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Metallica: Master of Puppets (1986)

Not Rated | | Short, Music | Video 3 March 1986
"Master of Puppets" consists of several riffs with an odd size and a clean section in the middle for a melodic guitar solo. Structurally the composition resembles the track "The Four ... See full summary »

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James Hetfield ... Himself
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Lars Ulrich ... Himself
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"Master of Puppets" consists of several riffs with an odd size and a clean section in the middle for a melodic guitar solo. Structurally the composition resembles the track "The Four Horsemen" from the first album of the group: two consecutive verses with a chorus are replaced by a long interlude, passing to yet another bunch of verse / chorus. The starting and pre-knockout sections contain fast descending chromatic riffs at a rate of 220 beats per minute. Gradually monotonous eight-note riff, sounding in the first verses becomes more intense. After the second chorus follows a long interlude, starting with a purely sounding arpeggio, against which the melodic solo of Hetfield sounds; gradually the riffs become more distorted and heavy, then Hammett enters with a more masterly solo, after which the song returns to the main verse. In the final of the track there is a fading ominous laugh. The song tells about the dependence on cocaine. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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3 March 1986 (USA) See more »

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