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


The Top Ten

1 Spit Out the Bone Spit Out the Bone

The one thing I really love about this album is that every song on this album is someone's number one song and someone's least favorite song, that is how diverse this album is that it hits everyone tastes and impacts everyone differently - germshep24

Best song of the century 21. Ahead of Halo, Lightning Strike and all other great songs!
When the comments before Metallica played it live were all about "when will they play SOTB" you know...

Just like old Metallica used to make

This song proves Metallica can still make fire music, even in the new generation of music. - Not_A_Weeaboo

2 Moth Into Flame Moth Into Flame

The dual guitar work on this and spit out the bone is really awesome

best ever!

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

3 Halo on Fire Halo on Fire

This one is really different...The most song I like to play in the album

100% the best one on the album. "Moth", "Hardwired", "Spit out the Bone" and "Atlas" are all great, but are "familiar ground". Halo on Fire is NEW Metallica. It's a breath of fresh air overall and its incredible. Its even better live, as James "Hetfields" some of the accents on the verses. SIICK.

Just a great song that changes mid way

An instant classic

4 Atlas, Rise

Gets me pumped.

Amazing song

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

Best - Glauberson

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 Hardwired

Fast, apocalyptic and short
To me it's perfect

Hardcore. So catchy and good. - lilrocketman

It's their best song should be number 1

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

7 Now that We're Dead

Seriously? #7? This is way better than Hardwired. James straight up kills it here with the vocals. - RiverVibeZ

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.

8 Am I Savage?

The major disappointment to me for this song is that it reminds me too much about Am I Evil that it feels like a rip off of it not that that is a bad choice to make if you were to rip off a song - germshep24

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

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.

9 Here Comes Revenge

This is definitely the worst song on this album, though the instrumental work is better than the song Confusion.
Don't get me wrong the song isn't bad none of the songs on this album are bad, this is just the laziest song on the album - germshep24

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.

Sounds like a song from Megadeth's Countdown to Extinction, except James Hetfield collaborated with the band and he ends up singing.

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!

10 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!

The Contenders

11 Murder One

The music video is definitely the thing that sells this song, this is definitely one of the more lazier of the songs on this album, wouldn't be as loved without the Lemmy gimmick to it - germshep24

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

Rip Lemmy. On a sidenote, if you like lemmy, watch the white limo video (just kidding)

Ave Lemmy!

12 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

13 Manunkind

Horribly underrated

This album really doesn't have a distinct best song on it, any song I think I don't like becomes enjoyable through a second listen, but also watching them through the music video makes all the songs so much better. The songs with the weakest lyrics has the most enjoyable video - germshep24

The "double snare" drum beat sounds terrible - RichHomelessGreedyMan

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

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 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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List StatsCreated 22 Aug 2016
Updated 1 Apr 2017

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Top Remixes (35)

1. Spit Out the Bone
2. Moth Into Flame
3. Atlas, Rise
1. Here Comes Revenge
2. Spit Out the Bone
3. Halo on Fire
1. Spit Out the Bone
2. Moth Into Flame
3. Dream No More

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