Best Metallica Instrumentals


The Top Ten

1 Orion - Master of Puppets

No. 1

Hands down the greatest piece of metal music ever composed.

Orion is it. The end.

Metallica were Thrash Metal pioneers. And they really created some amazing and insane stuff during their early times. M/

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2 The Call of Ktulu - Ride the Lightning

Cliffs bass in this is magnificent! I love the bass screams! - Userguy44

An epic ending to Ride the Lightning. Of course Orion and Suicide are good, but they let a fast-paced song at the end of the album end it. That's not bad, but it just ruins the feeling from the instrumental. Ktulu starts off nice and slow, then brings out very well and is paced perfectly. It then ends with some galactic drumming and ends after 9 minutes, which ends the album perfectly.

My favorite is the Call of Ktulu, because in this song all the instruments are very very good, while I appreciate Orion only for the great bass and for the lead guitar line. And, despite it has no lyrics, the song can make you feel the insanity of the world of Ktulu.

Literally a H.P Lovecraft book read aloud using guitars, drums, and bass. A build up that screams insanity, a core that vocalizes the terror and peril of the world about you, and a finale that spells out the end. And the magic is in the lack of lyrics being able to pull this off, and I just can't get the same vibe from Orion. So my vote goes to Ktulu.

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3 To Live Is to Die -...And Justice For All

This definitely deserves a higher spot

As I see that Orion is on #1 I will submit my vote for To Live is to Die. This song is really extraordinary, brutal and groovy - Dvz

Criminally underrated. This is emotional, perfect and powerful. I love it! - Userguy44

A tribute to Cliff Burton. It is a sad song, including one of the greatest melodies of all time. - BronySyndrome

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4 Suicide & Redemption - Death Magnetic

I love the middle of the song with the quiet solo part, it gives me the chills every time..

Going for nearly 10 minutes, this is an epic instrumental from their new album, Death Magnetic. This is evidence of their return to their classic metal in the 80s. - petrucci75hammet

It is my favourite instrumental ever.

Well, it's on an album full of songs that, well, has nothing else like it. It is really the main reason that anyone should call this album "thrash." It's ' 9:58 long!

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5 (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - Kill 'Em All

*bass solo take one*

I love the base.

Second favorite song on any album ever and other is Orion and 3rd is Call of Ktulu. Rip Cliff keep shredding heaven, happy cliff day.

Probably the worlds most beautiful and hardest song on the bass ever. Cliff, you are god

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6 The Ecstasy of Gold - S&M
7 My Friend of Misery - Metallica

It was originally meant to be an instrumental - I personally prefer the instrumental version over the official release of the song

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1. The Call of Ktulu - Ride the Lightning
2. To Live Is to Die -...And Justice For All
3. Suicide & Redemption - Death Magnetic
1. Orion - Master of Puppets
2. To Live Is to Die -...And Justice For All
3. The Call of Ktulu - Ride the Lightning
1. The Call of Ktulu - Ride the Lightning
2. Orion - Master of Puppets
3. (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - Kill 'Em All

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