Metallica Release Animated Lyric Video for ‘Master of Puppets’ – Billboard

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It solely took 36 years, however Metallica have lastly launched a music video for the title observe to their 1986 Grasp of Puppets album. After all the music has gotten a significant bump recently because of its inclusion within the thrilling season 4 finale of the Netflix mega-hit sequence Stranger Issues, so the timing is ideal.

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And, in line with the pioneering velocity metallic music’s relentless assault, the long-awaited animated lyric video for the punishing observe is filled with darkness-sucking imagery. The visible for the eight-and-a-half minute tour de pressure opens with the band’s brand outlined in night-vision inexperienced, adopted by a fly-over of an enormous maze made up of large crucifixes and the ominous fingers of an unseen puppet grasp pulling strings.

The music’s intense lyrics — together with the pummeling refrain, “Come crawling quicker/ Obey your grasp/ Your life burns quicker/ Obey your grasp, grasp, grasp of puppets…” — fill the display in daring all-caps over photographs of a marching parade of singer James Hetfield’s signature Gibson Explorer guitars. The clip from UK design company ILoveDust comes as “Grasp” has unexpectedly blown up because of a now-iconic scene within the action-packed two-part Stranger Issues season finale during which character Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn) rips the music on guitar to be able to save his friends from the dreaded monster Vecna.

The signature music from the band — who’re among the many headliners at this weekend’s Lollapalooza pageant in Chicago — flew onto the UK prime 40 for the primary time this week, leaping 47-23 in its first look within the prime 40 greater than three many years after its preliminary launch. The music additionally soared onto the Billboard charts dated July 16 because of Issues, making its first look on the all-genre Billboard Scorching 100 at No. 40, marking the rockers’ first time on the chart since “The Day That By no means Comes” wrapped its run in November 2008, after reaching No. 31 that September.

Within the July 1-7 monitoring week, “Grasp” earned 9.6 million official U.S. streams and bought 7,000 downloads, in keeping with Luminate. These sums mirror vaults of 603% and three,722%, respectively, over the earlier body. “Grasp” additionally turns into Metallica’s first No. 1 on the Scorching Exhausting Rock Songs chart (which started in 2020), exceeding the No. 4 peak of the group’s “All Inside My Palms,” with the San Francisco Symphony, in September 2020. “Grasp” additionally arrives at Nos. 4 and 6 on Scorching Rock Songs and Scorching Rock & Various Songs, respectively, additionally new peaks for the band on each surveys.

Try the “Grasp of Puppets” lyric video under.

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