At first I didn't like Metallica's new album St. Anger but yesterday I acually sat down and read the lyrics and started to really like it. It's like Kirk Hammett said, the sound can be a little challenging at first but if you concentrate on the lyrics while listening to it the sound will grow on you and you'll start to like it. If you really listen you can hear alot of guitar riffs from some of their older albums, the drums on the other hand...the snare sounds like your engine just started knocking or something but like I said, it'll grow on you. If you can't find a song on this album you can relate to even on a very remote level then you must be one hollow human being. So, after listening to it about 10 times in the past two days I really have to believe that it's one of the best if not the best Metallica album to date.
This isn't a review, it's just an opinion from a die hard Metallica fan. But in the words of the great Rick Draganowski.....what do I know?