We Have Another Surprise from Metallica
Here’s another track we didn’t see coming! Metallica has released “Screaming Suicide,” the second single from their upcoming 72 Seasons album. The band’s fans have responded positively to not only the music but also the important message behind it. The song addresses the taboo topic of suicide and aims to communicate about the darkness that people feel inside. James Hetfield, the band’s lead vocalist, said that the intention is to face and speak about the unspoken thoughts of suicide, and that it’s a human experience that should be able to talk about. He also emphasizes that no one should feel alone in their thoughts.
The track follows “Lux Aeterna” and embraces a fun, boogie groove while the lyrics are anything but playful as Metallica creates a clever juxtaposition between the light and the dark. Fans have praised the song for its powerful lyrics and message. One fan said they held low expectations for Metallica’s follow-up to 2016’s Hardwired to Self-Destruct but are now feeling optimistic based on the strength of “Screaming Suicide.”
A fan on YouTube commented, “f’n AWESOME” track and, on a second listen, analyzed it more closely and was on the verge of tears after absorbing the impactful lyrics. Thank you for the music and the family” Another Metallica fan said they held “low expectations” for Metallica’s followup to 2016’s Hardwired to Self-Destruct but are now feeling optimistic based on the strength of “Screaming Suicide.”
The band encourages anyone who is having suicidal thoughts to visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website for resources and a chat message service. They also remind that every life is important and that help is available by calling 1-800-273-8255.