Metallica plays ‘The Black Album’ in full & in reverse during Louder than Life festiva

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Metallica continued to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Black Album at his past weekend’s Louder than Life festival.

For their second of two headlining sets at the event, the metal legends performed their iconic 1991 record in its entirety and in reverse order, starting with closer “The Struggle Within,” and ending the main set with “Enter Sandman.”

While Black Album singles “Sandman” and “Nothing Else Matters” are staples in Metallica’s sets, the band hadn’t played deeper cuts such as “Struggle” or “Don’t Tread on Me” in concert since 2012.

Earlier this month, Metallica released a deluxe reissue of The Black Album in honor of its 30th anniversary. They also put together The Metallica Blacklist, a 53-track tribute compilation featuring covers of every song off the record.

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