Best Metallica Songs

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The Top Ten

Master of Puppets
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!
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
Its perfect. Its gets your head banging. Gets the grove. MASTER.
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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.
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3Fade to Black
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...
The first time I heard the beginning solo of this song by kirk I was instantly hooked to both Metallica and guitar, this is the song that literally inspired me to start guitar.
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4Enter Sandman
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.
This song is the best by Metallica. It was so ahead of its time!
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5For Whom the Bell Tolls
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.
This song is my childhood song it should be number one of the best guitar solo the lyrics are the best I sing this song right now I understand what the song represents
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6Nothing Else Matters
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
Nice, calm and soothing... Amazing work Metallica!
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7Creeping Death
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.
Should be higher than enter sandman for sure all of ride for that matter
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8The Unforgiven
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.
Best song from METALLICA...
It's one of the memorable song..
The Vocals are far better than other songs...
I love the lyrics and ballad. I am like the only 14 year old who loves metal and hard rock.
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9Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
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.
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10The Day That Never Comes
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
Heavy metal is the day
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The Contenders

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.


Hypnotizing power
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
Very energetic and a perfect lead off to a great album.
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12Seek & Destroy
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
Best thrash metal song!
My top 10:
1. Seek & Destroy
2. Metal Militia
3. Master Of Puppets
4. Creeping Death
5. Nothing Else Matters
6. The Shortest Straw
7. One
8. The Four Horsemen
9. Fade To Black
10. Battery
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13Ride the Lightning
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.
Lets see where do I start BEST Metallica SOLO! AWESOME Outro my list is 1
Ride The Lightning
And... And Justice For All
Album contest Ride the lightning winner
If this list had ties then it probaly would be
Ride the lightning 1
.. And justice for all
Another underrated Metallica song.
This song has amazing guitar solo, one of the best of all time, its lyrics and voice of James Hetfield combine uncannily.
This is one of their classic songs and one of the best, certainly deserves to be in the Top 10!


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14The Four Horsemen
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
3) Motorbreath
4) Trapped Under Ice
5) Disposable Heroes
6) Leper Messiah
7) For Whom The Bell Tolls
8) Master Of Puppets
9) Hit The Lights
10) Whiplash

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.
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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
Metallica has so many good songs that it's tough to choose a Top 10. This song is one of my favorites.
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16Sad But True
Can't get it out of my head for the rest of the day
Very good for a slower song.


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...
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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.
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18The Unforgiven II
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
I feel it"s better than unforgiven!
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19...And Justice For All
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...


