"Phantom Lord" is the seventh track. It is written about the war cry of a mythical creature. The track was included on the band's first demo, "No Life 'Til Leather". It is the first Metallica song to include clean melodic guitars into its structure.
The lyrics deal with a mythical battle between heavy metal beasts. The band would often dedicate this song to members of the audience who "were bumping heads and getting…
Sound is ripping through your ears
The deafening sound of metal nears
Your body's waiting for his whips
The taste of leather on your lips