Top Ten Worst Metallica Songs

The Top Ten

1 We Did It Again

Why Frantic?
Why My World?
Why To Live Is To Die?
Why Phantom Lord?
In the name of god, who made this bad list, he is mentally sick!

Songs like Phantom Lord, Frantic, To Live is To die, master of puppets, and the day that never comes do not deserve to be on this list. Those are all good songs and should not even be close to the worst Metallica songs - Frantic713

This Song Is Absolutely Awful, there's Nothing Good About It!, It all Sucks!, the Beat Is So Rushed And Horrible, Honestly This One Of The Worst Songs I've Ever Listened To Along With Watch Me, Anaconda, And Juju On That Beat, Negative 50/5 - VideoGamefan5

Metallica is an awesome band, but this sucks real bad. The lyrics are repetitive and are nonsense. The guitar riff in the intro is good, but the rest sucks. Ja Rule’s vocals sounds out of tune with the guitar, and this could have been badass if done better. The rapping sucks too. -5/10 - AnimeDrawer

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2 Brandenburg Gate

Lulu is just bad in general

Do not listen to the sample below

Great song. Shouldn't be on here.

What is this

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3 Frustration

Oh for gods sakes Lulu is not a Metallica album, it's more of a collaborative side project album done with Lou Reed. It basically stands alone, yes it's a bit of a history point in Metallica's career but it's still not Metallica. - Gamer231

This shouldn't be on here because it's a Lou reed album not a Metallica album. - Sabbath

Great song. Shouldn't be on here.

I hope Lulu and St Anger never happen again

4 Cheat On Me

Great song. Shouldn't be on here.

5 My World

Lars' drums gave me a headache in this song, so therefore I hate this song! This should be higher than 17. Why are there some awesome songs on the top 10 when THIS SONG ain't?! Come on! Please vote for this one.

I have not heard this song, when I asked my friends about this song, they said it sucked. After that, I decided to hear it; I made a mistake hearing this song so therefore my vote goes to you... My World!

Bad song to listen to! There's nothing interesting about this song. It doesn't go anywhere. Please vote!

Why is this on here? This is one of my favorites on St. Anger! - awesomedp900

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6 Mama Said

WTF, why is king nothing on this list,

To Live Is To Die is one of the most complicated songs meaningwise. It's all about Cliff's death, and the stages of depression and agony Metallica went through. Most people don't know it, but the different tempos in the song all mark a different stage of depression. The bass is also part of Cliff's unused bass practicing. The lyrics is Cliff's favorite poem. If more people knew what it was about, it wouldn't even be on the list.

I love every single Metallica song I just like Mama said the least and the worst. And still why Is To Live Is To Die on this list it's about cliff's death. Why Metallica last and final song on this list Rebel Of Babylon what is wrong with you

I love everything metallica has done but this song I have no clue what tf they were thinking. I love them but after load the started to go downhill until death magnetic that was their revival

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7 All Within My Hands

I just don't like how repetitive this song is and the "kill kill kill" ending. This song could have been shortened down to about 5 minutes but it just drones on and on for about 9 minutes.

I like St. Anger. I can't stand this song, though.

Absolutely disgusting 9 minute long song

St. Anger has a COUPLE gems, and this is not one of them! This song drags on far too long, sounds terrible, and as I'm listening to this, there's something strangely hypno-KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL! KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL! KILL! KILL! KILL! KILL! KILL! - rishal21

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8 Purify

By far the biggest heaping pile of crap that Metallica has ever put out. This lowered the bar for metal and cannot be outdone in attempts to suck.

Could not have said it better myself. I though that even Metallica would have enough decency to recognize that this song is to horrible for release. - surgeonsanic

I like some songs on St. Anger but this song is probably the worst on the album. It's just so loud and obnoxious. This and All Within My Hands should be at the top of the list in my opinion.

This is it. This should be #1. I would literally listen to Jonas Brothers over this "song", even though I love Metallica. Were they all drunk when they made this?

Good grunge song

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9 The View

Lou reed sounds like he is suffering from chronic diahhrea in this song with his absolutely horrendous vocals and some from hetfield that make no sense at all "I AM THE TABLE"

This is unbearably bad - LegitGames12

Close between this and Brandenburg Gate. WORST Metallica SONG EVER, and probably the worst song of all time. Makes Justin Bieber look like a LEGEND!

