Guns N’ Roses’ Slash Discusses Black Album’s Legacy

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash shared his thoughts about Metallica’s legendary self-titled album, ‘Black Album,’ during a recent appearance on Spin Magazine.

‘Black Album’ was released back in 1991, and it is considered one of the best metal albums in history. The album features hit songs such as ‘Nothing Else Matters,’ ‘Enter Sandman,’ and ‘The Unforgiven.’ Metallica recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of this iconic record by releasing a remastered version along with a deluxe box set named ‘Black Album 2021.’

In the conversation, Slash stated that all Metallica albums could be listed in a hard rock and metal record collection because the band members are good at what they are doing. The guitarist claimed that ‘they are the pinnacle of that style of music’ and have managed to revolutionize their genre and sound.

However, ‘Black Album’ is on another dimension for Slash. As the guitarist said, they put their signature style in a worldwide album, and this made them a household name. Because of that, the record’s legacy will be forever in the music industry.

Slash talked about ‘Black Album’ in the interview:

“I think any Metallica album is a given for a hard rock/metal record collection. They are the pinnacle of that style of music, and they were among the first bands to revolutionize that particular style and sound.

But the ‘Black Album’ crossed over in a way that made them a household name, and they achieved that while maintaining their sonic integrity, songwriting and attitude. They took their signature style and recorded an album that became universally accessible but still fucking cool.

That is no small feat and maybe something that artists like Metallica might not even want to do – but it happened on this record. For them, the ‘Black Album’ legacy will live on forever.”

Spin Magazine asked over twenty musicians to share their opinions about Metallica’s self-titled album, and there were musicians such as Charlie Benante and The Hu who shared their views on the iconic record.