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Master of Puppets [Vinyl]
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Audio CD, Original recording reissued, September 10, 2013
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Standard vinyl package 1-470844 is a regular
weight 33-1/3 rpm vinyl disc in single pocket
Stoughton jacket with insert.
Hailed as a masterpiece
by critics far outside heavy metal s core audience, Master
Of Puppets sold over half a million copies at its time of
release without any major video/radio airplay, making it
the band s first record to be certified Gold by the RIAA. It
has since sold over six million copies in the U.S. alone. It
was the last album the band recorded with bass player
Cliff Burton before his death later that year. The album
has also frequently been tagged by critics as one of the
most influential heavy metal albums of all time.
Yet by bookending the album with two slices of thrash
mayhem ( Battery and Damage, Inc. ), the band reigns
triumphant through sheer force of sound, of will, of malice.
The arrangements are thick and muscular, and the material
varies enough in texture and tempo to hold interest through
all its twists and turns. Some critics have called Master Of
Puppets the best heavy metal album ever recorded; if it
isn t, it certainly comes close. (All Music Guide)
Top customer reviews
Battery 10/10: This track starts out slow, but then the metal punches you in the stomach and your left breathless. Wow, one hell of an album opener (kind of similar to RTL's Fight Fire With Fire). This song deals with aggression.
Master of Puppets 10/10: This is my personal favorite on the album. This song has the catchiest chorus and a slow, yet beautiful balled section in the middle. This song deals with drug addiction.
The Thing That Should Not Be 8/10: A lot of people bash this song. It is the weakest song on the album, but compared on its own, it's a metal masterpiece.
Welcome Home 9/10: This is the album's balled (still pretty heavy though). It deals with a mental patiant's struggle in an institution. The lyrics shine hear.
Disposable Heroes 10/10: This song is very underrated. This is one of the highlights on the album, imo. It deals with soldiers' strain in battle. The lyrics are perfect, and the chorus is catchy and heavy.
Leper Messiah 9/10: Another underrated song. Some say it's the weak point (but some like me disagree, I still say The Thing That Should Not Be is) on the album. It deals with priests collection contributions to earn a higher seat.
Orion 10/10: Wow. This is probably Metallica's best instrumental. The Call of the Ktulu was great, but often repetetive. Not this one. This one is interesting the first half, and then changes style and continues to sound even more interesting as it goes along. I'm not sure what it's about, but can guess that it's about outer space.
Damage Inc. 9.5/10: Great. Probably Metallica's best album closure. One hell of a closure. After the long and beautiful Orion, people are in a trance of a pretty melody in the first minute. But then the song takes off without expectancy and is over and done before you realize what just happened. The song is pretty much about what the title says.
Overall, terrific album without any filler. I'll be getting AJFA later next week.