Metallica St. Anger (Warner) Rating: NNNN
To deal with the reality of free downloading, Metallica have shrewdly released their hard-crankin' St. Anger disc packaged with a bonus performance DVD of a live run through the album along with an individually encoded key to more goodies online. Of course, all the extras wouldn't mean jack if the new tunes sucked, but happily, they don't. They're meaner, harder, faster and, thanks to the addition of bassist Robert Trujillo, they move with a whole new groove. St. Anger can't not be massive.