Metallica albums, including “Master of Puppets,” have achieved six platinums. In fact, it was the band’s iconic installment to their decades of success. The said album was referred to as the turning point of Metallica’s identity in the music scene. However, the band’s drummer, Lars Ulrich, did reveal that he thought the process of making the album was stupendous.
Today, Metallica celebrates the 30th anniversary of “Master of Puppets.” The metal heads sat on an interview with Rolling Stone where Ulrich said, “When I listen to Master of Puppets now, I just sit there and go, ‘What the f***? How do you do that? It’s every gutsy music.”
While the band was creating their latest album “Death Magnetic,” producer Rick Rubin asked all of them to relive their moments while making “Master of Puppets.” Ulrich reiterated what Rubin said: “You can be inspired and influenced by something without trying to recreate it.”
Rubin revealed last month, “The main goal of our work together was to get them to re-embrace being Metallica, feeling OK to be a heavy metal band,” reports Rolling Stone.
When asked about the influence of the album to Metallica, Ulrich added, “It was a lot of fun. We were a little wary of the nostalgia thing, but once we did it, it was really cool. It was the first time we allowed ourselves to look in the rear-view mirror and feel good about what we had done in our past. We’ve always had a fear of repetition and we almost denied our past. But that felt good.”
In other news, Loud Wire reports that a battle of metal’s greatest albums, Metallica’s “My Apocalypse” and Amon Amarth’s “Twilight of the Thunder God” will commence in the Mosh Pit Region in Round 1 of March Metal Madness. The winner will be one step closer to getting recognized as the Best Metal Song of the 21st century.
“Master of Puppets” was Metallica’s album that helped them create more music over the years. With “My Apocalypse” considered a contender for Best Metal Song of the 21st century, more than 30 years of creating metal music has made Metallica a force to be reckoned with in the world of metal.