10 Best Metallica Songs

For the past three decades, Metallica songs have been filling our speakers with some of the greatest music in the history of metal and hard rock. 

Based on the highest listener-rated songs on AOL’s All Metallica station, we bring you the 10 Best Metallica Songs ever.

‘Creeping Death’

The Movie scene in ‘The Ten Commandments’ is the inspiration of this song ‘Creeping Death’ where Plagues in the bible were bestowed on ancient Egyptian.

Bassist Cliff Burton mentioned after watching the movie ‘It feels like Creeping Death’. This comment gives birth to the title of the song.

In the media: Slipknot’s Joey Jordison plays the drum on ‘Creeping Death’ on behalf of Lars Ulrich who suffered in sick.

‘Wherever I May Roam’

An Electric sitar was used at the beginning of the song, which produces the mimics of the Indian traditional instrument name “Thambura”..

In the media: ‘Wherever I May Roam’ use in the game called Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos, a unit phrase said in the song:” Roamer, wanderer, nomad, vagabond, call me” and the response be another phrase in the song.

‘Enter Sandman’

This song first created for the ‘Metallica’ album because of some reasons the plan was canceled. In fact, the lyric that we know and love the original version.

The starting lyrics were written by James Hetfield, have to destroy the perfect family, in spite of the commercial purpose the Lyric takes place in the song. However, both Lars Ulrich and producer Bob Rock suggest him to write something else.

In the media: in 2003, ‘Enter Sandman’ publish in news because of American interrogators usage during war. Prisoners were here this song to build resistance.

‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’

Cliff Burton writes this song ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’ before joining Metallic Band, Electric Guitar was used in this song and it often makes distortion and ‘wah’ sound.

In the media: the opening notes appear in the chorus. The song is a sample of ‘Mope’ by the Bloodhound.

‘Fade To Black’

‘Fade To Black’ lyric specifying the contemplating life who commits suicide eventually. In 2003, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich said that they were obsessed with death at the time of recording, and it reflected in the lyrics of ‘Fade To Black’.

In the media: Guitar World Magazine ranked the ‘Fade To Black’ as the 24th Best Guitar solo of all time.


‘Battery’ Single is composed to tribute the Old Waldorf club in San Francisco. Moreover, the Lyric address the assaults and laws that anger over a person’s perspective.

In the media: in the record of ‘Some Kind of Monster’, Robert Trujillo said that he audited to Metallica’s new Bass player and ask a request to play ‘Battery’. 

‘Seek and Destroy’

In 1982, ‘Seek and Destroy’ has been the debut song of Metallica that was played in every show And marked the first place. It also appears in the single ‘Some Kind of Monster’ over image depiction that gives progress to the band.

In the media: in 1999, the Wrestler Sting is used as the theme song for concert recording of ‘Seek And Destroy’.

‘Welcome Home (Sanitarium)’

In the late ’90s, Metallica combines the songs ‘Welcome Home (Sanitarium)’ and ‘Master of Puppets’ together to make the medley ‘Mastertarium’.

The song was borrowed from the rush song name ‘Tom Sawyer’, who thanks in liner notes of the song.

In the media: in 2003, Limp Bizkit covers the song to tribute Metallica concerts.


In 1939, ‘One’ song inspired by the novel name ‘Johny Got His Gun’ by Dalton Trumbo, the story tells about the soldier who was imprisoned, blind, mute, deaf and limbless by the German artillery, that man becomes a prisoner of his own life.

In the media: the movie clips of ‘One’ video were taken from the film version ‘Jhonny Got His Gun’, you can view and buy the trailer of the film here and buy the DVD here.

‘Master of Puppets’

‘Master of Puppets’ is the song featuring how the Cocaine and other Powerless Drugs make the person feel. Metallica uses powerlessness as the theme of throughout the album fo ‘Master of Puppets’.

The title song consists of the signature notes of Metallica like lengthy instrument section and low tempos.

In the media: Triumph insults the comic dog as a sketch of  ‘Late Night With Conan O’Brien’ where he trashes the hotel room of ‘Master of Puppets’ band.

What Are Your Favorite Metallica Songs?

Share your top Metallica songs in the comments. You can also find Metallica on our lists of the Top Hard Rock Songs and the Decade’s Top Metal Songs.

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