Best Metallica Songs

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61 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.

62 That Was Just Your Life

Metallica openers always have a certain ferocity to it, and this one is no different. I love the relentless pace of this song, Lars' double bass beats, the killer riffs, Kirk's uber solo in the middle, and the relentless pace of this song.

Did I mention the blistering fast relentless pace of this song?

Most of the best songs from Metallica are the ones that they play FAST and MEAN. Try Fight Fire with Fire, Battery, Damage Inc., Dyer's Eve, etc.

This songs introduction is truely amazing, Just as this entire song is. This song is very under-rated though. Listen to it a few more times, you may just fall in love.

How can you not recongnise music? Went to to see them at Manchester, MEN. They opened the show with this song and it blew me away.

This song is the most perfect song in Metallica opening!

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63 The God that Failed

This song should be higher! It's great and written about James Hetfield's Mum! She gave us the best band ever! So higher please!

Awesome intro to the song! One of the best Metallica intros in my opinion. The whole song is so amazing! It should be in top 30

All the load reload and st anger and covers IN MY OPINION should be in the end they should rank the songs of the other albums first and then of these 3 albs and the covers and the other discs

My ex-girl ditched me!

Spent too much time making pointless comments on top ten lists? - Sidanger

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64 (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth

Amazing bass intro should be top 10! Cliff Burton days Were the best But there other stuff is still amazing!

69th, really. This is a good bass solo. Pretty much the "Eruption" of Metallica. A good song, and pretty much one of the reasons why Cliff Burton was Metallica's best member. Also because he did a good job writing the songs on Ride The Lightning, except for Trapped Under Ice and Escape. I'm just glad this is above the horrible My Apocalypse.

Why kill em all songs so damn low... This is cliff burton were talking about anaesthesia!

This song cannot be in the 70th place!

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65 Broken, Beat & Scarred

What in heaven's name is this?! One of Metallica's most legendary songs with an insane intro, epic chorus, god-like riffs and a most memorable latter half, to make this one of best Metallica's songs. But because it is made by 'new' Metallica, it doesn't get the votes. True, if this was part of Master Of Puppets, everyone would rave about it. But no, stupid Metallica fans feel that 'new Metallica' is not great. That is downright idiocy and anyone who says such a thing should be burned alive. Yes, there's no such thing as 'new' or 'old' Metallica, Metallica IS Metallica IS THE BEST METAL BAND EVEN TODAY! And if you truly appreciate music, you would know that Death Magnetic is a really energizing album and this song, along with My Apocalypse, Judas Kiss, Cyanide and All Nightmare Long should be placed higher. So vote quickly and get them up if you have any respect for these Metal Gods.

Why in heaven's name is this languishing here?! This is madness. The divine riffs, brilliant beats, the conviction with which hetfield sings and of course the godly chorus definitely make this one of Metallica's best. I hate Metallica fans who compare 'old Metallica' with the 'new' one. There is no such thing as 'old' and 'new' Metallica. Had this song been in Master of Puppets or And Justice For All, everyone would be raving about it. But because it is in death magnetic no one likes. That's just idiotic so say the least and such fans honestly have no taste and are not true fans of metal, let alone of Metallica. Better be placed up soon, and if you haven't heard this song, you better, if you consider yourself to be a true Metallica fan.

This song should definitely be at least on top 10! It's awesome!
This is my favorite Metallica song!

This isn't 60 this is better

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66 No Remorse

I love it becouse its one of the best live songs from metallica. Other good live songs in my opinion are fight fire with fire, trapped under ice, seek and destroy, four horsemen and battery. When I was at a metallica consert in helsinki no remorse was easily the best moment of the gig :P

Great song off "Kill 'Em All

0:00-0:55 Take me to Paradise City

I like this song!

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67 Hero of the Day

Beautiful song especially the echoes, should be in the top 10!

This song is very different, it has a happy sounding guitar even if the lyrics might say something different. I like it

Really? This song deserves WAY more credit. I mean, Kirk himself said it had one of his favorite solos. This, under Vulturous? Seriously?

My favorite of all metallica's songs.

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68 Stone Cold Crazy

It's not a Metallica it's a queen cover. But queen did this song like a bunch pansies! Metallica made this song good! This is the best cover on this album!

Crazy cover, probably my favourite of Garage Inc. It has some INSANE drumming - BeeBlue

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69 Motorbreath

Umm... Why is this song AT NUMBER 70? Has no one listened to Metallica's classic debut, Kill 'Em All? People need to get their ears cleaned and their ears sharpened! This is THE best Metallica song and there is no doubt about it!

Kill Em' All is there greatest album and you cannot beat it. This is probably the best from that album. They should of made this longer, but it's 3 minutes of awesomeness. And if we are talking about thrash. Listen to this Song AND this Album! Kill Em All All the way! - Drummerlevi12

Awesome thrash song! My favorite from Kill'em All.

Uderrated master piece

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70 Remember Tomorrow

Amazing Iron Maiden cover... But why not in top 50's?

Maiden did it better

71 The House Jack Built

How is this song not even on this list?! The riff, the flow, the meaning. This song is epic! One of their best.

This song is great. End of story.

Should be in the top 30 at least

If people just listen the song, they will clearly reliaze that this song deserves top 20.

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72 Here Comes Revenge
73 Astronomy

This song is awesome!
Maybe not a top 10 but it really should be far more up on the list.

Awesome song, not so freaked, no amazing solos but, I don't know why, I love it!

Hell. I never went beyond "Turn The Page" in Garage Inc. But, when I just recently heard this one, I could not help playing it over and over again. Especially, when they grunt out that "Hey! ", O my god, you feel like screaming out loud with it!

Hate this song

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74 Iced Honey

Iced Honey is the only good song from Lulu. Not including this song, the whole album is horrible! - johnp

75 The Judas Kiss

Great song from death magnetic...
And my favourite also... It was also my first Metallica song now I have all song...

Most original on Death Magnetic

Have you heard the riff on this song. Its amazingly difficult to play and sounds almost as good as creeping deaths second riff

It's a ok song!

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76 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

This song ROCKS! And I love the new album. - Disturbedpotato

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77 Devil's Dance

This song should be in the top ten obviously! great guitars drums, rhythm and energy! what else could you ask? its awesome!

My favourite Metallica song... Just love the starting music... It turns me on! Surely... Should've been in the top 10...

This is my favorite song ever but there are songs with better guitar solos, rhythm, and have deeper lyrical sense; I do however think it should be top 25-30

Not all that good!

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78 Breadfan

I can't believe this song is this far down the list! GREAT SONG!

It's this far down on the list because it's a cover.

79 Ronnie

The song has a fantastic melody of chorus! THIS BLOODY DAY I LOST MY WAY! GREAT RIFF!

This track is good. It is one of the better tracks on Load. Too bad it is so underrated.

The riff is so good and the meaning of the song is just scary. should be way higher on the list

Bad song.

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80 Holier Than Thou

I would go as far and say that this is the best Metallica song ever.
The guitars and the bass is so perfect in this track, by far the best on the black album.

Higher! It's just a cool song and definitely better than others above.
I just love the part when the three guitars come in after the bass

Come on! This song should be higher than 75! Probably the "thrashiest" song on the black album. Pretty much everything about this song is awesome! Especially the solo and the bass part! Vote.

How is this in #129...?

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