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St. Anger [CD + DVD]

Metallica Audio CD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (411 customer reviews)
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Since their inception in 1981, Metallica have gone from an underground heavy-metal band to one of the most successful acts in the world, with an intensely loyal if not rabid fanbase. Their relevance is undeniable as evidenced by their ability to sell out stadiums and arenas worldwide while continuing to sell millions of albums with each release -- a feat no other band in history has sustained ... Read more in Amazon's Metallica Store

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  • Audio CD (5 Jun 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Elektra
  • ASIN: B00008OWZG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (411 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,918 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Frantic
2. St. Anger
3. Some Kind Of Monster
4. Dirty Window
5. Invisible Kid
6. My World
7. Shoot Me Again
8. Sweet Amber
9. Unnamed Feeling
10. Purify
11. All Within My Hands

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St. Anger shows that we should never underestimate the regenerative powers of Metallica. Following the stripped-down Load and Re-Load, they've returned to the raw, vitriolic savagery of their earlier canon, using 1984's Ride the Lightning as their template. The title track provides the psychic lynchpin of the album by combining the bombast and defiance of the band's earliest high-water marks with more deliberate lyrics and emotional nakedness. Equally cathartic is "Some Kind of Monster," a lumbering beast of a song that declares "This is the voice of silence no more". Despite that claim, there's an economy to these lyrics; James Hetfield's raw-toothed growl only occasionally punctuates the menacing soundscapes. In fact, "Dirty Windows", the standout track here, is a shimmering five-minute instrumental that's free of the baroque trappings that sometimes clutter the Metallica landscape. --Jaan Uhelszki, Amazon.com

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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice concept, mediocre execution 27 April 2005
Format:Audio CD
Like many fans I became interested in the band around the Justice Era & quickly snapped up their cds and overpriced box sets. I also enjoyed the looser style of the Load series and looked forward to a heavier CD.
Unfortunately like many fans & reviewers I was left disappointed in a mediocre result from such talented individuals. The songs that stand out for me are Sweet Amber and especially the Unnamed Feeling. The others are either ok, bad, or excellent (in places).
Whilst the sound has been well produced, I question the mix as the drums sound disjointed. Especially the snare drum(?) in terms of the balance of the songs, where it is too noticeable and on occasions sounds out of tune (with their noted production that seems unlikely so it is intentional...).
The lack of solos is noticeable (not critical as Fear Factory & Therapy? survived without them:>), I'm not sure the style of doing a song and repeating it (verses), or doubling up the verses was the best way around it. To guitarists there are some cracking riffs, but not consistantly through the entire song, namely due to the above mentioned song structure.
Personally it would have been better to have dropped the repetition and done much shorter tracks, which would have had better cohesion and more added punch. St Anger, Invisible Kid and Unnamed Feeling would have been cracking tracks.
The Anger in the riffs and lyrics hasn't been effectively put across and unfortunately having seen the 2005 DVD highlights how disjointed the whole album and production was. A 50 minute edited production would have been more endearing to fans.
I look forward to the next one, as metal has went a bit stale with too many trendy bands, that can't solo.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My CD-style determines my bonus DVD-style! 7 Jun 2003
Format:Audio CD
Attend! Metallica are back and, regardless of what you may have heard, this IS their heaviest release of all time. Of the eleven pounding choons upon this long-player, there isn't a single ballad. Not even a mid-tempo number. It's fast, fast, fast and loud, loud, loud. What a din! Lars Ulrich seems to have taken Jason Newsted's derogatory comments about his drumming ability to heart, as here he puts in a performance of virtuousic dexterity and taste. Well, maybe not taste. James Hetfield sings as well as ever, with less of the yarling which has peppered recent LPs (well, if you can call "Reload" 'recent', it being seven years old), and his riffs are chunky as monkeys. Many of you may have heard that Kirk Hammett doesn't play any solos on this album. 'Tis true, 'tis true, but fear ye not... the songs don't need 'em. The bulldozing power of the riffage is more than enough. Bob Rock, producer, handles the bass (and co-wrote all of the songs with Hetfield, Ulrich and Hammett) and handles it well. The songs are all powerful, with cretinous lyrics which the 'Tallicatz are positive are profundity incarnate, and riffs which positively exhort one to bang one's head like a savage. As a bonus, the 'Talliladz have included a DVD of the entire album (yes, all of it!) with new boy Robert Trujillo playing the bass and waddling around like some kind of monster. It's all excellent stuff and while yes, one can hear some of the influences of dreaded 'nu-metal' here and there, it's like Metallica are showing these groups how it ought to be played. Hetfield doesn't rap, he barks. There are no idiotic 'wicca-wicca' scratchy noises. There are no stupid masks (as far as the DVD suggests, anyway). Whether Lars might want to wear some kind of mask in future anyway is open to debate, but what isn't is this: "St. Anger" is a loud, proud, smoking, stoking, hopping, bopping album which shows the 'Tallichapz are back with a bang. Hear, hear.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oh my god!!! 8 Jun 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Believe me Metallica are back to show all other so called 'rock' bands how it should be done. I've read some mixed reviews for this album, and people have moaned there is no melody or solos. Well get over it. I personally think there's plenty of melody on the album, but if you don't, you have to ask yourself why you are listening to Metallica. And as far as solos go, Metallica pretty much perfected them over the last 20 years and they have always been about innovation so it's not really any surprise they have ditched them. St. Anger is also a departure in the way Metallica have produced their albums, its very raw sounding, but you can still hear what an amazing band they are. Lars drums sound different, but what's wrong with that, it's the best he's sounded in years. There are no ballads either which is probably why some critics have moaned about the album lacking melody, but this still doesn't make it a bad album, Metallica are not a ballads band. Highlights have to be the tracks St. Anger, Dirty Window, Invisible Kid and Shoot Me Again. There really isn't a bad moment unlike Load and Reload and the free DVD is amazing. It contains the band rehearsing the whole album in their studio with new bassist Rob Trujillo (producer Bob Rock played bass on the album). The bands are on excellent form and I cannot wait to see them live. Easily album of the year.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A different side to Metallica... 24 Jun 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Gone are the ballads, the guitar solos, the classical guitar intros of songs such as One and Blackened and the occasional country records you'll have heard in Load and ReLoad. This is a different kind of Metallica, from start to finish you are pounded with heavy riffs, strong vocals and ever changing time signatures, but these tracks are very different from those before 'The Black Album' and at times it does seem as though the band has taken a 'nu-metal' approach but in my opinion this doesn't weaken the album. Personally the title track would be my favourite, heavy yet emotional, followed by the uneasiness or Frantic and then The Unnamed Feeling. 'St. Anger' really is the perfect title for this album.
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Published 13 months ago by Alexander The Great
5.0 out of 5 stars It's named ST ANGER for a reason
I'll admit - I wasn't a fan of this album for... well, for about the first 5 years after I discovered Metallica. Read more
Published on 18 May 2012 by Domantas
4.0 out of 5 stars Raw, heavy, meaningful rock 'n roll
Given the dearth of positive reviews for St. Anger St. Anger (Bonus DVD), I feel I need to state my credentials up front. I came late to metal. Read more
Published on 20 Feb 2012 by Richard Daystrom
1.0 out of 5 stars such a shame!!!
oh my god what a shame, metallica, still up there as one of the worlds best bands, notorius for making classics such as, master of puppets, justice for all, and the black album,... Read more
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