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  • +5
    General CommentHere's my take.

    Basically, the entire Master of Puppets album is about the things that control humanity, such as anger (Battery), addiction (Master of Puppets), religion (Leper Messiah), etc. This was named Orion because in mythology, Orion became a puppet of the gods after he chose to follow Artemis. Apollo was jealous of Artemis' new follower, and eventually, Artemis ended up killing Orion because of Apollo's trickery. Thus, Orion never had control of his destiny, and his fate was entirely in the hands of the gods. Because the album is about those things which control humanity, Orion was a perfectly appropriate title for this instrumental. Perhaps the explanation of the spaced out nature of one of the parts played a factor as well. But that's my take on it.
    Mikeofreakon March 09, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthis song is awesome. I love it. It shows a shitload of emotion, and even without James's lyrics this is a real historic metallica song. If anybody disagrees with me, they are not a real metallica fan.
    TruthSpeakeron May 05, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is like a war in the beginning is like the rush you get be for you go to war then the battle starts with a bang then you realize that your killing off others with familys that will never see them or you the killer of there family you, then you start to think what m I doing how can i stop this there must be a beter way but is there?
    Hagar_the_Horribleon March 15, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song, and "ONE" are a couple of songs that I wish they would have made last alot longer with just the guitars, You know like "free bird" by Lynrd Skynrd where they just seem to go on play'in for an hour.
    professor Xon January 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentStudio editing probably, but that same fade in effect can be acheived using a volume pedal and slowy turning it up [have somone off stage do that!]
    Razormasticatoron September 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe bass guitar is fucking awesome all through this song, and also with the solo toward the end. Cliff is the God of 4 strings no matter what other fuckers say...
    RnngBldon June 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis certainly is an awesome song.

    King Nothing: Dream Theater is a progressive metal band. They aren't a Metallica cover band, but Metallica is one of there influences. I believe they played this in Barcelona at one show. It was the second set and all the lights went black. Then, a Master Of Puppets banner came down, the Battery intro started and they came out wearing Metallica T-Shirts. They played the whole album of Master Of Puppets. It's available on many P2P programs. It is quite a good cover.
    scottathon1on September 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy fav. instrumental by the "Tallcia Boys. I love that middle part that soudns spacey and shit. This is a great song to listen to if you're pissed off, cuz it's so relaxing to just sit back and close your eyes and let the music take you. RnngBld is right, Cliff is a 4-string God Who Was Among Men.
    EvilLawyeron October 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGrea tsong
    Serah2k2on April 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing...the best song on Master of Puppets by far.The solo at 6:30 minutes is fucking ace.
    Razormasticatoron June 25, 2003   Link

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