One of the most highly criticized points of the new album is the new drum sound of drummer Lars Ulrich. Some love it, others hate it. Try listening to it yourself.
Another point is the absence of Metallica's almost legendary guitarist (in my opinion), Kirk Hammet, with his incredible guitar solos.
The lyrics are mostly centered around hate. Almost every Metallica album has one argument it is centered on (example Ride the Lightning is centered on death, while Master of Puppets is centered on the military somewhat, and ...And Justice for All is centered on human rights and politics).
Some of the songs in it are actually bad. I personally hate "Sweet Amber".
Some are good, for example "The Unnamed Feeling" (but they ruined it with the stupid voice saying "been there before..." in my opinion).
An interesting case is "Some Kind of Monster". I believe it should have been an instrumental song, just like every one of Metallica's first 4 albums had one.
In short, St.Anger did actually lower the bar. But, after all, it is STILL Metallica. So don't diss it.
Mix of Nu-Metal with Heavy Metal, which sounded really crap.
Even though im a hardcore Metallica fan, i'll always say St. Anger sucked balls.
Fuck off wanker ! St. Anger blew ! I'll go if they're playing good music like Dyers Eve and Sad But True !
the worst MetallicA album every made.
shit. fuckin shit. i hate it.
i listened to the whole cd atleast 50 times. i tried really hard to get myself to like it, but i couldnt. its just too bad. a waste of 20 dollars.
THE METALLILGOD HAS FAILED!!!!!. ITS SAD BUT TRUE. AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH FUCK!!!
why did they sell out????WHY?????
metallica's skills have FADED TO BLACK.
metallibanger: fuckin retard, that shit sucks, listen to master of puppetz, or kill em all.
retard: what are those.