Best Metallica Songs

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81The House Jack Built

How is this song not even on this list?! The riff, the flow, the meaning. This song is epic! One of their best.

If people just listen the song, they will clearly reliaze that this song deserves top 20.

Underatted song, the build from the intro to the riff is just epic

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83Hardwired

I was surprised about how good this song is. I was expecting it to be more like Enter Sandman, but nope, It was more of a Death Magnetic-like song with some Motorbreath. - DarkenedBrutality

I expected a lot more but it is growing on me a bit. I hope their new album is great cause I'm EXCITED for their new album! - Metalmaniakkk

This song is awesome but it's the worst of the songs on this album that I've heard so far. But still an amazing song!

Amazing song generally their new album is full of masterpieces

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84My Apocalypse

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.

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...

Great song... Love this song from death magnetic... Love its music... This song will pump your blood fast... Metallica forever

This song is good but after a while it gets annoying! It's kinda like some kind of monster.

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85Holier Than Thou

I would go as far and say that this is the best Metallica song ever.
The guitars and the bass is so perfect in this track, by far the best on the black album.

Higher! It's just a cool song and definitely better than others above.
I just love the part when the three guitars come in after the bass

Come on! This song should be higher than 75! Probably the "thrashiest" song on the black album. Pretty much everything about this song is awesome! Especially the solo and the bass part! Vote.

Its not the best Metallica song. It's around the number 40-45 spot on my list.

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86Ain't My Bitch

Ain't My Bitch 106?! Should be at least in the top 50's in my opinion! This song is the first Metallica song to have a slide guitar as a solo which is pretty cool in my opinion. It's also one of the heavier songs on the Load album! Ain't My Bitch should be higher. Please vote!

This was my favourite Metallica song at one point in time... Shame to see it get swept so low to the bottom. Awesome tune.

Yes this song is great number 2 song on this album ( second to king nothing ) this song is definitely a top 15 by Metallica.

142? Great song, underrated apparently - Brobusky

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87Blitzkrieg

Let us survive the blitzkrieg! Just a little extra song on the debut album but is still great.

It's a cover not a true Metallica song shouldn't be on this list.

88The 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!

Higher no doubt

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89Thorn 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. - jennifersanchez

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.

Okay, I never heard of this track before. I asked one of my friends about this song and he said it was alright. So, I decided to give it a listen, and I gotta say... It's a really good song. It should be a little higher on the list!

Newsted again. Really cool song.

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90Die, Die My Darling

This song is awesome... It easily deserves to be on the top ten.

If I had undergone radiation like Bruce Banner, I will turn to Hulk, every time I listen this song! - vahaghakobyan

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912 X 4

What? Why 89th place? In my opinion, 2 X 4 is one of the best Load songs! The solo is the best part of the song! Everything else in this song is pretty good as well. 2 X 4 should be higher. At least in the top 40's! - johnpaularguelles

I really love the groove to this song. Especially the solo! Everything about this song is awesome. Too bad this song is underrated! Should be at least in the top 50's or higher. Please vote for this song!

An underrated song, but still awesome! This song has an excellent groove to it. Why isn't this song in the top 20's? Please vote for this song!

I love this song the opening riff is one of the best. This song should definitely be higher!

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92Crash Course in Brain Surgery

It's a cover not a true Metallica song shouldn't be on this list.

Sounds like on Ride The Lightning album

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93Overkill

Nice cover song of motorhead the part when song stops and shut starts the song is most amazing with light vocals by hetfield makes this song better than motorhead... Both versions are good but Metallica made a diamond from gold...

It's a cover not a true Metallica song shouldn't be on this list.

94Just a Bullet Away

This is not my favorite Metallica song... But it certainly is an awesome song.
If you r wondering why it is so low in the list... Its mainly because its in their latest album.
It's a must listen for all Metallica fans. It will show you how good Metallica is even at 2011.
I liked all songs of beyond magnetic. They r way better than st. Anger. Hate train and hell and black are also very good.

Best Metallica song ever should have been on death magnetic

I agree with this dude below. Beyond magnetic is a must have.

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95Atlas, Rise

While better than Moth into Flame and Hardwired, the song "Atlas, Rise" is still predictable for Metallica. Great opening riff and breakdown, followed by a mediocre Kirk Hammet solo. However, sometimes predictable is still good. This song should wind up being in the top 50.

Better than Moth into Flame, and better than Hardwired, but there are still some Death Magnetic songs that are better than this.

Atlas Rise! Great song from Great album. Love video when lars using wah wah and guitar solo is amazing at the same time. Watch it guys. So good vibrations.

Vote it its great

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97Lords 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

Terrible song!

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98Shoot Me Again

amazing pump up song... ok lyrics.. it really gets oyur blood boiling before a big game...

Best song off of st. anger! I love the lyrics SHOOT ME AGAIN I ain't DEAD YET!

99Devil'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 is my favorite song ever but there are songs with better guitar solos, rhythm, and have deeper lyrical sense; I do however think it should be top 25-30

Not all that good!

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100The Struggle Within

What the hell! This song should be in the top 20's or the top 10's. Everything about this song in my opinion is badass! The intro is pretty kickass and the solo as well!

Are you guys kidding?! This song is one of the best from the Black Album! I can't believe it's number 80 on this list. This should be way higher.

STRUGGLE! And then that epic solo comes in and after that solo ends, a certain riff makes you want to start a mosh pit! This is seriously one of Metallica's best songs!

This song is underrated! Great jam!

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