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Dude, the riff is insane. Fight fire with fire is simple. I actually know how to play fight fire with fire, battery, master and dyers eve, in fact I know the whole list all the way to blackened. My list would be this (easiest to hardest) Fight fire with fire, one, master, battery, blackened, then dyers eve. The rest of the top 10 I don't know. But as someone who knows all these, dyers eve is insane.
This is the hardest song of all. The riffs are too insane, lightning speed. The solos as well. I don't know how Battery beats this song. Battery's triplets are easy.
The top string isn't being picked in the main riff, it's the one under it which makes it hard cause you can easily hit the top by accident
Complicated fingering... Took a lot longer to learn than matter of puppets.V 16 Comments
trust me the triplets are a bitch
If I told you that you had to play battery or dyers Eve perfectly for 1 million which would you pick? I would pick battery in a heartbeat. I've tried dyers eve at least a thousand times and hit it only twice. Battery hundreds of times.
Battery is the hardest rhythm guitar song to play. The main riff in Fight Fire with Fire is ridiculously easy.
Trying to sing (more like mumble the lyrics) while playing is insane. Other than that, this one and Dyers Eve are as hard as Metallica gets.V 7 Comments
The only reason I'm throwing in Blackened is because the intro riff around 30 seconds. Reason being, the timing and getting the palm mutes in between the 7th/8th on the A are a total bitch to get down.
The solo especially is one of the hardest by Metallica.
Intro riff is such a pain to play, but sounds so amazing if someone pulls it off
That downpicking... KILLS ME! The riff is the real beast.V 6 Comments
This may be a generic pick but I can play all of the other ones in the top ten, in this one I can't barely even play the intro, there's so many damn changes you wouldn't even notice, and the first solo is a lot harder than you might think
This took me 20 minutes to learn and 1 night to play at full speed, should not be on here
I can only do the first riff while sitting, play it while standing is the hardest thing for me so I get my leg up the amp so I can play it right, if not it just sounds like crap
Yeah, all these people saying they can bail this every time. See, they're all alternate picking. To really play MoP, you can only downpick. So stop talking about how great you are, there's probably only two people on this entire website who can downpick this.V 8 Comments
I heard that a person had a interview with Kirk and he said what is the hardest song for you to do he Fight Fire With Fire it is one of the fastest. Quickest best solos Metallica has done. Then he asked Kirk what is the hardest to remember answer Fight Fire With Fire. Last question which comes out of your heart answer Fade To Black... And Justice For All One Master Of Puppets thank god for Cliff
this song is insane on the bass guitar. All the riffs on there are so amazing that it's scary. I don't imagine how Cliff does it
How did One or Fade To Black get on here? I guess the solos are semi-hard, but seriously. But Master of Puppets is kinda hard, but this is SO much harder.
Replying to the guy that's only played for 6 months, I agree that its not that hard, but you're playing it wrong. You're simplifying the riff, and that's probably the only reason you van play it. It goes 'chugga chugga chugga DUH chugga chugga chugga DUH chugga chugga chugga DUH chugga DUH chugga DUH. Trust me, for a beginner, playing it correctly with those extra notes makes a world of difference.V 7 Comments
I don't know why this song isn't on the list, the verse riff on rhythm guitar = hard as hell, battery is really easy compared to this.
This song and Battery are the hardest for right-hand! For Master of Puppets I can cheat down-picking sometime with alternate picking, but for this one there's no way out than playing the triplets!
Dyers Eve is probably the hardest but singing along this or Battery is quite tough. Still, my vote goes to Heroes as it doesn't get enough love.
Only song that can make my wrist hurt. Battery and Fight Fire With Fire have nothing on this.V 1 Comment
This song is all over the place and the timing gets pretty hard plus this is one of their hardest and best solos of their career in my opinion it is just simply hard especially to play and sing.
the song has a very difficult solo
This song's solo makes me glad I play rhythm... enough said.
The solo is so hard at the end but is so niceV 2 Comments
Generic pick maybe, but this is harder than you might think, there's lots of changes, it's hard not to mess up on the verse riff, and there's three fairly difficult solos
All over the neck and rather relentless during the last half, my hands ache after this amazing track.
Hmm.. I want to learn it..
You're kidding me right? This is easily Metallica's hardest song.V 2 Comments
Progressive song, compass changes, with many and different riffs!
So many different riffs!
The most megadethy Metallica song
This would certainly be one of Metallica's fastest songs, I don't know how to play it, but I know that most of the riffs are about as fast as Slayer
Fast and relentless. Is one of the hardest riff wise.
Absolutely, it's the hardest song I've ever seen
Yeah this is BY FAR the hardest Metallica song to play
That riff is very hard
I can not beat this song. I can do every GHM song on expert except this one. It's the SOLO. I am at 10 years old and I've compete in several Semi-Finals Guitar Hero tournaments
This song is fast and the rhythms are pretty difficult too in the verse
This song is so fast really hard to play
This is the only song I cannot do on expert.
Why is this not number one? The solo is nearly impossible and the riff just before it is LUDICROUSLY difficult, Dyers Eve solo still isn't harder than this one.
this song is pretty hard and when it gets to the solo its deathly difficult... and btw the one solo really isn't that difficult all it is is a line of hammer ons and pulls offs - Okami
Took me a while to get the rhythm, its funny, once you learn the picking pattern, the song gets considerably easier.
The solo is probably the fastest solo kirk has performedV 4 Comments
This was the first song I learned on a guitar, great song to practice, but the solo's are so hard en you need to play them super fast to let it sound like kirk does it and yeah that's a tough job
It sounds really easy, but I can't get the verse right for some reason. It's not their hardest song, though.
The solo's so tough!
I think this should be at least for the top ten for the sheer size of the song alone, some of the riffs are easy but it's still a difficult song for an expert player to master.
Main reason. It's A LONG SONg
If not for its difficulty, then for its LENGTH! 9 minutes of sheer strain... And the solos pretty tough too.
Very hard to downpick this song
So let it be down-picked. So let it be done. I've tried to down-pick this whole song. So let it be down-picked. So let it be done. To kill your entire entire hand. It's creeping death!
Come on guys. Down picking creeping death is no joke
To the person who said the solo makes you want to die, which one? - edward-beil
Very had song on guitar, not to mention bass.
Dude, the solo... it makes me want to dieV 1 Comment
Come on, this is by far the easiest song of metallica, this shouldn't be even in this top
This is the hardest riff I have ever played in my life. Battery, Dyers Eve, Fight Fire, and Damage Inc. have nothing on this song! Too fast, too complex, not musical enough, way too technical... Nothing Else Matters should totally be number one
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2. Blackened -...And Justice for All
3. Disposable Heroes - Master of Puppets
2. Blackened -...And Justice for All
3. Battery - Master of Puppets