Robert Trujillo Reveals His Choice For The Best Introductory Song To Metallica’s Catalog


In a newly published interview with Revolver, Robert Trujillo, bassist/vocalist for the legendary thrash metal band Metallica, revealed which song he feels serves as best introduction to group’s storied catalog. Having enjoyed an influx of new listeners this past summer thanks to a key placement in Netflix‘s runaway hit series ‘Stranger Things, Trujillo thinks that those looking to dig deeper than the title track to “Master Of Puppets” may want to start with “Disposable Heroes“.

That track also appears on the aforementioned 6x multi-platinum landmark 1986 thrash metal opus. Extra kudos go to Trujillo for picking a track he didn’t actually play on, with the late Cliff Burton having handled the low end duties on that particular track.

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Speaking about it to Revolver as part of their ‘Point Of Entry’ feature, Trujillo offered:

“For me that’s pretty easy: ‘Disposable Heroes‘ off the ‘Master Of Puppets‘ album. And the reason is because it’s really in a lot of ways — especially in metal — the perfect balance of what I call ‘power groove.’

I liked that song before I even joined the band. I used to go running in the hills in the Santa Monica mountains to prepare for Suicidal Tendencies tours. I had three or four cassettes that motivated me: one of them was ‘Master Of Puppets‘, and then, like, ‘Reign In Blood‘ and ‘Ride The Lightning‘ were in there, too. That’s how I really, really dissected and discovered ‘Master Of Puppets‘.

Disposable Heroes‘ has that groove that leans more in that sort of headbanging kind of funky zone … Slayer has that, too, with certain songs. And then at the same time it shifts gears, and you get the speed in there. It’s very well-crafted and has a little bit of everything, well, not even a little bit, it’s got a lot of everything. It’s always one of my go-to classic Metallica songs. Now, I know some people call it a deep cut … but ‘Disposable Heroes‘ would be my go-for-broke Metallica classic song right there, ’cause it has everything.”

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