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Metallica

The Thing That Should Not Be (6:34)

The Thing That Should Not Be is the third track off Metallica's 1986 album Master of Puppets.

The song, keeping the general control theme of the album, discusses the story of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft, with Cthulhu being the focus of the song and documenting his control over his followers. The song also takes lyrical inspiration from lines in Lovecraft's book Necronomicon. Musically the song is a marked contrast from the rest of the songs on the album, being… read more

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Messenger of fear in sight
Dark deception kills the light

Hybrid children watch the sea

Metallica - The Thing That Should Not Be Lyrics

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  • Maybe my top song from Master of Puppets. Just fucking awesome.
  • One of Metallica's best tracks so heavy ❤️ \m/
  • Probably one of the most brutal songs they've ever done. And OH MY GOD THAT ENDING.
  • IN MADNESS YOU DWELL
  • Greetings from Innsmouth.
  • this has a , a , a solid twisted sound
  • "The overall sound has some similarities to First Wave Black Metal and/or death metal. In fact, the riff sounds like it was ripped from a Sarcófago album." INTERESTING point of view. The slowest, but my favourite from Master of Puppets.
  • "the intro is great, the rest of the song is just so repetitive that makes it boring." nope, the whole song is fucking heavy, i don't like the solo as it seems irrelevent to the rythm parts, but i do like the riff and bass lines and god that heaviness with that creepy lyrics. BOOM!
  • THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE JUST CRUSHES FUCKING BONES LEFT AND RIGHT
  • I love the S&M version of this as well, the strings give it a new element, but you can't beat the original.

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