Master of Puppets is the third studio album released by Metallica in 1986. As one of Metallica’s most recognizable albums, and one of metal’s most influential albums of all time, its no surprise that the album was the first thrash metal album to be certified as platinum. Newer generations of Metallica fans hail the album as a gateway album, while older generations of Metallica fans praise the unique sound and aggressive lyrics they have come to love. The title song, Master of Puppets, has come to be one of the most played Metallica songs during their tours.
As one of the most influential thrash metal albums of all time, its no wonder fans consider this Metallica shirt to be a staple of any heavy metal t-shirt collection. In the Metallica store, there is the classic, simple Master of Puppets logo available. However, also available is the newer and more vibrant designs of the all over prints. This Metallica shirt features the classic design, however, enlarged to encompass the whole shirt in a clever red and yellow color scheme.
Best Album of the 1980’s
The popularity of this album has corresponded with the popularity of these Metallica t-shirts and for the most iconic Metallica albums there is an equally iconic Metallica shirt. Released almost 20 years ago, the album continues to have an impact on the metal scene. Current and veteran metal bands point to this iconic album as influence and it continues to act as a starting point for all metal newbies.