Master of Puppets by Metallica
Learn to play the intro guitar riff for Master of Puppets by Metallica.
"Master of Puppets" is a song by the American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released as the title track and second single from their third studio album of the same name in 1986. The song is considered one of Metallica's signature tracks and is widely regarded as one of the greatest heavy metal songs of all time.
Lyrically, "Master of Puppets" explores the theme of addiction and the destructive power of drugs. The song's protagonist is depicted as a puppet whose strings are being controlled by an unseen force, representing the hold that addiction has over a person's life.
Musically, the song features complex rhythms and time signatures, as well as intricate guitar riffs and solos. It begins with a haunting clean guitar intro before launching into a thrash metal assault.
"Master of Puppets" has been covered by many artists and has been featured in various films, television shows, and video games. It is widely considered one of the greatest heavy metal songs of all time and is a staple of Metallica's live performances.