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Master of Puppets is the third studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica. The album was recorded in 1985 and released by Elektra Records on March 3, 1986 in North America.

Now widely considered a classic of thrash metal, the album proved to be a modest commercial success upon its release by reaching #29 on the U.S. Billboard 200, making it the very first thrash metal album to crack the Top 40. With the band's rising popularity from… read more



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  • Korn fans shouldn't really be allowed to rate music
  • Masterpiece!
  • Your ratings are fucked, dude. [2]
  • Your ratings are fucked, dude.
  • My rating 6.2 out of 10
  • Fucking amazing record their fourth best and what a classic this record is ❤️ \m/
  • This album is being called overrated only for those who werent there. Thats the only reason behind this kind of coment.
  • rating 10.10
  • Still, it was for its time. There was no other record in 1986 that sounded like this, or be my guest and point me towards one. I don't mean like massively innovative either, like Hendrix or something, but it was still innovative. I mean, "The Thing That Should Not Be" sounds like a Black Album track to me, five years before that album even came out. It's intro is reminiscent to that of Nirvana's "Come As You Are" as well. My point is, this album was a mid-80's album, and it sure doesn't sound typically 80's to my ears, unlike Kill 'Em All and Ride The Lightning that both sound very 80's NWoBHM-thrash. This album is so much more than NWoBHM-wanking thrash. Cliff's classical bass-playing style and writing really shows for it if nothing else.

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