Metallica Song Meanings and Interpretations
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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.
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!