Genre: Rock

METALLICA Lyrics - by Popularity

1 The Unforgiven II
2 Enter Sandman
3 The Day That Never Comes
4 One
5 The Unforgiven 3
6 Hero Of The Day
7 Sad But True
8 Nothing Else Matters
9 Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
10 Turn The Page
11 For Whom The Bell Tolls
12 Metalica - Enter Sandman
13 Master Of Puppets
14 The Memory Remains
15 Harvester of Sorrow
16 Leper Messiah
17 Fuel
18 Of Wolf And Man
19 Holier Than Thou
20 Until It Sleeps
21 Battery
22 Carpe Diem Baby
23 Die Die My Darling
24 The Ecstasy Of Gold
25 Wherever I May Roam
26 Jump In The Fire
27 Suicide And Redemption
28 The Struggle Within
29 Bleeding Me
30 That Was Just Your Life
31 The End Of The Line
32 The Call of Ktulu
33 Whiskey In The Jar
34 Whisky In The Jar
35 All Nightmare Long
36 The Judas Kiss
37 Stone Cold Crazy
38 The Unforgiven
39 Damage Inc.
40 (Anesthesia)--Pulling Teeth
41 Enter Sandman Original
42 The Thing That Should Not Be
43 Dirty Window
44 Cyanide
45 Orion
46 Fade To Black
47 My Apocalypse
48 Fight Fire With Fire
49 Devil's Dance
50 Seek & Destroy
51 King Nothing
52 Don't Tread on Me
53 No Leaf Clover
54 One (Rare)
55 Creeping Death
56 The God That Failed
57 Unforgiven II
58 Whiplash
59 Disposable Heroes
60 Metallica - Battary
61 Wasted My Hate
62 Ain't My Bitch
63 ...And Justice For All
64 Blackened
65 Tuesday's Gone
66 Metallica - Master Of Puppets
67 Thorn Within
68 Broken Beat And Scarred
69 Hit The Lights
70 Invisible Kid
71 My World
72 The Outlaw Torn
73 Overkill
74 Motorbreath
75 Sweet Amber
76 My Friend Of Misery
77 Am I Evil?
78 Wasting My Hate
79 Whiskey In The Jar (Traditional)
80 Fixxxer
81 And Justice For All
82 Leer Messiah
83 For Whom The Bells Tolls
84 Low Man's Lyric
85 Helpless
86 The House Jack Built
87 Frantic
88 Dyers Eve
89 Some Kind Of Monster
90 Slither
91 Eye Of The Beholder
92 Killing Time
93 Last Caress - So What (Live)
94 Minus Human
95 Mercyful Fate
96 Escape
97 To Live Is To Die
98 Sabbra Cadabra
99 No Remorse
100 The Unnamed Feeling
101 Purify
102 So What
103 The Ballad Of ?Brain Knight?
104 Phantom Lord
105 (Anethesia) Pulling Teeth
106 The Four Horsemen
107 Ride The Lightning
108 Through The Never
109 Crash Course In Brain Surgery
110 2x4
111 Sanitarium (Welcome Home)
112 The Wait
113 Too Late Too Late
114 Prince Charming
115 It's Electric
116 I Disappear
117 Enter Sand Man
118 Poor Twisted Me
119 Loverman
120 Ronnie
121 The Frayed Ends Of Sanity
122 Metal Militia
123 Solos (Bass/Guitar)
124 Sanitarium
125 Astronomy
126 Seek And Destroy
127 Better Than You
128 Blitzkrieg
129 Stone Dead Forever
130 Metalica - The Unforgiven
131 The More I See
132 Trapped Under Ice
133 Unforgiven
134 St. Anger
135 Devil's Dance - Official Lyrics
136 2 X 4
137 The Small Hours
138 Mine Eyes (original version of Low Man's Lyric
139 The Unforgiven 1
140 St Anger (Album)
141 - Human
142 We're A Happy Family
143 Backwards And Forwards
144 Some Kind Of Monster [Edit]
145 Metallica - Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
146 Free Speech For The Dumb
147 Mercyful Faith
148 Birth of the True
149 Cure
150 Metalica - Nothing Else Matters
151 Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
152 Knife
153 Fuel For Fire (Fuel Demo)
154 Metallica. - Nothing Else Matters
155 The Unforgiven III
156 Last Caress/Green Hell
157 Remember Tomorrow
158 Human
159 Mama Said
160 Kill/Ride Medley
161 Leper Messiah [Live]
162 Last Caress / Green Hell
163 Attack
164 We Did It Again
165 I Dissapear
166 Motorbreath [Live]
167 Disposable Heroes [Live]
168 Fuel For Fire (NASCAR Album)
169 The House That Jack Built
170 So Fucking What
171 Where The Wild Things Are
172 Hit The Lights [Live]
173 Just a Bullet Away
174 Shoot Me Again
175 The Shortest Straw
176 The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
177 Hate Train
178 Justice Medley
179 The Thorn Within
180 The Mechanix
181 MasterOfPuppets
182 Green Hell
183 Hell and Back
184 Attitude
185 Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
186 Rebel of Babylon
187 All Within My Hands
188 Bad Seed
189 Ride The Lighting
190 One-(Rare Version)
191 Still On Fire
192 Trapped under the ice
193 We Did It Again"(feat. Ja Rule
194 Ride The Lightening
195 Broken, Beat & Scarred
196 Just Like the USA
197 Untill It Sleeps
198 EnterSandman
199 Breadfan
200 Let It Loose
201 Head Is Happy (Heart's Insane)
202 Welcome Home
203 Wherever i may road
204 Fuel For Fire (Fuel Demo Version)
205 The Prince
206 Back Door To Heaven
207 53rd & 3rd
208 Damage Case
209 Cretin Hop
210 All I Need is Everything


