Friday, January 7, 2011

Metallica – Fade to Black (album: Ride the Lightning 1984)

This song is my favourite Metallica song and apparently not just mine also former bassist Jason Newsted admitted in an interview that it is one of his favourite songs (read it in Wikipedia).
I must say I love most of Metallica’s songs but this song has a special place in my heart. This is a classical masterpiece!!! The lyrics are quite depressing but the music is awesome!!!
Link to the song: Fade to Black Metallica
Live video:

Band’s official website: Metallica
And now for the piano cover by Vika, she is unbelievable!!!

What’s this song about?
The song was written by the legend James Hetfield and this was his comment when asked about the song in interview:
“That song was a big step for us. It was pretty much our first ballad, so we knew it would freak people out... Recording that song, I learned how frustrating acoustic guitar can be. You could hear every squeak, so I had to be careful. I wrote the song at a friend's house in New Jersey. I was pretty depressed at the time because our gear had just been stolen, and we had been thrown out of our manager's house for breaking shit and drinking his liquor cabinet dry. It's a suicide song, and we got a lot of flak for it, as if kids were killing themselves because of the song. But we also got hundreds of letters from kids telling us how they related to the song and that it made them feel better” (Wikipedia – Fade to Black) .

Info about the band: Wikipedia - Metallica