Metallica Punishes Patient Fans With Comeback Disc

Add Phil Freeman of the Kansas City Pitch to the list of those blasting ’s new album ‘St. Anger’. Freeman said, “The old Metallica was as fast and as riff-happy as Exodus, Anthrax and Slayer, but its sound was clean, gleaming like razor wire. ‘St. Anger’ is coated in all the digitally simulated grime millions of dollars can buy — the trash-can drums and tinfoil cymbals are the worst of it. Nothing here sounds like it came through an amp. All the fine-tuning that once kept the Metallica machine street-legal is gone, replaced with stolen Helmet riffs and lyrics that sound cowritten with Hetfield’s AA sponsor.” Read more.

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