Knotfest Bracket Challenge Finale - find out what song was fan-favorite from Metallica's Black Album

Knotfest Bracket Challenge Finale - find out what song was fan-favorite from Metallica's Black Album

- By Ramon Gonzales

See the band's set lists from both nights at Aftershock Festival and find out which song the fans voted as their favorite from the Black Album.

With the recent arrival of Metallica's 30th anniversary remastered edition of the Black Album, the excitement surrounding the band is at all-time high as fans are revisiting one of rock's music most enduringm influential albums.

In addition to the remastered edition of the landmark LP, the band is also released their massive Blacklist compilation album - an effort that pooled an eclectic roster of some 53 of the music's biggest and brightest all taking on their favorite tracks from the Black Album.

Among the participating names are the likes of Corey Taylor, Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode, Biffy Clyro, Ghost, Royal Blood, OFF!, Volbeat, Weezer, The Hu, St. Vincent, Miley Cyrus, and even Elton John - with a host more.

In tandem with the celebration of the historic milestone, Metallica recently played two intimate club shows in what were some of the band's first performances in front of fans in some two years. First, a 500-person capacity show at The Independent in their hometown of San Francisco and just last night (Sept. 20th) the band played a special set at The Metro in Chicago with the lucky fans in attendance paying just $19.83 US to see the band.

In addition, Metallica launched a dedicated podcast series that explores the making of the album and it's eventual impact, longevity, and the cultural shift that happened as a result of the 1991 opus. Regarded as the singular most successful album of the soundscan era, it is hard to summarize the legacy of the album that ultimately propelled Metallica into a new stratosphere of artistry and a generational institution for decades to come.

Given the celebration of the Black Album, the latest installment of the Knotfest Bracket Challenge set out to find just which song from such a monumental album is regarded as the fan-favorite. After weeks of voting, the fans have narrowed down the field of 12 track and determined their track that remains tops.

After weeks of voting and thousands of submissions collected, The final round of voting closed onSaturday October 9th to ultimately determine which Black Album earned the bragging rights of best on the album among the fans with "Sad But True" taking home the gold.

Metallica just finished a triumphant tandem of performances for this last weekend's highly-anticipated Aftershock Festival. The Sacramento hard rock and metal destination was anchored by two nights and two unique sets from the thrash metal forefathers. The bands's set lists from each night can be seen below.

Metallica: Aftershock Festival Friday setlist

Ride The Lightning
Harvester Of Sorrow
The Memory Remains
Moth Into Flame
No Leaf Clover
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Whiskey In The Jar
Fade To Black
Master Of Puppets

Seek & Destroy

Metallica: Aftershock Festival Sunday setlist

The Four Horsemen
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
The Struggle Within
My Friend Of Misery
The God That Failed
Of Wolf And Man
Nothing Else Matters
Through The Never
Don't Tread On Me
Wherever I May Roam
The Unforgiven
Holier Than Thou
Sad But True
Enter Sandman

Fight Fire With Fire
Creeping Death

The 30th anniversary remastered edition of the Black Album from Metallica and the comprehensive Blacklist compilation are now available - HERE

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