"Trapped Under Ice" is a song by heavy metal band Metallica. This song is from their second album Ride the Lightning (1984).
The song "Trapped Under Ice" is a nightmarish first-person narrative of a person being trapped under ice, both freezing and drowning.
It is one of the songs on Ride the Lightning that retains the furious rhythms from Kill 'Em All, and features extreme guitar playing with many techniques not usually found in Metallica's songs. It is one of Metallica's least performed live songs, being played in its entirety only 4 times.
The song's intro riff was written by Kirk Hammett during his stint with thrash metal band Exodus, namely in a demo song with that band called "Impaler" (later redone on Exodus's "comeback" album, Tempo of the Damned).
This song was covered by deathgrind band Exhumed, for their cover album Garbage Daze Re-Regurgitated....