Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett opened up about the making of Metallica’s monumental album ‘Master of Puppets’ and revealed his opinions about the album by stating that it is the most distinctive album that has ever made.
As you may know, many Metallica fans point to ‘Master of Puppets,’ which is the third studio album, released on March 3, 1986, as the best album of the band. The album often referred to as a masterpiece by critics due to its sound which was built upon everything prior to Metallica with their own unique taste.
The iconic album includes many of Metallica’s essential songs like ‘Master Of Puppets’ which often considered as one of the greatest heavy metal songs ever, ‘Orion,’ ‘Damage, Inc.,’ and ‘Welcome Home (Sanitarium).’
Since ‘Master of Puppets’ is one of the albums every music enthusiastic should listen to before they die, during a recent interview with Icons, Kirk Hammett opened up about the making of the album and revealed that the songs, especially ‘Master of Puppets’ came together with ease and harmony.
Here is what Kirk Hammett said about the recording process of the album:
“I remember when we were getting the song ‘Master of Puppets’ together, and I just couldn’t believe it. Everything just kind of flowed – every riff flowed into every other riff. And the only thing that was 100% realized with that song was the opening riff, you know, the main riff. Everything kind of just came after it.”
Kirk Hammett also revealed his personal opinion about the iconic album and stated that it had all the elements combined a fan would love to see in a perfect way. Hammett also claimed that the album is unique due to the fact that it included all of the skill, knowledge, creativity, and inspiration of Metallica was imported into the album.
Here’s what Hammett said about the reason why ‘Master of Puppets’ is so unique:
“In fact, you can look at all the songs on ‘Master of Puppets’ and say, ‘There aren’t any songs like this contemporarily right now.’ And I think that’s why it became such a successful album – we presented a palette of colors that no one had ever seen before or tasted before.
And to this day, if you’re not hip to the heavy metal culture or the sound of heavy metal, and you get that album, it’s like a blueprint for so many albums to come afterward.
It’s such a unique album and everything that we knew at that point – all our skills, all our knowledge, all our creativity, all our inspirations, our influence, were imparted into that album.”
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