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.
These lyrics are SO TRUE, SO REAL! Wide song, not about devil, demons, hell and death but about reality, politics, corruption and bent judiciary: 'welcome to the real world! '
Best quotes<3:
1)'Lady Justice has been raped'
2)'Halls of justice painted green' (I think it's a hint as to green screen=blue box)
3)'Their money tips her scales again'
4)'Rolls of red tape seal your lips' (bureaucracy, officialdom)
5)'Pulling your strings justice is done'
6)'The ultimate in vanity, exploiting their supremacy'
7)'Hammer of justice crushes you'
8)'Seeking no truth winning is all'
9)'Just what is truth? I cannot tell cannot feel'
10) Chorus:'I can't believe the things you say, I can't believe, I can't believe the price YOU PAY! Nothing can save you'
Always love James Hetfield, his lyrics, riffs and GUITAR PLAYING, SO HEAVY AND POWERFUL!
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20All Nightmare Long
This song makes you hyper energetic from start to finish. It should be the top 10 at least if not in top five.
It deserves to be in the top 10...
really awesome rift
the lyrics are breath-taking...
metallica's new album is really good
One of their best songs. It's on my top 3 of Metallica's songs:
1-Master Of Puppets
2-All Nightmare Long
3-Enter Sandman
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21Wherever I May Roam
Definitely should of been in top ten, easily one of there best songs
This song deserves to be in the top tens... One of the best songs I've ever heard... Metallica live forever... The lyrics make me think about myself in another aspect... Truly deserves to be in the top ten
Best track on The Black Album. Maybe their best ever!
"The Road becomes my bride. I'm stripped for all but pride. "
It should be in top 10... Actually top in 5 m/ amazing lyrics and vocals by James.
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22Disposable Heroes
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.
Best song ever... I got it tattoo on my hand!
Awesome rock will never die! Metallica will live forever!
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23Dyers Eve
The prime example of perfect drumming. Best vocals from Hetfield too, overall a perfect outro for a great metal classic!
You can say all you want about master of puppets and the black album stuff, I agree that they are good songs but if you haven't heard this song before you are an idiot. This was one of the last metallica songs that I heard but as soon as I heard it I was literally knocked down to the ground it was that good. And I have listened to it 400 times in 5 months on my ipod... That's how good it is! So if you ever see me I'll be singing dear mother dear father! You clipped my wings before I learnt to fly unspoiled unspoken I've outgrown that lullaby same thing I've always heard from you do as I say NOT AS I DO!
I really don't know why all the megadeth and slayer fans think metallica isn't thrash, sure they do have 3 slower albums but the rest are hardcore. And you only have to listen to this song to understand what I am saying. I have listened to this song 330 times on my ipod and the reason why is because of the hardcore riff, bone crunching lyrics and a skull cracking solo mixed in with a very fast tempo throughout the whole song... THRASH 4 LIFE!
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24Turn the Page
This song for me is the cover song ever made. James Hetfield have such a great voice... This version is much better than Bob Seger!
This song really rocks.. It so god damn cool.. I just love it
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25Fight Fire With Fire
this song is that fast that it melts me from existance ever time I listen to it the fastest guitar and drums I've ever heard and I've heard fast guitar and drums all from METALLICA RIP CLIFF BURTON
Hands down Metallica's heaviest song. Think about how heavy this song must have sounded in 1984, before death metal and black metal as we know them today were even thought about. Even Darkthrone and Gorgoroth's earliest stuff, which came out nearly ten years later, pale in comparison with this song's main riff.
The two fastest, heaviest riffs I have ever heard!


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26Damage, Inc.
39... this just isnt my day...
the opening riff after that soft suspese build up! just incredible


Tough to choose between Dyers Eve, Disposable Heroes, Fade To Black and this. The intro makes me think of Cliff rising to heaven wit angel wings, wearing his denim and Misfits shirt, smoking a cigarette and giving everyone the finger. Of course, he didn't die until after this song, but still.
Heaviest intro ever! Starts quite, with a cool effect by cliff, than guitar comes in, beggins to speed up than BOOM! Right in your face!
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27Whiskey In The Jar
Grammy award winning song for best hard rock performance 2000!
WHY is it at number 20?! Should be in top 10!
This is one of the best covers of a song that I've heared in my life, I don't know why it's in this poop position.
Very Strong and Heavy GreatSong.
Must be in the Top Ten of Metallica's song.
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I like the version the do on the cunning stunts dvd. Turn on I'm dynamo. Into the wild I go no other place I know.

Great track to listen to while driving. This song is very energetic and features some of Lars' most interesting drumming. The one that really stands out on a not-so-good album.


Awesome song to drive to makes me wanna go really fast
should be in top 10
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A little less known but one of the fastest if not fastest songs ever.
Whiplash is definitely the fastest song ever! The hard riff turns into brilliant thrash metal, hammets solo couldn't be better, why isn't it in the top ten
This song is a fast starter. At the very beginning I'm banging my head to it. Its bad ass to say the least.
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30The Unforgiven III
I love everything about this song, especially the intro and the solo. It makes me shiver when I listen to it. It's one of my favourite Metallica songs. It should be ranked much higher than it is now.
I love this song so much! Every time I listened to it.. There are no words! I don't think there can be a top 10 of metallica songs. THEY ARE ALL AMAZING! Metallica are the Gods of Metal! People who have never listened to Metallica have not lived.

