COREY TAYLOR: METALLICA’s ‘St. Anger’ Is ‘Underappreciated’

Corey Taylor St. Anger

Corey Taylor has voiced his admiration for METALLICA‘s 2003 album St. Anger in the new issues of Revolver Magazine.

Despite the album widely being considered one of the worst metal records of all time, Taylor begs to differ, stating that it is underappreciated He further added that some grooves, especially in the title track “St. Anger,” are particularly underrated and deserve more recognition.

He disclosed that his initial dislike for the album was due to the mix and lack of guitar solos, but seeing METALLICA perform the album in their rehearsal space shifted his perspective.

“First of all, when it came out, I was a raging alcoholic prick,” Corey said. “And when I listened to it, the mix kind of threw me off, and I wasn’t paying attention to the songs. I was kind of following the herd on that.”

“But then [STONE SOUR guitarist] Josh Rand, who was a massive METALLICA fan, he got the deluxe version that had the companion DVD where they played the whole album in their rehearsal space.”

“And watching that, I could hone in on the songs,” he continued. “I wasn’t stuck on how it sounded. I could listen to what was going on, and it immediately gave me a better appreciation of what it was.

“So now when I listen to it, I think a lot of the stuff’s really good, and there are some good grooves on it that I think are really underappreciated.

“I mean, that title track is a motherf**ker, you know?”