Metallica released Master of Puppets on March 3, 1986, and years later, it remains one of metal’s most iconic masterpieces.

In honor of its anniversary, we take a look back on that album, as well as other ’80s metal albums we think everyone should own.

The list in the gallery below also doubles as a convenient “metal starter kit” (if you will) for the youths dipping their toe into metal for the first time, because frankly, someone has to think about the children.

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