Yesterday I wrote about the new trailer for the Netflix original series The Punisher and how stoked I am for the series. No lie, that trailer had me pumped – and not just because of The Punisher or the action that the trailer showcased, but also because of the song that was featured in the trailer: “One” by Metallica. If you know anything about me, you would know that I am a huge fan of Metallica. I went to my first Metallica concert with my dad way back in 1986 at the Long Beach Arena for the Damage, Inc tour – which also was my first concert ever. Metallica was the first band that I remember becoming a huge fan of after listening to the records and tapes that my dad would play. Over the years, my love for Metallica has only grown and I have bought and continued to listen to every Metallica album ever released. Hell, my Spotify Metallica playlist has more than 75 individual songs and is more than 8 hours in length. I can listen to Metallica all day, every day. To put it simply, if someone told me that I could only listen to one musical artist or band for the rest of my life, hands down, Metallica would be my choice.
So, when The Punisher trailer dropped and I heard Metallica’s “One” playing throughout the trailer, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the trailer. How could I not? Metallica is my band. With that in mind, I wanted to kind of share my thoughts on what I feel are my 10 favorite Metallica songs that the band has ever produced. From old, hardcore heavy metal favorites to some of their newer, more commercial and contemporary songs, these are the 10 songs that I feel best represent the core and spirit of Metallica to me as a fan.