Vs. Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins? FIGHT! St. Anger Edition!

Released in 2003, “St. Anger” is the title track of the album of the same name that was not only Metallica’s last for long time label Elektra Records but also the last to feature the bands long time producer and collaborator Bob Rock. It was also the first Metallica album after the exit of long time bassist James Newstead. The album received mixed reviews from critics, mostly due to the stripped back raw approach of the songs, the sheer length of the beast at 75 minutes and that drum sound.

In the red corner, taken from “The Blackest Album 4: An Industrial Tribute to Metallica” is a version of “St. Anger” by Pitchshifter, featuring Once Human guitarist Logan Mader (also formerly of Machine Head, Soulfly and Medication fame). The Nottingham Industrial Metal Pioneers will be back on stage in November!

And in the blue corner? A full on piano version by Yves Paquet, a Belgian artist with Brazilian roots whose wide ranging work includes guest appearances for a number of Sony artists. Notice how we’ve steered clear of that drum sound? Who wins? You decide!

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