Chris Hopfensperger of the Washington Post reviewed Metallica’s latest effort. He writes, “‘St. Anger’ is a more polished version of the band’s flawed first discs, stripped of the high-flying guitar solos, dotted with moments of raging glory and full of the unbridled confusion of teed-off teenagers who have discovered girls but not yet gotten to know them. Unfortunately for Metallica, most young listeners think of it as the band that rocked with the San Francisco Symphony and railed against file sharing. They’re the ones who have to be won over, to be convinced that this is real rage and not just rough-hewn rock.” Washingtonpost.com has since removed the article.