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Unknown Band Re-Records METALLICA's St. Anger Making It 10x More Listenable

They re-recorded with actual drums instead of garbage cans.

They re-recorded with actual drums instead of garbage cans.

Metallica's St. Anger came out came out almost twelve years ago, and was considered a flop by most Metallica fans. The biggest criticism was the raw production, specifically the awful drum sound. Other complaints included the band riding a riff way too long and the lack of solos.

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One group of friends decided to do something about it, which they are calling the #StAnger2015 project. A trio of musicians going by the names Daryl G. & Chris D. (from Grace The Skies) and Dave C. (of Adust) have re-recorded the entire 2003 album with typical production techniques. Here's what the band said about why the decided to do this:

Recorded during a turbulent time in the bands career, St. Anger has always divided opinion. Some longtime fans were turned off by the drop tuned riffs and raw production, whilst some listeners embraced it, myself included. #STANGER2015 is for the listeners who weren't so fond on the record back when it was released in 2003.

Recorded from the ground up, the album has been shortened by 15 minutes, yet every riff and lyric is intact, resulting in a more concise and focused record.

The production is also more conventional, and we hope that Metallica fans appreciate this new version of an album that is always looked at as an anomaly in the incredible career of the world's biggest metal band, Metallica.

So how does it sound? It sounds actually listenable. I caught myself bobbing my head to some of the tracks. The vocalist does a pretty solid James imitation on vocals, but unfortunately all it does is highlight how silly some of James' lyrics are here. But regardless, this is definitely worth a listen:

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What do you think of their reinterpretation?

Of course Metallica also released a documentary to go with the movie called Some Kind of Monster. If you've never watched it, you should check out the RIP a Livecast episode where we provide alternate commentary.

[via MetalSucks]

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