Oh and by the way, This also contains the Stupidest lyrics in any song I can think of. "I am the Progress!?! " "I AM THE TABLET!?! " This is just a complete Failure.

Oh and by the way I discovered what I am the table meant. He meant he is the table of the last supper. Still, this song sucks and why the table, not the food, not the people, it's more than a bit dumb. - sweetbeef

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10 Frantic

This is one song that does not deserve to be on this list, same with phantom lord, disposable heroes, master of puppets, and the day that never comes, those r all good songs, this song and st anger r the only good songs on the st anger album but that's it

Just a horrible song, and before any of you say this shouldn't be on here, you are dead wrong. This isn't even the worst song in this album. It's actually one of the best, and still horrible. The lyrics are just stupid, with off-key vocals, and Frantic tick tick tock!?! If that is not all, you have to hear Trash Can drums and horrible guitars. This is also in my opinion the WORST Metallica album opener excluding "Lulu", and I'm guessing the purpose for this song was to warn you about whats coming up, and after this, I don't even bother listening to St. Anger.

God, this is just torture to my ears, Frantic tic tic tic tic tic (ugh! ), can't stand it, it is a dishonor to albums like "master of puppets" and "... and justice for all", but it is still better than many things (like bieber) you see out there XD

Too many songs on here aren't even officially Metallica songs - Sabbath

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The Contenders

11 St. Anger

Are you kidding! This is a great song! So underrated!

The downfall of lars Ulrich as a drummer. How does he go from the really technically complex stuff from and Justice For All to this. It sounds like he is just banging on all pots and pans in his kitchen. Is Kirk even playing here? This is just trash. I do respect the fact that they took all their anger out on this album and that they learned not to omit solos in Death Magnetic.

I can't believe there are people out there who are brainless enough to defend this atrocious song!

So many different directions in this. It starts off with a sloppy guitar riff then speeds up into a tin can snarefest before slowing into a slow chord progression then going into a dance pop style chord progression and then just repeats itself. Honestly, there’s no appeal in this at ALL. There’s no punch and the lyrics. St anger round my neck? I feel my world shake like an earthquake? I need to set my anger free? You flush it out? I need to flush my brain out.

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12 Mistress Dread

Great Song! Shouldn't be on here!

13 Slither

Mama Said? It's an awesome country song!
Frantic? Pure aggression!
Slither? The worst song by Metallica

Why the hell are there some good songs in the Top 10 worst, when this crappy song isn't?! Most of the songs in the top 10 shouldn't even be on there while this one should. And how is Mama Said the worst song on here?! It's a beautiful song.

I hate this song! In my opinion, I think this is easily one of Metallica's worst songs. Why is Master Of Puppets on this list?! Master Of Puppets is one of the best. Please vote for Slither as one of the worst!

Come on it's not thaaat bad. It's a song that's halfway between 90s alternative and hard rock, and yeah lyrics are awful but at least it has a nice solo

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14 Junior Dad

This song seems like it will never decide to end and it has no reason at all to be 19 minutes long...

A 19 minute snorefest

Still The Best That Came Out Of The Snoozefest CD, 2.5/5 - VideoGamefan5

"Say hello to junior dad, the greatest disappointment."

Yeah I agree, this album is the greatest disappointment.

15 Little Dog

There are acoustic guitars, but the "singing", really drunk sounding spoken word, and lyrics ruined it, who wants to hear an old man say, and I quote, bend over and sniff

The only guitars in this song is a string buzz, and amp feedback, all static. The spoken word, is lame, and the lyrics are atrocious

16 Dragon
17 Ronnie

Ronnie is one of the worst Metallica songs ever in my opinion! It should be in the top 5 at least! Most of the songs on here shouldn't even be on here at all! There are more good songs than bad songs on this list. Vote.

My list of my 5 least favorite Metallica songs (not including Garage Inc. or Lulu):
1) Ronnie
2) Slither
3) Invisible Kid
4) Purify
5) Cure

18 Iced Honey
19 Invisible Kid

By far the worst Metallica song (not counting Lulu)

Not too bad, there are worse songs on St. Anger, but this one still isn't great. - IronSabbathPriest

This song and Purify are the only Metallica songs that I don't like.

