Fade To Black (track) by Metallica

Fade To Black by Metallica
Year: 1984
From the album Ride The Lightning (track #4)
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This track is rated in the top 1% of all tracks on BestEverAlbums.com. This track has a Bayesian average rating of 92.5/100, a mean average of 91.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 92.8/100. The standard deviation for this track is 13.3.

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From 11/09/2020 05:34
This song made me cry, it's so beautiful. From the acoustic intro to the lyrics to the solo, it's so beautiful. I still think Master Of Puppets is my favorite Metallica song but this is a VERY close second
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From 02/21/2020 04:39
I've maybe listened to this song a thousand times. It defined so much of my high school experience (from freshman year) and has stayed with me over the years. It always transports me to a dark but passionate place in my head, and makes me feel like writing (which is what I now do professionally). The vocals of Hetfield are never better for me than on this track. They are haunting and vulnerable, and the guitar sinks you lower and lower into the void.
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From 06/24/2019 22:01
Ride the Lightning was much more melodic than Kill em All, and Fade To Black was the best example of that.
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From 05/07/2018 01:32
Possibly Metallica's greatest song. From the acoustic intro to the fantastic solo and lyrics, this is one of Metallica's definitive moments.
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From 09/13/2016 16:36
Great song, but not the best by Metallica
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From 09/04/2016 22:44
A Brilliant song whether you call it a ballad or not. Some of Kirk's most brilliant soloing and some of Hetfield's most criminally awesome songwriting.
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From 01/04/2016 18:13
Definitely one of their best
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From 05/19/2015 01:11
One of the greatest songs ever written. Period.
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From 12/27/2012 01:02
The beginning guitar is a great beginning to the song, and the rhythm is not only cool, but soft and hard at the same time when you look at it. I'm not talking about the soft parts seperated from the heavy parts. I mean the soft parts have a couple of small heavy elements and vice-versa.
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From 12/03/2012 22:45
One of the greatest Metallica songs. Not their heaviest song which helps it be more accessible to more people. Beautiful acoustic sections, vocals, and solos throughout.
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