Best Metallica Songs

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61 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.

It starts off good and then it slowly gets worse. Around number 50 on my list.

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62 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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63 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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64 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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65 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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66 Motorbreath

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

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!

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

This song and no remorse should be in top 5

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67 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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68 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.

69 The Outlaw Torn

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?

The best song on load and by far one of Metallica's most underrated songs. Amazing lyrics.

Awesome guitar solo by Kirk, great slow building riff, atmospheric background sounds

Underrated :"(

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70 (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 is pure genius, and should be heralded as the eruption of bass

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71 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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72 Remember Tomorrow

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

Maiden did it better

73 Here Comes Revenge
74 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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75 Atlas, Rise

While better than Moth into Flame and Hardwired, the song "Atlas, Rise" is still predictable for Metallica. Great opening riff and breakdown, followed by a mediocre Kirk Hammet solo. However, sometimes predictable is still good. This song should wind up being in the top 50.

Better than Moth into Flame, and better than Hardwired, but there are still some Death Magnetic songs that are better than this.

Atlas Rise! Great song from Great album. Love video when lars using wah wah and guitar solo is amazing at the same time. Watch it guys. So good vibrations.

Reminds the old days, outstanding riffs, vocals, lyrics!

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76 Iced Honey

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

77 Hardwired

I was surprised about how good this song is. I was expecting it to be more like Enter Sandman, but nope, It was more of a Death Magnetic-like song with some Motorbreath. - DarkenedBrutality

This song is awesome but it's the worst of the songs on this album that I've heard so far. But still an amazing song!

I expected a lot more but it is growing on me a bit. I hope their new album is great cause I'm EXCITED for their new album! - Metalmaniakkk

Amazing song generally their new album is full of masterpieces

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78 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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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 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.

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