Greatest Metallica Riffs

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21 The Call of Ktulu

Leading up to the solo is one of the greatest riffs of all time to be honest

22 Orion

What!? This songs has the best riffs ever! Too underrated :o

At least top 5

Badass riff!

23 The Small Hours
24 Some Kind of Monster

So simple but really heavy and fun to play -

25 Disposable Heroes
26 The Unforgiven II

Reload is really underrated man!
This song along with the rest of the album is pure genius stuff!

27 The Frayed Ends of Sanity

That fast riff that starts at 4 minutes just blows my mind every time I listen to it! I LOVE IT!

The fast riff that starts at half of the song is BEAST!

28 Memory Remains
29 Leper Messiah

The riff that starts around half way through the song is just incredible, their best in my opinion. Don't know why they don't play this song more live.

The main riff has an awesome groove

30 Hit the Lights
31 Jump In the Fire

Why is there so little Kill 'em All on this list? I mean half of those riffs were written by Dave Mustaine (who is a far better riff writer than james or kirk) and they all sound amazing

32 The Thing That Should Not Be
33 The Four Horsemen

One of the best riffs in Metallica's collection.
Yes, Dave Mustaine wrote the riff, but remember he was a part of Metallica at some point of time. Unfortunately for him, this song came out first so he had to increase the tempo for the Mechanix.

34 Through the Never

Really simple riff, but so effective! Maybe not the best, but I think it deserves to be in the top ten.

35 Dyers Eve
36 Fuel
37 Thorn Within
38 The Struggle Within

Have you heard the riff at 2:56-3:07?!

39 Carpe Diem Baby
40 King Nothing
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