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3 stars Some Kind Of Moster is a very interesting documental that shows the bad situation 'Tallica was while recording St Anger. Maybe that's why the album sounds so rough, so direct. In 2001, bassist Jason Newsted (who played with the band since ...And Justice For All) left, and would be lated repaced by Robert Trujillo (who played with Ozzy, Black Label Society and Suicidal Tendences, among others). Since Newsted's departure, problems between James and Lars (an egos fight, IMO) started, and Kirk seems to have a more passive role during the whole documentary. So, they were in the studio trying to record St. Anger, with producer Bob Rock (who actually played the bass on the recording), but there was a big struggle within going there, and they decided to take a psychologist as a desperate attempt to solve those problems (I could clearly see in some moments that the band was about to split). But Hetfield went to a rehabilitation centre to break free of his alcohol addiction. There's even a very interesting short conversation beween Lars and ex Metallica guitarist Dave Mustaine, who said he actually wanted to return to Metallica (who always has, in terms of commercial sucess, overshadowed Megadeth). Finally (and luckily), all problems are solved and they finished the album, played in their MTV Icon, etc.

It's a documentary that shows one of my favorite bands going through a big crisis, and it's definitely essential for any Metallica fan, since it's very interesting to watch.

Rating: 3.1/5

Barla | 3/5 |


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