Revolver Magazine has released a special issue devoted to the “Big Four” of 1980s thrash metal. It includes interviews with Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax

Dave Mustaine was asked to name his favorite Metallica song, Mustaine said, “I had to do a lot of coming to terms with myself in order to listen to Metallica. Before, whenever I heard them, it triggered me in my mind to get up on my soapbox and spit out complaints of what had happened to me. And then once I finally realized, ‘Dave, you’re lucky, you’re blessed, you’re in a great band, you’re in another great band.’ I finally just said, ‘You’re missing it.’

“And I remember hearing this song when I was talking to Lars once and telling him this is my favorite song off the ‘Black Record.’ And he goes, ‘Really? Fuck, man.’ It was ‘The Unforgiven’. I liked it because I thought this was really the first time I’ve ever really heard James [Hetfield] sing. He had sung before, and he was a great singer. But that was the first time I ever heard him really, really sing.”

Get your copy of the issue here.