Metallica ‎– St. Anger

Elektra ‎– 62853-2
CD, Album, Enhanced


CD.1 Frantic 5:50
CD.2 St. Anger 7:21
CD.3 Some Kind Of Monster 8:26
CD.4 Dirty Window 5:25
CD.5 Invisible Kid 8:30
CD.6 My World 5:46
CD.7 Shoot Me Again 7:10
CD.8 Sweet Amber 5:27
CD.9 The Unnamed Feeling 7:09
CD.10 Purify 5:14
CD.11 All Within My Hands 8:48
CD.Video1 Metallica Video Game Preview 0:45
DVD.1 Frantic 6:42
DVD.2 St. Anger 7:40
DVD.3 Some Kind Of Monster 8:41
DVD.4 Dirty Window 6:22
DVD.5 Invisible Kid 8:54
DVD.6 My World 6:09
DVD.7 Shoot Me Again 7:24
DVD.8 Sweet Amber 5:54
DVD.9 The Unnamed Feeling 7:37
DVD.10 Purify 5:29
DVD.11 All Within My Hands 9:36

Companies, etc.



Manufactured and Distributed by Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. and WEA International Inc., Warner Music Group, An AOL Time Warner Company, 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10019, Pinnacle Building 3400 West Olive Street 2nd Floor, Burbank, CA 91505. ℗© 2003 E/M Ventures for the United States and Canada. Printed in U.S.A. Manufactured in the U.S.A.

Conceived, recorded & mixed at HQ, San Rafael, California, May 2002-April 2003
Mastered at Sony Studios, New York City

All songs © 2003 Creeping Death Music (ASCAP) & EMI Blackwood Music, Inc./Mahina Hoku Publishing

DVD features Metallica rehearsing the entire album. The enhanced section of the CD contains a preview of a Metallica video game which was planned to be released in 2005, however, the production/release of the game was cancelled.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 075596285322
  • Barcode (Text): 0 75596 28532 2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD, Variant 1): wea mfg. OLYPHANT Z16867 2 62853 ECD01 M1S19
  • Matrix / Runout (CD, Variant 2): wea mfg. OLYPHANT Z16867 2 62853 ECD01 M1S16
  • Matrix / Runout (CD, Variant 3): wea mfg. OLYPHANT Z16867 2 62853 ECD01 M1S12
  • Mastering SID Code (CD, Variants 1, 2. 3): ifpi L909
  • Mould SID Code (CD, Variant 1): IFPI 2U2Z
  • Mould SID Code (CD, Variant 2): IFPI 2UF1
  • Mould SID Code (CD, Variant 3): IFPI 2U7N
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD, Variant 1): 2 62853.1.A VB01 M1S5
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD, Variant 2): 2 62853.1.A VB01 M4S12
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD, Variant 3): 2 62853.1.A VB01
  • Mastering SID Code (DVD, Variants 1, 2, 3): IFPI L907
  • Mould SID Code (DVD - Front, Variant 1): IFPI 2UP8
  • Mould SID Code (DVD - Front, Variant 3): IFPI 2UG1
  • Mould SID Code (DVD - Back, Variant 1): IFPI 2UP9
  • Mould SID Code (DVD - Back, Variant 2): IFPI 2UX3
  • Mould SID Code (DVD - Back, Variant 3): IFPI 2UF9
  • Other (DVD, Variants 1, 2, 3): Mastered By wamo
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 177) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Metallica St. Anger(11xFile, AAC, Album, 128) Blackened Recordings none US 2003
0602498653364 Metallica St. Anger(2xLP, Album) Vertigo 0602498653364 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
602498653593 Metallica St. Anger(CD, Album, Enh + DVD) Vertigo 602498653593 New Zealand 2003 Sell This Version
MPR 9067 Metallica St. Anger (CD, Album, Unofficial) M Power Records MPR 9067 Malaysia Unknown Sell This Version
9865359 Metallica St. Anger(CD, Album, Enh + DVD-V + Dig) Vertigo 9865359 Australasia 2003 Sell This Version


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February 8, 2018

I like 'St. Anger'.

