Best Songs on Metallica's Hardwired... to Self Destruct


The Top Ten

1 Spit Out the Bone

Killer, killer, killer riffs! Damn isn't this the most hardcore, raging song from Hardwired To Self Destruct. I can feel my blood pumping fast each time I hear this song. Kirk and Robert Trujillo have done amazingly well and this song is easily Metallica's all time top 10. - SteveKing

Absolutely their best song on the record. No doubt this takes you back to their Kill Em All/Puppets days. Kirk does two solos on this song and that just absolutely blows my mind, and to top it off Hetfield's vocals on the song make me feel like I could fly.

Loved the song as soon as I heard the riffs at the beginning of the song.

1. Spit/Moth (Damn, can't decide!)
2. Halo
3. Atlas
4. Dream
5. Hardwired
6. Dead
7. Confusion
8. Savage
9. ManUNkind
10. Revenge
11. Murder

🤘 Keep it up guys! - BekoT.

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2 Moth Into Flame

This song is a lot better than Hardwired in my opinion, but both are amazing. Yet I don't know why this list was created so soon, only 2 songs have been released. - Kytotoxic

This song is amazing. - Brobusky

The drum work by Lars Ulrich is just amazing

The Solo is amazing

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3 Halo on Fire

The Last part of this song (which includes the epic solo), is one of the best things Metallica has made in a very very long time... - Kaustab

This song is even better than some of the classics. Should be number one on this list

This is the closest thing the album has to a ballad, and it's awesome.

1. Halo On Fire
2. Atlas, Rise!
3. Moth Into Flame
4. Spit Out The Bone
5. Hardwired

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4 Atlas, Rise

Best Metallica song in years in my opinion

Outstanding... The chorus is killer and the harmony iron maidenish part is amazing

5 Dream No More

Reminds me of Sad But True and The Thing That Should not be

Can't go wrong with this song

Just an amazing tune

6 Now that We're Dead

I've listened to this song a lot. The solos are badass and Lars has done a great job with the drums. I love the chorus! "Now that we're dead, my dear. We can be together. Now that we're dead, my dear. We can live forever" - Zizz

This is the best song on the album, followed by Spit Out The Bone

This needs to be number 1.


7 Hardwired

It's their best song should be number 1

This song reminds me of My Apocalypse from Death Magnetic. - IronSabbathPriest

My apocalypse is better - awesomedp900

Mediocre. - sweetbeef

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8 Here Comes Revenge

This album has some amazing songs like moth, spit, hardwired, atlas and halo, however this is a real grower and should be higher than its current position.

Honestly, this album is my favorite Metallica album right now, and Here comes revenge is the song that stands out to me the most. I just love the main riff to it. Am I savage is a great song too, but I just had to vote for this song. - Metalfan2112

How is this only 10? The riffs are some of the best on the album and the verse lyrics are so dark and sinister. This should at least be 6th!

Sheer intensity and guitar-bas harmony. Just wow... Then here comes revenge... Revenge

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9 Confusion

Amazing album...Confusion could be one of those underrated songs,

This should be a lot higher. Well done Metallica

This should be top 5 at the very least

It can easily be top 5

10 Am I Savage?

I love all the rhythm changes and in some way to say the complexity of the song fulfilled with the guitar. Is a really great song so as well a great album.

The riff around 4:18 is the heaviest and most brutal Metallica riff I have heard in a long time.

The Contenders

11 Lords of Summer

I hope this goes higher up on the list because it really is one of the best in my opinion, I think they improved massively upon the original back in 2014 and James' vocals are the best on the album here - Derrick_Fox

11th place? WHAT?

A real 'classic'. It's on the deluxe edition. genius song!

12 Manunkind

A tribute to the black metal band Mayhem or should I say, a tribute of disappointment. The lyrics "Blind leads Blind" will tell you enough. Faith in ManUNkind is way to describe Mayhem's deep belief in their opposite way of looking at life. - SytachiRed

This song is way underrated. As for people saying it's a black metal tribute, what are you saying? Why because the video? Great song

I can't stop listening to it

13 Murder One

This song is really underrated, best song on the album in my opinion. The main riff is just so beautiful, and the lyrics are amazing

The verse is so catchy. One crown, shines on through the sound one crown steady on. One man does not give a damn, one man no excuse. - FFDP

Somewhat like Megadeth's Captive Honour but without the court of the king (not crimson king).

A great solo may be the best solo in the album by Kirk

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14 Remember Tomorrow

Awesome cover

15 Ronnie Rising Medley

Amazing medley! The part where they start to play Kill The King is worth the deluxe edition by itself!

16 Now that We're Dead - Metallica

Very good everyone should listen at least once or twice - InsanityJoe

17 When a Blind Man Cries

Not a actual song on the album, but this cover is starts slow but gets heavier near the end. That's why I like this song cover. - Mumbizz01

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