Metallica Songs

‘Hit the Lights’ – Story Behind the Song
Opening with a thrashy mish-mash of distortion and ear-piercing drums, Metallica's 'Hit the Lights' is four minutes and seventeen seconds of non-stop metal. As the first track to 1983's 'Kill 'Em All,' 'Hit the Lights' sets the stage for what fans can exp…
‘Frantic’ – Story Behind the Song
In 2003, Metallica released their eighth studio album, a record that will forever carry with it much controversy. Prior to 'St. Anger,' it seemed like everything was headed in the right direction; seven studio albums into their career and Metallica had sold millions upon millions of records, picked …
‘Creeping Death’ – Story Behind the Song
While slower than the stereotypical thrash tune, 'Creeping Death' keeps the efforts Metallica made with 'Kill 'Em All' alive and strong. The second single from 1984's 'Ride the Lightning,' 'Creeping Death' has become synonymous with the band...
‘Stone Cold Crazy’ – Story Behind the Song
When you think of Metallica and cover songs, certain bands immediately pop into your head: The Misfits, Motorhead and Black Sabbath, just to name a few. A band you might not think of is actually responsible for one of Metallica's most popular cover songs. Originally released in 1974, Queen&apos…
‘All Nightmare Long’ – Story Behind the Song
The fifth single from Metallica's ninth studio album, 'All Nightmare Long' might be one of the heaviest tunes churned out by the band in recent memory. As the epitome of what 'Death Magnetic' stands for as an album,' 'All Nightmare Long' features killer guitar…
‘One’ – Story Behind the Song
Released as the third single from 1988's '...And Justice for All,' 'One' has become a staple among Metallica fans' favorite tracks of all time. One of the more dynamic songs from the band, 'One' opens with military sounds - including gunfire and explosions - t…
‘Enter Sandman’ – Story Behind the Song
As the opening track on 1991's self-titled album, Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' is one of the most well-known songs from the band's last three decades. With a memorable opening guitar riff, the song lays the foundation for what fans affectionately call 'The Black Album...
10 Best Metallica Songs
Picking the 10 best Metallica songs might just be the hardest thing we've ever tried to do. As one of the most successful and internationally recognized bands around, Metallica's discography includes nine studio albums and over 40 singles, all created and released over the course of more t…