There, I said it.

Metal fans the world over will probably know all about 'St. Anger' and what contributed to its critical panning. The atrocious production, the awful drums (that don't even sound like drums), the cringe-worthy lyrics, the lack of guitar solos, the strained singing... the list goes on and on. But for all its faults and wrongdoings, the music itself on this album is still fairly decent.

I was sixteen when this album was released and was, at the time, a Metallica fanatic. Trivial things such as production was the last thing on my mind when this came out. I was just happy that my favourite band had released a new record and it rocked. Of course, as I grew older I learned to appreciate music production more, but that doesn't take away from the fact that the joy I gain from the compositions themselves still remain.

And whilst we're all familiar with (and most likely dislike) 'Frantic', 'Some Kind of Monster' and 'The Unnamed Feeling', this record has some forgotten gems such as 'Sweet Amber', 'All Within My Hands' and 'Shoot Me Again', which are all pretty underappreciated.

In truth, I'd be wasting my time if I tried to sell anyone on this album, as by now I figure everyone has made up their mind about it. But I'm happy with it. Sure, it has its problems, but it's different and unique and I enjoy it all the same. And the extra DVD of the band playing the album in the studio make this a nice little package.


January 18, 2017
I do enjoy this record. I consider it a therapeutic thing though.. if you've lost all hope, or are just extremely pissed, throw this bad boy in your CD or DVD player (I personally prefer the DVD version of the album) and let the bad vibes release themselves. Screaming "KILL" along with Hetfield at the end of "All Within My Hands" should be a nice relief that doesn't involve you going out and re enacting Quake III Arena. Yes the snare is grating, but it's miles better on the DVD. There's still a little clang but it doesn't sound like a pie tin. Good stuff, but you need to be in the right mindset to truly enjoy it, I feel.


May 30, 2015

I feel for the later years, THIS IS THE PEAK. Death Magnetic was good. But this is them at the peak. They're angry, they're hungry again, they're trying to work through issues. It keep the formula of Dave and James fighting and had good lyrics. It had a lot of repetition and almost a jam band feel to it. It was not the best produced, and had it not been a bit on the over compressed side this would have been a GREAT RAW ALBUM. I feel that what they had on this album they'll never get back. This is the closest you'll get to the last great metallica album. It takes a couple listens and watching the "Some Kind of Monster" doc, but you will finally see it's a GREAT ALBUM.


September 4, 2014
Love it, love it, love it. Don't listen to the stuck in the mud metal fans who think a snare drum should just sound like A. Its not a perfect album but its heavy as. But it, listen to it and dont listen to the message boards.


February 13, 2014

I enjoy this album. I believe I am the only one though so I doubt you guys reading this would like it.


August 4, 2013
Any band that can record an album with a trashcan for an instrument and even think to release it has got a free pass in my book.


November 10, 2012
The strange thing is, the DVD version of the songs are better than the CD. I thought this was pretty good though, 3½/5 stars. Speaking of which...where are the stars?


May 6, 2010
edited over 9 years ago
To be honest I couldn't stand Metallica as a teenager. I thought "...And Justice For All" was a piece of rubbish, grating and harsh...couldn't bear listening to it. That's just my opinion of course. But this album, on the other hand - this is brilliant. Something about its brutality, honesty. The desperation of a man pouring out all his pain and anger into these songs, the relentless pounding attack of the rhythm & guitars - it's hypnotizing and transforming, as music ought to be. Sure, on one level it may just be another bunch of bloated rich guys indulging in decadent bourgeois angst but on another level this collection of songs breaks you and re-makes you. I can get totally lost in this album, and that's just what I want of music.


January 30, 2010
This is metallica's bleak attempt to show the world they haven't lost it. Sorry boys. It didn't work. Boring and generally shit all round. And this is coming from a guy that USED to like metallica.