How do you follow a classic? By writing and recording another one, that's how. Metallica had a supremely difficult task following up Master Of Puppets while still mourning the loss of bassist Cliff Burton, and the resulting LP was as relentlessly bleak as it was brilliant.
The success of One as a single and its heavy MTV rotation would pave the way for their crossover into the hard rock mainstream a couple of years later.
“Metallica - …And Justice for All. An anthemic metal masterpiece, leading the way for all to follow.” (Thanks, vorax)
"Best metal album: Metallica - …And Justice For All." (From Sondre via Facebook, thanks)
“Metallica - ...And Justice For All.” (Thanks, davidian1988)
“For pure, unadulterated metal, it's Master Of Puppets or Reign In Blood. Or ...And Justice For All. Or South Of Heaven. Or Seasons In The Abyss. Vulgar Display Of Power and Cowboys From Hell were both pretty incredible at the time too.” (Thanks, ChrisVinnicombe)