If they made this song a few years earlier or later it would be great - SammySpore

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20 Temptation

This should totally be number one. When songs don't make albums, they typically aren't all that bad, like the songs on "Beyond Magnetic" weren't terrible, but this song didn't make ST. ANGER. If that there doesn't say enough, how about the fact that it is less than 2 minutes, but even in that short of an amount of time you still would chose a gun to your head over this song. It's quite impressive that a song this short still has the strong impact that it does to drive you to suicide over hearing it again.

Most people haven't heard of this song because it didn't make it onto the Saint Anger album, and is only heard on the soundtrack of their movie, but it is terrible.

Worst Metallica song ever, even worse than THE VIEW (Which he says that he is a Tablet). Didn't even make it to St. Anger. Worse than Purify and All Within my Hands.

This didn't make it to St. Anger. Just think about that.

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21 For Whom the Bell Tolls (The Irony of It All)

Oh my god this RUINED one of their best songs - christangrant

22 Cure

A very boring song that sounds unfinished. Like they started with a bad song idea and the got halfway done and decide this is going to suck anyway so lets just call it a day.

Awesome riff and solo! Song is too long though

I don't hate many Metallica songs, but this one isn't good at all.

It is not as good as the others. Still a great song, but...
It kinda bores me after a while listening to it. And how are some really great songs are on this list?! Come on! Please vote.

23 Pumping Blood
24 Hero of the Day

Why in the hell are some actually good songs in the Top 10 worst, when this isn't!?!?! This song isn't even bad, but it's the worst one on here, I thought. And why is no leaf clover third!?!? I LOVE THAT SONG.

Shouldn't be on here.

One of The best songs by Metallica.

25 Sweet Amber

Hurts my Ears, Sickens my stomach

Without the awful drums would fit in in any other newer album. The only good song on st anger.

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26 I Disappear

Shouldn't be on here.

This just sounds horrible

27 Some Kind of Monster

I like this song's short version but this is so long and annoying!

Bad song. This song kinda annoyed me. There's nothing so special about this song. Please vote!

This song did not even want me to listen to the other songs on the album. Uck

28 2 x 4

Shouldn't be on here.

Sorry for the 2 X 4 lovers, but this song just sucks. And what is To Live is to Die doing here!?!? And mama said or even Phantom Lord, what is this. And Get The day that never comes off this list, it's great. What

I like every Metallica song, but I find this one boring.

29 The Struggle Within

The Black Album, Kill Em All, Load, Reload, for God's sake Master of Puppets and Ride the Lightning.. Why are songs off of these albums there. You want a top 10 list of the worst Metallica songs just pick 10 off of Lulu and there you have it. Maybe throw in a couple St. Anger in there, even though that album was decent.. Lulu was... God almighty it was HORRIBLE.

Shouldn't be on here.

Why on Earth is this here? - LostDream258

WHY IS THIS ON HERE? THIS IS A MASTERPIECE! - awesomedp900

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30 King Nothing

Changing your musical style to stay relevant does NOT make you a 'sell-out'. Their music was just as meaningful. And 'Death Magnetic' came outta nowhere and made a last stand for the genre of thrash metal.

You guys obviously have no clue about music this is a great song and if you disagree well your a loser

Shouldn't be on here.

This is b******t. this is an amazing and meaning song.

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31 Fight Fire with Fire

I'd put this in their top 10 best songs - BronzeWolf96

Are you kidding me? Other than Battery, this might be the best opening song on a Metallica album. Good grief.

This one is one of the best Metallica songs!

I know, I should not vote on anything from the first five albums... but man, this song ruins the "Ride The Lightning" album so hard. Without it, RTL would be second best metal record ever (only behind Megadeth's "Rust in Peace") and now... I'm tired of fast forwarding it to the first notes of title track every time I listen to this album...

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32 No Leaf Clover

This is a good song. Are you crazy? The symphony goes really well with it. I don't understand why people don't like it. Sure The Ectasy of Gold was the best part of S and M, but still this is a great song in my opinion

Metallica with symphony is the worst. First thought. Second one, why the f is master of puppets on here at all? Anyone who knows anything about Metallica knows that that is one of their best songs EVER. The comment on their ways that he hates Master of Puppets but loves no leaf clover. WTF?!?!? He isn't a Metallica fan. Just gtfo. - Dragonbacon522

This is a fairly awesome song and its bs that its on the list.

