Best Metallica Instrumentals


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1 Orion - Master of Puppets

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

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!

Orion is a masterpiece. - Metarock

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2 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.

In my opinion the best instrumental from Metallica. To Live is To Die and Orion come very close though

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3 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

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

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.

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

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4 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!

It is my favourite instrumental ever.

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5 (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - Kill 'Em All

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

Easily the best thing Cliff Burton had ever recorded... Even if Orion and For Whom the Bell Tolls are great.

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

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
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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. 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
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