LIQUOR MESSIAH PERFORMING METALLICA'S MASTER OF PUPPETS IN ITS ENTIRETY
WAKE UP DEAD AS MEGADEATH
GRANIE PERFORMING YOUR FAVORITE THRASH AND 80s HITS
Released by Elektra Records, Master of Puppets is the third studio album by Metallica that was released on a major label. 30 yars after it's release it still stands firm to critical acclaim and has been included in several publications' best album lists. Its driving, virtuosic music and angry, political lyrics drew praise from critics outside the metal community. The album is considered the band's strongest effort of the period and is one of the most influential heavy metal albums. Critics credit it for consolidating the American thrash metal scene with its atmospheric and meticulously performed songs. Many bands from all genres of heavy metal have covered the album's songs, including tribute albums. Master of Puppets was deemed culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant enough for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the United States Library of Congress in 2016. Only 450 recordings have earned this distinction, with Master of Puppets being the first metal selection.
The album peaked at number 29 on the Billboard 200 and became the first thrash metal album to be certified platinum. It was certified 6× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2003 for shipping six million copies in the United States. The album was eventually certified 6× platinum by Music Canada and gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).