There’s not the slightest shadow of a doubt that METALLICA’s third full length album is a classic in plenty of ways.
First of all, it is being considered one of the greatest efforts in the history of Thrash Metal. Secondly, it marked the band’s breakthrough and paved their way into the heads and hearts of millions. It’s also the last album METALLICA recorded with their legendary bassplayer Cliff Burton. And most importantly (at least for this little blog): it’s got one hell of a symmetric cover artwork. Crosses, hands, logo – everything’s in perfect balance. It is a beautifully bold, iconic visual that lives up to the quality of music it adorns.