The fourth single by the legendary American Thrash Metal band.
Taken from the eighth studio album "St. Anger", it was released on July 13, 2004 through Elektra Records.
Metallica intended to sell their 2003 comeback album, "St. Anger", with a series of infomercials by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, directors of the acclaimed documentaries "Brother's Keeper" and "Paradise Lost". Bizarre as that failed plan sounds, what's even more bizarre is that those infomercials morphed into the feature-length film "Some Kind of Monster" (its title taken from an album track on "St. Anger"), which documented the making of "St. Anger", including the group therapy sessions that helped the band pull back from the brink of breakup. All movies need a soundtrack, so one was cobbled together to coincide with the release of the movie.
The name “Some Kind Of Monster” came from vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield describing the lyrics to producer Bob Rock being about a Frankenstein creature or "some kind of monster". Bob Rock Performed bass on "Some Kind of Monster".
The live B-sides are all taken from the previous single release "The Unnamed Feeling" EP. All live tracks recorded at Le Bataclan, Paris, June 11th 2003.
"Some Kind Of Monster" was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2005 but lost to Velvet Revolver for the song "Slither".
The enhanced CD also contains the “Some Kind Of Monster” movie trailers.
Metallica/Universal International Music B.V./Vertigo, 2004 (9867810). Made in Germany. First press.
1. Some Kind Of Monster 8:27
2. The Four Horsemen (Live) 5:21
3. Damage, Inc. (Live) 5:00
4. Leper Messiah (Live) 5:56
5. Motorbreath (Live) 3:20
6. Ride The Lightning (Live) 6:41
7. Hit The Lights (Live) 4:14
8. Some Kind Of Monster (Edit) 4:18
Total playing time: 43:17