Hello, it’s THP back with yet another article about songs your playlist needs, because we know you are always in need of new music. Today we bring to you Metallica Songs Your Playlist Needs. We here at THP HQ, are big fans of Metallica, so we’re very excited to take a trip down Metallica’s discography. And to help those of you who want to hear more from the group, we bring to you some tracks by Metallica that you may or may not have heard, but that your playlist absolutely needs, well according to us. Now onto our list, enjoy!
‘Turn The Page’
Originally done by Bob Seger for his album, Back in ’72, Metallica takes on the classic track, ‘Turn the Page.’ The original had a more mellow sound, with a hint of jazz to it, while Metallica speeds the track up a bit and adds their heavier signature sound to the track. It was covered by other artists as well, but the group’s cover stuck with us like no other.
‘One,’ which is from their …And Justice For All album, is probably one of their heavier tracks, with the topic of the song, as well as the heavyset drums. Come on, that instrumental solo with those heavy guitars and double bass hits, is iconic all on its own, as it helps leads to the more chaotic (lyrically) part of the song. Also while you are at it, check out the MV for the track as it helps paint the picture of what the track is about, and helps you realize that it is one of their best tracks.
‘Whiplash’ is one of those songs that has been covered by a variety of bands, specifically Motörhead, who covered the song for the Metallica tribute, but nothing will ever beat the original. It’s also a track that never slows down, it’s filled with heavy energy. Considering ‘Whiplash’ is notably about the feeling of headbanging, so be sure to add it to your “headbanging playlist” as soon as you can, you won’t regret it.
As for most Metallica songs, there is a message. ‘King Nothing’ with its two-minute instrumental opening, is about doing whatever it takes to get what you want, but in the end, was it all worth it? If you pay attention to the end of the track you will hear a nod to another track on this list, ‘Enter Sandman.’
One of their most well-known tracks, ‘Enter Sandman,’ is as Metallica as they come, and one of the first tracks we would recommend to new listeners. A track that is about nightmares and with a slight nightmare-filled MV, it doesn’t have a fast BPM as the others in this list, but that’s what makes it so eerie.
‘Battery’ sits at the same table as ‘Whiplash,’ though it has a faster BPM than the other as it sits at 192. Both bring all the energy you may need. It’s honestly a track you should be including in your workout playlists if you want to get your heart pumping. But we do discourage you from listening to ‘Battery’ while driving because you will be going extremely fast.
‘Eye Of The Beholder’
We love tracks that slowly ease you into it, and ‘Eye Of The Beholder’ does just that. As the instrumentals crescendo into the steady beat that will be the backbone for the track, we always know we’re in for something special. In this track it’s the guitars that stand out, while the drums keep the beat, occasionally mimicking the harmony from the guitars. ‘Eye Of The Beholder’ is a standout for the album …And Justice For All, as the lyrics perfectly resemble what the album stands for.
‘Master Of Puppets’
The title track from the album Master of Puppets is a song that you’ve probably heard played on the radio a lot, but you can never get tired of. Metallica and ‘Master of Puppets,’ keeps us under their control with the mesmerizing beat and oh so notable, guitar riffs. Also, it doesn’t hurt that the album is one of the best albums out there.
‘Harvester Of Sorrow’
The beginning of ‘Harvester Of Sorrow’ makes us feel like when you’re on a rollercoaster you’ve been on 100 times. You know what’s gonna happen, but as you are slowly climbing up to the drop, your heart is still pounding. What we are trying to say is it still gives us that adrenaline rush as if we are hearing it for the first time. It has to be one of our favorite openings and beats in songs, from the group.
To close off this list, we have ‘Dyers Eve’ which is about being controlled by parents as a young child. ‘Dyers Eve’ also has double bass included in the track, which we love. But if you wanna hear the track live, there is a big possibility you will not hear that part. Still, it’s a very notable track that you can’t forget when thinking of Metallica.
The group is also releasing The Metallica Blacklist Album, which has covers of the group’s tracks done by other iconic artists, you can pre-save/preorder it, here. Metallica is also quickly approaching its 40th anniversary, and they are throwing a party. December 17th and 19th the band will be hosting two shows, with different setlists all at the Chase Center in San Francisco. But that’s not all, as the celebration will carry on before the concert dates, we know it’s gonna be amazing. You can see where to get tickets, and check out some travel packets, here.
So there you have it! Metallica tracks your playlist needs! Maybe you already have some songs on this list in your playlist but it doesn’t hurt to add more. What track was your favorite from our list? Which Metallica track would you recommend to people? Let us know in the comments down below, or tweet us @TheHoneyPop, and talk to us over on Facebook and Instagram!
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Featured Image Source: Jeff Yeager via Metallica.com