Top 10 Songs that Appeared on Metal Massacre Albums

For those that don't know Metal Massacre is a series of compilation albums released through Metal Blade Records. These albums were known for shedding light on many bands that have since become well known amongst the metal community.

The Top Ten

1 Hit the Lights - Metallica Hit the Lights - Metallica

There are actually two versions of this song that appeared on Metal Massacre:

The 1st version of this song appeared on the first pressing Metal Massacre 1 which this version was made very early in Metallica's carrer so early that Dave Mustaine and Ron McGovney weren'teven in the band at this point in time only Lars and James were the only members with this recording being the only time Metallica payed with Lloyd Grant.
The 2nd version was made on every other pressing of the album since James was unhappy with the first version, this version features Dave Mustaine on guitar and backing vocals and this version is much better if you ask me.

As we know Metallica would later go on to become one of the most well known and succesful bands in history. - christangrant

2 Condemned to the Gallows - Voivod Condemned to the Gallows - Voivod

The sample is the version that appeared in Metal Massacre 5, one of their best songs wasn't even on any studio album. - christangrant

3 Swing of the Axe - Possessed Swing of the Axe - Possessed

This appeared on Metal Massacre VI and it was later rerecorded for The Eyes of Horror EP - christangrant

4 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth

MM XIII - christangrant

5 Aggressive Perfector - Slayer

From Metal Massacre III, Slayer would later rerecord this track during the sesscions for Reign in Blood and was later released as a bonus track to that album. - christangrant

6 Such a Shame - Trauma

On Metal Massacre II, this recording featured Cliff Burton when he was still with this band and before he went to Metallica. - christangrant

7 The Killchain - Bolt Thrower
8 Heavy Metal Virgin - Aloha

Appeared on Metal Massacre II, Marty Friedman prefromed on this track, who would later gain more fame - christangrant

9 Lesson Well Learned - Armored Saint

Appeared on Metal Massacre II - christangrant

10 Crucifixation - Hellhammer

Appeared on Metal Massacre V. - christangrant

The Contenders

11 The Brave - Metal Church

Appeared on Metal Massacre V - christangrant

12 Miasma - The Black Dahlia Murder
13 Welcome to the Slaughterhouse - Dark Angel

Appeared on Metal Massacre VI - christangrant

14 Death Rider - Overkill

From Metal Massacre V - christangrant

15 Soldier Boy - Fates Warning

On Metal Massacre V - christangrant

16 Torture Me - Omen

MM V - christangrant

17 I Live, You Die - Flotsam and Jetsam

MM VII - christangrant

18 Wasteland - Toxik

MM IX - christangrant

19 The Fourth Dimension - Slaughter

MM X - christangrant

20 Shadow of the Reaper - Six Feet Under
21 Fixation on Plastics - The Red Chord
22 Swarm - Torture Killer
23 Ignorance - Sacred Reich
24 Lucifer's Hammer - Warlord
25 Shadows of Steel - Obsession
26 Mrs. Victoria - Warlord
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Top Remixes

1. The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth
2. The Killchain - Bolt Thrower
3. Hit the Lights - Metallica


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