Monday, July 20, 2020

Metallica stream full Master Of Puppets album performance from 2006

Metallica are sharing video of a 2006 concert in Berlin, Germany in the latest installment of their weekly streaming series, Metallica Mondays.

“Escape From The Studio to Berlin, Germany for a gig on June 6, 2006!,” says the band. “This tour commemorated the 20th Anniversary of ‘Master Of Puppets’ and heard the album performed live from front to back.”

The group’s major label debut, 1986’s “Master Of Puppets” became thrash metal's first platinum album on its way to US sales of more than 6 million copies.

The project was among 25 sound recordings selected for induction into the US Library Of Congress National Recording Registry in 2016.

“The title track starts unsurprisingly enough with a crisp power chord and catchy riff,” highlights the National Recording Registry entry, “but halfway through, the tempo slows and a clean arpeggiated progression, accompanied by cello-like tones, introduces James Hetfield's mid-tempo lead which eschews tapping, sweep picking and, other metal guitar techniques.

Black Sabbath bassist and lyricist Geezer Butler has commented that Metallica's 1980s output brought the music “back to the spirit of Sabbath” and, he further emphasizes, “If we started it, then [Metallica] reinvented it.”

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