Well everyone, the overlord of opinions Corey Taylor is a fan of Metallica‘s 2003 album St. Anger is officially over. Therefore none of you can hate on it ever again.

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Alright seriously though, in an interview with Revolver, Taylor explained that he got on the “hating St. Anger because of the mix” train when the record first came out. Taylor said what really changed his opinion was watching the accompanying St. Anger DVD and having the band walk listeners through the songs.

“First of all, when it came out, I was a raging alcoholic prick,” said Taylor. “And when I listened to it, the mix kind of threw me off, and I wasn’t paying attention to the songs. I was kind of following the herd on that.

“But then [Stone Sour guitarist] Josh Rand, who was a massive Metallica fan, he got the deluxe version that had the companion DVD where they played the whole album in their rehearsal space. And watching that, I could hone in on the songs. I wasn’t stuck on how it sounded. I could listen to what was going on, and it immediately gave me a better appreciation of what it was.

“So now when I listen to it, I think a lot of the stuff’s really good, and there are some good grooves on it that I think are really underappreciated. I mean, that title track is a motherfucker, you know?”

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Metallica is also well aware of everyone’s opinion on the St. Anger mix. The band recently poked fun at the snare drum sound live, which you can actually download and use in your own music here.

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