Metallica are one of the few metal acts that have been able to transcend their namesake genre.
Despite actually having their hard-edged brand of music stamped into their name, their delves into hard rock and straight up rock and roll have exposed new fans all over the world to the heavier sides of what this genre can do.
Even though there is a certain legendary status across the band's discography, there are some that shine a lot brighter than others.
For the casual Metallica fan, there is still a wealth of amazing material that goes beyond just Master of Puppets and Enter Sandman. As opposed to the typical hits you'd find on other Metallica records, there are songs across every album that deserve your time and attention.
Even on the more despised albums like Load, Reload, and St. Anger, there are still some shining lights that helped shape the thrash legends into what they are today.
For as long as they have been doing it, there's no one Metallica song that can really be described as generic, so these are just the opposite sides of what made the greatest metal band what they are today. Though these songs might not deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as Enter Sandman, they definitely merit a second look after all this time.
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