Master of Puppets

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Genre: Heavy Metal,Thrash metal

Master of Puppets
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 24, 1986
RecordedSeptember 1 – December 27, 1985 at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark
GenreGroove Metal
LabelElektra/Asylum (The labels merged and became known as Elektra/Asylum Records through the 1980s; The publisher of the 1986 Compact Disc release is credited as Elektra/Asylum)
ProducerMetallica, Flemming Rasmussen
Metallica chronology
''Ride the Lightning
Master of Puppets ''...And Justice for All

Master of Puppets is Metallica's third album. It was released by Elektra Records on February 21 1986. The album has 8 songs, which many feel made a permanent impact on heavy metal music. Several of its songs are still played on the radio. It is the last album to feature bassist Cliff Burton, who died in a bus accident on September 27, 1986 while touring in Sweden to promote the album.[1] It is one of the best selling heavy metal albums.

Track listing[change | change source]

No. Title Length
1. "Battery"   5:12
2. "Master of Puppets"   8:36
3. "The Thing That Should Not Be"   6:37
4. "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"   6:27
5. "Disposable Heroes"   8:17
6. "Leper Messiah"   5:40
7. "Orion" (Instrumental) 8:28
8. "Damage, Inc."   5:29

Credits[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "26 Years Ago: Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton Dies in a Bus Accident". Retrieved 2014-7-4. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
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