On this day, 23 years ago, Metallica released their smash breakthrough self-titled album, commonly referred to as The Black Album. The album has gone on to sell over 16 million records, continually pushing about 2,000 copies a week. It's the highest selling album of the SoundScan era.
In celebration of this anniversary, let's take a listen to some of James Hetfield's isolated vocal tracks from the album's most famous track, "Enter Sandman"
On the small chance that you were born recently and never heard this song, here's the full track:
Happy anniversary, Black Album! And happy anniversary to James Hetfield's cowardly lion phase: