Greatest Metallica Riffs


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21 The Call of Ktulu
22 The Small Hours
23 Some Kind of Monster

So simple but really heavy and fun to play -

24 Disposable Heroes
25 The Unforgiven II

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

26 Orion

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

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27 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.

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28 Memory Remains
29 Hit the Lights
30 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

31 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.

32 Through the Never

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

33 The Thing That Should Not Be
34 Dyers Eve
35 Fuel
36 Thorn Within
37 The Struggle Within

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

38 Carpe Diem Baby
39 King Nothing
40 Trapped Under Ice

A very underrated Thrash Metal Classic

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