TOP 11 Metallica Training Songs
Back in the day I would get really psyched up before a big lift and couldn’t approach a barbell without In Flames, Killswitch Engage, AC/DC or Metallica blasting through the loudspeakers.
I’ve also mellowed out in the music department and in the last month alone have set PR’s listening to 50 Cent, Bomfunk MC’s and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
But I still get that extra kick whenever a raw, hard metal song with banging guitar riffs and a hoarse, heavy voice like that of James Hetfield comes on.
Here are my top picks for the best Metallica training songs of all time…
#11 Some Kind of Monster
How can you not approach a weight with unshakable determination when James starts shouting “Some kind of MONSTEEERRRRR”. Instantly adds a 10% increase on any lift.
#10 Fade to Black
That scene where the Allied soldiers storm Omaha Beach in Saving Private Ryan is absolutely sick.
Watching it with Fade to Black in the background makes it epic.
#9 I Disappear
Not the band’s most popular track but I dig the pace here. And those cool Mission Impossible vibes going on in the music video certainly don’t hurt their street cred.
#8 Die, Die My Darling
A short but punchy song that makes you wanna lift shit.
#7 The Day That Never Comes
Cool melodic intro followed by James’ powerful vocals before the instruments take over at the end. Feels like two different songs. Still rocks, though.
#6 Turn the Page
Metallica’s unbelievable rendition of the classic Bob Seger song. I could listen to this all day long.
#5 Whiskey in the Jar
Another cover that beats the original by a mile.
#4 Unforgiven 1, 2 & 3
Best Metallica Unforgiven song?
What the heck, I’ll lump them all together…
#3 For Whom the Bell Tolls
Sick intro. S-I-C-K. That’s all I’m gonna say.
I get so pumped up when this song comes on that I’m ready to bash my head through a brick wall. Better than a bottle of ammonia.
#1 St. Anger
A badass song with a badass music video. I can smell the testosterone through my computer screen.
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