Top 10 Metallica Songs with the Best Bridges or Interludes

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Bridge is a unique song section that appears only once in a song - it's where music (melody and rhythm) is different from everything else (verse, chorus and pre-chorus if the song has one).

The Top Ten

1 Enter Sandman

It has 2 bridges of different types: an interlude AND a bridge (in the strict sense).
Spoken Interlude (James Hetfield & Bob Rock's son):
Now I lay me down to sleep
Now I lay me down to sleep
Pray the lord my soul to keep
Pray the lord my soul to keep
And
If I die before I wake
If I die before I wake
Pray the lord my soul to take
Pray the lord my soul to take
My friends, put you hands like this man
[...]
Bridge (James Hetfield):
Hush little baby don't say a word
And never mind that noise you heard
It's just the beast under your bed
In your closet in your head - Metal_Treasure

2 Master of Puppets

Master, Master, where’s the dreams that I’ve been after?
Master, Master, you promised only lies
Laughter, laughter, all I hear or see is laughter
Laughter, laughter, laughing at my cries
FIX ME! - Metal_Treasure

3 The Four Horsemen

"Time! Has taken its toll on you, the lines that crack your face
Famine! Your body it has torn through, withered in every place
Pestilence! For what you had to endure and what you have put others through
Death! Deliverance for you for sure, now there’s nothing you can do" - Metal_Treasure

4 Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

Bridge includes an instrumental section with abrasive riffing (I love it! ) and the section after it with these lyrics:
"Fear of living on
Natives getting restless now
Mutiny in the air
Got some death to do
Mirror stares back hard
Kill, it's such a friendly word
Seems the only way
For reaching out again" - Metal_Treasure

5 Creeping Death

The bridge is after the solo and includes an instrumental section and the section after it with these lyrics:
Die, by my hand
I creep across the land
Killing first born man
Die, by my hand
I creep across the land
Killing first born man - Metal_Treasure

6 Ride the Lightning

This bridge is an exception because here the bridge appears twice, which is unusual but the bridge looks like one bridge divided into two parts by the solo in between, like a sandwich. I would say it's a very interesting song structure and they used the bridge as a transition:
[Bridge]
Someone help me
Oh please, God help me
They're trying to take it all away
I don't want to die
[ SOLO ]
[Bridge]
Someone help me
Oh please, God help me
They're trying to take it all away
I don't want to die - Metal_Treasure

7 Bleeding Me

LOL, genius.com thinks this bridge is a verse and called it Verse 2. They messed up the whole song structure and this happens to them too often.
Bridge is the section with these lyrics:
"I am the beast that feeds the feast
I am the blood, I am release
Come make me pure
Bleed me a cure
I'm caught, I'm caught, I'm caught under"
(It's clearly a bridge because 1. its music appears only once in this song; 2. it's in the 3rd part of the song where bridges usually are). - Metal_Treasure

8 Spit Out the Bone Spit Out the Bone

[Bridge]
The flesh betrays the flesh
Your man has had his time
We lay him down to rest
Machined the new divine

Stop breathing and dedicate to me
Stop dreaming and terminate for me
All meaning you dedicate to me
All feelings you terminate for me - Metal_Treasure

9 Battery

It's the instrumental part that is slower (it's right before the solo) - Metal_Treasure

10 Until It Sleeps

It's not a very strong bridge but counts:
"I don't want it
I don't want it, want it, want it
Want it, want it, no" - Metal_Treasure

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