What Is the Greatest Metallica Album? Vote!

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Metallica photographed in Tokyo in Nov. 1986.

The new Metallica album is finally on its way. Fans had been waiting eight years for the proper follow-up to 2008’s Death Magnetic. Then Thursday afternoon, after countless teases and tips, we were finally hit with a new song, and a release date to go with it. Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, and it’s due Nov. 18. How will it stack up against the band’s legendary catalog?

Now that Metallica owns the masters to its old recordings, they’ve started to re-issue that back catalog in deluxe, remastered, rarity-filled glory. Kill ‘Em All and Ride the Lightning have already been re-released, and more could be on the horizon. So these days, new tunes and the classics are very much a part of the Metallica discussion. We want to hear from you -- what’s the best Metallica album? 

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Only proper studio albums here; we chose not to include their live albums, the Garage Inc. covers album, or Lulu, Metallica’s 2011 collaboration with Lou Reed

Once you’ve voted head over and listen to “Hardwired,” the lead single off Metallica’s new album.