Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for St. Anger - Metallica on AllMusic - 2003 - Metallica's first new material in over five years. Jan 13, 2015 Metallica's St. Anger came out came out almost twelve years ago, and was considered a flop by most Metallica fans. The biggest criticism was. Metallica's controversial 8th studio album. Although a “return to roots” of sorts, the album was widely panned upon release for its complete lack of guitar solos.