Surprisingly the metallica have just released “Screaming Suicide”, the second single from the album 72 seasons and it’s one hell of a high in every way.
In addition to using a very powerful instrumental, which, like the previous single “Lux Æterna”, strongly ties in with the band’s first works, the group performed James Hetfield opens the heart in one of his strongest and most heartfelt lyrics in history.
About the track’s intent, Hetfield made a great statement in a press release:
“Screaming Suicide” is about the taboo word suicide. The intention is to open a communication about the darkness we feel inside. It’s ridiculous to think that we should deny that we have these thoughts. At some point I think most people thought about it. To face it is to speak what is not spoken. If it’s a human experience, we should be able to talk about it. You are not alone.
In fact, James sings some pretty powerful lines:
- Never speak my name / Remember it’s your fault / Keep me inside / My name is suicide
- Scared on sleepless nights / Caught in the limelight dead right / Isolate and fight your thoughts / Telling you that you were left behind was left behind)
- And now you speak my name / You returned the blame / Hold me deep / Don’t you hold me in / Screaming suicide / Don’t hold me in there / Screaming suicide)
Listen and watch the Screaming Suicide video at the end of the article!
James Hetfield slams mental health in Brazil
It’s worth remembering that the mental health issue is fairly common for James Hetfield, who had a notable outburst when Metallica traversed Brazil in 2022.
At the Belo Horizonte show, he spoke about how he felt “a little insecure, like he’s an old guy who can’t play the guitar anymore.”
At the same time, he revealed that he had heartfelt conversations with his bandmates and moved audiences by demonstrating the power that caring for others can have on a person going through difficult times.
You can relive this story in full here.
Metallica “Screaming Suicide”
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