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Are Metallica fans trolling the band? Here’s ‘St. Anger’ by request

Posted by on June 5, 2014

When Metallica announced their “Metallica By Request” tour last year, it was pretty obvious that they might get thrown a curve ball or two as they toured this year. One of those came in the form of “Frayed Ends of Sanity,” the …And Justice For All track that the band had never played live until last week. A campaign had  been launched by fans and concertgoers to get them to play it, since it was the last song in their discography that they hadn’t played live. We’re not sure whether people in Denmark really like the title track to St. Anger, whether it was the result of another campaign, or fans just wanted to pay tribute to the album that came out 11 years ago today, but earlier this week at Denmark’s Faengslet Horsens, the  band played “St. Anger for the first time in a while. It actually sounds passable, given that they played a somewhat shorter version of the song. While Metal Insider contributor Daniel Cordova experienced some nostalgia for the album last year when it turned 10, earlier today, another contributor Anthony Maisano wasn’t as forgiving. However, live is the best way to experience the album, which is something that anyone that made it to the special edition second disc, which was a DVD of the band performing the album live, would be able to tell you. What do you think? Does “St. Anger” (the song) still hold up in 2014? Let us know in the comments section below.

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