Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Metallica Songs

"Master of Puppets," "Battery" and your other favorites by the metal legends

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10. "Seek and Destroy"

Experienced Metallica fans know exactly what the opening notes of "Seek and Destroy" mean at a concert: time to get your coat on and think about an exit strategy because the show is about to wrap up. The group is famous for shifting up their set list from night to night, but it's tradition to wrap up with "Seek and Destroy," one of their oldest songs that dates all the way back to Dave Mustaine's tenure in the group. No two versions of the song are the same, and a rendition on Live Shit: Binge and Purge is over 18 minutes long. They've played this one more than 1,300 times and it's impossible to imagine a show without it. It would be like the Ramones skipping "Blitzkrieg Bop" or AC/DC leaving without "Highway to Hell." 

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