Master of Puppets by Metallica
The Master of Metal
Master of Puppets. It may be the greatest album ever done by Metallica. It was produced by Metallica and Flemming Rasmussen. The record label was Elektra, but it later merged with Asylum to become Elektra/Asylum Records. The only single from Master of Puppets, the album, was Master of Puppets, the song.
The track listing for the album is as follows; “Battery”, “Master of Puppets”, “The Thing That Should Not Be”, “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”, “Disposable Heroes”, “Leper Messiah”, “Orion”, and “Damage, Inc.”. In the digital reissue, there were two bonus tracks that happened to be the live versions of “Battery” and “The Thing That Should Not Be” from a concert in Seattle in 1989. Most of the lyrics are focused on violence and the corruptness of many government institutions, including the military, and the rage associated with this corruption. It is in the style of thrash metal, which may be categorized as fast and heavy guitar, bass, drums, and low-pitched vocals.
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The music just sounds angry and it would be the music of a head-hunter. All of songs just sound very Metallica-ish. The album artwork is a graveyard full of white crosses in an unkempt field. There is an infantry helmet on the right arm of the front and left-most cross. Connected to all of the crosses are strings that lead to large, blood red hands hovering above.
I would recommend downloading the album immediately, no regrets or second thoughts are guaranteed, rest assured. I think anyone can enjoy it, but the people that will enjoy it the most are people that need to let out some hidden rage or people that are upset or angry about the system. The album really is great though. Seriously, one has to listen to it to experience the whole truth and awesomeness of the album. It is hard to put the blazing shredding of the guitar into words. Even though it was released in 1986, it is timeless. It will never go out of style.
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