The track serves as something of a call to arms to all diehards to spread the 'word of metal', thus becoming the metal militia. The tone of the song is similar to that conveyed later in the track "Battery", which describes the metal community and the idea of uniting around the common interest of thrash.
- "Metal Militia" was first performed on March 27, 1982, in West Hollywood, California.
- As of September 2016, it's only been performed live 86 times.
Thunder and lightning, the gods take revenge Senseless destruction Victims of fury are cowardly now Running for safety Stabbing the harlot to pay for her sins Leaving the virgin Suicide running as if it were free Ripping and tearing Oh, through the mist and the madness We're trying to get the message to you Metal militia Metal militia Metal militia Chained and shadowed to be left behind Nine and one thousand Metal militia for your sacrifice Iron clad soldiers Join or be conquered, the law of the land What will befall you? The metallization of your inner soul Twisting and turning Oh, through the mist and the madness We're trying to get the message to you Metal militia Metal militia Metal militia We are as one, yes, we all are the same Fighting for one cause Leather and metal are our uniforms Protecting what we are Joining together to take on the world With our heavy metal Spreading the message to everyone here Come let yourself go Oh, through the mist and the madness We're trying to get the message to you Metal militia Metal militia Metal militia
|Kill 'Em All|
|Songs||Hit the Lights • The Four Horsemen • Motorbreath • Jump in the Fire • (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth • Whiplash • Phantom Lord • No Remorse • Seek & Destroy • Metal Militia|
|Bonus Tracks||Am I Evil? • Blitzkrieg|
|Members||James Hetfield • Lars Ulrich • Kirk Hammett • Cliff Burton|