|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.
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?