Heaviest Metallica Songsmrcrowley4h Not necessarily the most epic or the 'best', but the heaviest Metallica songs that hit you like a ton of bricks and weigh you down like a lead anchor. Fast, slow, or moderately paced... Heaviness is all that matters.
The Top Ten
Darkest and fastest riff
Not only fast but a heavy guitar riff with a heavy bassline under it. The outro is insanely heavy. - Userguy44
Let's be honest here, this is their fastest and heaviest riff. It really tests your endurance on the guitar and your ability for fast and accurate picking. 'Sad but true' their heaviest song? I really love that song as well, but that is just ridiculous. come on guys!V 18 Comments
If you do not consider this heavy, you are insane, this is a headbanger, to me if it makes my headbang, it's heavy as balls.
Almost broke my neck listening to this. Mommy had to kiss my boo-boo, then I accidentally hit play and scared her away.
Always thought this song had the nastiest riff. Fast does not always equal heavy and Sad But True delivers with a slow but punishing riff. Easily the heaviest Metallica song to date.V 14 Comments
-Intense, long, heavy.
pure perfection by Metallica.
A seriously underrated song
Well Metallica did declare it's their heaviest song.
Easily the most heavy song on there list of songs. Listen to there Seattle performance, and you will see how heavy this epic song can get! Sad but true is heavy, but no where near as heavy as this and many other songs. I think it is just the most recognizable heavy song.V 8 Comments
Most heavy vocals and riffs.. - Userguy44
That riff hits like a nuclear powered jackhammer
The angriest and heaviest of Metallica songs.
This song right here is a nuclear bombV 5 Comments
The riff is crazier than any other song! Fight fire with fire is mental, but dyers eve has a riff that megadeth would do and even SLAYER!
great song - Spyrofan35
This song will make you want to slaughter something, and if you do, let the rage out in the pit, or go nuts on some rapist with a screwdriver.
This song blasts you from beginning to end. Reminiscent of Damage Inc.V 2 Comments
The riff somewhere in the middle of the song is really heavy. Also James' vocals. - Userguy44
The bit where he says "opposition, expectation, cancellation etc" is the heaviest part. Almost slayer standard.
This should definitely be considered the heaviest Metallica songV 1 Comment
Heavy as balls.
If you play any of these Metallica songs on guitar, this one would be at the top of the list. It's fast paced, heavy, and sends you "back to the front"!
Really hard, heavy, and intense. Also my favorite.
The most brutal song
Heavy both in music and vocals. Should be at least in top 5. - Userguy44
This has to be Metallica's heaviest song. For Whom the Bell Tolls is the most intense, Dyers Eve is the most aggressive and fastest, but the most well-rounded in terms of heaviness (intense and aggressive) has to be Damage, Inc.
Why is sad but true on top? Like SERIOUSLY!?
Way heavier than Dyer's and Sad but True. Fight fire with fire is fast. I wouldn't call it heavy!V 2 Comments
Thrash metal of the purest form. The fact that this is below 2x4 is insanity!
The main riff is of thrash perfection and the lyrics always get my blood boiling: "Pounding out aggression, Turns into obsession, Cannot kill the battery". This is when Metallica were in their prime.
Anger.. Heavy.. Unrelenting metal!
This is Metallica's heaviest song. this is the epitome of Thrash Metal!
The intro could own whatever song mentioned before...
Most underrated heavy metal song ever
This song is pretty damn heavy! Hard bangin’ drums, and the riff & intro is a killer. Topic is also pretty metal.. listen to it if you haven’t. Feel the thrill m/
I nut on the second part
The second half of the song is so orgasmic
The ending is the most brutal thing Metallica has done.
Both the instrumental and lyrics composition are amazingly heavy.
Those three solos...heavy as hell
This is one of the few thrashers from ReLoad. Sad But True is the heaviest, but Devil's Dance is very heavy, too.
Not even the heaviest on St. Anger. Listen to My World. - Userguy44
This crappy song is only the heaviest because of the atrocious drum beats by the equally atrocious Lars Ulrich
I have to say St. Anger is one of Metallica's heaviest. Although it's not their best, it definitely beats out most of the other albums. Its best competition is probably Master of Puppets
How is this in 17th place? In my top 5 heaviest for sure
The riff during the verse is one of the heaviest metallica riffs there is. - Brobusky
This, blackened and whiplash are, in my opinion the heaviest metallica songs
I think the whole top 5 should be stuffed with Kill 'em All songs. - Alkadikce
Classic Kill 'Em All sound. - Userguy44
This one should be in the top 10.
I'm in doubt between all AJFA songs, Creeping Death, Battery, Sad But True and Leper Messiah, but will go with this one
This song is too underrated.
Come on, this song is one of the heaviest metal songs!
This song is in no way "heavy"
Song about beating depression. Very heavy
Heavier than sad but true
Best song from Death Magnetic, heavy riff, fast solo, I love this!
Should be top 10. Fight Fire with Fire is the clear number one, but this song is heavy and amazing, just like Fight Fire with Fire. - Metarock
This whole album should be on here
The song projects a very grim, aggressive feeling, as if you are being weighed down. This is definitely at least one of the heaviest Metallica songs out there that I've heard.
Especially with Jason chanting "Die! ".
Totally rad, heavy song. The song runs on nightmare fuel.
Totally crazy song with a riff that is definitely up there among the heavier.
I would say this one is the second heaviest song of Metallica, I mean just listen to the drums and the bass here, not really fast, but just so heavy!
When I heard this song for the first time, I was blown away by the feel this song projected. This actually deserves to be in the top ten!
This is a real heavy song!
How is the 31st? It should be top 5 at least.
Listen to it its heavier then like holier than though and stuff and shouldn't like master of puppets be higher up maybe. Its only like one of there best songs with an insane guitar solo and a heavy rift. and what the hell king nothing is higher than like battery. at least half the people voting here must be posers
Not the heaviest but I voted for this because it should be way higher on the list
Vote this one PLEASE! This is one of the most screamy Metallica songs ever and the solos make it even heavier!
Yep. Starts out with some clean guitar, but it quickly amps up. It reaches its best part at the end with the harmonic riff and the slow but loud drums. Wonderful, Almost always slow in "For Whom The Bell Tolls" fashion.
doom theme - peepsmith
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