I never thought, that in my life ill see a song as good as this in 20th place! ITS JUST CRAZY! THERE IS NO WAY ITS GONNA STAY IN 20TH PLACE! IF you haven't LISTENED TO ALL OF THE SONG THEN LISTEN TO ALL OF IT RIGHT NOW!
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31Harvester of Sorrow
In my opinion, the intro riff is one of the most driving, darkest, and melodic riffs ever written. It was stuck 3 days straight in my my head the first tie I listened to it. In my opinion, it belongs up with the legends like Fade to Black and Master of Puppets. Right now, it's tied with Master for "favorite heavy song, " while Fade to Black wins for best ballad.

Here are my favorite Metallica Songs

1) Fade to Black
2) Harvester of Sorrow/Master of Puppets
3) To Live is to Die
4) For Whom the Bell Tolls
5) Disposable Heroes
6) Nothing Else Matters
7) The Unforgiven
8) Blackened
Awesome song, surprised that it's not in the top 10... one of the best intros ever!!
Really? Watch this song live in Seattle live... listen to Hetfield's scream in the beginning... you'll see why.
Best metal song
Ever! Anger misery you'll suffer unto me
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32To Live Is to Die
This semi-instrumental is terrific!
I almost cry when James says: "Cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home"
Great intro and outro as well as the main riff
Best metallica song by far awesome solo cannot the kingdom of salvation
Take me home
So many Nu Metallica fans don't know what they are missing. I wish it was mandatory to study old Metallica before you are allowed to like them.
It really makes the feeling of
Living proud
Dying sadly
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33Hit the Lights
Really great version of thrash metal. For me it should in the top 10. The killer solos and the opening riff was superb. It compares to some of the best thrash metal songs of ALL TIME!
This song is just like sanitarium in a crazy version, it just makes you jump around, hit the air and scream with it
I was searching for this song in the top 2 somewhere.. ! This doesn't belong here.. ! Get it up! :D Hit the Lighits!
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34The Call of Ktulu
THE. VERY. BEST. RIFF. ON. EARTH. PERIOD. This was one of metallicas greatest ventures as a band and I swear there is nothing id rather hear on the album
Seriously the best opening riffs ever in a Metallica song. Sucks that never play this live. The song is just so beautifully eerie.
All 8 minutes and 53 seconds of this song are epic. There's nothing that can beat James' and Kirk's Guitar qualities in this song.
Not my favorite, but WAY to underrated!


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35The Memory Remains
To be honest, there is probably about 5 others I prefer to this song, but seeing that how low it is and how badass it is, I just had to give it my vioe. And seeing that only 0.3% of people have voted, I have no regrets
To be honest, I can name only a handful of Metallica songs that beat out this one, and this should definitely be WAY higher on this list! Part of the reason this song is so low is because it's on ReLoad, which was a majorly underrated album just because it wasn't thrash metal, but there were some great songs on there, like this one!
The video may be a little weird, but the lyrics to this song all makes sense to the video, but its bad ass!
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36Trapped Under Ice
Really great song with cool lyrics!
Great song... It seems different because it is of album ride the lightning which was released on 188x... I don't know proper time but this album is my favourite... And this song is very good...
Every time I listen to this song it feels like I'm on top of a snowy mountain with bolts of lightning around me, deserves at least top 20


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37Until It Sleeps
Great song, should be in top 20 easily.
33rd place? Come on...
Vote for untill it sleeps
I searched foe the list, only to vote for this song. Amazing music, awesome lyrics, awesome vocals.

