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** "Disposable Heroes" is arguably the most underrated song of their classic years. At nearly 9 minutes and maintaining a claustrophobic and sorrowful atmosphere throughout, lyrics about PTSD and depression (especially raising awareness of suicide and mental illness in extremely young vets- something not many bands at the time were willing to do) and jam-packed to the brim with [[EpicRiff amazingly kickass riffs]] to boot, it's a song that's so beautifully aggressive that it's a shame it doesn't get more mention than it does. ''Disposable Heroes'' stands proud among Metallica's ''blistering'' [[WarIsHell anti-war]] pieces.

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** "Disposable Heroes" is arguably the most underrated song of their classic years. At nearly 9 minutes and maintaining a claustrophobic and sorrowful atmosphere throughout, lyrics about PTSD and depression (especially raising awareness of suicide and mental illness in extremely young vets- something not many bands at the time were willing to do) and jam-packed to the brim with [[EpicRiff amazingly kickass riffs]] to boot, it's a song that's so beautifully aggressive that it's a shame it doesn't get more mention than it does. ''Disposable Heroes'' "Disposable Heroes" stands proud among Metallica's ''blistering'' [[WarIsHell anti-war]] pieces.


** "Disposable Heroes" is arguably the most underrated song of their classic years. At nearly 9 minutes and maintaining a claustrophobic and sorrowful atmosphere throughout, lyrics about PTSD and depression (especially raising awareness of suicide and mental illness in extremely young vets- something not many bands at the time were willing to do) and jam-packed to the brim with [[EpicRiff amazingly kickass riffs]] to boot, it's a song that's so beautifully aggressive that it's a shame it doesn't get more mention than it does.

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** "Disposable Heroes" is arguably the most underrated song of their classic years. At nearly 9 minutes and maintaining a claustrophobic and sorrowful atmosphere throughout, lyrics about PTSD and depression (especially raising awareness of suicide and mental illness in extremely young vets- something not many bands at the time were willing to do) and jam-packed to the brim with [[EpicRiff amazingly kickass riffs]] to boot, it's a song that's so beautifully aggressive that it's a shame it doesn't get more mention than it does. ''Disposable Heroes'' stands proud among Metallica's ''blistering'' [[WarIsHell anti-war]] pieces.


* Their [[CrazyAwesome cover]] of DiamondHead's [[DealWithTheDevil "The Prince"]]. When they start to play this live, the fans go berserk. [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic And for good reason!]]

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* Their [[CrazyAwesome cover]] of DiamondHead's Music/DiamondHead's [[DealWithTheDevil "The Prince"]]. When they start to play this live, the fans go berserk. [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic And for good reason!]]


** Then [[SerialEscalation they managed to top]] ''that'' with [[AwesomeMusic a cover of]] [[Music/{{Motorhead}} "Overkill"]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntic3QVTfPI with the Entire BIG FOUR]] [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and]] Music/{{Exodus|Band}}.

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** Then [[SerialEscalation they managed to top]] ''that'' with [[AwesomeMusic [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic a cover of]] [[Music/{{Motorhead}} "Overkill"]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntic3QVTfPI with the Entire BIG FOUR]] [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and]] Music/{{Exodus|Band}}.


** The crowd reaction during the first three tracks tells the whole story; they cheer heartily for "The Ecstacy of Gold," the piece from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly that opens the concert, and they applaud "Call of the Cthulu," but the moment the opening riff for "Puppets" hits, the crowd explodes, as if they're thinking, "Holy shit, they're really doing this!"
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olzz82oRCMI "Hero of the Day"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP1XJiBvE_c "No Leaf Clover"]].

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** The crowd reaction during the first three tracks tells the whole story; they cheer heartily for "The Ecstacy Ecstasy of Gold," the piece from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'' that opens the concert, and they applaud "Call "The Call of the Cthulu," Ktulu," but the moment the opening riff for "Puppets" hits, the crowd explodes, as if they're thinking, "Holy shit, they're really doing this!"
** %%** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olzz82oRCMI "Hero of the Day"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP1XJiBvE_c "No Leaf Clover"]].

