Master Of Puppets

Performers Metallica

Elektra | January 1, 1990 | Compact Disc

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Far from dimwitted metalheads, Metallica's albums often had unified concepts at their heart. After Ride the Lightning explored the meaning of death and its effect on our lives, this album follows up with a run at the nature of power. As the name suggests, Master of Puppets deals with how some people control others. Given it's Metallica, this power is a negative aspect of life with the few controlling the many. "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" examines life in a mental institution through a wave of screeching guitars that offers its own lyrical poetry. That's the beauty of this legendary thrash-metal band: the more layers of sound they add, the more complex and lush the tunes become.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: January 1, 1990

Genre: General

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1986

Label Name: Elektra

UPC: 075596043922

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Master Of Puppets

Master Of Puppets

Performers Metallica
Producer Flemming Rasmussen, Metallica
Engineer Flemming Rasmussen

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: January 1, 1990

Genre: General

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1986

Label Name: Elektra

UPC: 075596043922


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

Editorial Notes

MASTER OF PUPPETS was Metallica's last album with bass player Cliff Burton. Burton was killed in a traffic accident. He was replaced by Jason Newsted. Metallica: Kirk Hammett (lead guitar); James Hetfield (guitar, vocals); Cliff Burton (bass); Lars Ulrich (drums). Recorded at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark from September through December, 1985. Metallica's irresistible rise to the top continued with this enigmatic 1986 album. A constant touring unit by this point, their combination of light and dark and their deft staccato delivery, especially on the title track, came brusquely through. Their ever-lengthening arrangements (three songs came in at over eight minutes), bolstered by the precise snap of Hetfield's vocals, testified to their undeniable power. The striding "Battery," the darkly lit "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)," as well as the complex instrumental, "Orion," all gave powerful testament to their ever-developing skill and vision.
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