One of the first metal bands I ever listened to was Metallica. Like most people, I had heard some of their most famous songs in passing but never sat down and listened to their other songs or records. Everyone knew “Enter Sandman,” but everything I knew about music changed after listening to their album, Master of Puppets.
That album opens up with “Battery,” and after listening to it you find it hard to believe that another song on the album could top that first track. “Master of Puppets” and “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)” are just some of the other songs on the album that blow you away with the song writing, the fast, classic thrash sound and the classic Metallica spin on the genre.
After listening to that album, I went and listened to pretty much everything else they have to offer. Their debut album Kill ‘Em All is one of the strongest debuts in metal, Ride the Lightning might actually be better than Master of Puppets, and their fourth album, …And Justice For All contains some of my favorite individual songs. Continue reading