Best Metallica Songs

The Top Ten

1 One

This single piece pretty much defines all of Metallica. It has the soft, echo-y guitar, the reverb-y drums, the great lyrics, the distorted guitar and, of course, that memorable solo at the end that rivals Eric Johnson's and Slash's solos. Also, fun to play on guitar!

It's a mesmerizing song.. With great built up and vocals.. Should be among the all time TOP Ten greatest rock hits

This song is amazing. I love how Metallica took one of the best books ever and made it into an amazing song. The conducting is amazing (thanks cliff, ) everything is amazing. A perfect song.

It put them on the map and epitomized the Metallica sound

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2 Master of Puppets

Despite it being an 8 minute song, I could listen to this the whole way through all day. As a 13 year old kid, I seem to be the only one these days who doesn't listen to Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. Hard Rock and Metal 4 life!

I sometimes listen to them and other pop singers, but real music is not like that. Real music is Metallica (will be the legend of MUSIC forever), Beatles, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Eagles, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Nirvana etc.

the best song of metallica and genarally the best of thrash metal songs. Amazing solos, riff, voices! there aren't any else to tell it's AWESOMEEEE!

Greatest Metallica song ever... Amazing vocals and guitar solo by james, perfect guitar riff by kirk, cliff's mind blowing bass and as in other Metallica songs standout drumming by lars

Great

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3 Fade to Black

One of the best solos in heavy metal history

Fade to Black is the perfect balance between sweet melody and epic guitar shredding by Kirk. A masterpiece!

Best Metallica song of the generation. Mix of both thrash metal and a different genre of its own. This should be places higher than Master of puppets or even one. METALLICA is undoubtedly the best rock band of all time...

Metallica has so many great songs it’s hard to pick just one but I feel Fade to Black takes the cake for the awesome outro, awesome solo and that it shows Metallica can play great in a softer manner as well. Amazing song

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4 For Whom the Bell Tolls

Great instrumental at the beginning, Exploding into lyrics that will make your soulless piece of meat you call a heart skip a beat every 7 seconds. If you don't want to ride the lightning, next time wear rubber boots.

From the beginning to the end, I get lost somewhere where I don't know. This song has magic. Simply the best ever song every by Metallica. Love it.

This song is incredibly epic for it's duration, it completely freezes your bones once you play it. It can't be described in words.

Simply the best of Metallica.

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5 Enter Sandman

Great job with the guitar Kirk. My dad says he wants this song to be played in his funeral. At first it felt weird but really now it is really meaningful. Thanks. They just don't make music like this anymore.

Yet it has been overplayed over and over again, this is still their greatest song ever. Great job Kirk, for the first riff you ever made, it definitely made history.

I have been hearing this music since it came out in 1990 and the start still brings shivers!

I 🖤2 play dis song on my 🎸 after school every day

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6 Creeping Death

This is Metallica at their best. Anybody who thinks enter sandman is great just because its popular has no taste. 40 million views on youtube? So what. Mcdonalds sells billions of burgers but that doesn't make it the best restaurant in America, just the easiest...

Now it has 200,000,000 views on YouTube, but my favorite Metallica song is The Outlaw Torn. Creeping Death is amazing as well. - CostcoHotDogs

Been lovin' this song for years, exhilarating song from my favourite album. The lowly rating does not correlate to its greatness!

It's the song in which he participates in more intros concert.

The bridge and chorus are really what make this song so great, especially the incredible bridge - kempokid

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7 Nothing Else Matters

James Hetfield is awesome in this song... And his solo is soul stirring... Great piece of music...

This song is epic... In about 30 years this song continues to be epic... Enter Sandman and Nothing Else Matters are the most greatfull songs of Metallica (i'm sorry for my english)

The most known song of the Metallica

I disagree, first time I heard it was a couple of years ago, 2 to be exact - Fuziion

AMAZING LYRICS AND GUITAR I don't know HOW ANYONE COULD VOTE ANY OTHER SONG, except maybe for whom the bell tolls

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8 Battery

The song "Battery" leads off THE best Metallica album of all time. It is what Metallica is all about. "Battery", "One", "Master of Puppets", "For Whom the Bell Tolls", and "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" now that's a top 5. - cjkinz18

Hypnotizing power
Crushing all that cower
Battery is here to stay!

