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MASTER OF PUPPETS

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4.09 | 498 ratings

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friso
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3 stars Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)

Lately I've been listening to some Metallica again and I though this was a good moment to write something about it on PA. My favorite album of the band is Ride the Lightning, but there are more impressive album by this architypel trash-metal band. Master of Puppets is an album with yet more great heavy songs, but it is plagued by the IMHO weaker tracks.

The sound of the band is still very good. The opener Battory is rough, but catchy. The title-track of the album is a very strong trash song with a great instrumental melodic section in the middle. This came as a suprise for me when I was young, but nowadays I quite used to this. The thing that Should not be a memorable song and Senatarium is a masterpiece! But then... both Disposable Heroes and Leper Messiah are weaker tracks that remind me of the second halve of the debut album of the band. There are some strong parts, but the songs arefunctional nor cathcy. Orion is a perfect instrumental track with a progressive feel.

Conclusion. This album has some great tracks like Sanatarium and Orion, but I can't listen it in it's entire form. Hence, three stars.

friso | 3/5 |

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