is Death Magnetic. While the band was recording Death Magnetic, the band was bored with comments from the fans about Metalica not being the same as old Metallica. With this album, Metalica tried to be Metalica. However, they could not accomplish it. However, some tracks inside the album promising those songs are “My Apocalypse” and “That Was Just Your Life.”
Is St Anger the worst Metallica album?
Without a doubt, this album is Metallica’s most hated album. Fans have made countless critics about this album. Fans had waited for this album for five years. Unfortunately, the fans got St.Anger. This album was below the fan’s expectations. Musically, the album is full of sick groves and muscular riffs. Besides that, the songs are too long songs include too many steel drums. Those properties of the album make this album worse than other albums.
The “Lulu” album was a consequence of the Metallica collaboration with the legendary Lou Reed. This album has taken awful reviews. The band should not make this collaboration. Because they cannot accomplish what they want. This album is a complete mess.
Metallica released this album in 1997 after the “Load” album. This album includes some outstanding tracks like “Fixxer.” However, it is just an example. Other tracks from the album are not notable. With the efforts of producer Bob Rock, tracks were edited perfectly.
In 1996, Metallica did not want to make heavy metal anymore. That’s why they lowered the speed of the new songs and streamlined their sound. However, they should not do that. This album’s slowness does not like by Metallica fans. Despite the awful comments about the album, The “Load” album become number one on the Billboard 200.
6-Hardwire… To Self-Destruct
After the “Death Magnetic” album, fans expected that Metallica could not make good albums anymore. However, this album is breathtaking. A few bands can make this type of album as good as the “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.” When Metallica has released this album, the fans freaked out. This album was beyond the fan’s expectations. The album includes some thrash banger tracks. Those tracks are “Hardwired,” “Atlas, Rise!” and “Spit out the bone.”
5- … And Justice For All
Metallica released “…And Justice For All” Two years amazing “Master Of Puppets.” After the “Master Of Puppets”, fans have big expectations from the band. However, the band did not give their fans what they except. After the tragic death of the legendary bassist Cliff Burton, the band could not reach the right bass tone with Jason Newsted. This situation affects the entire album. That’s why this album cannot catch popularity.
4-Kill ‘Em All
The “Kill ‘Em All” album is the Metallica best or heaviest album. The albums include “Seek and Destroy,” “Hit the Lights,” and “The Four Horseman.” Those songs are the greatest thrash songs ever written. Some fans described the “Kill ‘Em All” album as “scrappy” and raw. However, they are wrong. This album is a masterpiece.
Which Metallica album should I listen to first?
3-Metallica (A.K.A The ‘Black’ Album)
If you want to listen to all Metallica albums, you should start with the “Metallica” Album. With this album, listeners can learn the roots of the Metallica band without ease. This album contains the perfect mix of catchy and crushing melodies ever recorded. With this album, Metallica earned big commercial success.
2-Ride The Lightning
The “Ride The Lightning” album was released one year after the “Kill ‘Em All.” However, this album is better than the “Kill ‘Em All”. We can easily say that band started to write better songs. We see the most vivid example in the opening song “Fight Fire With Fire.” Other tracks in the albums are amazing too. Those songs are “For Whom the Bell Tools,” “Creeping Death,” and “The Call of Ktulu.”
What is Metallica’s most successful album?
1-Master Of Puppets
This album is the greatest albım in the metal world history. We fell into this situation at the start of the album. When we hear “Battery,” we will start to be amazed. Metallica finds the perfect music combination with this album. Lyrically this album is a goldmine. Especially, “Damage Inc.” is lyrically the best track in the album. This album was recorded in Denmark with producer Flemming Rasmussen. His contributions created a huge difference. If you want to introduce a heavy metal to your friend, you should give him a copy of the “Master Of Puppets.”