Metallica - St. Anger
NME.COM feature on Metallica - St. Anger album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 18 August 2008
The World's Greatest Heavy Metal Band have come to terms with what they truly are.
Metallica spent most of the nineties, they admit now, thinking that fast, aggressive metal was "old hat". 1996's 'Load' and its twin 'Reload' saw the band experimenting with blues and country; 1998's covers collection, 'Garage Inc', featured a slew of hardcore punk tunes and a Nick Cave song; 1999's 'S&M' was a collaboration...
- Jun 13, 2003
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- St. Anger (Explicit)
- Some Kind Of Monster
- Dirty Window
- Invisible Kid
- My World (explicit)
- Shoot Me Again (explicit)
- Sweet Amber
- The Unnamed Feeling (explicit)
- All Within My Hands
- Sep 11, 2008
Metallica, SOAD, Sum 41 and more...
- Aug 26, 2003
[B]'Die Die My Darling'[/B] is a [B]Misfits[/B] cover, rendered faithfully and with no little panache
- Jun 12, 1999
The metal group play a 10-song set inside a dome at the Argentine Antarctic Base Carlini
The band's 'by request' shows will allow fans to help choose the set list each night
Pop star was filmed covering 'Fade To Black' earlier this year
Metallica - St. Anger: Wikipedia Album Entry
“St. Anger” is the eighth studio album by Metallica. Released on June 5, 2003, this album marks the longest time span between studio albums from Metallica, with the nearly six years between the release of “ReLoad” and “St. Anger.”
It was also the first to receive a Parental Advisory label excluding Garage Inc. (a cover album), Live S**t: Binge and Purge (a live album), and S&M (also a live album).
The album was originally intended for release on June 10, 2003, but was instead released five days earlier due to fear of unlicensed copying over filesharing networks.
St. Anger received a mixed response from critics and fans alike. Many fans felt as if the old Metallica was replaced with a different band/sound. Though not all criticism was negative, some felt it was an experiment Metallica was going through and that Metallica was as strong as ever.
One reviewer, Adrien Begrand of PopMatters, took both sides to it, saying, “While it’s an ungodly mess at times, what you hear on this album is a band playing with passion for the first time in years.”
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