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Metallica Release 1985 Demo of “Master of Puppets”

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Metallica have released a 1985 demo of the title track for Master of Puppets. For the most part, it’s not all that interesting, because changes from the demo to the final song were fairly minor. But it’s worth listening to just for the quaintness of James Hetfield’s vocal performance, which is much more in the higher-pitched style of Kill ‘Em All and Ride the Lightning than the big, beefy Papa Het who emerged on Master. The guitar solos are pretty different from the finished version, too.

Listen below. The track will be included in the upcoming super-duper-extra-special-deluxe-remastered version of Master of Puppets, which comes out November 10. Pre-order it here.

[via The PRP]

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