Best Metallica Songs
The Top TenXW
Despite it being an 8 minute song, I could listen to this the whole way through all day. As a 13 year old kid, I seem to be the only one these days who doesn't listen to Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. Hard Rock and Metal 4 life!
Yeah I hear you bro. I'm 12 and everyone in my school is into like lady gaga and Beyoncé. METAL FOR LIFE!
the best song of metallica and genarally the best of thrash metal songs. Amazing solos, riff, voices! there aren't any else to tell it's AWESOMEEEE!
Greatest Metallica song ever... Amazing vocals and guitar solo by james, perfect guitar riff by kirk, cliff's mind blowing bass and as in other Metallica songs standout drumming by lars
Older Metallica, all of it is good.V326 Comments
This single piece pretty much defines all of Metallica. It has the soft, echo-y guitar, the reverb-y drums, the great lyrics, the distorted guitar and, of course, that memorable solo at the end that rivals Eric Johnson's and Slash's solos. Also, fun to play on guitar!
It's a mesmerizing song.. With great built up and vocals.. Should be among the all time TOP Ten greatest rock hits
This song is amazing. I love how Metallica took one of the best books ever and made it into an amazing song. The conducting is amazing (thanks cliff, ) everything is amazing. A perfect song.
One is #1... It's just the best!V239 Comments
One of the best solos in heavy metal history
Fade to Black is the perfect balance between sweet melody and epic guitar shredding by Kirk. A masterpiece!
Best Metallica song of the generation. Mix of both thrash metal and a different genre of its own. This should be places higher than Master of puppets or even one. METALLICA is undoubtedly the best rock band of all time...
Awesome song, the beginning is touching. - 05yusuf09V269 Comments
Great job with the guitar Kirk. My dad says he wants this song to be played in his funeral. At first it felt weird but really now it is really meaningful. Thanks. They just don't make music like this anymore :(
I have been hearing this music since it came out in 1990 and the start still brings shivers!
Yet it has been overplayed over and over again, this is still their greatest song ever. Great job Kirk, for the first riff you ever made, it definitely made history.
My favorite Metallica song, very badass. - 05yusuf09V123 Comments
Great instrumental at the beginning, Exploding into lyrics that will make your soulless piece of meat you call a heart skip a beat every 7 seconds. If you don't want to ride the lightning, next time wear rubber boots.
From the beginning to the end, I get lost somewhere where I don't know. This song has magic. Simply the best ever song every by Metallica. Love it.
This song is incredibly epic for it's duration, it completely freezes your bones once you play it. It can't be described in words.
Could listen to this all dayV97 Comments
This is Metallica at their best. Anybody who thinks enter sandman is great just because its popular has no taste. 40 million views on youtube? So what. Mcdonalds sells billions of burgers but that doesn't make it the best restaurant in America, just the easiest...
Been lovin' this song for years, exhilarating song from my favourite album. The lowly rating does not correlate to its greatness!
It's the song in which he participates in more intros concert.
Quintessential trash metal. Riffs predates Master of Puppets. Biblical imagery.V72 Comments
James Hetfield is awesome in this song... And his solo is soul stirring... Great piece of music...
This song is epic... In about 30 years this song continues to be epic... Enter Sandman and Nothing Else Matters are the most greatfull songs of Metallica (i'm sorry for my english)
the most known song of the metallica
I hate metal music but this is my favorite song!V195 Comments
Such great and meaningful lyrics "Moon is full never seem to change, just labeled mentally deranged", it may not sound meaningful, but if you have tried to be labeled crazy (which I have, I have Asperger's Syndrome)
Master of puppets is a great song but these lyrics are much more meaningful and powerful. The solo is awesome, and the way James says Sanitarium! Is mindblowingly awesome.
Great song. Good theme. Excellent music. Obviously 'master of puppets' is the best, then 'one'. But I think this song deserves to be in the top tens.
