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Metallica new album commented track by track

Discussion in 'Old School Metal Discussion' started by coronerox, Apr 21, 2003.

  1. coronerox

    coronerox Katatonia Brasil Staff

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    Hi there folks, I don't know if you guys have already read it, or seen it published in somewhere else, but here goes the a track by track review of Metallica's new album - St. Anger........

    this is an english translation so I'll post here, cause I could not find the URL with the english version. Sorry

    1. Frantic (5:46)

    The first song enters with huge drumming which slaps.. We discover the sound of St Anger very garage and metallic, a new sound for Metallica.. James Hetfield is raging.. "My life style is my death style". The group cultivates changes of rhythms. We pass heavy and rampant moments and machine gun like riffs which finishes on a apocalyptic conclusion. Big entrance.

    2. St. Anger (7:19)

    This song starts with a basic riff for Metallica, covered by furious drumming where Lars Ulrich places great double pedal passages like in the past. The verse goes overhead with drumming followed by a more aggressive refrain with doubled singing by James Hetfield. The song contains many parts where one is connected with fantastic overlapping. The Four Horsemen are back!

    3. Some Kind of Monster (8:24)

    The beginning part started with a big heavy riff with a double pedal passage(decidedly Lars Ulrich is one of the best drummers in the world). This song contains a break which is not without recalling Queens of the Stone Age. The song is again an enourmous force and James Hetfield repeats "Some kind of monster". A bit too long.

    4. Dirty Window (5:23)

    A good punk beginning riff played over several notes which transforms, as well as James Hetfield meets it with singing with a heavy riff. His voice is always on top and expresses itself in different registers. Here, an overhead passage which enables him to place some melodies which poses like System of a Down before beautiful parts before the refrain. The group shows much cohesion and the changes of rhythms are completely "maitresse".

    5. Invisible Kid (8:28)

    In the beginning, Metallica starts by finally breaking the rhythm and setting out on a riff 100% Metallica. James Hetfield repeats "Invisible kid never see what he did". The piece contains much different parts whose passages recall Queens of the Stone Age on which James Hetfield leaves training his voice. The double pedal is again presented and the whole finishes by an enormous vocal. "Open your mind".

    6. My World (6:30)

    On this title, the group is very very irritated. A large riff brings agreements very quickly. "It's my world, sucker!" sings James Hetfield. The piece is all in percussion with acceleration, changes of rhythms, and double pedal passages. For the finale, James Hetfield launches howls. Excellent!

    7. Shoot Me Again (7:09)

    After a big punch, the song is done melodically on the verse. The group does not place bad breaks of rhythms and delivers one of the more disconnected pieces on the album. On the refrain, James Hetfield sings 'Shoot me again" at the limit of nu-metal. Nickelback if they bought some balls?

    8. Sweet Amber (5:24)

    After a rather soft beginning, one thinks that Sweet Amber is the slow piece on the album but a large ultra-rapid riff and infernal drumming put an end to our suspicions. Metallica definately did not make a commercial album! The verse is calmer but it is only a pretext for everything afterwards. Lars Ulrich gives itself it!

    9. Unamed Feeling (7:07)

    Intro is between blues and heavy as James Hetfield can do them so well. The piece is the more rampant on the album. James Hetfield once more made a song full of contained rage which always ends up exploding.

    10. Purify (5:13)

    Enters with matter super heavy and crushing. From there follows a rhythmic gross and percussive drumming. The song is axed and unlocked on the word "Purify" that James Hetfield repeats like a madman. The pieces achieves on slow and heavy passages. What rhythm changes...

    11. All Within My Hand (8:44)

    Last song of the album which distinguishes itself from the others by long melodic passages with choruses.. It opens with a violent riff on 3 agreements which hides various heavy overhead parts.. James Hetfield finishes by screaming "Kill kill kill". A bit too long in the end.
     
  2. Brent

    Brent True Believer

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    Nice, but like I've said...I'll believe it when I hear it.
     
  3. Orion Crystal Ice

    Orion Crystal Ice Rider of the Astral Fire

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  4. SkullSuicide

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    I can see that this album sucks...
    why?
    here's why: "Lars Ulrich is one of the best drummers in the world"

    Yeah...Right...now i know the quality of this review
     
  5. coronerox

    coronerox Katatonia Brasil Staff

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    :lol:
     
  6. Djöfull

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    thanx


    but why compare it to QOTSA and SOAD?
    hope it will be good
     
  7. SLAYER85

    SLAYER85 Old School Youngin

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    im really anticipating the disc, but ill DL some first, if its good i buy if its trash i dont buy, simple as that
     
  8. sixxswine

    sixxswine rockandrollazine.blogspot

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    I hope that they will put out a great record. I'm actually looking forward to seeing the bonus DVD & the listening to the cd. This is the first time since the Black ablbum that I have looked forward to something by the mighty Metallica.
     
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    sixxswine rockandrollazine.blogspot

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    just read this one melodicrock.com:
    METALLICA DECIDE ON 4 COLORS FOR CD COVER!:
    Metallica
    are releasing their new album St. Anger with 4 alternatively covered covers. The CD will be available in an orange, blue, brown or lemon background with a tied, clenched fist in the foreground.
    St Anger is out June 10. The track listing is: Frantic . St. Anger . Some Kind of Monster . Dirty Window . Invisible Kid . My World . Shoot Me Again . Sweet Amber . Unnamed Feeling . Purify All . Within My Hands
     
  10. JonnyD

    JonnyD Chef Metal

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    I'm with you man I hope this album is good as well its been TO LONG since I was Proud to be a Metallica fan :loco:
     
  11. If the album is at least better than Load & Reload , i'll buy it.[​IMG]
     
  12. sixxswine

    sixxswine rockandrollazine.blogspot

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    I think this what the majority of the fans that have "left" are hoping for too.
     
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    This is what I was afraid of when the original reviews came out saying the album is "fast" ... I thought it was "punk" fast ... and this review pretty much confirms it.

    Although the reviewer does not seem to have much historical knowledge of music or Metallica's background.

    I will wait until a veteran reviewer on the net gives it a spin.

    This review did not say many positive things to me

    This is not a positive review :)
     
  14. MrMajs

    MrMajs Kung

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    I dont think that reviewer know a shit about metal, its probably Fred Durst or SchneidelWerfer who is the reviewer
     
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    WTF? If Queens Of The Stone Age are nu-metal it'll start raining hammers. Yes hammers.
     
  16. sixxswine

    sixxswine rockandrollazine.blogspot

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    Raining fucking hammers?! That's great.:tickled:
    It would be good to hear from someone who is into metal, like
    what's his face...
    Martin Popoff(spelling?).:p
     
  17. coronerox

    coronerox Katatonia Brasil Staff

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    Definately not, those commnents made me feel worried :erk:
     
  18. Soul of a new Machine

    Soul of a new Machine I share the discovery!

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  19. metalbreed

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    Whoever said if its better than Reload its worth buying is nuts. I'm not going to just rip on 'lica like most but I think anyone can admit most new rock is far and away better than the supposed metal cd Reload. Even the lyrics are awful, well if you can call them lyrics. I am still ashamed I bought this album and its gotten all of 2 spins since the day I opened it.
     
  20. Ultimate_Symphony

    Ultimate_Symphony Rusted Angel

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    My thoughts exactly.
     

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