Shouldn't be on here.

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33 Free Speech for the Dumb

This cover is an absolute joke... Easily the worst on this list, along with the entire Lulu album.

34 Better Than You

Shouldn't be on here.

I'm gonna say this because this one is way too overrepetive.

35 Prince Charming

This one is just laughably bad.

36 Bad Seed
37 Fixxxer

Shouldn't be on here.

Should be on here

What ALMOST EVERY GOOD SONG IS HERE I UNDERSTAND WE DID IT AGAIN BUT THIS SONG IS BADASS WHO PUT THIS HERE

Worst song that is not on St. Anger

Here are my top 10 worst Metallica Songs
1. Temptation
2. The View
3. Fixxxer
4. Purify
5. Frustration
6. Lords of Summer
7. All Within my hands
8. My Apocalypse
9. Suicide & Redemption
10. The Judas Kiss

38 My Friend of Misery

This is an awesome song! Whoever made tis list has to rethink and make it again. Phantom lord, my world, master of puppets, my friend of misery, struggle within... What?

Shouldn't be on here.

This is just a shame from Metallica and I hope they make new GOOD songs at least.

39 So What

So what is a bad song because Metallica their not supposed to be saying the f word and also the s word and also a word and also the h word and also the w word and also the d word

40 Low Man's Lyric

I thougth this song was really cool. Its a lot better than frantic

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41 Poor Twisted Me

I actually like this song. It's one of my favorite songs off of Load. Hugely underrated.

Shouldn't be on here.

The only Metallica song which I don't like

... A song that is pretty good but I can see why most people don't like it. I think the whole Lulu album should be on this list. All the songs on that album suck major ass!

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42 Motorbreath

Why the hell is there even a list for this

This is a great song why is it here

Oh come on, ya just gotta love Motorbreath! You gotta! YOU REALLY HAVE TA!

Really? It is s classic! So underrated! - gemcloben

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43 The Day that Never Comes

One of my favorite Metallica songs. in my humble opinion, those last three minutes was epic. How could it even be on here? I don't understand, but looking at some of the other songs in here, I guess the trend just happened to include this song.

Shouldn't be on here.

James new voice scared me when I first listened to it

44 The Unnamed Feeling

Still a bad song, even though it was one of the better tracks on St. Anger.

My least favourite Metallica song of all time.

45 The Memory Remains

I like this song. It really shoudln't be on this list. Am I right?

Shouldn't be on here.

This song is a heap of garbage

46 Where the Wild Things Are

Every Metallica's song is great but I really hate that. In half of song they sound like drunk. PS. WHY THERE IS MY FRIEND OF MISERY, MASTER OF PUPPETS, SHORTEST STRAW AND THE UNFORGIVEN 2? Are you joking?

I don't understand! There's more good songs than bad on this list. Most of the songs shouldn't be on here! This should be in the top 3! In my opinion, this is one of THE WORST Metallica songs. - johnpaularguelles

Shouldn't be on here.

One of the worst Metallica songs ever! How is it not in the top 10? - johnpaularguelles

47 Eye of the Beholder

This song is the only bad song off the album, the other 8 are classics. It is my favorite metallica album! Even better as an overall album than master of puppets. but my two favorite metallica songs are off master of puppets ironically. Master of puppets and welcome home sanitarium are my favorite Metallica songs. But they are the only ones I like off the album. Orion is just in the middle for me.

Can I ask who put this on the list? I'm coming for you.

Shouldn't be on here.

48 Master of Puppets

This song is breaking awesome how could this be here

Wow who the hell voted this song

Master of puppets is great

Somebody ban this trill - Himalayansalt

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49 Human

This is a great song. It reminds me of the Ramones or the Misfits. Very punk form of. Metal.

50 The Unforgiven II

This list contains more good songs than bad songs. After listening to albums like Master Of Puppets and Ride The Lightning, listening to the songs of load and reload was like really upsetting. This was the first song I heard off these albums and I still remember how heartbreaking it was to see Metallica do a mediocre work that can only be compared to Green Day or Linkin Park. Thank God all this is history and they and their latest album had some decent songs( Not refering to Lulu).

Absolute disgrace to the original Unforgiven

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