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St. Anger

St. Anger is Metallica's tenth album. The album was to be released on June 10, 2003. However, due to fears of extended music piracy over filesharing networks, St. Anger was released 5 days earlier on June 5, 2003.

Six years elapsed between the release of the band's last album, Reload, and their recording of the album, which began in 2002. Many factors contributed to this delay, the two most important being the departure of bassist Jason Newsted, and because of the amount of time spent by vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield in rehab.

Jason Newsted cited several reasons for his leaving the band, the most important being Hetfield questioning his loyalty to the band, due to his participation in other bands. Producer Bob Rock played bass for the recording of the album, and a permanent replacement has since been found—Rob Trujillo, formerly of Suicidal Tendencies and Ozzy Osbourne's band. Jason Newsted has now become Ozzy Osbourne's new bass player.

A limited edition of the album also contained a DVD of the band performing the album live.

Track listing

  1. "Frantic" (Hammett/Hetfield/Rock/Ulrich) - 5:51
  2. "St. Anger" (Hammett/Hetfield/Rock/Ulrich) - 7:21
  3. "Some Kind of Monster" (Hammett/Hetfield/Rock/Ulrich) - 8:26
  4. "Dirty Window" (Hammett/Hetfield/Rock/Ulrich) - 5:24
  5. "Invisible Kid" (Hammett/Hetfield/Rock/Ulrich) - 8:31
  6. "My World" (Hammett/Hetfield/Rock/Ulrich) - 5:45
  7. "Shoot Me Again" (Hammett/Hetfield/Rock/Ulrich) - 7:10
  8. "Sweet Amber" (Hammett/Hetfield/Rock/Ulrich) - 5:27
  9. "The Unnamed Feeling" (Hammett/Hetfield/Rock/Ulrich) - 7:10
  10. "Purify" (Hammett/Hetfield/Rock/Ulrich) - 5:14
  11. "All Within My Hands" (Hammett/Hetfield/Rock/Ulrich) - 8:49