Marty Friedman was among a group of musicians Billboard recently asked for their thoughts on Metallica’s 1986 classic “Master of Puppets.” You can check out his thoughts below.
“I was a Metallica fan from the day I heard their first demo, but when ‘Master of Puppets’ came out, I went from being a fan to realizing just how ‘big league’ metal could be done, and presented to the mainstream while still sounding underground as hell.
“I was in awe of how they did that then and continue to admire their sense of always doing the absolute coolest things that could possibly be done in the world of metal – which is quite a feat in a genre with so many self-imposed limitations.”
Marty wasn’t the only ex-Megadeth member to share his thoughts on the record. You can check out what Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover had to say below, consult the source for ever more commentary from the likes of Mike Portnoy, Devin Townsend, Matt Heafy, and more.