🔗 Fans Vote “Master of Puppets” Best Metallica Song in Band-Endorsed Poll
This comes as no surprise. When I was a kid, I remember hearing this song in an anti-drug film we watched in health class. I was stunned by this guy who sounded like a demon screaming “master” over and over again. Drug addiction was presented as a devastating and uncompromising form of slavery. No track could have made the prospect of cocaine addiction sound more terrifying. “Master of Puppets” is a song that was much needed in the powder-powered 80’s when it came out. From the jolting start, which could legitimately give you whiplash, to the darkly ponderous bridge, to the sounds of cruel laughter at the end, “Master of Puppets” packs a lot of impact in its 8+ minutes.