Since the members of Metallica became a band, they’ve recorded more than 150 songs — but drummer Lars Ulrich says one of them defines the group better than any other.
“Master of Puppets is definitely very, very, very close to the top choice, because, I guess, it checks a lot of boxes,” Ulrich says. “Obviously, it’s a longer song, it’s kind of a journey, and it’s got the light and the dark, the heavy and the more melodic. So it’s got the many different moods. Obviously, it’s also got an incredible set of lyrics. The lyrics can be whatever you want. And I’ve had conversations with tons of people about different meanings and so on.”
That’s not to say Ulrich is willing to commit to his comments. After re-thinking the question, he adds, “I think a song like ‘Bleeding Me’ has a lot of those boxes checked also. And some of the stuff from the last couple of records.”
What say you?