I think I might have heard the album once or twice after I bought it before passing it along to several other of my high school friends for a few play-throughs. I still have the vinyl copy I bought back in 1986.
I have a few other great memories from those times I tie together with that album that I'll share in the coming days.
Here's the first of 5 (out of the eight songs on the album) favorites from "Master of Puppets". This one's called "Disposable Heroes". The lyrics are a little out of step with the military's current state of affairs, but there's no arguing with the tone. This fan's keyboard cover of the song does a good job at displaying the tone without the benefit of hearing the lyrics: