Seek & Destroy (6:53)

Cover of Kill 'Em All

From Kill 'Em All and 350 other releases

“Seek & Destroy” is the ninth track on the album “Kill ‘Em All”. The song has been frequently played in concerts over the years since its live debut in 1982 and has been Metallica’s closing song since the Madly in Anger with the World Tour. Seek & Destroy has become a fan favorite and has been played at virtually every Metallica concert since the band’s inception. It is sometimes played as a closing number for their live performances, with Hetfield often asking the audience to sing along with him; he shouts “Searching,” and they shout “Seek and destroy!”

The song has been covered by Chuck Billy, Jake E. Lee, Jimmy Bain, and Aynsley Dunbar for the album Metallic Assault: A Tribute to Metallica. The song has also been covered by thrash metal band Testament, Bludvera and Acid Drinkers and instrumentally by Freaklabel as part of a tribute medley. Malaysian death metal band, Sil Khannaz also cover this song on their tribute album, The Best Of Sil Khannaz. Apocalyptica, and previously Pantera, covered it live. Seek & Destroy is a perfect example of Metallica’s influence in the Thrash scene.

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