Master of Puppets
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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.
This isn't just one of the best heavy metal or hard rock albums of all time this is one of the best albums of all time, people will still be listening to this album millions of years from now in distant galaxies when even Earth has become a distant memory.
LONG LIVE METALLICA !!!
After the success of Ride the Lightning, Metallica decided it would be good to make their follow-up album something similar, but different enough to still sell records. What they came up with was the Master Of Puppets album. And in 1986, they unveiled this new record to the public. Many fans of heavy metal call this one of the greatest albums of the genre. Are they right? Read on for my review of Master Of Puppets.
Battery, the opening song, kicks off with a spanish-sounding acoustic guitar solo, and fast becomes raw thrash metal. Of the rawer thrash-based Metallica songs ever released, this is probably number one. The title track is a masterpiece that really needs no introduction or comments from me - the results of it speak for themselves. The Thing That Should Not Be, track three, is a slower, more gothic song than what the band normally does. I guess you could call it their equivalent to Iron Maiden's Hallowed Be Thy Name. Welcome Home (Sanitaruim), the next track, is another more gothic tune, but halfway through the band changes its style to a more interesting one. An awesome progression for the band. Disposable Heroes is an awesome epic dealing with the band's hatred for war, and the lives it costs. Awesome lyrics, verses, chorus, and instruments. Leper Messiah: Interesting track, but not up to the rest of the album. That's not to say it's bad though - it rocks. Orion is the best Metallica instrumental of all. It kicks off with a furious assault of metal, and then goes into a melodic session, before fading back to more metal! You can't pass this one by. The closer, Damage Inc., is a generic thrasher, but it's still a good song overall.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I've started collecting vinyl this year and this was a 'must have' record for sure. Came packaged in frustration free cardboard, cut to fit a vinyl record (which was refreshing... Read morePublished 3 months ago by XWIMMERX
I love this album but I found som songs don't go together and it's too hyperactive; but that's subjectivePublished 4 months ago by marketminutdave
More Ear Drum breaking Tunes from Metallica. Just the way we like it. Right?Published 4 months ago by Lance McLeod
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 6 months ago by Stephanie Gabrielle Young