Swedish Journalist: METALLICA's 'St. Anger' Is 'Brutal As Hell!

  • also, so langsam kriegt man ja Angst, dass es zu sehr gemetzel gibt ! :D
    here we go:

    Writer Martin Carlsson from Sweden's premiere rock/metal publication Close-Up has filed an exclusive report on five songs from METALLICA's upcoming album "St. Anger" (due out on June 10) on the magazine's web site, http://www.closeupmagazine.net. He told BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "The songs are brutal as hell, quite possible the most aggressive material the band has ever penned. They go all over the place — the attack is non-stop and shockingly ferocious. Musically, it's twisted, intricate, progressive, fucked-up and, more often than not, ultra-fast metal with industrial tinges. Lars Ulrich's trademark thick drum sound is nowhere to be found. Instead, the snare drum sounds like an oil barrel being smashed into pieces. At times the double-bass drumming reaches supersonic levels of speed and there are even parts that border on blast beats! James sings, screams and makes noises that could be straight out of a gory zombie flick. Traditional guitar solos? Forget it! It sounds as if SLAYER's Kerry King and AUDIOSLAVE's Tom Morello have had a big sit-down to decide on how to present the next chapter of the equilibristic side of the Devil's music. Melodies and catchy choruses? Forget it! It's all riffs, riffs, riffs… It's truly fucking sick stuff. As hard as it might to believe, METALLICA have made a musical U-turn that is nothing but sensational. Judging from these five, as-yet-untitled, songs, 'St. Anger' will, hands down, be the most brutal album ever to be released by a multi-million selling act."

    As a final note, BLABBERMOUTH.NET wishes to confirm that Carlsson was neither intoxicated nor under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs when he listened to the album and filed the above report.

  • ui, was geht. also langsam könnte ja wirklich was dran sein.

    And forever after, you can hear the laughter
    World's being plastered by an evil bastard
    Exterminating faster, devastating plaster
    Fabulous disaster

  • eher meshugga :D

    And forever after, you can hear the laughter
    World's being plastered by an evil bastard
    Exterminating faster, devastating plaster
    Fabulous disaster

  • Also für mich hört es sich an als ob im Jahr 2003 endlich mal wieder ge :headbang: werden darf,yeah!!!!
    Solangsam glaub selbst ich an ein gutes album,das einzige was mich stutzig macht ist das DEMO!?!?!Das is ja net schlecht,und auch nuzr kurz,aber es passt doch irgendwie nich zu der BEschreibung da oben,oder???Hoffentlich wird es richtig richtig proggressiv,sodass wieder alle laufen gehen wenn sie die ersten 10 sek hören!!!! :guitarist:
    Und das mit den Soli klingt doch auch ganz nett,oder,freu hoffntlich werden sie devils dance like,oder justice like!!!!

  • Close-up's Martin Carlsson leaves an exclusive report from the studio north of San Francisco where Metallica's working on their new album "St. Anger".

    I swear on the bible, on my mother's grave or whatever - the following text is nothing less than the complete truth. This statement needs to be made, quite simply because you're probably not going to believe me. I almost wonder if I've really listened to the new Metallica album "St Anger" myself, or if somebody has been playing a trick on me and played me some new, exciting aggro-band. You see, "St. Anger" is a chock, one of music history's greatest! It is as if "Load" and "Reload" has been deleted from the map, as if the Black Album never existed, as if the Metallica we've come to know never really existed. The five songs (all of which are as of yet untitled but the title-track) I've heard exhibits a sound so EXTREME and raw that all you can do is sit there chocked with your jaw on the floor.

    I'm not joking.

    Twenty journalists are gathered in the control-room of the studio north of San Francisco. We get comfortable. The air is vibrating with excitement, and then? BAM!! The first song (working title: Frantic) kicks in with hypnotic, almost industrial Slayer-riffs. What the fuck is going on? "You live it or lie it", chants James Hetfield and goes on with "my lifestyle determines my death style". It is ultra-tight metalcore like it has never been performed before. Lars ulrich's fat drum-sound is replaced with an oilrig-similar snare that's usually reminiscent of robotic industry-metal. "Do I have the strength?", a wondering Hetfield screams in the middle of the chaos. It is a maddening Blitzkriegstrategy with attack-waves of battering riffs, attacking from every angle for five minutes and 54 seconds.