This song has some of the angriest lyrics Metallica ever had. "Dream the same thing every night/I see our freedom in my sight/No locked doors, No windows barred/No things to make my brain seem scarred/Sleep my friend and you will see/That dream is my reality/They keep me locked up in this cage/Can't they see it's why my brain says Rage/Sanitarium, leave me be/Sanitarium, just leave me alone! " I won't say these lyrics are meaningful because the only people that ever called me crazy were for OTHER reasons. But James seems to be really angry in this song telling people to leave him "Alone! "
While the lyrics aren't too bad, the riffs and solos are just really good. The riff at 4:51 was the main reason this is one of my favorite Metallica songs, and the solos before and after the 4:51 riffs were epic. The ending was nice, and the intro was one of Metallica's best.
The best part about the song is that there isn't really any Metallica song quite like it, unlike Damage Inc. And Dyers Eve, which are both pretty much the same, except for the face that Damage Inc. Had some good bass, while Dyers Eve didn't. While One and Fade to Black are also good, the intros are pretty much very similar. The Day That Never Comes is also a pretty good song, but I like this one better, because of the ANGER shown in the song.
So basically, Welcome Home (Sanitarium) is a good Metallica song and everyone should listen to this before even thinking about making a remix for this list. You'll really enjoy the song, especially if you are, or know someone that is considered "Crazy".
The song "Battery" leads off THE best Metallica album of all time. It is what metallica is all about. "Battery", "One", "Master of Puppets", "For Whom the Bell Tolls", and "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" now that's a top 5. - cjkinz18
Crushing all that cower
Battery is here to stay!
This is the first song I heard from Metallica and its what motivated me to keep listening to them. Battery is just SICK, amazing acoustic guitar intro, kirks killer solo, and ending strong, this one should in the top of the list
Fast tempo is all you need!V39 Comments
This song touches your soul... Makes you stop.. Look back what you have done so far in your life and ask yourself, is this how you wanted your life to be be.. I listen to this song every day at least twice and has changed my life.. Love it... Should be the top song from Metallica (A.K. A GOD)
This song has a very deep message and killing melody which is something rare especially in nowadays music. Definitely one of Metallica's best songs and personally my favorite.
This song really has a deep message when I liíten to this song it feel like I want to do something for my country or family... I don't want to live a simple life
Best song from METALLICA...
It's one of the memorable song..
The Vocals are far better than other songs...
Intro is out of this world!V70 Comments
The good old cliff days. James hetfield's voice also sounds awesome!
Most incredible orgasmic guitar solo, I've yet to hear better! The golden age of Metallica.
The intro is like the pumping of a heart! It stays with you for years after you listen to this song. The consciousness it brings, the stinging in the brain, life burning out (literally) before one's eyes. Definitely top 5 all-time Metallica!
Just the title tells you why it should be on the top!V43 Comments
What the hell is this--seek and destroy here?
We really live in sad times. My top 5 list for metallica is:
1. Master Of Puppets 2. Seek And Destroy 3. Jump in The Fire 4. Battery 5. Fade To Black
Best guitar ever! My Son introduced me to Metallica thru playing the songs on guitar for me. Now when riding around, I listen to all the time and think of both my Sons.
For me this song rocks just as hard as battery, enter sandman or ride the lightning. I mean 17th should be in top three. Best song on kill em all never gets old
Come on people this was Metallica's first hit. It belongs in the top ten.V49 Comments
The first half of the song is one of my favorite ballad type beginnings to any song ever written but as the song progresses the intensity, anxiety, speed, and complexity of the band takes over thus making it one of the most memorable songs Metallica has written.
Best song.. That's what I think... Should have been on number 1.. Superb music and yeah good theme and the length is truly worth it..
Amazing intro, extremely good melody and awesome ending...
Just can't get it out of my head...
Keeps playing over and over again in my house
I really can't think of any Metallica songs quite like this one. With a melodic intro, leads on to a nice chorus, and then some epic shredding solos. My only complaint is the production. All they cared about was "Loudness".V83 Comments
Funny to watch guys that are thinking, they are really voting for a Metallica Song. This is Mustaines Song listen to the first album of Megadeth and you will hear this song. It is only faster played on Megadeth album because he doesn't want to let it sound like Metallicas song, all who voted here without even telling this is Dave's kick ass song should read more about the history of Metallica and should say Dave did a g good job at Metallica and say unfortunately he got kicked out or maybe fortunately...
The first time I heard this song, I was lost for words. Stunning. So many incredible riffs in this song, not to mention the album as a whole.
