“72 Seasons” have passed and Lars Ulrich still hasn’t stopped talking in that amount of time with that toothpick flapping around his lips….
“72 Seasons” isn’t about that? Well, what it is the new Metallica album which is the first one in seven years according to the diehards.
Too be honest I had preordered this on Amazon a few months again and then for some reason I cancelled it. I had no idea why.
Dan the local owner of “Spins Records” texted me a day before “72 Seasons” was about to drop the day before and asked me if I was interested in a vinyl copy as he got them in.
It’s about supporting local business so what the hell I figured. Pull me back a copy and I will be in the next day.
Once I was in the shop Dan told us that he put 14 copies of 72 Seasons on the shelf and within two hours of opening he sold 10 copies at $52 Canuck bucks a pop on record.
When this album dropped a few of my blogging pals reviewed “72 Seasons” and did fantastic jobs on it and to be honest I feel lazy right now so I’d rather like the experts handle it. Click the links below …
My 2 cents is I like this album and in fact its got lots of solid tune’s and when I get out for my walks I can stream it and you can really do a deep dive into it as a listener.
I like the short stuff as in the title track and “Lux Eterna” but also I have to add that the last tune on the album “Inamorata” is beyond brilliant as its long with a real cool tempo change that almost is Sabbath like (to my ears that is).
For the hardcore fanatics I have read the “same ol same ol” blah, blah, blah but c’mon these guys are in there early 60’s. Do they have another tune like “Battery” in them to write? Nope, and why would they as since ’91 they have locked into more of a heavy slower groove deal that I personally dig, so good on ’em!
deKe’s Vinyl Score of 72 Seasons- 8.5/10