    I'm not joking.

    The war as just begun, and I really mean THE WAR, because this music would be the perfect soundtrack to the media coverage of the war on Iraq. The title-track blazes away with a ultra-fast bulldozermosh that leaves Max Cavalera far behind. We are talking monster-metallized punk from another planet; a twisted and overdosed Dischange just released from rehab! We are talking beyond sound-speed, especially regarding the drum-work. The double-bass pounds away mercilessly and Lars Ulrich's use of the snare are almost -get this!- blast-beats!! It's going to be interesting seeing him trying to repeat this live - if the dane is usually soaked from sweat and carried to the lodge after traditional concerts, then he's going to need an oxygen-mask and hospital personnel to wake him back to life after this. Following this amazing intro comes a softer part where Hetfield sings "St. Anger around my neck, he never gets respect." This ten second long part, recurring a couple of times in the seven minute and 24 second long song, is the only part that could be classified as soft. The Producer Bob Rock (also on bass) assures me that this is the calmest, most stripped-down part on the whole album. WOW! A riff similar to "Creeping Death" follows. Hetfield howls "Fuck it all and fucking no regrets" (an exact recapitulation of the classic in "Damage Inc."). Towards the end of the song he screams "I need to set my anger free"... and this is exactly what he and Metallica does: releasing all their anger.

    I'm not joking.

    Song number three starts up like an updated "Ride the Lightning": MEga-fat thrash-metal in midtempo speed. The vocalist spits: "It and you can look out motherfuckers, here I come!". Sepultura's "Roots"-era sound reminiscent in this song, with the refrain "It world" repeated again and again. Before the song ends at five minutes and 51 seconds, Hetfield shouts "enough, enough, enough"

    I'm not joking.

    Have you missed the complex song-structures of "And Justice for All"? Compared to this around eight minutes long piece (working title "Monster"), the songs of the 1988 album seem more like simple Ramones' ditties. A progressive blanket of sound that warms like a massive and super-intricate Tool, only a thousand times heavier! Hetfield chants over a delicious part that goes into what could be called a chorus with some use of fantasy: "We the people, are we the people?". This phrase is repeated two times and "some kind of monster" three times before the singer concludes "this monster lives". There is actually something here that could be called groove, not entirely unlike Pantera although vastly heavier. The guitars are so damned insane, so damned evil, so damned incredible! The fact is that there isn't anything remotely like a traditional guitar-solo in any of these five songs. Hetfield and Kirk Hammett use their instruments like surgical tools. The guitars shrieks and scream as if Tom Morello and Kerry King made a deal and decided to take the Devil's music not one but ten steps further.

    I'm not joking.

    The most wicked part is however the last, whose working-name is "All Within My Hands". A very strange piece with an instrumental intro of one minute and fifteen seconds. The tempo is ultra-fast, taking so many twists and turns that you get all dizzy. "All Within My Hands" is shouted and then sung in an Alice In Chains manner. And the ending? MAN OH MAN! Like a possessed madman Hetfield screams "Kill kill kill kill!!" ad absurdum - we're talking deranged shrieks coming from a psychopathic Tom Araya (think Slayer's "Kill Again" only even more insane). You'd think it was over after that. But no. It is like watching an exciting thriller with so many surprises that you finally don't believe an ending is forthcoming. Yes, after a heavy-as-lead finale it winds down at eight minutes and 55 seconds.

    I'm not joking.

    20 Journalists finally leave the control-room and look at each other. No one needs say anything; the looks say it all: What in god's name have we just experienced? That Metallica, once tired old farts, have made a complete 180, and now sound like a bunch of hormone-reeking bucks in heat, is the most incredible thing that's happened in music history. "St. Anger" is the real "Reload". "St. Anger" doesn't sound like anything the group has done before, it hardly even sounds like Metallica. "St. Anger" is a modern, super-brutal metal-album that is going to chock and knock the entire music world. Melodies? Nope, there's not much here that reminds one of traditional melodies or arrangements such as verse, bridge, chorus. The 10th of June could become known as the day that shook the world. If you haven't catched on yet:

    I'm not joking.

