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St. Anger

Never underestimate the regenerative powers of Metallica. Following the stripped-down Load and Re-Load, they’ve returned to the raw, vitriolic savagery of their earlier canon, using 1984’s Ride the Lightning as a template for St. Anger. The title track provides the psychic lynchpin of the album by combining the bombast and defiance of the band’s earliest high-water marks with more deliberate lyrics and emotional nakedness. Equally cathartic is “Some Kind of Monster,” a lumbering beast of a song that declares, “This is the voice of silence no more.” Despite that claim, there’s an economy to these lyrics; James Hetfield’s raw-toothed growl only occasionally punctuates the menacing soundscapes. In fact, “Dirty Windows,” the standout track here, is a shimmering five-minute instrumental that’s free of the baroque trappings that sometimes clutter the Metallica landscape. –Jaan Uhelszki

1. Frantic –
2. St. Anger –
3. Some Kind Of Monster –
4. Dirty Window –
5. Invisible Kid –
6. My World
7. Shoot Me Again –
8. Sweet Amber –
9. Unnamed Feeling –
10. Purify –
11. All Within My Hands

St. Anger

St. Anger

Saint Anger ’round my neck
Saint Anger ’round my neck
He never gets respect
Saint Anger ’round my neck
(You flush it out, You flush it out)
Saint Anger ’round my neck
(You flush it out, You flush it out)
He never gets respect
(You flush it out, You flush it out)
Saint Anger ’round my neck
(You flush it out, You flush it out)
He never gets respect

Fuck it all and no regrets
I hit the lights on these dark sets
I need a voice to let myself
To let myself go free
Fuck it all and fuckin’ no regrets
I hit the lights on these dark sets
Medallion noose, I hang myself
Saint Anger ’round my neck

I feel my world shake
Like an earth quake
It’s hard to see clear
Is it me? Is it fear?
I’m madly in anger with you
I’m madly in anger with you
I’m madly in anger with you
I’m madly in anger with you

(repeat all)

I want my anger to be healthy
I want my anger just for me
I need my anger not to control
I want my anger to be me
I need to set my anger free
I need to set my anger free
I need to set my anger free
I need to set my anger free

Fuck it all and no regrets
I hit the lights on these dark sets
Tie a noose or hang myself
Saint Anger ’round my neck

I feel my world shake
Like an earth quake
It’s hard to see clear
Is it me? Is it fear?
I’m madly in anger with you
I’m madly in anger with you
I’m madly in anger with you
I’m madly in anger with you
I’m madly in anger with you
I’m madly in anger with you
I’m madly in anger with you
I’m madly in anger with you