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Master of Puppets
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|6. Leper Messiah|
|7. Orion (Instrumental)|
|8. Damage, Inc.|
Metallica's third LP redefines what has unfortunately been dubbed 'thrash metal': without the dubious benefit of singles or videos, items that Metallica remain less that interested in, Master Of Puppets sells a million in the U.S. alone. Certified at 5 million units by the RIAA. (2/01)
One of the defining albums of thrash metal, Master of Puppets is arguably Metallica's best album (as well as their last with bassist Cliff Burton). Focusing on the concept of power and abuses thereof, this is a collection of complex, intelligent music, played at about a hundred miles an hour. Not that these are short songs; this eight-song album clocks in at over an hour, which makes it all the more impressive that not one moment on this recording is boring. In tackling various approaches to their subject, Metallica is insightful lyrically as well as musically: "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" is from the point of view of an institutionalized inmate and "Disposable Heroes" is the perspective of a soldier. If all you've heard of Metallica is what's been on the radio recently, check this one out. You're in for a surprise. --Genevieve Williams
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8 songs, all which are over 5 minutes? This is the length of a normal cd once you listen through, it will be your money's worth, not to mention if you are getting tired of bands that don't provide guitar solos, here is your choice cd.
The topics in Master Of Puppets are quite wide assorted, some are about politics, another is control by a mightier being, the perils of war, etc. all of the songs are interesting, unless you don't like Orion, which is an insturmental.
Now, just because there isn't a parental advisory sticker on it doesn't mean that it is bad, that it is the brain of a moron. At least try to listen to this with an open mind and if you can't you can't handle this genre of music.
1. Battery 10/10. One of the greatest opening songs for any album in rock history. Spanish guitar intro and then the thrash comes in.
2. Master of Puppets 10/10. INCREDIBLE! Name another band that can manage to keep you entertained for 8 and a half minutes. One of Hammet's best solos in the middle.
3. The Thing That Should Not Be 10/10. Very slow for Metallica standards. Very heavy for Metallica standards. Kickass
4. Sanitarium 11/10. Best song on the album. hetfield's vocals are so deep and perfect and the song ends with a blistering solo.
5. Disposable Heroes 10/10. Another 8 minute epic. one of the greatest Metallica chorouses ever. BACK IN THE FRONT!
6. leper Messiah 9/10. Not as bad as Escape on RTL but definitely the weakest on this track. Good though.
7. Orion 10/10. THE Metallica instrumental. Perfection and better than Ktulu.
8. Damage, Inc. 10/10. Great way to end the album. Only song with lousy vocals but heavy.
Metallica are the second greatest rock band ever behind only Lep Zepplin. As another reviewer said, Black sabbath invented metal but METALlica perfected it.
Metallica have, in my opinion, released three albums which are better than "Master Of Puppets" : "...And Justice For All"; "Metallica" ( a.k.a "The Black Album" ); "Load". These three albums are more advanced in every musical department, and offer more variety. As regards "Master Of Puppets" being a landmark album, I deem this to be untenable; the fact is, "Megadeth" released a finer album the same year as Puppets in the form of "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?". Indeed, not only is Megadeth's album better, it's far better! Really, "Peace Sells" offers more complex guitar playing, more insightful lyrics and, generally, more adequate songwriting. ( Well, comparisons are odious! )
In addition, a great number of people are not fully aware of how big a formulation Dave Mustaine ( Megadeth's leader ) was to Metallica until he was relentlessly ejected in 1982; in fact, Mustaine was responsible for some guitar riffs on the first three Metallica albums ( yes, that means this album! ) It's justified why Mustaine took so long to overcome his acrimony with his previous band, and especially as so many Metallica fans did not know this important fact of Mustaine contributing so much to Metallica's early albums.
Metallica are a great quartet, whose music flows better than almost any other band. I am a fan of Metallica, and already they have left a legacy of remarkable music. I just can't understand why so many people harp on about Puppets as their "crowning glory" when they have made stronger albums. My references to Megadeth is to refute statements of Puppets being the unsurpassed thrash album, not simply because I'm a biased Megadeth fan!
2006 is the twenty-year anniversary of this classic album and you know something, it's a great album.
THIS IS A MUST-HAVE FOR EVERY HEAVY METAL FAN. THIS IS A GREAT ALBUM!!
"Battery"-A great song to kick off an album, it's fast and hard-hitting.
"Master of Puppets"-A classic, Metallica's take on drug abuse slips gracefully from smooth melodies to heavy riffs.
"The Thing That Should Not Be"-Another great, this one carries on the powerful tone of the first two tracks.
"Welcome Home(Sanitarium)"-Metallica's lyrical description of insanity is presented wonderfully in this smooth/hard assault on our senses.
"Disposable Heroes"-Perhaps the weakest song on the album, it is still by no means a disappointment.
"Leper Messiah"-One of my alltime favourite songs, this
'religious' tune contains one of the coolest beats in a metal track.
"Orion"-In my mind, the best of the Metallica instrumental tracks.
"Damage, Inc."-A great ass-kicking anthem, this closes the album off with feeling.
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I was so happy with this vinyl !! It was perfect and great quality. I got it for my boyfriend for Christmas and he was so happy. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Stephanie Gabrielle Young
I just wanted to let all music fans that Metallica Master Of Puppets is a must have in your collection I Re-Placed this album along with And Justice For All which I bought from... Read morePublished 5 months ago by brynthegamer
Attention, encore une mauvaise description. Ce n'est pas Master of Puppetds [2LP Vinyl], mais 1 LP.Published 12 months ago by Andre