Easily one of my favorite Metallica songs. Yes master of puppets is great (and SO OVERRATED ) and wherever I may roam has the best opening ever created, but people should seriously give this song more credit.
This is the best Metallica song ever! You have to take a look behind the lyrics and get into the music to enjoy it as much as I do.
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38The Thing That Should Not Be
This is the most powerful and intense track on the album. As the "creep" track on it, I would say that it never fails to give me and my friends the creeps. Funny that it isn't in the top 10. , while it obviously should be.
And I think that it would be a lot batter if Metallica named their tour for Master, "THE TOUR THAT SHOULD NOT BE"!
Just a suggestion ok.
This song is overli underrated. come on people, just take a listen. it really gives me the creeps especially on the first listen. Very intense, very dark. This song overpowers the entire atmosphere when played. I would say that this is the second best song on the master of puppets album, and an easy top ten for me. Vote this, trust me it's the best. this song has got the heaviness, darkness and intensety that we're looking for in every metallca song.
An underrated masterpeace. it's quite big in the philippines though
This deserves to be in the top 10. It is an extremely powerful song full of badass riffs. Leper Messiah should have some credit too. No doubt Master of Puppets has the most badass songs ever!
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39The Frayed Ends of Sanity
This is the kick ass song. Great drums by Lars Ulrich. I love the voice of James in that song. Its really one of the best heavy metal songs.
Awesome intro, great riffs, not to mention it's the only remotely upbeat song on AJFA.
Best riffs made by Metallica ever, pure insane song!
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40Metal Militia
I can't believe that trash metal like this is 83 and ordinary Metallica music like nothing else matter is in the first common its not real metalhead that vote here.
This cannot be true! By far one of the best tracks of the first album. Everyone, please help and get this track to the position it deserves! The opening of this track has been my favorite ringtone for years
One of my favorite, can't believe it's 93 it is better than that for sure!
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41Leper Messiah
Gr8 song, and the lyrics send chills down my spine every time i hear it
Why is Leper Messiah so low on this list? It should be higher than 70. Should be at least in the top 30's! The solo in this song may be short, but it still is an awesome one. And the way James screams, "LIE! LIE! LIE! LIE! " is awesome too. In fact, everything about this song is awesome!
Why is this song so low on the list?! It should be in the top 30. That solo... Is one of the best solos by Metallica in my opinion, even though it's pretty short! The whole song in general is awesome from beginning to end! Please vote.
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42Eye of the Beholder
Very underrated but it has the grooviest and coolest sound of any Metallica song. the dark lyrics mixed with a heavy beat definitely make this one the best.
58...58?! This is one of their best songs. Their most popular? Not even close. But its a damn fine song and should at least crack the top 20. Anyone who votes the day that never comes over this needs to have their ears checked.
Incredibly underrated. This song perfectly captures the essence of Metallica. Good intro, awesome rhythm, overall kick ass song
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43Jump In the Fire
One of the coolest of all songs,
Top 10 riff ever and any real guitarrist nows it!
What this song should be at least top 20, one of the best dave mustain works with metallica and one of my favorite trash metal songs of all time
The best Metallica's song EVER!
Dave Mustaine and James Hetfield togheter are the best!
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Escape is a very deep song. If you listen to the lyrics you will set it on at least top 20 just my oppinion. Rate if you want to I don't care
Out for my own, out to get free, one with my mind, ages can't see
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45Phantom Lord
most musically advanced song on kill em' all
Definitely one of my favorite songs from Kill 'Em All, but why is it so low. 48th PLACE?! This deserves to be on the top 10. It should be 10: Battery 9: Sad But True 8: Hit The Lights 7: Creeping Death 6: The Unforgiven 5: Phantom Lord 4: Nothing Else Matters 3: For Whom The Bell Tolls 2: Fade To Black 1: Master of Puppets.
I can't believe people just go and vote for something from black album and load and crap like that are you serious that greatest Metallica first four albums and there is no way phantom lord can be lower that 'fuel' seriously kill em all is greatest thrash album period
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46Bleeding Me
Best song to sing along with! Well at least try to anyway! S ^^ M version is pretty killa as well with the echoing vocals
My favorite off of Load! Why 44? Bleeding Me should be in my opinion the top 10's! This song is so awesome. I love singing to it. The solo is epic in this song! The S&M version is cool as well! Vote!


Masterpiece! Great riffs, solos, lyrics, fantastic background guitar work. And just love how the song develops!
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47I Disappear
Needs a mention is the top ten dudes. Far out man its heavy the last 43 seconds of the song is as equal to the last 2 1/2 min of the song One.
What a song and the ending is full on crazy. Metallica gives you heavy in this song.
It is so unique and under-rated because of its Napster back ground. But it a great Metallica song.
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48That Was Just Your Life
Metallica openers always have a certain ferocity to it, and this one is no different. I love the relentless pace of this song, Lars' double bass beats, the killer riffs, Kirk's uber solo in the middle, and the relentless pace of this song.

