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Master of Puppets

Master of Puppets

by Metallica Metallica
Master of Puppets

Master of Puppets

by Metallica Metallica




Although Metallica soon disavowed the term, this is the album that brought thrash metal to the forefront of hard rock -- both in terms of innovation and unbridled power. Yes, the riffs on songs such as "Disposable Heroes" and the jaw-dropping title song are faster than speeding bullets, but that's only half the story. In an era when most metal-mongers were satisfied with snickering about sexual conquests while recycling tired melodies, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and company offered up provocative imagery -- like "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)," which is told from the point of view of an institutionalized inmate -- and remarkably intricate playing. Sadly, Master of Puppets also proved to be the final chapter in part one of Metallica's story, since bassist Cliff Burton was killed in a bus crash while on a European tour promoting the disc -- thus adding another level of meaning to "The Thing That Should Not Be."

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Release Date: 04/24/2007
Label: Imports
UPC: 0042283814127
catalogNumber: 679938
Rank: 34514


  1. Battery
  2. Master of Puppets
  3. The Thing That Should Not Be
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  5. Disposable Heroes
  6. Leper Messiah
  7. Orion
  8. Damage, Inc.

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