  • Ich versuchs:
    Ich schwöre auf die Bibel und auf das Grab meiner Mutter-Der folgende Text ist nichts als die komplette Wahrheit!Das musste gesagt werden,weil ihr mir wahrscheinlich nicht glauben werdet!Ich wundere mich auch ob ich das neue Album ST.Anger wirklich gehört habe,oder ob mich jemand verar***t(hehe,übersetzungsfreiheit is was nettes hrhr)hat und mir etwas von einer neuen Aggro Band vorgespielt hat!Ihr seht,ST.A ist ein schock,aber einer der besten in der musik geschichte!Es ist als ob Load und Reload einfach ausgelöscht worden wären,als ob TBA niemals existiert hätte.
    Die 5 Songs sind so hart/rau und extrem das man geschockt auf dem Boden liegt(auch frei:-))
    Das war der erste Teil...der Rest kommt noch...

  • hab mich doch aufgerafft , und es gelesen: fazit ich bin hin-und-her-gerissen :rolleyes::rolleyes: fazit: finds zwar positiv dass es schnell , aggressiv usw. wird , aber diese sachen mit "extrem brutal" , und dass jaymz BRÜLLT , und sachen wie kill , kill , kill schreit... , schon irgendwie seltsam für met , normalerweise sind die texte anspruchsvoller X( erinnert mich wirklich immer mehr an oben genanntes :kotz:

  • hab dsa ding auch gelesen...also das glau ich erst, wenn ich´s hör, solang orientier ich mich doch ehre noch an dem St.Anger Mix mit DK Rolls etc. :]

    Btw: das war das Foto auf der jits page, wo sie so biele Journalisten in den Control room gequetscht haben ! :D Vielleicht is ja doch was dran ! aah, noch über 2 Monate ! X(

  • Glaub mir,Jaymzz kann die Lyrics,und wenn sie nur aus KILL bestehen Anspruchsvoller rüberbringen als alle MANOWAR Texte zusammen!
    Ausserdem mag ich es wenn sie was neues machen,wie schlimm wäre denn ein SOAD oder Limp abklatsch,ich glaube sie wollen wieder richtig schockieren,mit allen Ecken und Kanten die sie haben,und einfach ihre Gefühle 100% mit aus Album bringen,nu der STA Mix,der stört mich jetzt :skeptisch:

  • so schlecht sind slipknot auch nicht :P

    Das was ich da lese lässt mich doch aufatmen!
    Mittlerweile hoffe ich, dass die 2 Monate noch schneller rum gehen sonst werd ich wahnsinnig..
    Hoffentlich bringen die vorher ne maxi cd raus :headbang:

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    Original von HeMaMe
    so schlecht sind slipknot auch nicht :P

    Das was ich da lese lässt mich doch aufatmen!
    Mittlerweile hoffe ich, dass die 2 Monate noch schneller rum gehen sonst werd ich wahnsinnig..
    Hoffentlich bringen die vorher ne maxi cd raus :headbang:

    sag NIE , NIE NIE wieder , dass slipknot nicht schlecht ist , sonst kommt der böse metalandi und PFOSTET was schlimmes über dich :evil::evil::D

  • oh mann wenn dsa alles stimmt was da steht na dann gute nacht ich halts kaum aus!!! 8o ich bin so verdammt gespannt obs wirklcih ultra brutal wird aber die längen der lieder sind wieder mal geil HELL YEAH :rockdevil::rockdevil:

    Und der Rabe, unbeweglich, sitzt noch täglich, sitzt alltäglich Auf der bleichen Pallas-Büste über meiner Zimmertür; Und in seinen Augen wohnen alle Träume von Dämonen, Seinen Schatten wie geronnen wirft die Lampe schwarz und schwer Auf den Boden; doch erheben wird sich aus dem Schatten schwer
    Meine Seele nimmermehr.


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