Sound — 10
This album was my first real taste of Metallica and I loved the anger James put into the lyrics. I first heard "The Unnamed Feeling" and after that, I was hooked on Metallica. I know a lot of people hate the sound, but I love it, the drums fit well and I don't mind them at all.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics on the album can be hit and miss for me. Lyrics on "St. Anger", "Frantic", "The Unnamed Feeling", "Shoot Me Again", and "Sweet Amber" are amazing, while some like "Purify" are good songs, but lyrically they can be better, but he sings them so well I do not mind. Along with All within my hands, I don't find the ending particularly enjoyable when James screams "Kill a bunch". James always has had an amazing voice and it really shows on this album and this, along with "Load" and "ReLoad" are some of my favorite albums.
Overall Impression — 10
It holds its own. I would listen to this album over any of Pantera's records any day. The most impressive songs have to be "St. Anger" and "The Unnamed Feeling", both gold mines for symbolism and metaphors, and you are able to vent whatever anger you have out by listening to this album.