Metallica was easily the best, most influential heavy metal band of the '80s. Responsible for bringing the genre back to Earth, the bandmates looked and talked like they were from the street, shunning the usual rockstar games of metal musicians during the early '80s. Metallica also expanded the limits of thrash, using speed and volume not for their own sake, but to enhance their intricately structured compositions. The release of 1983's Kill 'Em All marked the beginning of the legitimization of heavy metal's underground, bringing new complexity and depth to thrash metal. With each album, the band's playing and writing improved; James Hetfield developed a signature rhythm playing that matched his growl, while lead guitarist Kirk Hammett became one of the most copied guitarists in metal. To complete the package, Lars Ulrich's thunderous (yet complex) drumming clicked in perfectly with Cliff Burton's innovative bass playing.

After releasing their masterpiece Master of Puppets in 1986, tragedy struck the band when their tour bus crashed while traveling in Sweden. Burton died in the accident. When the band decided to continue, Jason Newsted was chosen to replace Burton; two years later, the band released the conceptually ambitious ...And Justice for All, which hit the Top Ten without any radio play and very little support from MTV. But Metallica completely crossed over into the mainstream with 1991's Metallica, a self-titled effort that found the band trading in their long compositions for more concise song structures. Peppered with hits like "One" and "Enter Sandman", it resulted in a number one album that sold over seven million copies in the U.S. alone. To support the record, Metallica launched a long tour that kept the musicians on the road for nearly two years.

By the '90s, Metallica had changed the rules for all heavy metal bands; they were the leaders of the genre, respected not only by headbangers, but by mainstream record buyers and critics. No other heavy metal band has ever been able to pull off such a feat. However, the group lost a portion of their core audience with their long-awaited follow-up to Metallica, 1996's Load. The album moved the band toward alternative rock in terms of image -- they cut their hair and had their picture taken by Anton Corbijn. Although the album was a hit upon its summer release, entering the charts at number one and selling three million copies within two months, certain members of their fanbase complained about the shift in image, as well as the group's decision to headline the sixth Lollapalooza. Re-Load, which combined new material with songs left off of the original Load record, appeared in 1997; despite poor reviews, it sold at a typically brisk pace and spun off several successful singles, including "Fuel" and "The Memory Remains." Garage Inc., a double-disc collection of B-sides, rarities, and newly recorded covers, followed in 1998. The band's take on Bob Seger's "Turn the Page" helped maintain their presence in the charts, and Metallica continued their flood of product with 1999's S&M, which documented a live concert with the San Francisco Symphony. It debuted at number two, reconfirming the group's immense popularity.

Metallica spent most of 2000 embroiled in controversy by spearheading a legal assault against Napster, a file-sharing service that allowed users to download music files from each other's computers. Aggressively targeting copyright infringement of their own material, the band notoriously had over 300,000 users kicked off the service, creating a widespread debate over the availability of digital music that raged for most of the year. In January 2001, bassist Jason Newsted announced his amicable departure from the band. Shortly after the band appeared at the ESPN awards in April of the same year, Hetfield, Hammett, and Ulrich entered the recording studio to begin work on their next album, with producer Bob Rock lined up to handle bass duties for the sessions (meanwhile, rumors swirled of former Ozzy Osbourne/Alice in Chains bassist Mike Inez being considered for the vacated position). In July, Metallica surprisingly dropped their lawsuit against Napster, perhaps sensing that their controversial stance did more bad than good to their "band of the people" image. That same summer, the band's recording sessions (and all other band-related matters) were put on hold as Hetfield entered an undisclosed rehab facility for alcoholism and other addictions. He completed treatment and rejoined the band as they headed back into the studio in 2002 to record St. Anger, which was later released in mid-2003.

The recording of St. Anger was capped with the search for a permanent replacement for Newstead. After a long audition process, former Ozzy Osbourne/Suicidal Tendencies bass player Robert Trujillo was selected and joined Metallica for their 2003/2004 world tour. The growing pains that the band experienced during the recording of St. Anger were captured in the celebrated documentary Some Kind of Monster, which saw theatrical release in 2004. Four years later, the band returned with Death Magnetic, an energized album that returned the band to its early-'80s roots. Former Slayer producer Rick Rubin helmed the album, having repalced the band's longtime producer Bob Rock, while Kirk Hammett (who was forbidden to play guitar solos on St. Anger) peppered the record with metallic riffs and frenetic solos. Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Greg Prato, All Music Guide