Worst Metallica Albums


The Top Ten

1 Lulu

I had some hopes this would be a decent album and then I heard it. My ears literally couldn't stand the pathetic voice. Has some decent music but I don't know what they were thinking when they let Lou Reed collaborate with them.

I suppose the old saying "Nothing ventured nothing gained" was their thinking.

! This album is not only the worst metal album, it's the worst album ever made! The vocals and tunes to these songs don't even make sense. In fact it creeps me out.

My mourning started when Jason quit. He may have not been as talented as Cliff, but the energy to used to deliver on stage always blew my mind. And as for the albums, the album "Metallica" was the last of Metallica for me.


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2 St. Anger

You have Kirk Hammett in your band, and you don't use him for any solos? That is like sitting Michael Jordan on the bench during the playoffs.

Although I would rather listen to this than Lulu any day, I'm voting for this, as Lulu isn't really an official Metallica album, its a collaboration with Lou Reed (RIP. ) But yeah this is there worse official album by far, Load and Reload were disappointments as they didn't display the good ol' Metallica we know and love, but at least they were solid efforts. This though is terrible from all aspects. All the songs are filled with boring repetative drop C riffs, the songs are SO BORING, and I don't think Kirk even showed up to any of the recordings, as they're are as you all know, NO GUITAR SOLOS. Which has got to be the biggest bone head move of Metallica's career. And then there is the snare drum...

It could have been good with the killer guitar riffs and singing from James. The things that ruined it though were the snare drums and the fact that the album had no guitar solos. If you want an awesome Metallica album listen to Master Of Puppets.

This album is absolutely awful! I just can't get into it. The song are laughable bad and that snare sucks. - Userguy44

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3 Re-Load

I heard The Memory Remains. It really sucks. The Unforgiven 2 is pretty good though. And Fuel is a good song. - Userguy44

Lulu isn't a damn Metallica album. Stop counting it as a Metallica album - Sabbath

Come on Load actually has some really good songs. Re-load only has Fuel and unforgivin 2 still a good album but loads better

4 Load

What don't you idiots get?!? Lulu is NOT a Metallica album. You people know as much about music as I know about golf. Most of you are Megadeth fans trying to add this to the Metallica collection to make Megadeth look better - Sabbath

None of these albums SUCK, but this is the least good Metallica album. And last I looked, Lulu doesn't even qualify as a Metallica album.

I actually liked this album.

Not that bad. - Userguy44

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5 Garage Inc

How is this so high?! There's a bunch of amazing covers, but there's also some absolute crap on here as well (Free Speech, Tuesday's Gone).

Mostly filler, with a few excellent covers. - IronSabbathPriest

James sings so badly that he makes Bob Seeger sound good and Seeger is Brutal.

6 Beyond Magnetic

What? Metallica wrote this album just for fun I guess.

7 S&M

This is what you get when you try and mix Coca-Cola with whole milk!

8 Death Magnetic

I know it's still a GOOD album, but it's nothing compared to the originals like Master of Puppets and Justice for All.

The album's songs are great, but the sound quality is bloody awful. Even the GUITAR HERO VERSIONS SOUND BETTER.

Amazing songs, but bad production - DoroExploro13

Nothing more than a decent album. Huge improvement on St. Anger, but the production is pretty bad on here... And Day that Never Comes is so overrated. - IronSabbathPriest

9 Six Feet Down Under EP
10 Metallica

OH NO! It was played on the radio!?! SELLOUTS! SELLOUTS! It's absolute garbage! Metallica is trying a new sound, we need to constantly rant for no reason! Megadeth is so much better, they never sold out (RISK) *sarcasm* - SoldierOfFortune

Classic metal album, I can't believe people hate on this because some songs are played on the radio

Extremely terrible and does not sound like an album produced by metal legends.

Enter Sandman
This song sounds like a failed attempt at Rock
Sad But True
This song is not a great song or bad song
Holier than Thou
Failed thrash attempt?
The unforgiven & Nothing Else Matters
These 2 sons are the only songs that stand out
Everything else on this album is stale or repetitive

This is the beginning of point where it changed

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The Contenders

11 The $9.98 CD: Garage Days Re-Revisited

Why is this on the list this is good. - Rambles

12 Acoustic Metal
13 The $5.98 E.P. Garage Days Re-Revisited
14 Kill Em All

Why is this on the list? Without this album there wouldn't be thrash metal.

I like The four horsemen, Seek and Destroy, and Whiplash. - Userguy44

I think Kill them all is mostly better than Black album

This album Is still awesome but it sucks in a way motorbreath jump in the fire and pulling teeth sucks hit the lights whiplash and seek and destroy was the best but I think this should be 14 because it was still a great album lulu was the worst I'd ever heard they had wasted 88 minuets sucking I got every album and I burned lulu but st anger was the best next to ride the lighting and load if you think I'm crazy than your crazy liking the black aulbum as the best I still think its awesome but best album no ride the lighing is the best on kill em all these are the best songs as my list

1 seek and destroy
2 hit the lights
3 whiplash
4 no remose
5 the four horseman
6 metal milta
7 phantom lord
8 motorbreath
9 jump in the fire
10 pulling teeth

15 Hardwired... to Self-Destruct

It's not bad album

They just pumped out song after meaningless, boring song on this garbage

16 ...And Justice For All

I actually think that this album is underrated. Apart from the bass being to quiet, and the track formula still copying Ride and Master (Fast song, Mid-paced song, slower, heavy one, ballad, then another fast one), it's a great album. The songs individually all have a great deal of creativity to them. - Caleb9000

Justice is incredibly overrated. The bass was turned down and the remastering on the rhythmic guitar was terrible. One isn't even that good. The solo is average at best.

Where did the bass tracks go? Poor Jason Newsted! Must have been hard knowing his band doesn't care about him. Sabotage!

Literally none of the songs, except for One and Dyers Eve, I liked.

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17 Live S***: Binge & Purge

Why isn't this on the list?

18 Ride the Lightning

I just want to cry when I see this in 15 place - Rhapsody

At the bottom where it belongs. This is better than MoP in my opinion. Although Master did have great songs, the formula was a bit of a copy of this one. - Caleb9000

This shouldn't be on list - Rhapsody

Who the hell added this, - Disturbedpotato

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19 Master of Puppets

Shame on you those who vote for this album

What is this album doing on the list?

Best Metallica album even. - Userguy44

Blaster of Muffets.

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1. Lulu
2. St. Anger
3. Re-Load
1. S&M
2. Lulu
3. St. Anger
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