Best of 2023
According to Metallica front man James Hetfield, the name of the album and title track come from a book he was reading while working on the project. "72 Seasons came out of a book I was reading about childhood, basically, and sorting out childhood as an adult. And 72 seasons is basically the first 18 years of your life," Hetfield said. The album drew three 2024 Grammy nominations: Best Rock Album, Best Rock Performance for “Lux Æterna," and Best Metal Performance for “72 Seasons."