Preceded by the killer singles, "Lux Æterna," "Screaming Suicide," "If Darkness Had A Son," and the title track, "72 Seasons," Metallica is once again about to take over the world with their first new studio album since 2016.
Metallica’s 12th studio album, 72 Seasons was produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich and clocks in at over 77 minutes. The 12-track album is the band’s first full-length collection of new material since 2016’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.
Speaking on the concept of the album title, James 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 a reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry.”
“Metallica showcase why they're the biggest rock band in the world. An album that begs to be listened to at full blast, 72 Seasons might be one of Metallica's heaviest collections of songs they've ever released in their 40 years of being in the studio.” — LOUDWIRE
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