Did I mention the blistering fast relentless pace of this song?

Most of the best songs from Metallica are the ones that they play FAST and MEAN. Try Fight Fire with Fire, Battery, Damage Inc. , Dyer's Eve, etc.

This songs introduction is truely amazing, Just as this entire song is. This song is very under-rated though. Listen to it a few more times, you may just fall in love.
How can you not recongnise music? Went to to see them at Manchester, MEN. They opened the show with this song and it blew me away.
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49Suicide & Redemption
10 minutes of thrash metal.. best of Metallica's riffs, and the solo is heavenly. for me it's in top 10s
2nd best instrumental by Metallica, after Orion. But why this is here. Please guys vote it.. Don't remember Solo's of James ^^ Kirk? Very disappointing
Really? 46? Come on folks this one's bleeding symphony! This song so efficiently represents the musical intellect Metallica has to offer. Beautifully constructed and love the way it builds up. All the instrumentals should be in the top 20 in my opinion.
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50Am I Evil?
Come onn! 78th? Really? This is where Metallica pay tribute to their roots and do it in a way that doesn't just rip off the source material but actually improves it. I love the Diamond Head original, but this is all that with bells on.
Fuzz! Should be higher
I don't care that it's a Diamondhead song. Metallica did such a better job with it. The opening truly sounds evil.
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51No Remorse
I love it becouse its one of the best live songs from metallica. Other good live songs in my opinion are fight fire with fire, trapped under ice, seek and destroy, four horsemen and battery. When I was at a metallica consert in helsinki no remorse was easily the best moment of the gig :P
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This song is absolutely godly, breath taking riffs, brilliant chorus... Metallica at its very best!
Not to mention highly UNDERRATED
VERY under-rated. One of the BEST from the new 'Death Magnetic' album.
CYANIDE is the best piece of thrash metal anyone would ever listen to, but alas, many do not get such a luxury
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53The End of the Line
Its 52...? It my favourite song from death magnetic... Awesome drum, vocals and every thing... Just great Metallica song... All songs of Metallica are awesome... I agree with this list but this song should be in top 10...
Momentum of the metal which works much.
Compositional quality? Check. Riffs? Check. Creativity? Check. Result: Perfect song
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Awesome thrash song! My favorite from Kill'em All.
Kill Em' All is there greatest album and you cannot beat it. This is probably the best from that album. They should of made this longer, but it's 3 minutes of awesomeness. And if we are talking about thrash. Listen to this Song AND this Album! Kill Em All All the way!


This really should be in the top 10. PEOPLE LISTEN TO THIS SONG AND BE AMAZED! No really
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55My Friend of Misery
. . . man this song is so under-rated. . . start listening people. . . good song


