Master Of Puppets voted best Metallica album of all time

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Metal Hammer readers have named Metallica's 1986 masterpiece Master Of Puppets as the best album the band have ever made. 

With around 7,000 votes cast in an online poll, Master Of Puppets topped the list followed by Ride The Lightning and then the recently remastered ...And Justice For All.

Speaking about the result, Metal Hammer editor Merlin Alderslade says: "There's a reason albums like Master Of Puppets keep topping polls like these.

"More than a classic, flawless heavy metal record, it's a cornerstone for an entire subculture – the moment where metal's biggest band hit their stride and produced a piece of work that would shape our world for decades to come. 

"It also shows that the good readers of Metal Hammer have damn fine taste when it comes to these things. That said, you also voted for Lulu above Garage Inc, you absolute bastards."

Metallica recently announced the third leg of the WorldWired tour, which will take place in 2019.

They’ve lined up a total of 25 stadium shows which will get under way in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 1, and conclude with a performance in Mannheim, Germany, on August 25. Ghost and Bokassa will have been named as special guests. You can see full dates at the bottom of the page.

Metallica - Master Of Puppets Deluxe Box Set

Metallica - Master Of Puppets Deluxe Box Set

You can now pick up Metallica's best album in an all-mod-cons, reissued box set. Stuffed full with extra tracks, cassettes, a hardback book and any number of other bells and whistles, this reissue can be found in either CD or vinyl editions.

Metallica - Ride The Lightning Deluxe Box Set

Metallica - Ride The Lightning Deluxe Box Set

Metallica reissued their 1984 classic a couple of years ago, and it features a number of bonus tracks and other goodies all housed in this super fancy deluxe set – available on CD or vinyl.

Metallica - ...And Justice For All Deluxe Box Set

Metallica - ...And Justice For All Deluxe Box Set
Metallica will release their highly anticipated reissue of their classic 1988 album in November. It'll feature a remix of the record, along with demos, mixes, live material and more.

Metallica WorldWired UK and European stadium tour

May 01: Lisbon Estádio do Restelo, Portugal
May 03: Madrid Valdebebas, Spain
May 05: Barcelona Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Spain
May 08: Milan San Siro Hippodrome, Italy
May 10: Zürich Letzigrund, Switzerland
May 12: Paris Stade De France, France
Jun 08: Dublin Slane Castle, Ireland
Jun 11: Amsterdam Johan Cruijff Arena, Netherlands
Jun 13: Cologne RheinEnergieStadion, Germany
Jun 16: Brussels Koning Boudewijnstadion, Belgium
Jun 18: Manchester Etihad Stadium, UK
Jun 20: London Twickenham Stadium, UK
Jul 06: Berlin Olympiastadion, Germany
Jul 09: Gothenburg Ullevi, Sweden
Jul 11: Copenhagen Telia Parken, Denmark
Jul 13: Trondheim Granåsen, Norway
Jul 16: Hameenlinna Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto, Finland
Jul 18: Tartu, Raadi Airport, Estonia
Jul 21: Moscow Luzhniki Stadium, Russia
Aug 14: Bucharestv Arena Națională, Romania
Aug 16: Vienna Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Austria
Aug 18: Prague Airport Letnany, Czech Republic
Aug 21: Warsaw PGE Narodowy, Poland
Aug 23: Munich Olympiastadion, Germany
Aug 25: Mannheim Maimarktgelande, Germany

Briony Edwards

Briony is the Editor in Chief of Louder and is in charge of sorting out who and what you see covered on the site. She started working with Metal Hammer, Classic Rock and Prog magazines back in 2015 and has been writing about music and entertainment in many guises since 2009. She is a big fan of cats, Husker Du and pizza.