90s Metallica Birth School Death Four Horsemen t-shirt Large
Chest 21.5 in.
Length 26 in.
Content: 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: Metallica
This sweet double-sided rock tee celebrates the iconic thrash metal pioneers, Metallica. The band is often referred to as one of the four horsemen of thrash metal, alongside fellow heavy metal legends from the late 80s and early 90s: Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer. This shirt is from 1992 and the front sports a graphic of all four band members from the time: Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, and Jason Newsted, who was hired to replace the guitarist Cliff Burton after his untimely death. Meanwhile the back of the tee maps out the lifespan of a typical Metallica fan and reads "Birth School Metallica Death".
This shirt is an original from the Black Album era of the band. The Black Album was the nickname affectionately given to the group's 1991 self-titled release, as the packaging for the album was incredibly subtle, only featuring two black embossed emblems that can just barely be seen against a black background. This fifth studio album wound up becoming not only the band's best-selling album but one of the best-selling albums in the world. It spent four consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 and has been certified x16 platinum. The Black Album marked a distinct change in the band's music, which not all fans responded to. This release saw Metallica shifting away from their thrash metal roots and more towards a slower, heavier, and overall more refined sound. Still, the eponymous best-seller is remembered for featuring some of Metallica's most iconic hits, which included "Enter Sandman", "The Unforgiven", "Wherever I May Roam", and "Sad but True".
The album managed to earn the band the 1992 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance, a notable achievement considering the upset that occurred when Metallica's last studio album, ...And Justice For All, failed to take home the Grammy. The previous release had controversially lost to Jethro Tull, causing the Grammys to reorganize their categories and separate the awards for hard rock and metal.
Fits like a modern unisex adult large