Metallica
Master of Puppets


3.0
good

Review

by killemall666 USER (12 Reviews)
November 3rd, 2012 | 69 replies | 2,654 views


Release Date: 1986 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Too long without any substance to the songs whatsoever

1 of 15 thought this review was well written

This album is painfully mediocre. From the mediocre ***ing guitar riffs to the annoying barking that James Hetfield uses in a monotone throughout this entire release, everything is a little too average to what half the ***ing metal heads will have one believe.

Album opener Battery spends too long dicking around with its clean intro but after this manages to prove that Metallica are at their best when they are playing three thousand beats per minute. This is the fastest song a Metallica fan would have heard to date were they listening to the albums chronologically, and it really does kick ass, with a few absolutely killer riffs and some pissed off lyrics. This is thrash ***ing metal, and the speed expected is there, being an intense song.

The title track is half a good song, with an annoying crappy clean middle section, but contains the most memorable opening in thrash ***ing metal. The lyrics deal with drugs and are decently well written, although not quite poetic, with James Hetfield's angry manly voice echoing the pain of the people it speaks about and speaks to. This, however, is the last good song for a while, and the last pure thrash ***ing metal song until Disposable Heroes.

The Thing That Should Not Be is an overly long piece of doom metal rubbish that dicks around with the same *** riffs for eight minutes, and Welcome Home Sanitarium may have the worst ballad subject ever-breaking out of the ***ing loony bin. This is a recycled version of Fade To Black without half the emotion nor the actual talent backing it up. Bleh, this sucks hard ones.

Leper Messiah and Orion are two painfully long, forgettable songs. Disposable Heroes is half a good song, but goes on way too long without enough in the way of musical differences to be anything more than an average, overly long thrash ***ing metal song. Damage Inc is a speedy thrasher to close the album, similar to Battery except that the opening is even more annoying, being random guitar noises with an effects pedal distorting them even more, and does nothing to make this song memorable. Every song on this album is longer than five minutes, and yet a lot of them do not need to be, which is the most annoying thing about this album. Gah! Each and every ***ing song could be a wee bit shorter were the people behind them a little bit smarter.

This album is raped repeatedly and then killed by the fact it is billed up as being one of the best thrash metal releases of all time and yet it really is not. Each song is too long without anywhere near enough musical progression across it to be more than a piss poor mockery of a great thrash album. Not to be a negetive nelly, but the vocals truly are the worst in thrash metal, being a monotonous bark that abandons the crazy ***ing screeching from James on the previous two albums. This is overhyped and overrated bullcrap that really does not merit the time spent on it. Cut the songs down and it would be a great release.



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Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
November 3rd 2012



20650 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

someone voted a 0.5? blasphemy

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DarthMann
November 3rd 2012



13476 Comments


go awaya skeletor

XingKing
November 3rd 2012



10045 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

BACK TO THE FRONT!

This definitely needed another review. I'm glad this exists.

KingHarkinian
November 3rd 2012



435 Comments


METALLICA! YEAH THIS IS ROCKIN'!!

ThrashHard
November 3rd 2012



196 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thrashes Hard

KingHarkinian
November 3rd 2012



435 Comments


I agree with XingKing. 1239754 reviews for this album isn't enough.

KingHarkinian
November 3rd 2012



435 Comments


ThrashHard thrashes so hard.


sixdegrees
November 3rd 2012



16838 Comments


yay, another Metallica review.

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ThrashHard
November 3rd 2012



196 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"ThrashHard thrashes so hard."

you know it bitch

XingKing
November 3rd 2012



10045 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

What if Sputnik made it so that your first review HAD to be of this album before you were free to review other things?

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
November 3rd 2012



20650 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

then sputnik would be the perfect reviewing site

breakingthefragile
November 3rd 2012



2950 Comments


Not enough 5's in this thread.

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Youtellme
November 3rd 2012



1351 Comments


Idt this has aged very well, though it is a classic in influence

thumbcrusher
November 3rd 2012



3582 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i used to have it at a 5

then I realised i couldn't get over how much the thing that should not be gets in the way

Youtellme
November 3rd 2012



1351 Comments


The thing that should not be is the thing that should not be.

/cleverz

someguest
November 3rd 2012



20319 Comments


This album is painfully mediocre. From the mediocre ***ing guitar riffs


I laughed. pos

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thumbcrusher
November 3rd 2012



3582 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The thing that should not be is the thing that should not be.

/cleverz


*mind blown*

Azn.
November 3rd 2012



5569 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Yeah this review is really bad

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PsychicChris
November 3rd 2012



208 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I agree that a few songs go on for a minute or so too long, but this is still pretty much perfect in my eyes. Lightning's still better though.

ThrashHard
November 3rd 2012



196 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

agreed puppets and lightning are both classics



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