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.

Every guitar player who quit after 2 years' nation anthem - SoldierOfFortune

2 Master of Puppets

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

Cliff's last album, and the last time we had the "classic" metallica sound, and don't give me that Justice and Black stuff, they were good, but THIS was GREAT

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

3 Fade to Black

One of the best Metal songs of all time. - ParasN2000

4 For Whom the Bell Tolls

It’s already on the list at 4th place - BossDj0

5 The Thing That Should Not Be

Immortal! - Glauberson

6 Seek & Destroy

One of the best ever.

Searchin seek and destroy

7 Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
8 Creeping Death

This song is absolutely killer, no pun intended

Needs to be higher on the list - Conabone

9 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.

10 The Four Horsemen

The Contenders

11 ...And Justice for All
12 Battery
13 The Call of Ktulu
14 Hit the Lights
15 Blackened

One of Metallicas best riffs

16 Harvester of Sorrow
17 To Live is to Die
18 Orion
19 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.

20 Trapped Under Ice
21 Whiplash
22 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 😎.

23 Disposable Heroes
24 Fight Fire With Fire
25 Crash Course In Brain Surgery

I do love this song, but it was after the black album

26 Dyers Eve
27 No Remorse
28 The Frayed Ends of Sanity
29 Phantom Lord

The best song, the best riffs, most energetic song from "Kill 'em All"

30 Damage Inc
31 The Shortest Straw
32 Leper Messiah
33 Metal Militia
34 Jump In the Fire
35 Eye of the Beholder
36 Motor Breath
37 (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth
38 The Prince - Metallica

From the One 7" single.

39 Blitzkrieg
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