Best Songs On Metallica's Death Magnetic


The Top Ten

1 All Nightmare Long All Nightmare Long

Amazing song from an amazing album. Really, really rough, and the lyrics just add to the feeling.

this song brings you back to Metallica's good old days

Go's hard for the whole 8 minutes! The corus kind on of reminds me of Enter Sandman. It's heavy plus catchy at the same time!

This is an instant classic.
By far the best song on DM and one of the best songs of the 2000s for me!

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2 The Day that Never Comes The Day that Never Comes

it should be in the first place. the final solo is amazing and no comments for James vocal.

Slow and melodic at the start, fast and headbanging from the middle. Perfect Metallica!

Really hard to decide between this and All Nightmare Long. Had to go with this one though, it just reminds you of the greatest ballads of all time Fade to Black and One. All songs start out soft, builds up over time to get really rough, they have amazing solo's. Great song.

Great ballad like Fade to Black and One. - Brobusky

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3 That Was Just Your Life That Was Just Your Life

Another masterpiece from Metallica. The Riff and the vocal from James is awesome. Should be at the first place. Like A Siren In My Head That Always Threatens To Repeat.

Some of Metallica's greatest riffs ever are on this song, particularly in the intro. This song proves that Metallica can make good thrash metal.

Even though it's from their newest album, it's main riff is one the best Metallica have ever done!

love it

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4 The Unforgiven III The Unforgiven III

All time favorite unforgiven is there life from there starting album to there last album in different parts - Raayy

Are you kidding me? It's the best song in this album... It won Metallica a Grammy too... Okay it may not have such a good riff like All Nightmare Long but still it's the best one in the album...

This is the perfect song for a metal fan... Slow intro great riffs and a melodic interlude. Awesome song on the album. - Metalliac

1. The Unforgiven III
2. All Nightmare Long
3. Cyanide
4. The Day That Never Comes
5. That Was Just Your Life
6. The End of the Line
7. Suicide and Redemption
8. The Judas Kiss
9. My Apocalypse
10. Broken, Beat and Scarred - Derrick_Fox

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5 Cyanide Cyanide

This song is so epic! A pure live-grenade. A modern Metal hymn! Vote!

The Drums in this song are amazing
this is a real good song to bang your head to
my favorite off the album - OzzyVanHalen

My first one from this album was The Day, but when I heard Cyanide, I knew one of the greatest songs of 2000s! It is absolutely fantastic, more than other songs from this album!

This should be #1

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6 Suicide & Redemption Suicide & Redemption

Metallica's instrumental songs are always fantastic this should be # 3 at least. One of their best songs out there

The thing about this album, is that there isn't a massive gap between the best song and the worst, unlike some of their other albums.

How is this at number 10? This is their best instrumental. (though I like Orion better)

Why 6? it's the best

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7 The Judas Kiss The Judas Kiss

Only loses to All Nightmare Long.
Great song, with a kickass riff and everything.
I don't really like The Day That Never Comes, its a good ballad, but nothing compared to stuff like Fade to Black and One.

The riff during the chorus is one of Hetfield's best and one of the best Metallica riffs of all time. - scaryness

Unforgiven 3 is the best Metallica song from any album. The feels, the solo, the touching vocals. Should be number 1 on any Metallica related top ten.

Great Song. Energy + Fun. One of the most underrated Metallica's song.

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8 Broken, Beat & Scarred Broken, Beat & Scarred

This song gets me pumped up like nothing else. It literally makes me want to break my body when I'm in the gym doing a high intensity workout. Amazing filling.

Its the story of Metallica this past Decade.
SHOW YOUR SCARS! best line ever. - Schwanie2

It's different of anything you've seem and that's a kind of thing I appreciate

My favorite song on Death Magnetic.

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9 My Apocalypse My Apocalypse

It's really ironical that the song that had earned Metallica a Grammy is down here... Just strange - Metalliac

A true thrasher with guitars at a blazing 200 bpm for 5 minutes of bliss. Gets very tight from the middle to the end. Lars Ulrich sneaks some double bass near the end. Great riffs by Hetfield and Hammett, and a chaotic solo. Even then, this song checks the album title with "Death Magnetic, pulling closer still".

its simply the best song made by metallica

So much fun playing this one on guitar, I love it. That fast galloping picking, just awesome.

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10 The End of the Line The End of the Line

This is really one of the best songs from this album. It has a really nice riff, catchy lyrics and a sweet solo. - Dblow

HOW THIS IS N10 man that's my second best song only loses to that was just your life listen to the interlude it's so emotional please vote for this song to get it what it deserves

Not bad, lags a little bit, but the solo sounds pretty cool

Great intro and riff... That breakdown is fantastic man!

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The Contenders

11 Just a Bullet Away Just a Bullet Away
12 Hate Train
13 Hell and Back
14 Rebel of Babylon

Okay this is from beyond magnetic but its from the remains that they didn't include on death this song is so emotinal please vote for it or any other beyond magnetic song

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3. Suicide & Redemption
1. All Nightmare Long
2. That Was Just Your Life
3. Broken, Beat & Scarred
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