Best Songs On Metallica's Death Magnetic


The Top Ten

1 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!


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2 The Day that Never Comes

This is the 1st and probably my favorite out of the album, I do understand way all nightmare long is the best on this list, but to me, this song is the best, it starts off calm, and then gets all insane, this is not the only song the does this, the first time the did this was in fade to black, and after that is one, so, even though it's not as fast a all nightmare long, it's my favorite out of all of them.

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!

In my top 10 all time metallica songs

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3 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!

Just amazing

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4 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...

My mom hates metallica, but even this song she likes! I love metallica and this is my favorite by them! And I seriously think this whole album is underrated!

Dang this song is so good

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5 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 song has the best head banging sequence in the last 20 years for Metallica.

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6 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

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.


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8 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

This should at least be in the top 2 - Sabbath

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9 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

While DM doesn't really have a bad song on it, and some song has to be #10, it should not be this one. It begins by establishing the riffs in the song, then goes into the sick riff that sounds like a metal version of the riff in Pearl Jam's Even Flow. The lyrics are absolutely astonishing. The chorus is very catchy. After a guitar solo where it sound like the guitar is going to explode, it drops to an interlude, then revs back up to full speed before halting to a sudden finish because the song has reached the end of the line.

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

This is at least the second best song on the album after all nightmare long

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10 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

This being at the bottom is so stupid. Just unbelievable.

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The Contenders

11 Just a Bullet Away
12 Enter Sandman - Metallica

This is pure gold here! How could this song been made before America been discovered by Lionel Messi! I love the Corey's keyboard work on this one!

My favorite Pantera track. Love Bruce Dickinsons work on the drums here.

13 Hate Train
14 People=s*** - Slipknot

This is easily the best song on Death Magnetic. Its inclusion on the album is pure genius and Metallica should be hailed as gods for writing, performing, and including this song on the album. This song blows me away every time I hear it. Typical vocals from Hetfield, amazing fingerstyle bass from Trujillo, Lars's best performance since Dyers Eve, and possibly the single best guitar solo ever written. In my opinion, the guitar solo on this song outshines any other Hammett has written (Well, except maybe the ones on St. Anger! ) and deserves a place in history alongside Comfortably Numb, Stairway to Heaven, and Free Bird.
In conclusion, I think that this song is on Death Magnetic.

Joey is my favourite Metallica drummer.

15 One
16 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

17 Hell and Back
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Top Remixes (45)

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

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