Agreed, very underrated Metallica song. Lyrically it is for certain their best song. Also has some great guitar riffs. The lyrics... Are just amazing
A forgoten but great song.
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56No Leaf Clover
Just listen to the vocals, and if you don't get chills down U.spine, you clearly aren't much of a Metallica fan.
Great Lyrics, Great Solo, Great Rhythm, great feeling, great feating with symphony and with the best of James's vocals. This is great man!
Incredulous! This song should be WAY higher... At least in the top 20. This song is one of 'em that a metal fan should never overlook. Amazing lyrics with an outstanding afterglow on life. "When it comes to being the soothing light at the end of your tunnel... Was just a freight train coming your way! " The best oxymoron you can get in my opinion. Flat out fantastic song
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57Of Wolf and Man
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Not even in the top 20? Who ever made this needs shooting, Sad But true should be higher up als
THE BEST SONG FROM BLACK ALBUM! Should say enough! Whenever I hear it I turn into a werewolf! Absolutely FANTASTIC song! Must be at least in TOP 10! Metallica fans, get it out of here! When the "refrain" start, I go WILD!
Extremely underrated song. It really should be higher than this, a lot higher. Obviously there are a lot of stand out tracks on the "Metallica" album but this is at least 3rd or 4th best behind "Enter Sandman, " "Nothing Else Matters" and "Sad But True" and maybe above "Wherever I May Roam" and the "Unforgiven"
A toptrack song from metallica, should be placed near 5 to 10 at this list, wery good sound and rhythm
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58Broken, Beat & Scarred
What in heaven's name is this?! One of metallica's most legendary songs with an insane intro, epic chorus, god-like riffs and a most memorable latter half, to make this one of best Metallica's songs. But because it is made by 'new' metallica, it doesn't get the votes. True, if this was part of Master Of Puppets, everyone would rave about it. But no, stupid metallica fans feel that 'new metallica' is not great. That is downright idiocy and anyone who says such a thing should be burned alive. Yes, there's no such thing as 'new' or 'old' metallica, METALLICA IS METALLICA IS THE BEST METAL BAND EVEN TODAY! And if you truly appreciate music, you would know that Death Magnetic is a really energizing album and this song, along with My Apocalypse, Judas Kiss, Cyanide and All Nightmare Long should be placed higher. So vote quickly and get them up if you have any respect for these Metal Gods.
Why in heaven's name is this languishing here?! This is madness. The divine riffs, brilliant beats, the conviction with which hetfield sings and of course the godly chorus definitely make this one of metallica's best. I hate metallica fans who compare 'old metallica' with the 'new' one. There is no such thing as 'old' and 'new' metallica. Had this song been in Master of Puppets or And Justice For All, everyone would be raving about it. But because it is in death magnetic no one likes. That's just idiotic so say the least and such fans honestly have no taste and are not true fans of metal, let alone of metallica. Better be placed up soon, and if you haven't heard this song, you better, if you consider yourself to be a true metallica fan.
This song should definitely be at least on top 10! It's awesome!
This is my favorite Metallica song!
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59Some Kind of Monster
I just can't believe this song is so down below in the list... the start is awsummm man, this was the first thing I ever played on guitar ON MY OWN without any reference to chords or tab... this song just sinks in me, whenever I feel angry or when someone betrays...
Also love the way, he sings in satans voice
Some kind of monster is the evilest of the evil that Metallica usually use, to be fair I can understand why its not higher but it really should be around at least 30 or better really though 50? Monster deserves better
I can't believe that this fabulous song is in 51th place, when it supposed to be in 1rst place.
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60The God That Failed
This song should be higher! It's great and written about James Hetfield's Mum! She gave us the best band ever! So higher please!
Awesome intro to the song! One of the best Metallica intros in my opinion. The whole song is so amazing! It should be in top 30
Great riffs and killer lyrics.
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61The Shortest Straw
This song should be Top 3 easily. (With MoP and Battery)

The most underrated song in the most underrated album in the history of music that I can think of. "One" is the only well known song from "... And Justice For All", despite "The Shortest Straw" is WAY better from start to finish.

Most people don't seem to get the broken and ever changing pace of this song or it's riffs, but this has to be the most brilliant metal song of all times, considering how it breaks these most important rules of successful music and still works:

1) Uneven beat (both Tempo and Time signatures change multiple times)
2) Shaky harmonies (especially in the solo, which sounds awesome)
3) Short sections and alternating riffs (most of them refrain 3-4 times during the song)
4) Next to no traditional structural build up (except in the solo where the structure is pretty close to classic slow build up ascending towards the climax)

