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 Jump In The Fire
26 Wherever I May Roam
27 Suicide And Redemption
28 The Struggle Within
29 Bleeding Me
30 That Was Just Your Life
31 The End Of The Line
32 Whiskey In The Jar
33 The Call of Ktulu
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 Orion
45 Cyanide
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 Motorbreath
73 Sweet Amber
74 The Outlaw Torn
75 Overkill
76 My Friend Of Misery
77 Am I Evil?
78 Wasting My Hate
79 Whiskey In The Jar (Traditional)
80 And Justice For All
81 Fixxxer
82 Leer Messiah
83 Frantic
84 For Whom The Bells Tolls
85 Low Man's Lyric
86 Helpless
87 The House Jack Built
88 Some Kind Of Monster
89 Dyers Eve
90 Slither
91 Eye Of The Beholder
92 Killing Time
93 Last Caress - So What (Live)
94 Minus Human
95 Mercyful Fate
96 No Remorse
97 The Unnamed Feeling
98 Escape
99 To Live Is To Die
100 Sabbra Cadabra
101 The Ballad Of ?Brain Knight?
102 Phantom Lord
103 Purify
104 So What
105 The Four Horsemen
106 (Anethesia) Pulling Teeth
107 Ride The Lightning
108 Through The Never
109 2x4
110 Crash Course In Brain Surgery
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 Ronnie
120 Loverman
121 Metal Militia
122 The Frayed Ends Of Sanity
123 Solos (Bass/Guitar)
124 Sanitarium
125 Seek And Destroy
126 Astronomy
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 Backwards And Forwards
139 Riff Charge (Riff Origins)
140 Mine Eyes (original version of Low Man's Lyric
141 The Unforgiven 1
142 St Anger (Album)
143 - Human
144 We're A Happy Family
145 Birth of the True
146 Cure
147 N.W.O.B.H.M.A.T.M. (Riff Origins)
148 Some Kind Of Monster [Edit]
149 Metallica - Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
150 Free Speech For The Dumb
151 Mercyful Faith
152 Knife
153 Tin Shot (Riff Origins)
154 Metalica - Nothing Else Matters
155 Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
156 Hardwired
157 Plow (Riff Origins)
158 Fuel For Fire (Fuel Demo)
159 Metallica. - Nothing Else Matters
160 The Unforgiven III
161 Atlas, Rise!
162 Mama Said
163 Sawblade (Riff Origins)
164 Last Caress/Green Hell
165 Remember Tomorrow
166 Human
167 Now That We're Dead
168 RIP (Riff Origins)
169 Kill/Ride Medley
170 Leper Messiah [Live]
171 Last Caress / Green Hell
172 Attack
173 We Did It Again
174 Moth into Flame
175 Lima (Riff Origins)
176 I Dissapear
177 Motorbreath [Live]
178 Disposable Heroes [Live]
179 Fuel For Fire (NASCAR Album)
180 Am I Savage?
181 Shoot Me Again
182 The House That Jack Built
183 91 (Riff Origins)
184 So Fucking What
185 Where The Wild Things Are
186 Hit The Lights [Live]
187 Just a Bullet Away
188 Justice Medley
189 Halo on Fire
190 MTO (Riff Origins)
191 The Shortest Straw
192 The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
193 Hate Train
194 Confusion
195 The Thorn Within
196 RL72 (Riff Origins)
197 The Mechanix
198 MasterOfPuppets
199 Green Hell
200 Hell and Back
201 Dream No More
202 Frankenstein (Riff Origins)
203 Attitude
204 Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
205 Rebel of Babylon
206 Still On Fire
207 Trapped under the ice
208 ManUNkind
209 All Within My Hands
210 CHI (Riff Origins)
211 Bad Seed
212 Ride The Lighting
213 One-(Rare Version)
214 Just Like the USA
215 Here Comes Revenge
216 We Did It Again"(feat. Ja Rule
217 X Dust (Riff Origins)
218 Ride The Lightening
219 Broken, Beat & Scarred
220 Head Is Happy (Heart's Insane)
221 Welcome Home
222 Murder One
223 Untill It Sleeps
224 EnterSandman
225 Breadfan
226 Let It Loose
227 Back Door To Heaven
228 Spit Out the Bone
229 Wherever i may road
230 Fuel For Fire (Fuel Demo Version)
231 The Prince
232 All I Need is Everything
233 Lords of Summer
234 53rd & 3rd
235 Damage Case
236 Cretin Hop


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