Their new stuff is down right awful
My Top 10
1) The Four Horsemen
2) No Remorse
4) Trapped Under Ice
5) Disposable Heroes
6) Leper Messiah
7) For Whom The Bell Tolls
8) Master Of Puppets
9) Hit The Lights
Kill Em All is their best hands down, their first 3 albums are the only thing worth listening to, I guess... And Justice For All is pretty good too.
This is one of the best metal songs in history next to Master of Puppets. The thought put into this in unbelievable and the performance, considering it was recorded in 1982, is absolutely awesome.V21 Comments
Can't get it out of my head for the rest of the day
Very good for a slower song. - ilymetallica
The best song I ever hear before - I sing always the full song everyday... I am fan of seek and destroy too... But... I'm your dream -Make you real... I can't say no...
I know some people will not like this, but I actually think this song is horrible. One of the worst classic Metallica songs.V31 Comments
The best instrumental metal/rock song of all time! No questions asked, no lies told, it's just the best one!
In my opinion it is Metallica's best song, and one of the best Instrumental songs ever!
How come Turn The Page is in the Top Ten (it's not even a Metallica song) and this masterpiece is not.
It is the very best musical I ever heard.V39 Comments
Just beautiful. You sometimes wonder how James does his riffing to his songs. Additionally, you wonder why they don't play the whole solo live. Shame. It's really just a killer solo. Nice Job METALLICA!
Cool reverse guitar intro at start, wicked yelling, intensity never lets up.
Extraordinary song - love the fluctuating time structure and the backwards guitar intro
It's the best song, should be up with MOP and 1V26 Comments
Since Metallica is my favorite band, choosing my favorite song is like a father choosing his favorite child. All things considered, I decided on "... And Justice for All" because it incorporates everything I love about Metallica: brutal riffs (1:20, 2:00), a killer solo (5:05-5:55), complicated rhythms (syncopation, tempo changes, and yes... GREAT drumming) (:50-1:00, 6:10-6:22, 8:40, etc. ), epic-ness (it is a nearly 10 minute song), and a great message (the corruption of government and humanity's battle and hoplessness against it) And so with not too little grief, I cast my vote. God help me I love all their songs... - thethrasher
This song is really underrated. It is EPIC it's GORGEOUS, it's pure insanity. The whole and justice for all album kick ass, but this song (side to side with frayed ends of sanity) just kill any other you might think it is the best Metallica song. It has a complex instrumental structure, a rising atmosphere that evolves you until the end, the concept and idea in the song are masterfully worked, the solos are great, and the breakdown after the solo is just orgasmic.
It sounds hollow, just like doris, it is a perfect example that thrash metal can be complex and elegant, and not just speedy rough crap.
My favorite Metallica song and album. They made a huge political statement with this one which is why I think that it should be at #1. A lyrical masterpiece of epic proportion never to be outdone by any other band in their genre. Pure musical genius that could only come from Metallica.
This should be at top 5, because this is a masterpiece. It's my all time favourite Metallica songV23 Comments
This song is absolutely perfect. It has fantastic guitar, drums, bass, and vocals. The lyrics are great as well.
Hugely underrated Metallica song... It certainly does not deserve to be down this low on the list.
Great picking pattern that is guaranteed to make you rock. Proof that James Hetfield did not work out in the gym but played songs like this. Try not to dislocate your shoulder or arm while you practice it. Do not attempt at home. 2 years and many dead arms later I can manage it for 1 verse. James Hetfield is a very talented alien.
This is a good underappreciated songV25 Comments
One of my favorites. Metallica has some defining songs, but this has to be their best. Also agree with the others who have commented. This has perhaps one of the best intros, solo and instrumental by Metallica.
Such a great song and the video is just awesome... Definitely one of their best ever!
Definitely one of Metallica's best... No... Their best, definitely!... Lyrics are awesome... Music detail is great and James Hetfield has a superb voice... Should be on the top
Yea yer rite part 3 is amazing!V50 Comments
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Top Remixes (356)
3. The Four Horsemen
2. Enter Sandman
3. ...And Justice For All
2. Master of Puppets
3. For Whom the Bell Tolls
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