Trust me, once you understand the song, you will NEVER GET BORED OF IT. In that aspect it is even better than MoP.
The best song off of their best album. Has everything that sums up how good Metallica got before they tried to appease everyone. So glad they returned to the style of "... And Justice For All" for "Death Magnetic"
You guys aren't real Metallica fans if you haven't ever listen to this song. It has one of the best riffs, the drums are superb, the solo let you breathless... And not even in the top 20? Do me and Metallica a favor and please listen to the six best minutes of And Justice For All, just overtaken by One.
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62The Outlaw Torn
Just an epically-amazing song, and is by far their most underrated song. The build-up, the amazing main riff, the bass carrying the verses, the Bridge that you can't help but sing with, and two great solos. What else could you ask for?
The best song on load and by far one of Metallica's most underrated songs. Amazing lyrics.
Awesome guitar solo by Kirk, great slow building riff, atmospheric background sounds
Truly unique. No other song sounds like this one.
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This song is awesome!
Maybe not a top 10 but it really should be far more up on the list.
Awesome song, not so freaked, no amazing solos but, I don't know why, I love it!
Hell. I never went beyond "Turn The Page" in Garage Inc. But, when I just recently heard this one, I could not help playing it over and over again. Especially, when they grunt out that "Hey! ", O my god, you feel like screaming out loud with it!
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64Mercyful Fate
A very awesome and a very underrated cover song. This song is one of my favorite cover songs from the Garage Inc. Album. Should be at least in the top 30's. Despite it being 11 minutes long, this song is still pretty awesome! Please vote!
This song is just so awesome, powerful guitar riffs and amazing drums clearly top 10
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65King Nothing
This should be top 5 for sure I love this song, one of their best, this or master of puppets is their best
In my opinion, the best Metallica song out there. It isn't very popular because it supposedly is in Metallica's "Dark Ages". However, it is much like Enter Sandman, just... Better.
High school crazy jeep rides/
Why isn't this in the top ten!
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66Carpe Diem Baby
Why isn't this song n the top 20's? Still Wondering! M 14 But Metal For Life! METALLICA METALLiCa MetallICA! Then Make me miss you! Total Competition to Master Of Puppets! Amazing Music!
Carpe Diem Baby should be in the top 30's in my opinion. Amazing music! One of the best songs on ReLoad, if not THE best song on ReLoad! I like the groove in this song!
This song is awesome. Should be higher than 95! At least in the top 30's. I love pretty much everything about this song. The solo sounds very awesome in this song. I also love the groove to this one! Please vote.
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67My Apocalypse
when you listen this song is sure that you remember a kill'em all album, fast, heavy, noise, sinester-mad riffs, like a brutal hammer pick faster in your head...
This is pathetic! My apocalypse is beyond godly. One of the best songs ever made. This just HAS to be at LEAST in the top 15. Amazing riffs and the lead is beautiful. Deserves a much better place. After all it's a Grammy nomination! Besides, the new album is one of Metallica's bests.
Great song... Love this song from death magnetic... Love its music... This song will pump your blood fast... Metallica forever
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68The Unnamed Feeling
Great song. Awesome destorted guitar, and the lyrics are so deep. I love st. Anger don't care what anyone says
This song just explains how I feel almost all the time. I love it.
Such an underrated song. The Unnamed Feeling is honestly some of Metallica's best work! Love this song and it should be much further down!
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69Remember Tomorrow
Amazing Iron Maiden cover... But why not in top 50's?

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71Don't Tread On Me
Y'all on crack! At least be seven and why in the world is there is there two sequels before this!
This song should be way up on the list, at least top 20 if your a metallica fan n you don't play this song... Then your not a real metallica fan period
73..?! What..? COME ON, KIDDING RIGHT? I don't really like Metallica, I mean, I'm not a really big fan, but, come on, I know what music izz.. And this song is music, guys, come on, please, get it up on the list, I mean, at least, top 20!
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72Die, Die My Darling
This song is awesome... It easily deserves to be on the top ten.
This song is full of energy..
If I had undergone radiation like Bruce Banner, I will turn to Hulk, every time I listen this song!


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73Thorn Within
This should definitely be higher than 96! This is one of my favorite songs from the Load album. I think this song should be at least in the top 30's. Thorn Within is an awesome song.

Even though it's a very short solo, it still kicks ass. I pretty much like everything about this song! Vote.


