The 100 Greatest Metallica Songs of All Time

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Darkestlord

The 100 Greatest Metallica's songs..? According to whom?, If anything will be 60 or 70. You are including songs from their worst albums (S&M, Load, Reload, St. Anger).. and from the black album alone deserve to be: Dont Tread On Me, Enter Sadman & Wherever I May Roam...the rest of these are a crap songs. If i had to make my Top 50 songs from Metallica, i only choose from: Kill em all, Ride The, Master, Justice, Garage Days I & II, and Black Album. The only way to resurrect Metallica is hiring a new singer, actual Hetfield´s voice is a piece of puke.

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canonbar

Hmm...Top 100 Greatest Metallica Tunes of All Time. Really. That's a bit excessive, isn't it? Given Metallica's music is so easily accessible, do we really need to be fed someone else's opinion about this? Can't we decide this individually? What's more important : the way a tune makes you feel, or someone else's opinion of the same tune? And to set the list at 100 is more than a little over the top. The fact that a list even exists makes me think it's a clever marketing ploy to generate interest in the magazine and maybe get a few people to join the mailing list. Because Guitar World Girls, diagrams of some dude's touring rig from 2003 and videos of 8 year olds picking their noses in the middle of busting out Eruption don't sell as well as Metallica looking all spooky with their arms up in the air. Come on guys, this is a music magazine. It used to be the best rock guitar magazine out there because it actually dealt with music. The editors need to get their act together. Everyone likes girls in bikinis holding guitars, but, in a serious professional music magazine? I don't think so gentlemen.

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Alan Sells

Hell, I wrote my first post here before even looking at the list. 50 songs would have been 15 or 20 too many, even for Metallica. Before you start effing me...think about it. "The Top 100 Greatest Metallica Songs Of ALL TIME!!!! If you said to yourself, "oh yea' I forgot about that one..." more than a couple of times, then the list was a little long in the tooth. FOR EVEN The Mighty Metallica!

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Alan Sells

Sad but true, Metallica hasn't delivered in over 15 years. Load was pretty much just that. (nice cover) Re-Load was no better. Garage Inc. was a nice look at their covers but... Does James need to start drinking again? The 21st century? Forget about it. Metallica is GREAT but if any other band had released St. Anger or Death Magnetic, they would have never been heard. You Can't out Zeppelin Led Zeppelin. You can't out Gun Guns -N-Roses. Metallica has seen the mountain top and Trujillo came in on the way down.

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Mykola

This looks like a list of all Metallica songs in random order )))
...and they put each song on a separate page, so that you cannot see the whole picture and how silly it looks )))

jefffos

There is no way that No Leaf Clover and St. Anger should be before anything on Master of Puppets and I Disappear shouldn't even be on this list. I don't mind St. Anger, Frantic, or Some Kind of Monster being on this list, they're not horrible songs. If the first five albums you put out are as important and great as the albums they put out, anything less will pale by comparison. They basically pulled St. Anger out of their asses and Re-Load was an album of B-Sides and I still take some of those songs over what's being released today.

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Mulder007

Metallica has only 97 original songs to their credit...i find this list to be redundant

jefffos

You may want to consider getting out more...

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Mulder007

You get out...more!

But seriously, GW needs to STOP re-posting old post years later. I mean, I wrote the post you responded to 2 years ago. Their re-posts are getting worse than their re-posted 4 TABS an issue. L-A-M-E!

BRING BACK MATT SHARFGLASS!!!!!BRING BACK MATT SHARFGLASS!!!!!BRING BACK MATT SHARFGLASS!!!!!BRING BACK MATT SHARFGLASS!!!!!BRING BACK MATT SHARFGLASS!!!!!BRING BACK MATT SHARFGLASS!!!!!BRING BACK MATT SHARFGLASS!!!!!BRING BACK MATT SHARFGLASS!!!!!

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Mulder007

I mean lets be honest here, they took a good thing (GW Bass, GW Acoustic, Guitar One) and folded them? Fine, don't be everything to everyone, but when you fold a magazine company why fold the most unique and promising magazine you have to offer (I'd love to see the acoustic guitar chord charts back...)?

They took away the online tabs, the cd with the mag, cut staff, cut the number of songs tabbed per month per issue (while keeping the magazine listed at the same price?). Mark my word, It looks as if GW has fell on hard times and before long will be a thing of the past (like so many others). Masters of their own demise if you ask me.

Brad Tolinksi, Jeff Kitts...Give me a call sometime and I'll give you a few ideas on how to increase loyal subscribers (from a subscribers perspective).

razorrex

This should have been a top 25 list. After #15 or so GW starts running out of things to say about the songs and by the end it's degenerated into child-like gibberish.

At least identify musical aspects of the songs, such as "This is in the key of E at 160 bpm, the scale used for the solos are..." instead of "We love you James, but this was a terrible cover.." and such. I always thought this was a music magazine, more music content!

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nvallese

There's only so many times you could say "Kirk uses the pentatonic scale for this one" before you went insane.

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guitarladd

So what? The minor pentatonic scale is the go-to scale for most rock guitarists. Must be why I like Kirk better than most metal guitarists. You must be one of those shredders that think you should get in all the modes in one song. "Those 3 notes are in Phigging Phyrgian, and now he plays 4 notes in Mixolydian, and then 2 notes in Xenophylian". When in truth the guy is just playing a bunch of notes and not thinking about any of that shit.

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griffin_88

MoP should've been number one imo, but I'm glad Enter Sandman wasn't near the top...I've never really liked that song and I kind of thought I was the only one. lol

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nscavotto

St. Anger making it ahead of anything on Master of Puppets? Are you kidding?

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jaketheripper

....what? Why is the frayed ends of sanity #60? This list is all kinds of f'd up....

.Twitch.

The countdowns are REALLY getting old now.

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mstrblstrbhc3

Come on guy, The Day that Never comes only came in at #75? Are you serious? For my money, its their best song they've made since the ...And Justice for All album. You can't possibly think the Memory Remains, Frantic or basically half the songs above it are better songs. You're killlinnn me lol.

But kudos for ranking Enter Sandman at #20. That's exactly where it should be if not a little lower, thank you for not giving in.

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jjaramos

I wouldn't include any covers on this list, and IMO the top 100 should be all of the songs from the first five records and maybe a couple from Death Magnetic.

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mstrblstrbhc3

well, their first 4 CDs had 8-9 song a piece on them, and DM had about the same. So you're looking at maybe 70 songs there. Plus, they actually have made some original covers. They definately put their stamp on some of them, Whiskey in the Jar, Die My Darling and Stone Cold Crazy are just good Metallica songs, and superior to the originals. But St. Anger is terrible, and I wouldn't put a single song from Reload in the top 100.

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shrimpypiggy

Why, oh why, is St. Anger (#25) placed so high. That has got to be one of the worst Metallica songs ever. I certainly is not better than Harvester of Sorrow (#31) nor Through The Never (#61 ... #61!!! REALLY?!)

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guitarbling

after Cliff, there really wasent anything worth while,

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Darkestlord

(Y) Youre right

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shrimpypiggy

Respectfully disagree. ...And Justice For All and Metallica (The Black Album) are, perhaps, their two strongest albums. The Black Album is one of my favorite albums of all time.

Cliff Burton played a very big part in the musicianship development of Metallica. His role cannot be undermined. He is still very much missed.

I can't help but think about Metallica as they would be today if Cliff survived. I don't think we would have Load, Re-crap, or St. Anger. But I also shudder to think that also we probably wouldn't have The Black Album.

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