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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Metallica Song?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll

May 9, 2014 6:00 PM ET
Metallica Cliff Burton, James Hetfield, bottom Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich
Metallica
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Late last month, Lars Ulrich told us that Metallica was into the "fourth inning" of their next album. "We're going through the grind," he said. "We're in there doing riffs and putting them into songs. We don't really write one song and then show up the next day and do another one. We just work on riffs and sections, connecting riffs and tempos and moods."

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Now we have a question for you: What is your single favorite Metallica song? Feel free to go for a monster hit like "Enter Sandman" and "One," a fan favorite like "Seek and Destroy" and "Hit The Lights" or a super deep cut like "The Frayed Ends of Sanity" or "Devil's Dance." Pick for any Metallica song you want, just please only vote once and only for a single song. 

You can vote here in the comments, on facebook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter using the hashtag #weekendrock.  

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