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MASTER OF PUPPETS

Metallica

 

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4.09 | 500 ratings

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Mitch17
5 stars Back in 1983 when Metallica released Kill Em All it was full-on thrash. Metallica's songs then grew more complex, more progressive with the release of Ride the Lightning. Then the boys took it one more step with Master of Puppets. The song's once again became more complex, more progressive and they made one of the best metal albums of all time.

On Master of Puppets you will hear metal at it's finest with James Hetfield's crunshing riffs, Kirk Hammett's outstanding guitar solos, Lars Ulrich's pounding drum beats and Cliff Burton's unique bass playing.

The highlight's on this album are first the title track, Master of Puppets. It starts with that great guitar riff that most metal fans would know. This is one of the most progressive songs on the album. Half-way through the song the tempo changes and enters a more melotic section and then finishes with a bang.

The Thing That Should Not Be is another great song with a very errie feel about it. To me this song sounds very Black Sabbath inspired.

Disposable Heroes is another 8 min plus song that is about war. Through out the song you can really tell how much Hetfield has improved at becoming a great song writer. This song should be able to stand on it's own but it is often overshadowed by Metallica's second war song One on And Justice For All.

Last but not leasted is the most progressive song on the album, Orion the 8 min insturmental. Fast heavy parts, lots of tempo changes and the unique bass solo in the middle section. People who think Metallica is just a thrash metal band should listen to this song.

The other songs Battery, Welcome Home (Sanitarium), Leper Messiah, Damage Inc are just as good as the songs i have talked about.

I give this album a 5 star rating because i feel this is a essential album that must be heard. It's quite simply a masterpiece.

Mitch17 | 5/5 |

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