This is the first song I heard from Metallica and its what motivated me to keep listening to them. Battery is just SICK, amazing acoustic guitar intro, kirks killer solo, and ending strong, this one should in the top of the list

I think this is better than Master of Puppets. Great build up, intro, drums, bass and awesome riffs. How is it not in the top 5? - Userguy44

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9 Ride the Lightning

The good old cliff days. James hetfield's voice also sounds awesome!

Most incredible orgasmic guitar solo, I've yet to hear better! The golden age of Metallica.

Wow. 11th? How on earth? There is not a thing wrong with this song. The opening is absolutely legendary. The riffs are solid the whole way through. Excellent solo. Terrifying lyrics which would horrify the toughest men on Earth. The name itself makes you want to jump on for a ride on the lightning. Not to mention the fact it appeared on one of their top 2 albums. This should be at least in the top 5 or even 3. I CAN FEEL THE FLAME!

One of best Metallica songs, top five!

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10 Seek & Destroy

Best guitar ever! My Son introduced me to Metallica thru playing the songs on guitar for me. Now when riding around, I listen to all the time and think of both my Sons.

What the hell is this--seek and destroy here?
We really live in sad times. My top 5 list for Metallica is:
1. Master Of Puppets 2. Seek And Destroy 3. Jump in The Fire 4. Battery 5. Fade To Black

For me this song rocks just as hard as battery, enter sandman or ride the lightning. I mean 17th should be in top three. Best song on kill em all never gets old

The Kill em All version is 6:56 but the Ride the Lightning version is 6:41. One thing I noticed was the solo was sped up a bit, and I think the experimentation was really, really good. The only other version of this song was on St Anger. This song is one of the best on Kill Em All, but upon further evaluation, the song will be on the Ride The Lightning what if album.

Seek and Destroy will make the transfer from KEA to RTL.

Final Decision.

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The Contenders

11 Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

Such great and meaningful lyrics "Moon is full never seem to change, just labeled mentally deranged", it may not sound meaningful, but if you have tried to be labeled crazy (which I have, I have Asperger's Syndrome)

Master of puppets is a great song but these lyrics are much more meaningful and powerful. The solo is awesome, and the way James says Sanitarium! Is mindblowingly awesome.

This song has some of the angriest lyrics Metallica ever had. "Dream the same thing every night/I see our freedom in my sight/No locked doors, No windows barred/No things to make my brain seem scarred/Sleep my friend and you will see/That dream is my reality/They keep me locked up in this cage/Can't they see it's why my brain says Rage/Sanitarium, leave me be/Sanitarium, just leave me alone! " I won't say these lyrics are meaningful because the only people that ever called me crazy were for OTHER reasons. But James seems to be really angry in this song telling people to leave him "Alone! "

While the lyrics aren't too bad, the riffs and solos are just really good. The riff at 4:51 was the main reason this is one of my favorite Metallica songs, and the solos before and after the 4:51 riffs were epic. The ending was nice, and the intro was one of Metallica's best.

The best part about the song is that there isn't really any Metallica song quite like it, ...more

Everything about this song is great. End of discussion.

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12 The Unforgiven

This song touches your soul... Makes you stop.. Look back what you have done so far in your life and ask yourself, is this how you wanted your life to be be.. I listen to this song every day at least twice and has changed my life.. Love it... Should be the top song from Metallica (A.K. A GOD)

This song has a very deep message and killing melody which is something rare especially in nowadays music. Definitely one of Metallica's best songs and personally my favorite.

This song really has a deep message when I liíten to this song it feel like I want to do something for my country or family... I don't want to live a simple life

Best song from METALLICA...
It's one of the memorable song..
The Vocals are far better than other songs...

