Today (January 19), Metallica published”Screaming suicide,” the second single from their upcoming 72 Seasons album and fans have responded positively to not only the music, but the important message behind it.
“‘Screaming Suicide’ addresses the taboo word about suicide,” James Hetfield says of the new song’s aim: “The intention is to communicate the darkness we feel inside. It’s ridiculous to think we have to deny that we have these thoughts. At one point or another, I think most people have thought about it. To face it is to speak the unspoken. If it’s a human experience, we should be able to talk about it. You’re not alone.”
The trail followsLux Aeterna,” and embraces a fun, boogie groove, and while much of the music here is playful, the lyrics is anything but Metallica creating a clever juxtaposition between the light and the dark.
One fan was immediately blown away by the “f’n AWESOME” track, and upon a second listen analyzed it further and was on the verge of tears after absorbing the powerful lyrics. “Thanks for the music and the family,” they added.
Another said they had “low expectations” for Metallica’s follow-up to 2016’s Hardwired for self-destruction but now feel optimistic based on the strength of “Screaming Suicide”.
See what others had to say further down the page.
Loudwire is also hosting a Metallica contest where eligible entrants can win a trip for two to Los Angeles to see the metal legends perform for two nights at So-Fi Stadium. Get full details on the prize pack and how to enter (through January 27) here.
If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, visit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website. Resource information is provided free of charge as well as a chat messaging service. To speak directly with a professional, call 1-800-273-8255. You are not alone and there is help available. Every life is important.
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