Best Songs On Metallica's Black Album

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The Top Ten

1 The Unforgiven The Unforgiven

The Unforgiven is one of the best songs Metallica has ever written. Enter Sandman is good, but SO overrated.

In my opinion their best song post And justice for all.

Metallica's The Unforgiven was the first song I have heard from them. With strong and soft vocals, calm acoustic strumming, and beautiful rhythm guitar playing by James Hetfield, simple (but strong) drumming by Lars Ulrich, Powerful bass playing by Jason Newsted, and of course, Kirk Hammett's head cutting solo, how can someone not love this song? The Unforgiven is one of the best, if not, the best song of Metallica's history.

Finally, the overplayed enter sandman isn't number 1!

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2 Enter Sandman Enter Sandman

Some may consider it overrated, but it remains one of the most popular and iconic thrash metal songs of all time. The opening always sends chills up my spine, and if you have been to a Metallica live show then you'll know that it's probably their most interactive song.

That's my favourite Metallica song! It's sad that Metallica didn't make their next songs similar to those in black album.

Amazing song and definitely their best song on the black album - Ajkloth

It's better than the Unforgiven - MorbidCannibalSlayer

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3 Nothing Else Matters

My favorite Metallica song of all-time! Nothing Else Matters is one of the best songs Metallica has ever written. And I do like the S&M version of this song as well!

Unforgiven touches a special place in the heart, Enter Sandman is fun, but come on guys. Nothing Else Matters is a classic Metallica ballad for the ages. People need to vote for this one right here. Need convincing? Go watch a live performance of this song.

This and enter sandman are the best. - dragon13304

Amazing song, great singing. I love the bridge at the middle.

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4 Wherever I May Roam Wherever I May Roam

Song structure and intro are amazing. Lyrics are awesome just as guitar work. Wherever I may roam is for me highlight of the album. It should be above enter sandman

This is the best song off of the Black Album. Sad But True is a very close second. Nothing Else Matters and Enter Sandman are so mainstream. They're still good songs, but the mainstream ate those two up.

No Contest. This Song Rules. Period

I don't know what to say, this song is just absolutely my favorite ever by Metallica.

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5 Sad But True Sad But True

Enter Sandman is so over rated and is not half as good as sad but true. The deep thump in this song is just class - RedBullShat

Despite it is heavier than faster, this song is perfect, nothing more or less. I mean, I don't think it is my favorite, but this is the best you can find in the Black Album. The rhythm is fantastic, and the lyric is such amazing.

BEST SONG BLACK ALBUM + THRASH METALLICA RULES

Almost EVERY song on this album absolutely beats most of Metallica's other songs except maybe Master of Puppets and a couple others, but this one and Wherever I May Roam beat the rest of this album - DeathStar

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6 My Friend of Misery My Friend of Misery

The bass intro is so awesome. The lyric also meaningful. Great solo from Kirk and amazing vocal from James. Should be at the first place. YOU STILL STOOD THERE SCREAMING.

This is one of my favorite Metallica songs of all-time! Should be at least in the top 3.

This is probably my favorite song on the black album! They should play this live again.

Great song but forgotten because of 5 other songs. - MorbidCannibalSlayer

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7 Don't Tread On Me Don't Tread On Me

I heard this song just while ago and liked it. I nearly immediately started to look guitar tabs and learnt the song pretty quick. So beat it - part is my favourite part of this song. For me better song than Enter Sandman. The Sandman's main guitar riff is pretty badass but still the song itself is so overrated.

So be it, threaten no more. To secure peace is to prepare for war.

Anyone who put this below #3 has some issues

Best metallica song so deep

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8 The God that Failed The God that Failed

Pretty sweet bass intro. Deserves a much higher place. Enter Sandman is very overrated.

This should be a little higher on this list! The bass intro is awesome! Wow. Songs like Sad But True are higher than this?! Vote for God That Failed!

One of the most crushingly heavy songs I have ever heard. "I SEE FAITH IN YOUR EYES! " The guitars trading the riff at the beginning is AWESOME.

This is on my top 3, actually

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9 Through the Never Through the Never

I can accept The Unforgiven, but it's known that Enter Sandman and Nothing Else Matter are overrated! Through The Never is amazing, the riff is absolutely fantastic: that's way this song's title was used for a film!

It isn't my favourite song in this album, but it deserves to be fifth for its energy!

Last Thrash song by Metallica. still kicks ass

Through The Never is the best song on this album: it has energy, it is powerful, and it is one of the last thrash songs which Metallica composed until St. Anger/Death Magnetic. It should be less underrated.

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10 Of Wolf and Man Of Wolf and Man

It is the catchiest Metallica song ever. People, give it a listen, no body listens to this song. I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH! Please listen.

Wow! The struggle within and don't tread on me higher than this masterpiece!?!
This should be higher, honestly.

Come on people, this song should be higher! Its about a werewolf for Christ's sake!

Powerful lyrics and riffs. Good Drumming. Great Song!

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The Contenders

11 Holier Than Thou Holier Than Thou

Such an underrated song from an overrated album. So catchy with amazing riffs. Deserves the spot of best underrated hard rock song.

I actually think the album is underrated excluding Enter Sandman. - MrQuaz680

Not my favorite, but the lyrics of this one hit the nail on the head. Every single person should listen to this song because of that, just saying.

This is the best song on the album. not really a fan of sandman. holier than thou is my favorite Metallica song of all time! ! ! Just plain awesome.

Best song in my opinion, best solo also

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12 The Struggle Within The Struggle Within

When I hear this song, I start to understand where Metallica was headed with their sound. There's no way you can hear this song and say they aren't metal! Chunky chuggin' riffs with screamed lyrics. The solo is one of Kirk's best on the album. For such a short song, it delivers some well emphasized ass-kicking!

I love The Struggle Within. It is BADASS! This song should be a bit higher on the list. It's so underrated. Please vote.

One of the thrashiest songs on this album! I really love the intro to this song. One of my favorites on this album. The solo in this song is pretty kickass too! This should be higher. Please vote.

James growl at the end 'Struggling withiinnn" is great. Definitey not the worst tune on this album at all.

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