Best Songs from Metallica's Kill em All


The Top Ten

1 The Four Horsemen The Four Horsemen

Dave Mustaine's great songwriting and Hetfield's vocals. This is my favorite Metallica song!

On through the dead of night
For the four Horsemen vote
Or choose your fate and DIE

Horsemen are drawing nearer, on leather steeds they ride, they've come to take your life.

1- The Four Horsemen
2- Seek And Destroy
3- Hit The Lights
4- Jump In The Fire
5- Metal Militia
6- Whiplash
7- Phantom Lord
8- No Remorse
9- Motorbreath
10- Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)

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2 Seek & Destroy Seek & Destroy

For the dumbass below me who is trying to convince people that Hammett did not record on Kill Em All, you sir, are completely wrong. Mustaine left well before the end of the recording because he was an idiot who kept drinking and doing drugs and pissing off everyone else.

Easily the best by far. Most memorable even though the four horsemen is insanely good too. But the riffs in seek and destroy are simply brilliant

This song makes me think of the beach because I was listening a lot to it at the beach in Portugal

Seek and destroy

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3 Whiplash Whiplash

I must say that I got into newer Metallica first so it took me awhile to fully appreciate this album. I thought at first that it seemed too raw and unpolished (james voice was painful! ). What I didn't realize then is that is what makes this album so awesome. You get to hear Metallica in their rawest and many ways most vulnerable. I mean even the band said that they played really fast due to nervousness. Since then whiplash has become a personal favorite. This really is Metallica at their fastest and thrashiest! I now love early james voice, especially when he yells Whiplash! GREAT STUFF! Wether or not it's the best on the album is subject to opinion but it is for sure the most fun on kill em all. We'll never stop, we'll never quit cause were Metallica! Oh and now for a little controversy. Daves mechanix is the better version of the fourhorseman. Hey, it is... I'm just saying... - LordJosh

"acting like a maniac... WHIPLASH"

Some people don't get whiplash - They break their necks due to the incomprehensible badassery

Whiplash is the best song on this album: it has everything you want, and also artists like kurt cobain used to like it so much!

Here we go: suck shredding

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4 Hit the Lights Hit the Lights

The one that started it all. You gotta love the classics. A great intro not just to the album, but for Metallica's entire career

Perfect tempo and lyrics. It is just so fitting for Metallica's style at the time: almost like the war cry or battle call.

The guitar solist was neither kirk nor mustaine. It was Lloyd Grant, just told for your information.

He might have only appeared on one song, but Lloyd Grant rocks!

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5 Jump In the Fire Jump In the Fire

My personal riff. The whole song is very "groovy". The intro riff is cool and it's catchy.

Kick ass riff and co-operation between all the members.

One if the most influential song for groove metal and the riff is one of my favorites. - gemcloben

This song has the best solos! Dave Mustaine rules!

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6 Motorbreath Motorbreath

This is great song! So full of energy and kick-ass! Just give it a listen!

It would be great if the song was a little longer

Its got speed and aggression, just Metallica - gemcloben

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7 Phantom Lord Phantom Lord

I can't understand why no one likes this song. It's pretty awesome

Underrated beyond belief. It's one of my favorite Metallica songs of all time!

Shows a perfect combination of Dave Mustaine writing with James Hetfield writing! needs to be higher.

Best song on Kill 'em all. Slow intro, turns fast pace and the chorus is melt your face off badass!

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8 No Remorse No Remorse

COMPLETELY underrated! By far, THE best song on Kill Em All. All of the bestestest riffs are congregated in this one song! Be honest with yourselves... are you voting for "four horsemen" or "seek and destroy" because they're already such iconic songs? Are you really listening with your ears and fingers and feet? No Remorse is indisputably the best song on this record. Period.

I love the intro riff and how the drums beat it, love the entire song

Come on guys this is the best song in KEA musically and lyrically, why is it #9? Jump in the fire and Whiplash kick ass too.

Probably the best Metallica song and also the most underrated song..and this List is lame this song should be at least in the top 5 songs

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9 Metal Militia Metal Militia

Why is this not number 3? This song is the anthem and battle cry of thrash fans! I have never heard a song so anti glam and amazing at the same time in my life! So underrated. If you want to listen to this album, I would strongly suggest the four horsemen, phantom lord, and METAL MILITIA!

Metal militia has 3 seconds of slow music at the very beginning, and from there it is amazingly fast thrash metal, the bass playing is literally a lead instrument - JULESMETAL13

Best vocals of any song on the album - gemcloben

Why is this masterpiece on the bottom? This is my favorite Metallica song! Awesome, thrashy instrumental and amazing vocals by James. - PhantomMilitia

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10 (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth

R.I.P. Cliff best bass solo by the most talented bass player of all time!

This is an awesome bass solo, R. I. P Cliff Burton - dragon13304

Come on guys, that's a prove that the bass guitar isn't a secondary instrument! It need to be less underrated!

And how is this below No Remorse, Motorbreath, Metal Militia, and Jump in the Fire?

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The Contenders

11 Am I Evil?
12 Blitzkrieg

Definitely not on ride the lightning or kill em all.

For those who are confused, Am I Evil? and Blitzkrieg were bonus tracks from when it was reissued in 1988, so that's the only reason they're on here - dubsinthetubs

Is this even from kill em all? I'm sure its on ride the lightning - gemcloben

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13 Moth Into Flame Moth Into Flame
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1. Seek & Destroy
2. Whiplash
3. Metal Militia
1. Motorbreath
2. Whiplash
3. Hit the Lights
1. No Remorse
2. The Four Horsemen
3. Seek & Destroy

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