“Enter Sandman” instigated their mainstream popularity, but it was the fast-paced and intricate compositions on Master of Puppets that positioned Metallica as one of thrash metal’s “Big Four.” This was due, in large part, to the album’s only single and title track. Enhanced by James Hetfield’s and Kirk Hammett’s guitar abilities, this song features the quintessential Metallica riff and is often considered one of heavy metal’s finest tunes. -- watchmojo
I got into Metallica in 84, and I always preferred the 1st two to this album for some reason. Not aware of too many others that feel the same way, but for me, KEA and RTL are by far the best. On a side note, I came to this song on Last.FM after a Pink Floyd song...strange segue, but love em both.
What is there to back up? This is not thrash since there is no thrash riffing in this song, simple as that. And some random list proves nothing, many people just say what the media says. Only thrash songs on this album are Battery, Disposable Heroes and Damage Inc.
if you're going to call someone out you should be able to back up your point. i don't even give a shit about if this is thrash metal or not, but i did find [url=http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_metal-thrash-songs.html]this[/url]. apparently there are people who think this is the greatest thrash metal song ever. i still put it behind damage inc.