Some Kind of Monster is a 2004 documentary chronicling Metallicaâ€™s journey up to the release of their 2003 grammy award winning album St. Anger. The film opens with bassist Jason Newstedâ€™s resignation from the band. The rest of the band, in â€œPerformance Enhacement Therapy,â€ has to deal with the loss, as well as their animosity towards each other. Along the way, the creative process starts and stops, and often takes a backseat to fatherhood, James Hetfieldâ€™s alcohol addiction, and fan outrage due to Newstedâ€™s disappearance. Directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, Some Kind of Monster is considered a classic Rock Documentary. The Duo also directed the classic docs Brotherâ€™s Keeper and Paradise Lost. Though critics almost universally praised the film, fan reaction was mixed. Some enjoyed seeing all the turbulence behind the curtain, while others found the group whiny and insecure, not something they look for in a heavy metal band.