Fade to Black by Metallica


Metallica is a heavy metal band, formed in 1981 in Los Angeles by James Hetfield (vocalist/guitarist) and Lars Ulrich (drummer). The band’s fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the big four bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeath, Anthrax and Slayer. The current line-up consists of the founding members and primary songwriters Hetfield and Ulrich, Kirk Hammett (lead guitarist) and Robert Trujillo (bassist).

Fade to Black
Album: Ride the Lightning
Date: 1984
Genre: Heavy Metal

The first power ballad by Metallica, ‘Fade to Black’ was released as the promotional single from the band’s second studio album ‘Ride the Lightning.’ Guitar World readers voted the song as having the 24th best guitar solo ever. And is certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Lyrics by James Alan Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk L. Hammett, and Clifford Lee Burton

Life it seems to fade away
Drifting further everyday
Getting lost within myself
Nothing matters no one else
I have lost the will to live
Simply nothing more to give
There is nothing more for me
Need the end to set me free
Things not what they used to be
Missing one inside of me
Deathly loss this can't be real
Cannot stand this hell I feel
Emptiness is filling me
To the point of agony
Growing darkness taking dawn
I was me but now, he's gone
No one but me can save myself, but its too late
Now I can't think, think why I should even try
Yesterday seems as though it never existed
Death greets me warm, now I will just say goodbye

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