Metallica's Master Of Puppets the first heavy metal album preserved by US Library of Congress
Chalk up a win for the metal heads! Metallica’s Master of Puppets is the first heavy metal album to be preserved by the US Library of Congress!
Each year, The US Government-run library’s National Recording Registry selects 25 pieces judged to be “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” and keeps the best-quality originals to safeguard for future generations.”
A statement from the library said Master Of Puppets, released in 1986 and the third album from Metallica, “shows the group moving away from its thrash-metal history and reputation and exploring new ideas”.
“Thrash, a reaction against the pop metal of the early 1980s, aimed to renew metal by emphasizing speed and aggression,” it said, and credits “Master Of Puppets” with also aiming to “break free of thrash orthodoxy”.
High five, metal heads! You done good!