Metallica’s new album: “72 Seasons”

El Todd, Reporter

  Metallica is known very well for being a very early contributor to the metal genre, with their first album “Kill ‘Em All” debuting in 1981. Now, 42 years later, they’re releasing their album “72 Seasons” on April 14.

   “72 Seasons” was announced alongside a world tour that also features Pantera, Five Finger Death Punch, Ice Nine Kills, Greta Van Fleet, Architects, Volbeat, and Mammoth WVH, titled the M72 World Tour, with concerts in Europe, Canada, America, and Mexico.

   This new album follows the theme of child life. According to Wikipedia, during an interview with lead vocalist James Hetfield, he said, “72 seasons. The first 18 years of our lives form our true or false selves. The concept that we were told ‘who we are’ by our parents. Possible pigeonholing around what kind of personality we are. I think the most interesting part of this is the continued study of those core beliefs and how it affects our perception of the world today. Much of our adult experience is a reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry.” Also, Bryson pointed out, in the first 18 years of human life, you witness 72 seasons, hence the name of the album.

   The album contains 12 songs, “72 Seasons,” “Shadows Follow,” “Screaming Suicide,” “Sleepwalk My Life Away,” “You Must Burn!,” “Lux Æterna,” “Crown of Barbed Wire,” “Chasing Light,” “If Darkness Had a Son,” “Too Far Gone?,” “Room of Mirrors,” and “Inamorata,”. However, even with the album having a release date of April 14, some songs like “Screaming Suicide,” “Lux Æterna,” and “If Darkness Had A Son”, were released early for streaming.