Mick Thomson Reveals Which Slipknot Album He Wants To Be Remembered For


If you’ve ever wondered which album Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson would like to be remembered for, Metal Hammer have got your answer. In an undated ‘discs of doom’ feature newly published online, Thomson chooses Slipknot‘s 1999 2x multi-platinum self-titled album as the one record he think stands above the rest, offering:

“It’s impossible ’cause 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.”

Of course, with Slipknot currently in the studio hammering out a new full-length album, there’s a chance this could change. In the same feature Thomson was asked about which album he feels should not be and chose Metallica‘s 1991 self-titled record:

“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.”

You can find more of his choices over at Metal Hammer.

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