The Unforgiven

"The Unforgiven" is a song by the American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released as the second single from their 1991 self-titled fifth studio album, commonly known as "The Black Album." Written by all four members of Metallica, the song showcases their collaboration and musical diversity. As a part of the album's central theme of inner struggles and personal challenges, "The Unforgiven" explores themes of betrayal, forgiveness, and self-redemption. Notably, it is one of the band's most successful songs, reaching high chart positions in several countries. The song features a distinctive and haunting melody, blending heavy guitar riffs with emotional lyrics delivered by lead vocalist James Hetfield.