Best Songs from Metallica's Kill em All


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1Seek & Destroy

For the dumbass below me who is trying to convince people that Hammett did not record on Kill Em All, you sir, are completely wrong. Mustaine left well before the end of the recording because he was an idiot who kept drinking and doing drugs and pissing off everyone else.

Easily the best by far. Most memorable even though the four horsemen is insanely good too. But the riffs in seek and destroy are simply brilliant

Amazing song, one of the best.

By the way, for you people who don't know metallica, Dave Mustain left about a year before the album was recorded. Hammet did the lead guitar, but in Hit the Lights the guitar work was done by Lloyd Grant

This song makes me think of the beach because I was listening a lot to it at the beach in Portugal

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2The Four Horsemen

This should be no. 1 on the list. All the galloping riffs at the beginning, and an epic solo in the middle of this song, along with some good writing by Dave Mustaine makes this the best song on the album. - AggressiveBlaze

Really good riff and soloing by Hammet. - petrucci75hammet

On through the dead of night
For the four Horsemen vote
Or choose your fate and DIE

Maybe my favorite song by em

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I must say that I got into newer Metallica first so it took me awhile to fully appreciate this album. I thought at first that it seemed too raw and unpolished (james voice was painful! ). What I didn't realize then is that is what makes this album so awesome. You get to hear Metallica in their rawest and many ways most vulnerable. I mean even the band said that they played really fast due to nervousness. Since then whiplash has become a personal favorite. This really is Metallica at their fastest and thrashiest! I now love early james voice, especially when he yells Whiplash! GREAT STUFF! Wether or not it's the best on the album is subject to opinion but it is for sure the most fun on kill em all. We'll never stop, we'll never quit cause were Metallica! Oh and now for a little controversy. Daves mechanix is the better version of the fourhorseman. Hey, it is... I'm just saying... - LordJosh

"acting like a maniac... WHIPLASH"

Some people don't get whiplash - They break their necks due to the incomprehensible badassery

Whiplash is the best song on this album: it has everything you want, and also artists like kurt cobain used to like it so much!

Acting like a maniac: whiplash!

Favorite Kurt Cobain's song: it says everything.

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4Hit the Lights

It was between this and Whiplash for me, Whiplash is the ultimate headbanger on this album, but this is by far the most catchy song on the album in my opinion. Motorbreath would be third for me then The Four Horsemen fourth. They are my four favourites on this album.

The one that started it all. You gotta love the classics. A great intro not just to the album, but for Metallica's entire career

The guitar solist was neither kirk nor mustaine. It was Lloyd Grant, just told for your information.

First song from this album I ever heard - gemcloben

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5Jump In the Fire

My personal riff. The whole song is very "groovy". The intro riff is cool and it's catchy.

Kick ass riff and co-operation between all the members.

One if the most influential song for groove metal and the riff is one of my favorites. - gemcloben

This song has the best solos! Dave Mustaine rules! - velitelcabal

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This is great song! So full of energy and kick-ass! Just give it a listen!

It would be great if the song was a little longer

Its got speed and aggression, just Metallica - gemcloben

7Phantom Lord

I can't understand why no one likes this song. It's pretty awesome

Underrated beyond belief. It's one of my favorite Metallica songs of all time!

Shows a perfect combination of Dave Mustaine writing with James Hetfield writing! needs to be higher.

Best song on Kill 'em all. Slow intro, turns fast pace and the chorus is melt your face off badass!

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8Metal Militia

Why is this not number 3? This song is the anthem and battle cry of thrash fans! I have never heard a song so anti glam and amazing at the same time in my life! So underrated. If you want to listen to this album, I would strongly suggest the four horsemen, phantom lord, and METAL MILITIA!

Metal militia has 3 seconds of slow music at the very beginning, and from there it is amazingly fast thrash metal, the bass playing is literally a lead instrument - JULESMETAL13

Best vocals of any song on the album - gemcloben

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9(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth

R.I.P. Cliff best bass solo by the most talented bass player of all time!

This is an awesome bass solo, R. I. P Cliff Burton - dragon13304

Come on guys, that's a prove that the bass guitar isn't a secondary instrument! It need to be less underrated!

Thank God that this is not last place anymore. - AggressiveBlaze

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10No Remorse

I love the intro riff and how the drums beat it, love the entire song

Come on guys this is the best song in KEA musically and lyrically, why is it #9? Jump in the fire and Whiplash kick ass too.

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Is this even from kill em all? I'm sure its on ride the lightning - gemcloben

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1. Seek & Destroy
2. Whiplash
3. Metal Militia
1. Motorbreath
2. Whiplash
3. Hit the Lights
1. No Remorse
2. The Four Horsemen
3. Seek & Destroy

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