Master of Puppets review by Metallica

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  • Released: Mar 3, 1986
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.4 (2,571 votes)
Metallica: Master of Puppets

Sound — 10
The sound is so clear and heavy in this album. It sounds so great for 20 years ago (1986). This is definetly Meatllica's best album from the '80s. Their first two albums, Kill 'Em All and Ride The Lightning were also very good. But they cannot be compared to Master Of Puppets. There is one song on the CD just like on any other Metallca CD that is entirely instrumental. That song being 'Orion'. Which kicks major ass, that is what Metaellica is known for. There are on other songs on the album which start out with a kind of lame acoustic guitar intro, but after a minute or two into the song it really picls up the pass and becomes a real good head-banger.

Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are absolutely amazing int all of the songs. They are really well thought out and sometimes you could relate to them. It goes with Kirk's awesome metal riffs so well that it is almost unbelievable, when you first crank up the volume. James once again does fantastic and executes the worlds perfectly with all of the 8 songs on this must own CD.

Overall Impression — 10
You can't even start to compare this Metallica album to anything that they have ever done before because this album contains so much kick ass entertainment. It is truely amazing though because they fit so much head-bangin music into less then an hour. The most impresive song in this album would of course have to be 'Battery'. It starts with an acoustis guitar intro, but then after a couple of minutes it really becomes freakin heavy and louder than sin, itself.

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    Haha that's so true.. "hate Metallica because they kicked Mustaine out of Metallica. But to all of you Megadeth fans, if that wouldn't have happened there probably wouldn't be Megadeth!" i like them both! MoP is a great album, a Master-Piece hehe. Great rewies!
    This album is just a one hit wonder, the best song on it is master of puppets. But i dont know why alot of people like it. i wish i had more hands for i could give this album 4 thumbs down.
    Great album!!! Second best metal album ever made ( Ride The Lightning is the first one!!! REAL MASTERPIECE)... One last thing: I cant't like "Thing That Should Not Be". I think it's a damm boring song and they sould name it "The Song That Should Not Be In Master Of Puppets"... LONG LIVE TO THE FOUR HORSEMEN!!!
    fantomas2599, u are a total f#@$ing retard, master of puppets is one of the greatest, possilby the greatest album out there, an the thing that should not be is not tht bad of a song,but it is not the best song on the album by far
    Steven Jack
    i knid agree with disposableheroes on the thing that should not be, but without it it wouldn't be complete as the master album. persona;;y i prefer rust in peace, but it has my fav. song: BATTORY!!!
    Steven Jack
    i knid agree with disposableheroes on the thing that should not be, but without it it wouldn't be complete as the master album. personaly i prefer rust in peace by Megadeth, but it has my fav. song: BATTORY!!!
    cliff's multiple solos are good enough reason to listen to orion. greatest metallica album of all time, and you are dense if you think otherwise
    I don't like metal, but the song master of puppets is amazing. lmao the bassist got squished by a bus