Master Of Puppets is rightly considered by many to be one of the finest heavy metal albums of all time. This is an album of grand scale and almost operatic grandeur, only occasionally pausing for breath as it rifles its way through a seemingly endless supply of quality riffage. The skilled combination of chugging riffs, relentless rhythms, and wailing guitars combine to create a breathtaking album that has done more than most to shape the sound of heavy music that followed in its wake. Think what you will of Metallica in more recent years, but this album is why they will always be held up as Gods of metal. It’s dark, it’s mean, it’s heavy. And it’s absolutely fucking brilliant.