He sounds like the villain from monsters inc... barely haha

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13 ...And Justice for All

Since Metallica is my favorite band, choosing my favorite song is like a father choosing his favorite child. All things considered, I decided on "... And Justice for All" because it incorporates everything I love about Metallica: brutal riffs (1:20, 2:00), a killer solo (5:05-5:55), complicated rhythms (syncopation, tempo changes, and yes... GREAT drumming) (:50-1:00, 6:10-6:22, 8:40, etc. ), epic-ness (it is a nearly 10 minute song), and a great message (the corruption of government and humanity's battle and hoplessness against it) And so with not too little grief, I cast my vote. God help me I love all their songs... - thethrasher

This song is really underrated. It is EPIC it's GORGEOUS, it's pure insanity. The whole and justice for all album kick ass, but this song (side to side with frayed ends of sanity) just kill any other you might think it is the best Metallica song. It has a complex instrumental structure, a rising atmosphere that evolves you until the end, the concept and idea in the song are masterfully worked, the solos are great, and the breakdown after the solo is just orgasmic.

It sounds hollow, just like doris, it is a perfect example that thrash metal can be complex and elegant, and not just speedy rough crap.

My favorite Metallica song and album. They made a huge political statement with this one which is why I think that it should be at #1. A lyrical masterpiece of epic proportion never to be outdone by any other band in their genre. Pure musical genius that could only come from Metallica.

Back when Lars cared about the music, he wrote some of the most insane prog metal rhythms in the game, the whole...AJFA album is full of them, but this song is the tops. The rest of the band is on fire here as well.

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14 The Four Horsemen

Funny to watch guys that are thinking, they are really voting for a Metallica Song. This is Mustaines Song listen to the first album of Megadeth and you will hear this song. It is only faster played on Megadeth album because he doesn't want to let it sound like Metallicas song, all who voted here without even telling this is Dave's kick ass song should read more about the history of Metallica and should say Dave did a g good job at Metallica and say unfortunately he got kicked out or maybe fortunately...

Fortunately! Or we may never have had Tornado of Souls & Holy Wars. Damn Rust in Peace was an amazing album. - Sidanger

The first time I heard this song, I was lost for words. Stunning. So many incredible riffs in this song, not to mention the album as a whole.

This song deserves a spot further up the list, its kicked my ass for years! Give it another good listen

1) The Four Horsemen
2) Creeping Death
3) Ride The Lightning
That should be the top 3.

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15 The Day that Never Comes

The first half of the song is one of my favorite ballad type beginnings to any song ever written but as the song progresses the intensity, anxiety, speed, and complexity of the band takes over thus making it one of the most memorable songs Metallica has written.

Best song.. That's what I think... Should have been on number 1.. Superb music and yeah good theme and the length is truly worth it..

Amazing intro, extremely good melody and awesome ending...
Just can't get it out of my head...
Keeps playing over and over again in my house

1- justice
2- master
3- day
4- creeping
5- bell

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16 Disposable Heroes

Hugely underrated Metallica song... It certainly does not deserve to be down this low on the list.

This song is absolutely perfect. It has fantastic guitar, drums, bass, and vocals. The lyrics are great as well.

Great picking pattern that is guaranteed to make you rock. Proof that James Hetfield did not work out in the gym but played songs like this. Try not to dislocate your shoulder or arm while you practice it. Do not attempt at home. 2 years and many dead arms later I can manage it for 1 verse. James Hetfield is a very talented alien.

How did this end up on Kill Em All what if album?

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17 Orion

The best instrumental metal/rock song of all time! No questions asked, no lies told, it's just the best one!

In my opinion it is Metallica's best song, and one of the best Instrumental songs ever!

How come Turn The Page is in the Top Ten (it's not even a Metallica song) and this masterpiece is not.

Fantastic song. Just hear Cliff playing these awesome basslines/solos! - Userguy44

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18 Sad but True

Can't get it out of my head for the rest of the day

The best song I ever hear before - I sing always the full song everyday... I am fan of seek and destroy too... But... I'm your dream -Make you real... I can't say no...

Very good for a slower song. - ilymetallica

The best song Metallica have ever made! 🎸

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19 Blackened

Cool reverse guitar intro at start, wicked yelling, intensity never lets up.