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** The crowd reaction during the first three tracks tells the whole story; they cheer heartily for "The Ecstacy of Gold," the piece from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly that opens the concert, and they applaud "Call of the Cthulu," but the moment the opening riff for "Puppets" hits, the crowd explodes, as if they're thinking, "Holy shit, they're really doing this!"


%% ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Do not uncomment them without expanding them to provide context. Just a list of songs is not context; to assume otherwise is FanMyopia. Remember, you're writing this page for everyone, not just for fans. Write the example so that someone who has never heard OF, never mind heard, the song will understand what makes it awesome.

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%% ZeroContextExample Administrivia/ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Do not uncomment them without expanding them to provide context. Just a list of songs is not context; to assume otherwise is FanMyopia. Remember, you're writing this page for everyone, not just for fans. Write the example so that someone who has never heard OF, never mind heard, the song will understand what makes it awesome.


* ''St. Anger'' is a polarizing album, but those who are on the [[LoveItOrHateIt "Love It"]] side ''really'' tend to love it. Consider the title track. A little bit long-ish? Mayhap. Still awesome? You bet your ass. Seven minutes plus of pure, distilled aggression as only Metallica could have done at that time. It also doesn't hurt that it features some of Lars' fastest double-bass footwork since Battery.

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* ''St. Anger'' is a polarizing album, but those who are on the [[LoveItOrHateIt "Love It"]] It" side ''really'' tend to love it. Consider the title track. A little bit long-ish? Mayhap. Still awesome? You bet your ass. Seven minutes plus of pure, distilled aggression as only Metallica could have done at that time. It also doesn't hurt that it features some of Lars' fastest double-bass footwork since Battery.


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhBHL3v4d3I "Hardwired"]], their first 2016 single, is a great representation of what makes Metallica great. The beautiful and dynamic [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tdKl-gTpZg "Moth Into Flame"]], another single from ''Hardwired'', is similarly an excellent example of how well the band has matured. "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m46Z0-HXySo Spit Out the Bone]]", meanwhile, is being praised as one of the band's best songs since 1988. Many people have commented that they didn't think the band had a song this intense in them this late in their career.
** Special mention also goes to "[[https://youtube.com/watch?v=IkVG-qXRgfo Am I Savage?]]", due in part to being used in [[https://youtube.com/watch?v=mwU4bxVOyVI the preview promo]] for the Wrestling/TripleH vs. Wrestling/SethRollins unsanctioned match at ''[[Wrestling/WrestleMania WrestleMania 33]]''.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhBHL3v4d3I "Hardwired"]], their first 2016 single, is a great representation of what makes Metallica great. The beautiful and dynamic [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tdKl-gTpZg "Moth Into Flame"]], another single from ''Hardwired'', is similarly an excellent example of how well the band has matured. "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m46Z0-HXySo Spit Out the Bone]]", meanwhile, is being praised as one of the band's best songs since 1988. Many people have commented that they didn't think the band had a song this intense in them this late in their career.
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career. Special mention also goes to "[[https://youtube.com/watch?v=IkVG-qXRgfo Am I Savage?]]", due in part to being used in [[https://youtube.com/watch?v=mwU4bxVOyVI the preview promo]] for the Wrestling/TripleH vs. Wrestling/SethRollins unsanctioned match at ''[[Wrestling/WrestleMania WrestleMania 33]]''.

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** Special mention also goes to "[[https://youtube.com/watch?v=IkVG-qXRgfo Am I Savage?]]", due in part to being used in [[https://youtube.com/watch?v=mwU4bxVOyVI the preview promo]] for the Wrestling/TripleH vs. Wrestling/SethRollins unsanctioned match at ''[[Wrestling/WrestleMania WrestleMania 33]]''.


** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzMJhOwBLqw "Orion"]] is one hell of an instrumental. In fact, that whole album reeks of awesomeness, give [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m99ybtk4QNs "Battery"]] a listen and try to say otherwise.
*** The ''intro'' to Battery is a song in and of itself. Never has flamenco guitar sounded this badass.

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzMJhOwBLqw "Orion"]] is one hell of an instrumental. In fact, that whole album reeks of awesomeness, give [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m99ybtk4QNs "Battery"]] a listen and try to say otherwise.
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otherwise. The ''intro'' to Battery "Battery" is a song in and of itself. Never has flamenco guitar sounded this badass.

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*** The ''intro'' to Battery is a song in and of itself. Never has flamenco guitar sounded this badass.


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** "Disposable Heroes" is arguably the most underrated song of their classic years. At nearly 9 minutes and maintaining a claustrophobic and sorrowful atmosphere throughout, lyrics about PTSD and depression (especially raising awareness of suicide and mental illness in extremely young vets- something not many bands at the time were willing to do) and jam-packed to the brim with [[EpicRiff amazingly kickass riffs]] to boot, it's a song that's so beautifully aggressive that it's a shame it doesn't get more mention than it does.


* Since ''Load'' was such a stylistic change for Metallica, it contains several excellent songs that frequently get overlooked - but the most awesome track off that album would have to be "Hero of the Day". (With an honorable mention to "Bleeding Me", "King Nothing", and [[EpicRocking "The Outlaw Torn"]].)
** With that in mind, take a listen to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRV9uPr4Dz4 Until it Sleeps]] and [[TearJerker keep your composure if you can.]]

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* Since ''Load'' was such a stylistic change for Metallica, it contains several excellent songs that frequently get overlooked - but the most awesome track off that album would have to be "Hero of the Day". (With an honorable mention to "Bleeding Me", "King Nothing", and [[EpicRocking "The Outlaw Torn"]].)
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) With that in mind, take a listen to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRV9uPr4Dz4 Until it Sleeps]] and [[TearJerker keep your composure if you can.]]



** Two words: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO_84C3fpuI Creeping Death]].

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** %%** Two words: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO_84C3fpuI Creeping Death]].Death]].
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* ''St. Anger'' is a polarizing album, but those who are on the [[LoveItOrHateIt "Love It"]] side ''really'' tend to love it. Some songs are admittedly overlong, but highlights from this album include "Frantic", "Sweet Amber" and "The Unnamed Feeling".
** The title track, as well. A little bit long-ish? Mayhap. Still awesome? You bet your ass. Seven minutes plus of pure, distilled aggression as only Metallica could have done at that time. It also doesn't hurt that it features some of Lars' fastest double-bass footwork since Battery.

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* ''St. Anger'' is a polarizing album, but those who are on the [[LoveItOrHateIt "Love It"]] side ''really'' tend to love it. Some songs are admittedly overlong, but highlights from this album include "Frantic", "Sweet Amber" and "The Unnamed Feeling".
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Consider the title track, as well.track. A little bit long-ish? Mayhap. Still awesome? You bet your ass. Seven minutes plus of pure, distilled aggression as only Metallica could have done at that time. It also doesn't hurt that it features some of Lars' fastest double-bass footwork since Battery.Battery.
%%** Some songs are admittedly overlong, but highlights from this album include "Frantic", "Sweet Amber", "The Unnamed Feeling".
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** The title track, as well. A little bit long-ish? Mayhap. Still awesome? You bet your ass. Seven minutes plus of pure, distilled aggression as only Metallica could have done at that time. It also doesn't hurt that it features some of Lars' fastest double-bass footwork since Battery.

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** With that in mind, take a listen to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRV9uPr4Dz4 Until it Sleeps]] and [[TearJerker keep your composure if you can.]]

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