Top 10 Most Epic Metallica Songs

These aren't necessarily the best Metallica songs but are definitely the top 10 most epic.

The Top Ten

1 One One

It just gets better and better with every listen

you listen to this song a 100 times and still you will like it. it is really an epic. no wonder it is voted as the 5th best song of all time on this site by the people. long-live MetallicA and heavy metal.

EPIC SONG! That's all I can say about it, but this dumb thing makes me type more. It is an absolutely amazing song, with very good melody and vocals and meaning. Awesome song!


2 Master of Puppets Master of Puppets

One of my favourite songs

This song has it all. Its heavy, its catchy(the lyrics and the riffs), a great middle melodic part, and most of all its epic! Its not the most epic song but its probally Metallica's best song
Most Epic part(6:10-to the end)actually pretty much everything. - Clancy

this song is the best metal song... it describes what metal is in 8 minutes..

How could it be no.2 I should be 1 it has such rock in the start and peaceful in middle and rock again

3 Orion Orion

Cliffs bass is awesome in this. You need to listen this! - Userguy44

Most epic song Metallica wrote in my opinion... Cliffs bass is a real standout in this masterpiece

Best instrumental ever period.

4 Fade to Black

That outro solo. It's perfect. Best Hammett solo in my opinion. And thd intro riff is a classic. It's really epic! - Userguy44

even though 'one' shares the theme of fading to death, this song has more lyrics describing death.. and this song was written when james was younger - mushthaqshaji

Not my favorite Metallica song, but the last few minutes of it are probably their most "epic". The guitar harmony that backs up the solo is absolutely brilliant and one of the most underrated riffs of all time.

Metallica's older songs are much better than what they brought out after their Master of Puppets album, with songs like: Fade to Black, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Creeping Death, Seek & Destroy and many others

5 Mercyful Fate
6 The Four Horsemen

Cliff did an amazing job on this. - Userguy44

This is definitely a fantastic song! It's one of my favorites on Kill 'em all:);) and I agree this song is EPIC!

The Four Horsemen was Metallica's first work of art, given Mustaine created it. If I had to pick the 'face' track of every album, The Four Horsemen would be the epic of Kill 'Em All, just as Master of Puppets is to it's album.

This song is Epic
the lyrics and all of it

7 The Outlaw Torn

Very Long song but Epic.
Most Epic Part(6:55-7:35) - Clancy

8 Ride the Lightning

this is the most epic song ever. more epic than any of iron maidens songs or slayers or acdc or especially megadeth. metallica is definitely more epic, talented, and overall better than any band of today.


Fade to black shouldn't be on this list. Its not the most epic, but the most DEEPEST AND EMOTIONAL song in history, no doubt - uZi91

Right from the start, the grabs you by the throat and never lets go, and of course, its epic.
Most Epic Part(3:35-4:25) - Clancy

the intro, the solo is epic right from the start and live is even more awesome

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9 Suicide & Redemption
10 For Whom the Bell Tolls

Seriously epic, shredding on the guitars, powerful yet simple drums, screaming vocals. The bell in the beginning is a nice addition.

Dude come on metallica songs don't get any more epic than this!

One does not simply think One is better than For Whom The Bell Tolls. Best song ever!

The best opening for any song ever
Most Epic part(The whole damn song) - Clancy


The Contenders

11 ... and Justice for All

AND... The Justice For Music

No way, AJFA is the best!

12 To Live is to Die

The most epic Metallica song!

9 minutes long, so many different things in the song, so incredibly melodic and also heavy at the same time, and also a fitting tribute for Cliff Burton...

13 Battery

Battery amazingly builds up intensity, and then follows it with even more intense, explosive, outrageous arrangement. It's Blackened's brazen twin.

The best opening for any song ever
Most Epic part(The beginning to 1:20) - Clancy

0:38... This very moment on the track when the entire band explodes into insanity and metal. This moment is like a drug. It's so epic. It's one of those moments where you have to listen to it again and again and again.

14 All Nightmare Long

Very Epic song from death Magnetic, it is frickin awesome

Heard this on guitar hero first. Intro: not too bad, sounds cool I guess. Riff starts: I drop the controller in shock.

This is the greatest 'Tellica Song Ever. I mean it.

This is how you define epic.

15 Creeping Death

how is this not even on the list? awesome song - MAIDEN4LIFE

16 Enter Sandman
17 Astronomy
18 The Unforgiven III

Epic piano intro, Holy solo!!!! Violins in the background... can it get any more epic!

This Song should not be on the top ten! What!

19 Nothing Else Matters

When I feel bad, sad or depressed, I listen this song and my problems disappears

The slow song of Metallica

Simply epic!

20 The Day that Never Comes

Right, so, yeah, this is just a really good song, ya know? This thing makes me say more so…

21 The Call of Ktulu

THE BEST METLLICA SOLO IS IN THIS SONg also parts of this songs were written by Dave from Megadeth - rockisgood132

The best instrumental ever.
Most Epic Part(5:25-6:15) - Clancy

22 The Unforgiven

The way the verrse kicks in is epic
most epic part[the solo] -

23 Bleeding Me

This song has a cool part at the...
Most Epic Part(The near silence beginning at 7:15-7-:35. A simalar style song to "The Outlaw Torn". - Clancy

24 Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

James at his best both on vocals n guitar, epic harmonic start followed by great guitar riffs... Legendary song..

Metallica's finest hour put into form, a true Magnum Opus that for me was a more iconic track than the much-loved Matser Of Puppets. Rhythm guitar work is simply incredible.

Listen to the lyrics, damn the are deep

25 Wherever I May Roam

The sitar is a cool opening. The way the song starts off slow and then builds and builds to the chorus is just epic, and the vocals are epic too. - Clancy

This should be up there in top 5 at least... Epic intro and great lyrics. One of the best creations of Metallica.

26 No Leaf Clover

So simple, so beautiful, so epic. No Leaf Clover is a true masterpiece by Metallica. Even for those "old Metallica" fans, this track is legendary. No Leaf Clover is not performed often enough, possibly to preserve it's awesomeness.

27 Thorn Within

Thorn Within is in my top 5 Metallica songs of all-time! I think it should be at least in the top 10. What is La Bamba doing here? It's not even a Metallica song. That being said, this song (i think) should be in the top 10. This is also one of Jason Newsted's favorite Metallica songs.

28 The God That Failed
29 Rebel of Babylon

One of Metallica's newest hits, Rebel of Babylon combines both "old" and "new" Metallica providing satisfaction to anyone who listens to it. An awesome song with a great story and metaphorical meaning. Rebel of Babylon is almost a successor to 'One', with that Death Magnetic feel.

30 Carpe Diem Baby
31 Sad but True
32 Leper Messiah
33 My Friend of Misery
34 Disposable Heroes

Wow. How isn't this on the list? Some of their best riffs! And the chorus?

35 Fight Fire with Fire

Epic riff - Userguy44

36 The Struggle Within
37 Until It Sleeps
38 Metal Militia

The militia should be right up top by now!

39 St. Anger
40 Dyers Eve

Listen to this! - Userguy44

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Top Remixes

1. One
2. Fade to Black
3. Master of Puppets
1. Orion
2. One
3. Mercyful Fate


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