Greatest Metallica Riffs

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21Some Kind of Monster

So simple but really heavy and fun to play -

22The Unforgiven II

Reload is really underrated man!
This song along with the rest of the album is pure genius stuff!

23Leper Messiah

The riff that starts around half way through the song is just incredible, their best in my opinion. Don't know why they don't play this song more live.

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24Orion

What!? This songs has the best riffs ever! Too underrated :o

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25The Frayed Ends of Sanity

That fast riff that starts at 4 minutes just blows my mind every time I listen to it! I LOVE IT!

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26Disposable Heroes
27Memory Remains
28Hit the Lights
29Jump In the Fire

Why is there so little Kill 'em All on this list? I mean half of those riffs were written by Dave Mustaine (who is a far better riff writer than james or kirk) and they all sound amazing

30The Four Horsemen

One of the best riffs in Metallica's collection.
Yes, Dave Mustaine wrote the riff, but remember he was a part of Metallica at some point of time. Unfortunately for him, this song came out first so he had to increase the tempo for the Mechanix.

31Through the Never

Really simple riff, but so effective! Maybe not the best, but I think it deserves to be in the top ten.

32The Thing That Should Not Be
33Dyers Eve
34Fuel
35Thorn Within
36The Struggle Within

Have you heard the riff at 2:56-3:07?!

37Carpe Diem Baby
38King Nothing
39Trapped Under Ice

A very underrated Thrash Metal Classic

40Whiplash
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