It's really hard to consider anything that Metallica does to be under the radar. Throughout their long career, the band have created some of the most celebrated metal anthems of all time, along with some of the most reviled tracks metal has to offer as well. Though to be fair, even some great stuff falls by the wayside with the biggest bands.
From ballads to hard rock bangers to all-out metal assaults, there are many songs from the band that for one reason or another never got the attention that rightly deserved. However, given the band's reputation of making either big hits or big misfires, these tracks have had to stand beside both the worst and best of the band's catalog, and have been wiped under the rug as a result.
While the bands hits are hits for a reason, almost none of the band's tracks could really be listed as merely filler tracks (with the exception of maybe St. Anger.) Regardless, here are just a small sampling of the gems of Metallica's catalog that you don't hear nearly as much on the radio.
These might be lowlights in mainstream circles, but for the diehard fans, this is still Metallica at their best.
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