[sponsored]Heavy Metal’s roots trace back to progressions of blues rock and psychedelic rock from as early as the late 1960′s with bands like [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Black Sabbath[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Deep Purple[/lastfm], & [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Led Zeppelin [/lastfm] stirring up the initial dose of chaos. But in the span from 1980-1990, fans would see the release of the five albums that would define the era as well as the genre itself. These albums stand the test of time and are just as relevant today than ever as they continue to inspire people all over the world.
So without further interruption; the five metal albums that will forever be a trademark of heavy music:
1 – [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Metallica[/lastfm]‘s Master of Puppets, 1986
Recorded in the heart of Denmark, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Metallica[/lastfm]‘s major label debut Master of Puppets took the world by storm. It packed a punch like no other album before it and set the standard for the next thirty years of metal.
Master of Puppets was produced by Flemming Rasmussen, who recently shed some light on what the Master of Puppets recording sessions were like: “In our studio sessions we worked pretty hard, at the same time having some really magical and inspiring moments. Master of Puppets was totally composed when they came into the studio. They used to produce really good demos before going into the recording sessions. I really appreciated that. Their first idea was to start in the States looking for a pro-studio, but then they decided to continue at Sweet Silence (Studios) again. On that record everything flowed easily. “Master” took about 4 months to be finished.”
Take a trip back in time and check out footage from way back when the band first released Master of Puppets:
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