Metallica have finally dropped the title track from their forthcoming album 72 Seasons and it’s a tuuuune.
The song is pounding with insane riffs, great bass, some hectic double kick beats, a ripper guitar solo, and the vocals are epic.
Co-written by James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich, the lyrics in the song refer to the first 18 years of life, and all of the hardships that come with growing up.
Speaking about the new track, Hetfield said: "72 seasons. The first 18 years of our lives that form our true or false selves. The concept that we were told ‘who we are’ by our parents. A 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 reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry.”
Along with the song, the metal titans have dropped the music video, which sees the band performing amongst fiery looking lights and graphics in a grungy garage. Have a watch up top.
The release of the title track follows three other songs released earlier this year - ‘Lux Æterna,’ 'Screaming Suicide,' and 'If Darkness Had a Son.'
Heaps of fans online are saying '72 Seasons' is the favourite of the four songs so far, with one fan writing 'At this point, this is the best song from the record so far. Killer song!'
The full 72 Seasons album drops April 14th - you can preorder it here.
Long live Metallica!
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