James Hetfield Details The Unusual Concepts Metallica Explored In ’72 Seasons’

If the dust regarding the news about Metallica’s new album has settled, we can swiftly move on to what ‘72 Seasons’ actually means. Who would better to spill the tea than the man of the hour, James Hetfield himself? The Metallica frontman had a chat with Kerrang! about the new album, and it looks like we’re in for a treat with all the unusual concepts they’ve explored.

After breaking the internet with their recent album announcement and splendid lead single, ‘Lux Æterna,’ I don’t know if your fragile hearts can take any more excitement, but we’re here to understand what the title means. “The first 18 years of our lives that form our true or false selves,” said the frontman before moving on to the details. “The concept that we were told as kids ‘who we are’ by our parents. It is a possible pigeonholing around what kind of personality we are.”

He continued, “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 re-enactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry.”

The follow-up to ‘Hardwired…To Self Destruct’ has been six years in the making, and it is apparently going to help us think deeper about our childhood and how we live and carry ourselves in today’s society. I don’t know about you, but if the lead single provides any clues about how the album will span out, then it looks like we are in for a treat!