Extraordinary song - love the fluctuating time structure and the backwards guitar intro

Just beautiful. You sometimes wonder how James does his riffing to his songs. Additionally, you wonder why they don't play the whole solo live. Shame. It's really just a killer solo. Nice Job Metallica!

This is just a great headbanger

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20 Wherever I May Roam

Definitely should of been in top ten, easily one of there best songs

This song deserves to be in the top tens... One of the best songs I've ever heard... Metallica live forever... The lyrics make me think about myself in another aspect... Truly deserves to be in the top ten

Best track on The Black Album. Maybe their best ever!
"The Road becomes my bride. I'm stripped for all but pride. "

Top 10, I love that riff, it gets me head banging instantly

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21 Damage, Inc.

39... this just isnt my day...
the opening riff after that soft suspese build up! just incredible - 678rob754

This is absurd! How could this song be so low? Damage has the fastest instrumentals of all time. James says, "GO! " and it erupts into some of the best stuff ever created. I'm disappointed Metallica fans that so many of you have overlooked this gem. - cws480

Tough to choose between Dyers Eve, Disposable Heroes, Fade To Black and this. The intro makes me think of Cliff rising to heaven wit angel wings, wearing his denim and Misfits shirt, smoking a cigarette and giving everyone the finger. Of course, he didn't die until after this song, but still.

Thrash masterpiece. - Userguy44

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22 Dyers Eve

You can say all you want about master of puppets and the black album stuff, I agree that they are good songs but if you haven't heard this song before you are an idiot. This was one of the last metallica songs that I heard but as soon as I heard it I was literally knocked down to the ground it was that good. And I have listened to it 400 times in 5 months on my ipod... That's how good it is! So if you ever see me I'll be singing dear mother dear father! You clipped my wings before I learnt to fly unspoiled unspoken I've outgrown that lullaby same thing I've always heard from you do as I say NOT AS I DO!

Actually just because someone's never heard this song does not make them an idiot. That has to with intelligence, Not the fact that you have or have not heard a certain song before. - MegadethFan07

The prime example of perfect drumming. Best vocals from Hetfield too, overall a perfect outro for a great metal classic!

I really don't know why all the megadeth and slayer fans think Metallica isn't thrash, sure they do have 3 slower albums but the rest are hardcore. And you only have to listen to this song to understand what I am saying. I have listened to this song 330 times on my ipod and the reason why is because of the hardcore riff, bone crunching lyrics and a skull cracking solo mixed in with a very fast tempo throughout the whole song... THRASH 4 LIFE!

Yeah,

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23 Whiplash

A little less known but one of the fastest if not fastest songs ever.

This song is a fast starter. At the very beginning I'm banging my head to it. Its bad ass to say the least.

Whiplash is definitely the fastest song ever! The hard riff turns into brilliant thrash metal, hammets solo couldn't be better, why isn't it in the top ten

Whiplash should be in the top 5, not all the way at 23!

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24 The Call of Ktulu

THE. VERY. BEST. RIFF. ON. EARTH. PERIOD. This was one of Metallicas greatest ventures as a band and I swear there is nothing id rather hear on the album

All 8 minutes and 53 seconds of this song are epic. There's nothing that can beat James' and Kirk's Guitar qualities in this song.

Seriously the best opening riffs ever in a Metallica song. Sucks that never play this live. The song is just so beautifully eerie.

Best Metallica song for me. No doubt. - johnnydoe82

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25 To Live is to Die

So many Nu Metallica fans don't know what they are missing. I wish it was mandatory to study old Metallica before you are allowed to like them.

Best Metallica song by far awesome solo cannot the kingdom of salvation
Take me home

This semi-instrumental is terrific!
I almost cry when James says: "Cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home"
Great intro and outro as well as the main riff

I had to choose between this song and Dyers Eve - and AJFA is my 5th favorite Metallica album. It is a great instrumental including a short speech tributing Cliff Burton. The last Metallica song with writing of Cliff. It is diverse and exciting.

