Why "The Black Album" may be the most important metal album of all time (Rockin' Rant #37)
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In 1991 Metallica broke into the mainstream with their 5th studio release "Metallica" aka "The Black Album". It was a controversy that people are STILL debating all these years later. This is one of many reasons why "The Black Album" might just be THE MOST important metal album of all time!
-Billboard chart debut
-overnight mainstream success unheard of for a metal album
-introduced the pop world to REAL metal
-paved the way for the future of metal..more attention to Megadeth, Pantera and Slayer
-grew the band's fan base while simultaneously alienting a lot of their following
-it is REAL metal even if YOU don't want to admit it