Metallica Song Meanings and Interpretations
Not the definition of your typical "power balland" well, let's consider it that way for comminication reasons. Therefore, we've got this power ballad, with nothing but power riffing and songwritting in general and it's a about a man prisoned in his own body, after taking part in war. "Johnny Got His Gun" movie clips can be seen on One's videoclip, as it could easily be that movie's soundtrack, if chronicles could match.
THE most well known Metallica song -for people who have nothing to do with rock, it wouldn't come as a surprise if they considered Metallica a "one hit wonder" band, due to that- most covered one, no surprise when I'm at a bar sipping my cocktail when a chill-out House cover of "Unforgiven" servers in the background. The lyrical play between "young boy" and "old man" it's sentimental as hell, making this song a genuine top hit and deep brilliant song, nonetheless.
A clear reference to Hemighway's novel, which goes by the same name; it's a novel about warfare and all kinds of shame and humiliation all men participate in it experience. given that "Ride the Lightning" it's an album people get into in a relatively young age, it can become the first incentive Ï„Î¿ Hemingway, before Hemingway himself.
Cannibal Corpse did a cover of this song, metal has always been military-friendy, not exactly in terms of intentions and political motivations, true metalheads just tend to glorify thr frame of war; the triumph, the sorrow, the brotherhood, but most of all the destruction and strength and surival instict in their purest forms.
There are songs like that, I mean so PURE, which get me thinking how different is the state of mind of people starting bands nowdays, of course they have good "musical" and "creations" intentions, however there choruses like that one, when you can't stop but thinking that back in the day no one started a band aiming to become a millionare rockstar, they just wanted to grab a guitar, and headbang \m/
A wonderful song to have accompany you during your morning shower, when you frantically exit the shower, try to sip down some coffee, while putting on your clothes trying not be late for work..... A wonderful soundtrack also to have on your headphones while racing on the subway, or trying to pass every headlight seconds before the become red.
Well, I don't think anybody really understood what Metallica tried to accomplish with St. Anger's raw and primitive production... In terms of music though, it includes some spectacular tracks, like "Frantic" here, a title which stands perfect for its content! It's about a person who suddently realises that something went wrong along the highway of his life, and the result was that he now is... Frantic!