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26 Fight Fire with Fire

this song is that fast that it melts me from existance ever time I listen to it the fastest guitar and drums I've ever heard and I've heard fast guitar and drums all from METALLICA RIP CLIFF BURTON

Hands down Metallica's heaviest song. Think about how heavy this song must have sounded in 1984, before death metal and black metal as we know them today were even thought about. Even Darkthrone and Gorgoroth's earliest stuff, which came out nearly ten years later, pale in comparison with this song's main riff.

Well also, by this time Slayer had already come out with Show No Mercy and He'll Awaits. - Brobusky

The two fastest, heaviest riffs I have ever heard! - Rotorhead

One of the fastest song I have ever heard. How can James sing and play this at the same time? - Userguy44

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27 Harvester of Sorrow

In my opinion, the intro riff is one of the most driving, darkest, and melodic riffs ever written. It was stuck 3 days straight in my my head the first tie I listened to it. In my opinion, it belongs up with the legends like Fade to Black and Master of Puppets. Right now, it's tied with Master for "favorite heavy song, " while Fade to Black wins for best ballad.

Here are my favorite Metallica Songs

1) Fade to Black
2) Harvester of Sorrow/Master of Puppets
3) To Live is to Die
4) For Whom the Bell Tolls
5) Disposable Heroes
6) Nothing Else Matters
7) The Unforgiven
8) Blackened

Awesome song, surprised that it's not in the top 10... one of the best intros ever!!

Really? Watch this song live in Seattle live... listen to Hetfield's scream in the beginning... you'll see why.

1. MOP
2. One
3. FWTBT
4. Harvester of Sorrow
5. Seek and Destroy

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28 All Nightmare Long

This song makes you hyper energetic from start to finish. It should be the top 10 at least if not in top five.

It deserves to be in the top 10...
really awesome rift
the lyrics are breath-taking...
Metallica's new album is really good

LUCK RUNS OUT!
METALLICA FANATICS MUST LISTEN THIS SONG BECAUSE IT'S FANTASTIC AND JAMES HETFIELD WAS VERY WELL WHEN HE COMPOSE THIS PERFECT SONG!

Song that defines modern Metallica.
The solo and drums during the solo should be enough to take this one into top 10

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29 The Memory Remains

To be honest, there is probably about 5 others I prefer to this song, but seeing that how low it is and how badass it is, I just had to give it my vioe. And seeing that only 0.3% of people have voted, I have no regrets

To be honest, I can name only a handful of Metallica songs that beat out this one, and this should definitely be WAY higher on this list! Part of the reason this song is so low is because it's on ReLoad, which was a majorly underrated album just because it wasn't thrash metal, but there were some great songs on there, like this one!

The video may be a little weird, but the lyrics to this song all makes sense to the video, but its bad ass!

Good, something not overrated - YeeMan

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30 Whiskey in the Jar

Grammy award winning song for best hard rock performance 2000!
WHY is it at number 20?! Should be in top 10!

This is one of the best covers of a song that I've heared in my life, I don't know why it's in this poop position.

Great cover of a great song! I'm Irish and when I heard this song I thought it was awesome! My family listens to some traditional Irish music and I never really understood what they were saying in the original, except for the chorus, and you can tell how I found out this was a cover. Amazing song! - caseyk1218

Not very heavy, but still better than Enter Sandman.

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31 The Thing that Should Not Be

This is the most powerful and intense track on the album. As the "creep" track on it, I would say that it never fails to give me and my friends the creeps. Funny that it isn't in the top 10., while it obviously should be.
And I think that it would be a lot batter if Metallica named their tour for Master, "THE TOUR THAT SHOULD NOT BE"!
Just a suggestion ok.

This song is overli underrated. come on people, just take a listen. it really gives me the creeps especially on the first listen. Very intense, very dark. This song overpowers the entire atmosphere when played. I would say that this is the second best song on the master of puppets album, and an easy top ten for me. Vote this, trust me it's the best. this song has got the heaviness, darkness and intensety that we're looking for in every metallca song.
An underrated masterpeace. it's quite big in the philippines though

This deserves to be in the top 10. It is an extremely powerful song full of badass riffs. Leper Messiah should have some credit too. No doubt Master of Puppets has the most badass songs ever!

