Best Metallica Instrumentals


The Top Ten

1 Orion - Master of Puppets Orion - Master of Puppets

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

Wait a minute, wait a minute, I heard many comments at the other website says that Orion is the most popular Metallica instrument ever. - 09ShamsulBahriel

The greatest metal instrumental EVER. It had better be number 1, or I've lost faith in humanity. No joke.

Honestly, I am not even sure what is the best one, I like them all!

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2 The Call of Ktulu - Ride the Lightning The Call of Ktulu - Ride the Lightning

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.

What a song and intro...Even I like Orion too..But Ktulu is in some other level...

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

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

Really? Orion 1st? At least Call of Kthulhu has an awesome buildup and a booming finale. But To Live Is To Die takes the cake. It has everything (except bass) medieval acoustic riffs, heavy riffs, beautiful melodies, perfect harmonies and possibly the 2 best Metallica solos. More importantly it shows true emotion. That's what makes it a winner.

Listen to the melody and then you know why this should be on number 1!

This instrumental kills all the others! R.i.p. Cliff

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4 Suicide & Redemption - Death Magnetic Suicide & Redemption - Death Magnetic

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

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

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!

The most ultimate instrumental song of Metallic EVER! Really catchy!

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5 (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - Kill 'Em All (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - Kill 'Em All

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

Amazing. The worlds hardest, beautiful, and amazing bass solo ever to be written.

The other solo's are amazing in their own right, but this is a man's legacy. get's my vote

Oh, and If Cliff Burton's "Bass Solo, Take 1" was part of the lyrics, then this instrumental shouldn't be on here.

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6 The Ecstasy of Gold - S&M The Ecstasy of Gold - S&M
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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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