Best Metallica Songs Before the Black Album

The Top Ten

1 One

I don't understand why master of puppets gets more votes than this song on every list. It IS the best Metallica song, period!

I'm tired of seeing Master of Puppets in first place on every Metallica list. One is the real deal.

I love this song.

Overrated and boring song like most of the Justice songs. Only Blackened,...AJFA and Dyers Eve are making difference on this album. This song shouldn't be this high.

2 Fade to Black
3 Master of Puppets

Great guitar riffs and pretty good drumming from Lars. Love the solo. Second Half of the song is amazing

Great intro,riff and solos.James voice was still young and hadent changed yet.

4 The Thing That Should Not Be

Immortal! - Glauberson

5 For Whom the Bell Tolls
6 Seek & Destroy

One of the best ever.

Searchin seek and destroy

7 Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
8 The Four Horsemen
9 Creeping Death
10 Ride the Lightning

The intro is from another universe

"Where's Ride the Lightning?! Where's Ride the Lightning?! Why isn't it on the list? WHY?! Who didn't vote for Ride the Lightning? Tell me right now! "
-Kirk Hammett.

The Contenders

11 ... and Justice for All
12 Battery
13 For Whom the Bell Tolls
14 Hit the Lights
15 The Call of Ktulu
16 Blackened V 1 Comment
17 Harvester of Sorrow
18 Escape

I didn't think this would be above Ride The Lightning, Battery,...And Justice For All, Hit the Lights, Orion, The Four Horsemen, Whiplash, or Am I Evil.

19 Am I Evil

Who put this here? Garage inc. Was made AFTER the black album

This was recorded during the Kill em All days...

Yes, Garage Days revisited & Creeping Death maxi single, that had the cover artwork of Alvin Petty... Pretty 😎.

20 Trapped Under Ice
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List StatsUpdated 28 Jun 2017

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Top Remixes (6)

1. Master of Puppets
2. One
3. Seek & Destroy
1. For Whom the Bell Tolls
2. One
3. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
1. One
2. The Call of Ktulu
3. Fade to Black

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