St. Anger – Metallica – 2003


Album St. Anger by the band Metallica
Album St. Anger by the band Metallica

St. Anger is the eighth studio album by the American thrash metal band Metallica, released on June 5, 2003 by Vertigo Records (Elektra Records for North America) and produced by Bob Rock and the band. It marks the debut of bassist Robert Trujillo (ex-Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Ozzy Osbourne and ex-Infectious Grooves) in the band, who joined them for the tour that followed the album’s release. After the departure of Jason Newsted, the band had no bassist, and it was producer Bob Rock who played bass during the recording of the album. The biggest change is in the sound of the snare drum, which was used without a snare by Lars Ulrich. This is the only Metallica album that does not contain any guitar solos in the songs, which is unusual for the metal styles that the band plays. Although the band’s aggressive sound is back for this album (unlike their previous three albums, Load, ReLoad and Garage Inc.), this album is more oriented towards alternative metal than thrash metal. St. Anger is also a single from the album. The song was also the official song of WWE’s PPV, Summerslam 2003.

St. Anger is a controversial album, but it is also one of Metallica’s most interesting and experimental albums. It is a flawed but important album that shows the band is not afraid to take risks.

The personnel of the album St. Anger by Metallica, released in 2003, are:

  • James Hetfield – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Kirk Hammett – lead guitar
  • Lars Ulrich – drums
  • Bob Rock – bass, backing vocals (producer)
  • Robert Trujillo – bass (credited, but does not perform; appears in the music video of the title track)

Source: Wikipedia

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