35 really. The Thing that Should Not Be

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32 Until It Sleeps

I searched foe the list, only to vote for this song. Amazing music, awesome lyrics, awesome vocals.

Easily one of my favorite Metallica songs. Yes master of puppets is great (and SO OVERRATED ) and wherever I may roam has the best opening ever created, but people should seriously give this song more credit.

This is the best Metallica song ever! You have to take a look behind the lyrics and get into the music to enjoy it as much as I do.

Possibly one of the greatest lyrics and video ever! There's just so much behind it all!

Best song from load in my opinion.

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33 Trapped Under Ice

Really great song with cool lyrics!

Great song... It seems different because it is of album ride the lightning which was released on 188x... I don't know proper time but this album is my favourite... And this song is very good...

Every time I listen to this song it feels like I'm on top of a snowy mountain with bolts of lightning around me, deserves at least top 20 - wolphert

To me this is sinful that we are at 33rd. this is their best thrash song, I will give hit the lights 2nd, but great song more people please vote, if your not sure, listen to it on you tube, the sample don't give what it needs to.

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34 Spit Out the Bone Spit Out the Bone

"Spit Out the Bone" proves that Metallica is still more than capable of producing absolute gold when it comes to metal music, even after over 30+ years of history behind the band. The track serves as both an excellent throwback to tracks seen on the likes of Master of Puppets and...And Justice For All, whilst finding new ways to sound fresh and modern, giving the track its own distinct sound. The guitar and bass work from the likes of Kirk, James, and Robert is key and on point, all three of which finding their strides and making it work, whilst Lars gives his best drumming performance in YEARS, proving that when the commitment is there, he does have his rare shining moments. The hook is unbelievably catchy, dragging you in throughout the song and never letting go until the end, and serves as an absolute killer way to end the album off on. Without question this is Metallica's best work since...And Justice for All, and definitely stands up there with the likes of their classic hits. - BloodyThunderX

It calls back so well to Master of Puppets and...And Justice For All while still retaining its own unique sound. Definitely not comparable to Master of Puppets or One, but very good. Lars' fast-paced drumming, both Kirk and James' chugging were very strong, and even Robert's matching bass line was very good. And SUCH a catchy hook. Best song easily on the album, and at least since...And Justice For All. Anything off of Metallica has nothing on this song.

One of the best metallica songs ever made! If it was on an album from the 80's it would be hailed as one of the greatest

Man over thrown... spit out the bone! �'

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35 Hit the Lights

Really great version of thrash metal. For me it should in the top 10. The killer solos and the opening riff was superb. It compares to some of the best thrash metal songs of ALL TIME!

This song is just like sanitarium in a crazy version, it just makes you jump around, hit the air and scream with it

I was searching for this song in the top 2 somewhere..! This doesn't belong here..! Get it up! :D Hit the Lighits!

Good song! Underrated!

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36 Am I Evil?

Come onn! 78th? Really? This is where Metallica pay tribute to their roots and do it in a way that doesn't just rip off the source material but actually improves it. I love the Diamond Head original, but this is all that with bells on.

Fuzz! Should be higher

Remake. Doesn't count as a Metallica song!

Great cover of an awesome song. - Metarock

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37 The Frayed Ends of Sanity

This is the kick ass song. Great drums by Lars Ulrich. I love the voice of James in that song. Its really one of the best heavy metal songs.

Absurdly good song. Should be above all of the black album and onward. And is one of the justice songs I like most.

The riff that comes before the solo its one of the best things I have ever heard. James is a genius! - Dibildox

Great track. Brilliantly structured and produced Metal song. Great guitar drums, lyrics. Great Live. definitely in their top ten not this low.

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38 Fuel

Great track to listen to while driving. This song is very energetic and features some of Lars' most interesting drumming. The one that really stands out on a not-so-good album. - jarunia17

I like the version the do on the cunning stunts dvd. Turn on I'm dynamo. Into the wild I go no other place I know.

