Acclaimed Albums: Master of Puppets by Metallica

List item: Listen to the 250 greatest albums
Progress: 124/250Title: Master of Puppets
Artist: Metallica
Year: 1986
Position: #162

I don’t know what is happening right now. Just going by some of the other albums I gave a spin today (which includes the likes of Jenny Hval, Bon Iver and Nick Cave), or albums I listen to in general, metal never features. It hasn’t featured really since a 6 month stint where I listened to a lot of  Within Temptation.

Honestly, I stuck this on whilst doing something else as I assumed that thrash metal would not be something that interested me. Usually things like this don’t and if you believe studies like this I should be beyond drastic musical taste acquisition.

Then it hit me. My musical taste has taken a number of disparate detours and actually enjoying the thrash metal of Master of Puppets. I mean something like this by Tanya Tagaq is a whole lot harder than anything on this Metallica album.

Like with the classical music list, I do not have the vocabulary in my arsenal to express what I like about this album. The title track is the clear highlight for me, and not just because of the epic intro.

I also really found myself going in for the instrumental track ‘Orion’ as a soundtrack for my video game playing. How awesome would it be to have this in the background during a game of Fallout: New Vegas or Skyrim. Might be worth giving a try.

So in conclusion – it appears I might like metal more than rap. Who knew!?

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