Jason Newsted said that this track is his favorite on Load. I don't blame him, this track really is awesome! I think it should be a little higher on this list.
This song is amazing! One of my favorite songs from the Load album. I love the groove to this song. Please vote!
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74Poor Twisted Me
What the hell? Why is this song number 94? This should be in the top 30's. This song has a great groove to it! I love it. I think in my opinion, this song is one of the best from the Load album. This song is probably the grooviest song Metallica has ever made. Please vote!
Some people don't really care for this song, so I heard it for the first time, I gotta say... A pretty cool song! Poor Twisted Me should be a little higher on the list.
This song is underrated, but is still an awesome song. Why isn't this song in the top 20's? This song has an amazing groove to it!
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75Devil's Dance
This song should be in the top ten obviously! great guitars drums, rhythm and energy! what else could you ask? its awesome!
My favourite Metallica song... Just love the starting music... It turns me on! Surely... Should've been in the top 10...
This song should be in top ten! I LOVE IT!
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76Sweet Amber
Extremely underrated most people don't know what it is, so it probably won't get higher than 50 but still listen its awesome


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79Hell and Back
Great song about James Hetfield's alcoholism. Definitely needs to be much higher. It is very underrated and should at least be in the top 50
Slither is better than this?! Never! This is the best song from the Beyond Magnetic EP. Should be at top 30 at least
Its an example that Metallica can't be older... Awesome guitars, powerful drumming and James's voice is mindblowing.
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81Lords of Summer
AWESOME! I love lyrics! When I was listening to this song first time I thought that in the end it will be said that Lords of Summer will never return, winter will be enternal, chill, hate and pain will stay forever, stuff like that... I was very suprised when James singed he last line: 'Now that Lords of Summer have returned'. Besides music background is really good! Guitar, bass and percussion, EVERYTHING! I love James's voice!
A newer song from the artist, it have a special guitar reef, could be suitable to issue in a extended 12 inch edition, whit the mind not to destroy this song
This song has a special guitar reef, could be very suitable to issue in a extended 12 inch edition, whit this mind not to destroy the song
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82Wasting My Hate
great song, pity there's no solo


One of the best Metallica riffs
eerie guitar riff that sticks through the song
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This track is good. It is one of the better tracks on Load. Too bad it is so underrated.
The song has a fantastic melody of chorus! THIS BLOODY DAY I LOST MY WAY! GREAT RIFF!
This song is so awesome! Why ain't it in the top 10?
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85Rebel of Babylon
Rebel Of Babylon is a great song to listen to. I think this is my favorite song off of the Beyond Magnetic EP.
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86Sabbra Cadabra
KICK ASS song "metallica owns every rock song out there"
This song is by Black Sabbath, but Metallica's version is maybe even better
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87(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth
Amazing bass intro should be top 10! Cliff Burton days Were the best But there other stuff is still amazing!

The best bass soli
Why kill em all songs so damn low... This is cliff burton were talking about anaesthesia!
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GREAT SONG! ONE OF THE BESTS FROM S&M CONCERT! Why aren't you voting? Great Intro, Great Percussion, Guitar and Chorus and Lyrics! And when James sings I feel to scream with him. I weren't expecting this song to be in the end of this list, I think it's really UNDERVALUED! VOTE!
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90When a Blind Man Cries
Amazing Cover of Deep Purple's version. Metallica for life!

91Prince Charming
Great Guiter Sound Great Lyrics Underrated Song Should Be In The Top 10 At Least


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I DO BELIEVE that Cure is a pretty good song! I DO BELIEVE it is also pretty underrated as well. I DO BELIEVE that this song should at least be in the top 60. The solo in Cure is pretty cool! Nothing else really needs to be said about this song other than VOTE NOW! One of the best from Load.
I agree if master of puppets is the best song, but at least "cure" has to be in top ten.
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94It's Electric
Amazing cover song! This is one of my favorite songs on the Garage Inc. Album. I love the solo and pretty much everything else to this song! Please vote.
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Let us survive the blitzkrieg! Just a little extra song on the debut album but is still great.
I like this song
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I can't believe this song is this far down the list! GREAT SONG!
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