Negative Creep wrote:
I dont see how this is even remotely arguable...it's status as a thrash album borderlines on sacred.
Um, it really doesn't. http://www.metal-archives.com/reviews/Metallica/Master_of_Puppets/547/UltraBoris
Master of Puppets didn't set the bar higher for thrash anymore than Reign In Blood, Darkness Descends, Pleasure To Kill, or even Peace Sells But Who's Buying, it just made more money. Yes you could argue it was a gateway to the mainstream but that alone doesn't help, especially if a lot of the ugly qualities of thrash had to be sacrificed.
I respect it enough to put it at 10. But no higher.
and FYI, Ride The Lightning is my favorite Metallica album, but I put it lower than Kill because Kill was kind of the first pure thrash album.
That link is absolutely laughable. All I read was some guy giving his personal OPINION on why Master Of Puppets "killed metal".
You do realize, JRA, that practically....nobody
in the metal industry agrees with him, right?