Yesterday Kirk Hammet confirmed that Metallica have scheduled the recording of their next album, possibly with Rick Rubin who produced "Death Magnetic".
It's exciting news, and we hope it's their best release yet. But it got us thinking: what are their best songs to date?
We think UG readers will have a better grasp of Metallica songs than most music fans, so this week's question is:
What is the best Metallica song?
It doesn't have to be from an album. You can pick from b-sides, covers, and anything that has been released. A live-only performance will be fine if you can find a YouTube link so we can share it with other readers.
Post your nominations in the comments, and be sure to up vote each other so we can see what the consensus is.
Will you pick older classics or give credit to newer recordings? It's your call. We'll stack up the results and publish them in an ultimate Metallica list on Friday. Maybe it'll be our best playlist yet!
Hammer out the debate in the comments and remember to check back on Friday to see the results over the weekend.