Metallica is an American (California) heavy metal rock band formed in 1981. Metallica was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. They were also most notably instrumental in bringing down Napster as an illegal music sharing platform.
Current Band Members: Vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, Drummer Lars Ulrich, Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and Bassist Robert Trujillo. Former band members comprised of Lead guitarist Dave Mustaine, Bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted. Much to the chagrin of underground fans, Metallica hit mainstream with the release of their fifth album titled The Black Album.
Check out our list below of the Metallica top 10 songs.
Best Metallica Songs
8. For Whom the Bell Tolls
Released in 1985
On Album Ride the Lightning
The song was inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s 1940 novel For Whom the Bell Tolls about the dishonor of modern warfare and the protagonist’s imminent doom during the bloody Spanish Civil War.
6. Turn The Page
Released in 1998
On Album Garage Inc.
The song was originally released by Bob Seger in 1973. The song is about the emotional and social ups and downs of a rock musician’s life on the road.
3. Nothing Else Matters
Released in 1992
On Album Metallica
This song could actually be interpreted as a love song. The song talks about being “so close, no matter how far” – a strong bond even while being apart.
Released in 1989
On Album …And Justice for All
One is Metallica’s first Top 40 hit and brought them to mainstream and out from underground. The song’s theme and lyrics are based on the novel Johnny Got His Gun – about a soldier who is hit by a land mine and loses his limbs, eyes, ears and mouth. His mind functions perfectly, however, leaving him trapped inside his own body.