The darn thing is just brutal the whole way through, racing along with this insane speed that gets the blood absolutely pumping - appropriate since it's a song about racing. And let's not forget the ending lyric, which is perhaps the most appropriate ending lyric to a song ever. The entire song, James puts this amazing imagery in your head of loud, thundering V8s screaming along the racetrack. Then the song builds to the climax for the final few seconds, and it's capped off by James screaming, "ON I BURN! " As a motorhead, that ending makes my heart explode with adrenaline. Absolutely stunning.

This is song represents Metallica evolution and roots...

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39 The Unforgiven III

I love everything about this song, especially the intro and the solo. It makes me shiver when I listen to it. It's one of my favourite Metallica songs. It should be ranked much higher than it is now.

I love this song so much! Every time I listened to it.. There are no words! I don't think there can be a top 10 of Metallica songs. THEY ARE ALL AMAZING! Metallica are the Gods of Metal! People who have never listened to Metallica have not lived.

THIS SHOULD BE AT LEAST 8TH, I MEAN NAME ME 3 SONGS THAT SOUND SIMILAR TO THIS SONG!

I never thought, that in my life ill see a song as good as this in 20th place! ITS JUST CRAZY! THERE IS NO WAY ITS GONNA STAY IN 20TH PLACE! IF you haven't LISTENED TO ALL OF THE SONG THEN LISTEN TO ALL OF IT RIGHT NOW!

I love this song

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40 Cyanide

VERY under-rated. One of the BEST from the new 'Death Magnetic' album.

This song is absolutely godly, breath taking riffs, brilliant chorus... Metallica at its very best!
Not to mention highly UNDERRATED

CYANIDE is the best piece of thrash metal anyone would ever listen to, but alas, many do not get such a luxury

This song is like illegally underrated. Same as all nightmare long. I way way too underrated. The band itself deserves way better.

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41 Bleeding Me

My favorite off of Load! Why 44? Bleeding Me should be in my opinion the top 10's! This song is so awesome. I love singing to it. The solo is epic in this song! The S&M version is cool as well! Vote! - johnpaularguelles

Masterpiece! Great riffs, solos, lyrics, fantastic background guitar work. And just love how the song develops!

Maybe not their best song, but this is definitely one of Kirk's better solos. It is an incredibly emotional piece.

This should be so much higher.

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42 Turn the Page

HOW COME THIS SONG IS 19TH! Some guys here have A BAD TASTE FOR MUSIC

So what you're saying is that people who voted for the Thrash Songs have bad taste? I'm guessing Turn The Page is the only song you know and like by them. - Mumbizz01

This song for me is the cover song ever made. James Hetfield have such a great voice... This version is much better than Bob Seger!

This song really rocks.. It so god damn cool.. I just love it

The more I listen to this song, the more I fell in love with it, its like every time I find something new in the song. this is my favorite song after unforgiven 2.

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43 Eye of the Beholder

Very underrated but it has the grooviest and coolest sound of any Metallica song. the dark lyrics mixed with a heavy beat definitely make this one the best.

58...58?! This is one of their best songs. Their most popular? Not even close. But its a damn fine song and should at least crack the top 20. Anyone who votes the day that never comes over this needs to have their ears checked.

Incredibly underrated. This song perfectly captures the essence of Metallica. Good intro, awesome rhythm, overall kick ass song

I love how this song fades in, ever so slowly and then that awesome riff kicks in and then the lyrics hit you like a hammer. "Freedom of choice / is made for you my friend". I'd be hard-pressed to find one song in "Justice" that I don't like, but Eye of the Beholder is one of the highlights for me.

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44 Leper Messiah

Gr8 song, and the lyrics send chills down my spine every time i hear it

Why is this song so low on the list?! It should be in the top 30. That solo... Is one of the best solos by Metallica in my opinion, even though it's pretty short! The whole song in general is awesome from beginning to end! Please vote.

Why is Leper Messiah so low on this list? It should be higher than 70. Should be at least in the top 30's! The solo in this song may be short, but it still is an awesome one. And the way James screams, "LIE! LIE! LIE! LIE! " is awesome too. In fact, everything about this song is awesome!

