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Master Of Puppets
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Master Of Puppets

Even though Master of Puppets didn't take as gigantic a leap forward as Ride the Lightning, it was the band's greatest achievement, hailed as a masterpiece by critics far outside heavy metal's core audience. It was also a substantial hit, reaching the Top 30 and selling three million copies despite absolutely nonexistent airplay. Instead of a radical reinvention, Master of Puppets is a refinement of past innovations. In fact, it's possible to compare Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets song for song and note striking similarities between corresponding track positions on each record (although Lightning's closing instrumental has been bumped up to next-to-last in Master's running order). That hint of conservatism is really the only conceivable flaw here. Though it isn't as startling as Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets feels more unified, both thematically and musically. Everything about it feels blown up to epic proportions (indeed, the songs are much longer on average), and the band feels more in control of its direction. You'd never know it by the lyrics, though -- in one way or another, nearly every song on Master of Puppets deals with the fear of powerlessness. Sometimes they're about hypocritical authority (military and religious leaders), sometimes primal, uncontrollable human urges (drugs, insanity, rage), and, in true H.P. Lovecraft fashion, sometimes monsters. 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. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide

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Record Label: CD
Brand: Anderson
Performer: Metallica
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 0.39 x 4.25 x 5.25 Inches
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Track Listing

1. Battery
2. Master Of Puppets
3. Thing That Should Not Be
4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
5. Disposable Heroes
6. Leper Messiah
7. Orion (Instrumental)
8. Damage Inc.
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Customer Reviews | 8 reviews | 4.9 out of 5

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The album that made Metallica the masters of metal
12/29/2012

Customer review by Bluethedestroyer

5.0 stars 12/29/2012 by Bluethedestroyer
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This is my favorite Metallica album!!! It's hard to beat this one. Master of Puppets, Battery, Sanitarium, Disposable Heroes, Damage Inc.... It sets the standard for every other metal band to this day. If you don't own it, what are you waiting for? Buy it! Buy it now!!

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Bluethedestroyer
Fort Payne, Al
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
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Usage:A few times per month
Awesome Album
3/8/2011

Customer review by DaftPunk171

5.0 stars 3/8/2011 by DaftPunk171
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This is a awesome Metal album and in my opinion the best by Metallica. A must own for Metallica fans.

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DaftPunk171
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every few days
awesome album by metallica
3/5/2010

Customer review by ThrashMetalFanForever

5.0 stars 3/5/2010 by ThrashMetalFanForever
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totally awesome from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ThrashMetalFanForever
bonita springs,fla
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:Longer than one year
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
9/23/2007

Customer review by Lancer

4.0 stars 9/23/2007 by Lancer
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This is an older album that i had heard from my friends was excellent. I bought it on their recomendation and I have not been dissapointed.

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Lancer
Odessa, TX.
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Age:35 - 44
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Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
a very good metal cd
10/19/2007

Customer review by ForWhomTheBellTolls

5.0 stars 10/19/2007 by ForWhomTheBellTolls
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This is one of the finest metal albums ever. Most of the songs are great. Orion is my personal fave.

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San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego USA
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Age:14 - 18
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