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First play,ok,a bit cliche maybe?A few plays later,and something was stirring,that recognition of maybe,just maybe,a great,GREAT album.Which it really is.If you do not buy this,you collection is incomplete.
This is a lovely album! Stormin' good stuff! Nice and heavy with great licks and lyrics. I think it was tragic bassist Cliff Burton's last record with Metallica - though I could be wrong, not being a massive Metallica fan. I hadn't heard 'Master Of Puppets' in many years and I'm glad I purchased it for a bargain price (£3.50 inc P&P). I'm starting to think I prefer it over '...And Justice For All...' (my previous favourite and the only other Metallica album I own). Actually I think they're both great albums from a transitional period in the bands career. Check that s*** out!
Great, great album, but the vinyl mastering is very quiet. Dynamics and textures are all there, but I need to double the volume to actually hear it -which in turn amplifies the surface noise etc - a real shame.
without a doubt, their best (in my opinion) every track kills and it brings me right back to when i first bought it back in the 80's when the band could play and knew how to deliver. i think the band should sit down and listen to this again and remember what they where about. bought it second hand so i don't increase their bulging bank balances. cannot stand them now. their music, style and prima donna attitudes.
If you're looking for one of the greatest rock/metal albums, then you have found the right one, what you have here is an album that can provide melodic sounds along with great heavy thrashing, but all of it has a great musical talent behind it, the voice of James Hetfield is a legend to behold, you have classics such as Master of Puppets which is almost known world wide, but you also have other songs that are not as well known but also provide the same ammount of power and emotion.
I fully recomend this album to anyone who is into this type of music, it is one of them albums you can listen to over and over again and never get bored. The sound quality is clear and precise, over all the sound is top notch. the product came in perfect condition.
So if you are even the slightest bit interested in this Album I recomend you order it right away, you will not be dissapointed! :)
Not much needs said about this alblum that has stood the test of time. This album is as fresh now and as thought provoking as it was when I first listened to it back in '86. What may be controvesial, (given the success of the black album)is the first four albums of this mighty bands carrear are arguably the best work they have done, with this album narrowly pipping the top spot in front of 'Justice. Why? because after justice metallica wrote songs, yes they may have made peoples toes tap or what ever but these first four albums brought out the inner beast in people. Covering subjects that were raw (and had obviously) harnessed much interest with the writers and conjoured up youthful angst, but they did this with intellegence and musical brilliance. This album has it all from the intense and sometimes brutal records of Damage inc., Battery (which in the end is them describing what they thought was a good night out), disposable heros (the horrors and insensitivity and futility of war, a song that was only surpassed by justices 'one'). To the calm before the storm of songs like Welcome home sanitarium, which to a point argued 'What is sane?' to the musical perfertion of orion, a piece of music even 'non-metalheads' adore for its drama and passion. And I havent even talked about Master of puppets, The thing that should not be and leper messiah yet whos lyrical (and all the other songs on the album for that matter)genius, still get people talking. This was Hetfiled, Ulrich, Hammett and the late, great Cliff Burton (how good would this band have been if he'd survived)defining moment. The albums they produced after justice (as Burton had a lot of influence on that piece)had a lot to live up to and maybe in the hands of other lesser bands would have been there pinacle, but after the excellence of this album they never quite reached. Metallica are still after all these years a band I will hold dear, many amzing memories and live moments, but the early years are still the greatest. Long live Metallica!!!!!!!