METALLICA

(UNITED STATES)

72 SEASONS

(2023)
LABEL:

AUTRE LABEL

GENRE:

HEAVY METAL

TAGS:
80's, Old School, Rasping vocals
"Despite some flaws, "72 Seasons" is a very recommendable album from a Metallica that keeps a nice energy at the service of a fast and efficient Thrash."
NOISE (17.04.2023)  
4/5
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"Hardwired... to Self-Destruct" had brought Metallica back to a very acceptable level of quality. Its successor was a bit long in coming and created an incredible excitement worthy of the monument that is the band. With its flashy cover, '72 Seasons', an enigmatic title from the imagination of the ever-tortured James Hetfield, is almost as long as its predecessor, but this time on one disc.
 
With '72 Seasons' and 'Shadows Follow', Metallica follows in the footsteps of "Hardwired", offering two long and very Thrashy tracks with a perfect balance between power and melody. The refrains carried by a James Hetfield in shape are excellent and the soli always as fast and effective despite a certain classicism. 'Screaming Suicide', 'Chasing Light' and 'Too Far Gone...' are more direct in their heavy thrash style with catchy melodies.

The short 'Lux Æterna' has everything to be a hit with its simple and direct chorus and its galloping solo. The groovy, powerful and catchy 'Inamorata' is just as effective. A long, quiet break allows Trujillo to show off his bass before the track builds up again, with a strong feeling, leading to an effective instrumental part.

If we had stopped there, the record would have been perfect. Unfortunately, Metallica was too greedy and doesn't avoid some bland tracks that end up generating a deep boredom by dragging on. Despite these flaws, "72 Seasons" is still a good album. Of course, it's a massive work that needs to be digested but it contains its share of bravura pieces. Metallica's detractors will find that the band has said it all for a long time, but fans should enjoy this hard-hitting record that kept band's Thrash force intact.
- Official website

Did you know?

The title "72 seasons" is written by James Hetfield and can be understood as the first 18 years of life.

TRACK LISTING:
01. 72 Seasons
02. Shadows Follow
03. Screaming Suicide
04. Sleepwalk My Life Away
05. You Must Burn!
06. Lux Aeterna
07. Crown of Barbed Wire
08. Chasing Light
09. If Darkness Had a Son
10. Too Far Gone?
11. Room of Mirrors
12. Inamorata

LINEUP:
James Hetfield: Chant / Guitares
Kirk Hammett: Guitares
Lars Ulrich: Batterie
Robert Trujillo: Basse
   
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LYNCH
17/04/2023
 
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72 seasons ce n'est pas pour 72 années de vie ! Seasons = saisons = 18 ans soit les 18 premières années de vie tout simplement . Sinon je viens de commencer à jeter une oreille dessus et c'est vraiment sympa moi qui avait abandonné la cause Metallica depuis fort longtemps.
TORPEDO
17/04/2023
  0
Totalement en accord avec la chronique de Noise. C'est du Metallica, avec ses forces et ses faiblesses. Pas de quoi s'extasier mais pas de quoi non plus hurler au scandale.
THIBAUTK
17/04/2023
  0
Je comprend pourquoi je n'écoute plus Metallica: riffs peu inspirés et insipides, rythmes trépidants sans finesse et solo de guitare inutiles à la wah wah envahissante. Seule James et Robert tirent leur épingle du jeu. On sent le groupe en roue libre, perdu, à la recherche désespérée d’une inspiration passée. Bref, un disque sans inspiration, sans surprises, avec des titres inutilement longs ('Inamorata'). Il faut se sortir les doigts les mecs, faire de la musique et retrouver la fougue passée ! Déplorable pour une groupe de cette envergure.
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