Monday, February 13, 2017

Seduced by fame, a Moth Into the Flame

Track: Moth Into Flame
Artist: Metallica
Album: Hardwired... To Self-Destruct
Year: 2016
Genre: Heavy Metal



Date: 29th July, 2017
Location: Rose Bowl- Pasadena,CA

Setting:
Avenged Sevenfold has just finished a killer set and extracted as much energy as they could from almost a hundred thousand fans. But the public has been smart. They have rationed their energy judiciously, for they know who is coming up next on stage.

METALLICA.
The once demi-gods of the Thrash Metal scene.

Darkness. Silence. Murmurs.
Flash of light, and this song begins.

I am getting goosebumps as I write this, because if everything goes according to plan, I will be one of those 100K screaming fans along with Shreyas Gaonkar (why you haven't followed him yet!?). You can betchyo ass I'll be ready to sing along with James Hetfield (Ooh Ooh Yeah) on this track-

James: "Same rise and fall, who cares at all? Seduced by fame-"
Me: "A moth into the flame!"

This song talks about how we get trapped into a downward spiral of narcissism, self-importance and shallow materialism once we have enough reason to believe we have made it in this world. This could be because of what fair weather friends whisper in your ears, what you see in the media (Fake news!) or simply your own dastardly ego.

I love the title of this track. It is perfect. Just as a dumb moth, bound by his primal urges, flies towards a bright, inviting flame only to be burnt to death, we must remember to not be stupid and to always stay humble by keeping our feet firmly planted on the ground.