Metallica is known for playing heavy metal music with thousands of fans who seem to flail around while listening to the banging of guitars and meaningless screaming. But one particular song seems to have a deeper meaning that most of the younger people in society can relate to. The song entitled “Nothing Else Matters” allows James Hatfield to connect with his fans, letting them know that life is important and one must always remain true to themselves.
In 1992, a guy by the name of Bob Rock came to Metallica and convinced them that they still hadn’t produced an album that they were more than capable of doing. He encouraged Hetfield to write a song that was much different from any of the hits the band had previously had. It took more than a year, but once it was released, their Black album sold millions. The song, “Nothing Else Matters” was one of the most award-winning songs on that album. This song had a soft aura about it, which caught most of the fans off guard. With this song, Hetfield wanted to show how having an open mind had affected his life.
With many years of playing heavy metal rock, Metallica had attracted many fans. Some of which were skin-heads, stoners, and even some who had a hard time coping with life and its struggles. A lot of the younger generation looked to the Metallica music in an effort to find out who they really were. Hetfield was able to present a clear and precise message in this song. The song was meant to let the fans know that even though they will struggle at times, nothing else matters than having a true heart and an open mind.
In one particular verse, Hetfield shows how much he cares about life. The verse “No matter how far, couldn’t be much more from the heart” shows how Hetfield is trying to get his fans to think about their own lives and find meaning within it. There are many fans who struggle to find themselves and how they fit in. Like most of us, they want to know want to know who they are and what they are going to...