...and Justice for All

Universal Music Colombia S.A.
Release date
21 Dec 2009
Running length
11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Blackened 6:40 369,974
2 ...and Justice for All 9:45 266,606
3 Eye of the Beholder 6:25 287,547
4 One 7:23 760,898
5 The Shortest Straw 6:34 282,112
6 Harvester of Sorrow 5:44 330,089
7 The Frayed Ends of Sanity 7:41 245,800
8 To Live Is to Die 9:48 268,395
9 Dyers Eve 5:13 256,137
10 One (Live Version) 7:59 102
11 ...And Justice For All (Live) 10:05 10,746

About this album

…and Justice for All is the fourth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica. Elektra Records released the album on August 25, 1988. This is the first Metallica studio album to feature bassist Jason Newsted, since it is the first after the tragic death of the group’s former bassist Cliff Burton.

The album’s dark subject material, featuring references to nuclear apocalypse, injustice in the law system, limited freedom, war, insanity and hate, is accompanied by the most complex song structures to this date in Metallica’s discography. The album is also noted for its near lack of bass guitar and dry production and therefore has been called a “slightly flawed masterpiece and the pinnacle of Metallica’s progressive years” by allmusic.com’s reviewer.

The front cover depicts the statue of Lady Justice cracked and bound by ropes, with both of her scales filled with dollars and both of her breasts exposed. The words “…And Justice for All” are written in graffiti to the right. The cover is made by Stephen Gorman after a concept by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.

The album has sold over 8 million copies in the US alone according to the RIAA and was the best selling Metallica record upon its release. Metallica released four singles from …And Justice for All, “Eye of the Beholder”, “Harvester of Sorrow”, “…And Justice for All” and “One”.


The production of the album is noted for its unusual, and at times “one-dimensional”, post-production mix.

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  • clintbeed6793

    The is the only Metallica album I can say I love entirely. This was Metallica's masterpiece for sure.

    6 Dec 7:06am Reply
  • ssafikmetal

    last good album [2] best metallica album [2]

    20 Nov 2:53pm Reply
  • GonchyII

    "after half of "One" the song is cool, not like before: boooooring & sounds like NEM" WHAT. I can't even.

    6 Nov 12:22am Reply

    There's a remastered version where the bass has been kinda fixed

    25 Oct 5:41pm Reply
  • Steambull

    You can make out when the bass notes are hit, but it's mixed so low that it's hard to hear more than the same noise regardless what note is hit. Very unfortunate...

    10 Oct 5:37pm Reply
  • pmarques91

    This crushes Metallica discography.

    3 Oct 10:27am Reply
  • Rysterf

    last good album

    28 Sep 8:05pm Reply
  • verbcake

    Where's the bass? Production is okay but really missing the low end, nothing but treble.

    28 Sep 7:26pm Reply
  • Hoxtalicious

    This crushes Master of Puppets. [6]

    13 Sep 9:44am Reply
  • dCS_Elgar

    Super well-organized structure, Breathless Heavy Riffs, Greatest Heavy sound Epic !!! What else can I say huh?

    5 Sep 4:47pm Reply
  • lanakias

    Music for men...

    17 Aug 10:27pm Reply
  • MaxxNemo

    best metal album

    14 Aug 10:51am Reply
  • MaxxNemo

    boring for kids.. hmm ok.

    14 Aug 10:51am Reply
  • Damianek666XD

    after half of "One" the song is cool, not like before: boooooring & sounds like NEM

    12 Aug 2:10pm Reply
  • Grycho

    My fav Metallica album! Finally bought the CD a few weeks ago. :)

    7 Aug 1:17pm Reply
  • coenhorsman

    Fav Metallica album

    5 Jul 5:17pm Reply
  • caredu1

    best metallica album

    30 Jun 6:00pm Reply
  • junkie815

    Their best.

    11 Jun 8:45pm Reply
  • Rosenvamp

    This crushes Ride the Lightning*. Since literally anything can beat MoP.

    17 May 8:11am Reply
  • TheBlackCreep

    This crushes Master of Puppets. [4]

    11 May 11:39am Reply
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