Master of Puppets

Metallica - Master of Puppets
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1986 Ratings: #4 / 93
User Score
1986 Ratings: #2
Liked by 65 people
March 3, 1986 / Release Date
LP / Format
Elektra / Label
Metallica, Flemming Rasmussen / Producer
Thrash Metal / Genres / Website
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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.


Genius does not appear out of thin air and Puppets was a culmination of Metallica’s influences and forward direction.


It ain't perfect, but it's a real damn force to be reckoned with. If you love thrash and/or love heavy metal in general, this is essential listening.

More like Master of Muppets, because all my kids did when I showed this album to them was whine and complain that elmo wasn't singing Leper Messiah. Ungrateful little shits. Next time they dare complain about daddy Metallica, I'm strapping them down to the ground of a chemical plant with 14 tons of C4. The damn workers better not complain about me blowing up my kids or they're getting the same treatment. The government better not open their damn mouths about a damn thing, or I'll put them into ... read more
At first, I couldn't decide whether Ride the Lightning or this was the best Metallica album, but after exploring through this album many MANY times, I can easily say this IS definitely the best the band has ever put out. All the instruments flow incredibly well together like an ensemble and it truly feels like a cinematic experience. I don't usually come back to this record, but when I do, it's rewarding.
1.Battery: 9
2.Master of Puppets 10:
3.The Thing That Should Not Be: 8
4.Welcome Home (Sanitarium): 9
5.Disposable Heroes: 8.7
6.Leper Messiah: 8
7.Orion: 9
8.Damage, Inc.: 8.5

Master of Puppets: 8.7

I don't even like metal.

Best: Battery, Master of Puppets, Disposable Heroes, Leper Messiah, Damage Inc.

Weakest: Orion
Shoutout to my math teacher for giving me 3 points at the math test so i can get a good grade at math

Be proud of me you Metallica fan,Vsauce look alike
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Added on: September 24, 2012