Josh’s Musings – Master of Puppets

Metallica – Master of Puppets: 3.5 stars

Precon: I’ve heard it before but probably not in about 20 years. I know it’s the one with Arlington Cemetery on the cover. Can’t remember any of the songs, except the title track.

Favorite Track: Disposable Heroes and the first 3:30 of Master of Puppets before the instrumental break. The song was over, I don’t understand what happened.
Least Favorite: Orion. First I thought it was a regular song with the longest intro ever. Then I accepted that it was an instrumental and was rocking out a little. After 5 or 6 minutes it became grating and I was counting the seconds till it was over. Good song for like a skate video or one of those fast forward vacation videos people do.

I grew up with Metallica thanks to my brother. I liked them somewhat but never got too into them, partly because I felt like I missed the boat on the whole metal scene, and partly because most of the pre-Black Album stuff seemed to blend together. I think I liked their videos more than their music. Now that I listen to it, I definitely remember Master of Puppets, but once again it seems a little indistinguishable. Some good parts that really get the blood flowing, but a lot of status quo Metallica stuff that isn’t too memorable to me. I respect what they do, it just doesn’t excite me all that much. And for some reason I have For Whom the Bell Tolls stuck in my head. How do you explain that?

Josh (49 Posts)

He may look like just an ordinary pizza flingin’ oven jockey, but no—this dude can lay the smack down with the bets of em’. He’s Josh, the "Brick Oven", and he’s the owner and head cook at Josh’s Joint. Who does he lay the smack down on exactly? His customers, that’s who. Order something the wrong way—catch a body blow. Ask for extra garlic in a rude manner—smack to your grill space. Walk into his joint like you own the place—your head goes through the soda fountain machine right quick. This motherfu*ker doesn’t mess around. He once gave a dude an atomic wedgie and stuffed his face in a toilet just for calling him “chief”. Come in his restaurant talkin’ bout, “can I get some garlic knots”, while he’s watching Judge Judy, and you just might get your ass handed to you with a side of Josh’s famous pizza sauce. If by some miracle you are able to duck his punches or fight off his attacks, you then might be invited to his afterhours fight club, which he holds in the back alley behind the restaurant.


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