Best Songs On Metallica's Black Album


The Top Ten

1 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.

Deep song with Kirk Hammet's more emotional solo - RichHomelessGreedyMan

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2 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

Best Songs Ever In This Album

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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

A Proper List
1. Nothing Else Matters
2. Enter Sandman
3. Sad But True
4. The Unforgiven
5. Wherever I May Roan
6. The God That Failed
7. of Wolf and Man
8. Don't Tread on Me
9. Through The Never
10. Holier Then Thou
11. The Struggle Within

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4 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.


While this album is somewhat inconsistent, I cannot deny that this song rocks, especially with that great riff - kempokid

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5 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

No Contest. This Song Rules. Period

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.

Better than Sad But True and Enter Sandman. Please vote this one up! - Userguy44

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6 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.

It should be a crime to not remmeber this. Criminally underrated. Also the best. Absolute masterpiece. - lilrocketman

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7 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!

Last Thrash song by Metallica. still kicks ass

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

This should be a little higher.

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8 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.

Love The Unforgiven,but this needs to be higher

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9 Don't Tread on Me

I love this song it is BADASS

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.

Best metallica song so deep


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10 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!

Honestly this is in my top 3's - Conabone

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The Contenders

11 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.

Extremely Underrated

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12 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.

The singing melody didn't mesh well with the sound - RichHomelessGreedyMan

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1. The God that Failed
2. Nothing Else Matters
3. The Unforgiven
1. Enter Sandman
2. Sad But True
3. Nothing Else Matters
1. The Unforgiven
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3. Holier Than Thou

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