Speaking to Metal Hammer, Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson talked about what he thinks about Metallica’s legendary self-titled album (Black Album).

He said that ‘I was horrified when I heard the ‘Black Album’, and here’s the entire statement:

“I understand now that I’m in a band that you have to stop repeating yourself or you’ll be bored, but I loved those first four albums so much and I was horrified when I heard the ‘Black Album.’

I felt insulted and didn’t listen to them for years but that’s over now. Are there similarities to how Slipknot have changed? I don’t think so and, besides, I certainly never cut my fucking hair.”

He also said that he wants to be remembered by Slipknot’s 1999 self-titled debut. Here’s the statement:

“It’s impossible ‘cos every album is different and they all make us the band we are, but this album launched us. We had years to make that album and with all the time in the world and no pressure, we just played with total freedom.

It’s very honest and we felt that shit. We took the time to make it as nasty as we wanted and I think it stands the test of time.”

Click here to source of the statement via Louder Sound.