The Metallica Album Ozzy Osbourne Called ‘A Milestone For Heavy Metal’
The metal genre is split up into subgenres with the contribution of many various bands that entered and exited the scene throughout the years. Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple are three pioneers of metal music, and their innovative style helped form a unique sound. These names will forever carry the legacy of creating one of the most cathartic genres.
However, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Metallica is one of the names that gave the genre its popularity. Metallica is among the four pioneers of thrash metal, along with Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer. Their albums developed from thrash into a more heavy sound with ‘The Black Album’ and can even be processed and listened to by pop genre lovers.
They became more and more appreciated by the fans and musicians over the years. The Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne, also known to be one of the representatives of metal music, thinks that the band is a prominent figure. Moreover, the Black Sabbath icon once named a particular Metallica album as a milestone for heavy metal.
‘Master Of Puppets’ Earned Metallica A Spot For Ozzy Osbourne’s Tour
In a 2017 interview, The Prince of Darkness named ‘Master of Puppets’ a milestone for heavy metal and highlighted the album’s importance to the industry. Even though the band is innovative with each album, ‘Master of Puppets’ is known to be one of their most successful albums. Released on March 3, 1986, it’s the last record to feature the beloved bassist Cliff Burton, who passed away during the album’s promotional tour.
Here is what Ozzy said about ‘Master of Puppets’ in 2017:
“I took Metallica on tour with me after the release of ‘Master of Puppets.’ The album was a milestone for the band and for heavy metal.”
After the release, Metallica went on a tour to follow up the album and promote it. They hit the road, supporting Ozzy Osbourne from March until August, and the main reason for that was that Ozzy loved the album very much. The entire tour lasted for eleven months, and the album quickly became influential.
While this album earned such an important title, the tour was interrupted when Burton died. In September, the band returned home to audition for a new bassist and hired Jason Newsted. Aside from being one of the most validated albums, it became the first metal record to make it to the National Recording Registry for being culturally and historically significant in 2015. Two years later, the band re-released the iconic album as a deluxe box set.