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
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!
Fight Fire With Fire is the heaviest Metallica song. It is Metallica's only Extreme Thrash song, and is super fast. The song is about "Nuclear annihilation, describing the world right before and during a nuclear apocalypse." That is a very metal topic. - Kytotoxic
Metallica considered to melodic thrash. But my friends, this song is extreme thrash! Vote this up, Sad But True isn't heavy as this! - somekindofaguy
Absolutely insane. - HeavyMetalHeroV 15 Comments
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.
Just listen 2 the guitar riff in this song and that alone screams heavy
This was the song someone said that was good for pulling teeth. It was the last thing that they heard before it happened.
That slow, throat-punching riff along with that brutal snare drum just hits so hard.V 10 Comments
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.
This is my favorite Metallica song and for good reason. This song has the best lyrics and meaning and it's obviously the heaviest.
This is by far the heaviest Metallica song out there. The riffs in Fight Fire with Fire are fast therefore making it more thrash than heavy. The Thing That Should Not Be is slower and has a lot more weight making it sound WAY heavier. Amazing song!
This song is the heaviest song there is from them and the guitar solo is so perfect combined with the rhythm of the songV 5 Comments
By far the heaviest Metallica song. Sad but True comes close, but it doesn't quite pull it off
Most aggressive James Hetfield vocals
So heavy you need a crane to lift it
This song right here is a nuclear bombV 2 Comments
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.
Metallica's fastest for sure but in heaviness about 3rd for me.
1st place in heaviness, speed comes close to Fight Fire With Fire, but with more complex lyrics, similar tempo to FFWF, and the pure anger/hatred that radiates from this song puts it at #1 on my pick list.
This should definitely be considered the heaviest Metallica song
This should be number 1. The intro riff is number 1. Hands down.
The middle section is wank material. Blackened should be higher.
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 as balls.
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!
Songs great... Pretty heavy lyrics and head-banging
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!
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/
This is one of the few thrashers from ReLoad. Sad But True is the heaviest, but Devil's Dance is very heavy, too.
The ending is the most brutal thing Metallica has done.
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
Those three solos...heavy as hell
This, blackened and whiplash are, in my opinion the heaviest metallica songs
The riff during the verse is one of the heaviest metallica riffs there is. - Brobusky
This song is in no way "heavy"
Song about beating depression. Very heavyV 1 Comment
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.
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
Come on, this song is one of the heaviest metal songs!
This song is too underrated.
Totally rad, heavy song. The song runs on nightmare fuel.
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.
Not the heaviest but I voted for this because it should be way higher on the list - somekindofaguy
Vote this one PLEASE! This is one of the most screamy Metallica songs ever and the solos make it even heavier!
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
The heaviest and the most thrashiest song on black album
Litteraly the complete opposite of heavy.
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