It's the squared off hook and the menacing riff. Great song from one of the best metal albums of all time

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45 Moth Into Flame Moth Into Flame

This is probably one of the best Metallica songs since...And Justice For All, and almost as good as some of the 80s Metallica songs, but I have a feeling that this will be the best song from the album, meaning that the album will probably be worse than Death Magnetic was.

Gotta say, this is the best Metallica song in a while. It may not be the best of all, but it still deserves the top 10. This is the Metallica that everyone knows. The lyrics tell a tale of a greed a fame, as if it were a moth addicted to light. The drums and the guitar make the song epic. This song needs more attention because it's a good song

Awesome man! I love this song. A masterpiece of metallica, classical thrash. This must top many metallica songs and will do better in the near future. This album would be better than anyone would think.

Even lady gaga likes it!

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46 The Outlaw Torn

If this song is #53, the the 52 above it must be nothing short of sensational. If you haven't listened to this, do yourself a favour and do so - several times. You too will be scratching your head that it is so far down.
It's not as "in your face" as some of their earlier stuff, but has a maturity about it that is a natural progression for Metallica. Bleeding Me is also in the same class. I love For Whom the Bell Tolls and Enter Sandman so you can see I am not just one Album biased.

Just an epically-amazing song, and is by far their most underrated song. The build-up, the amazing main riff, the bass carrying the verses, the Bridge that you can't help but sing with, and two great solos. What else could you ask for?

It's impossible top pick just 1 song from the greatest band ever to exist in any time period. But the Outlaw Torn can have my vote, have you seen it live? Check it out on YouTube, amazing! Fixxxer is also another song that's also highly underrated!

My favorite Metallica song, and was also my favorite all time song for a very long time. The badass vocals, mixed up with some guitars sounding straight out like lightning hitting your soul and the pounding battery just lit up a fire in my body so many times while listening to this fantastic song... It's a song that actually takes itself seriously, with the very �" very �" slow build-up to the powerful solo, the epic intro sequence that has just the right time to get you pumped up to the beginning of the lyrics and probably the best outro I have ever heard from any song ever (that couldn't be long enough). This underrated masterpiece should be way up at Top 1. Strong, poetic, brilliant!

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47 My Friend of Misery

. . . man this song is so under-rated. . . start listening people. . . good song - metallicman0012

Agreed, very underrated Metallica song. Lyrically it is for certain their best song. Also has some great guitar riffs. The lyrics... Are just amazing

This song is too damn underrated... Tis is a 'jason newsted' masterpiece... True metallica fans will love tis song..!

Masterpiece, top 10!

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48 Suicide & Redemption

Really? 46? Come on folks this one's bleeding symphony! This song so efficiently represents the musical intellect Metallica has to offer. Beautifully constructed and love the way it builds up. All the instrumentals should be in the top 20 in my opinion.

10 minutes of thrash metal.. best of Metallica's riffs, and the solo is heavenly. for me it's in top 10s

Guitar and guitar only... This keeps me fully charged... This is the best Metallica song for me... Sometimes I forget to breathe while hearing this rocking composition...!

Perfect, no words needed. A true song, amazing and powerful. Love it!

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49 Hell and Back

Great song about James Hetfield's alcoholism. Definitely needs to be much higher. It is very underrated and should at least be in the top 50

Slither is better than this?! Never! This is the best song from the Beyond Magnetic EP. Should be at top 30 at least

Beyond magnetic is a terrible album! All these songs suck! But I do like the meaning of this song.

Its an example that Metallica can't be older... Awesome guitars, powerful drumming and James's voice is mindblowing.

50 The End of the Line

Its 52...? It my favourite song from death magnetic... Awesome drum, vocals and every thing... Just great Metallica song... All songs of Metallica are awesome... I agree with this list but this song should be in top 10...

Compositional quality? Check. Riffs? Check. Creativity? Check. Result: Perfect song

Probably the one with the best solo on Death Magnetic

I've listened to this song and I think it's ok. It's around the 60ish area on my list.

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