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Corey Taylor On The New Slipknot Album: “It Is Really Dark… It Is Experimental, But Heavy As Hell”

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 20 May 2019 at 15.14

"The music falls in between 'Iowa' and 'Vol. 3'" - Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor.

It hasn't even been one week since Slipknot announced the details of their upcoming album 'We Are Not Your Kind', but already frontman Corey Taylor has started letting us all in on what we can expect from the album.

'Unsainted' which is the debut single off the album was sonically a pretty big change of pace from 'All Out Life', which dropped last year and isn't on 'We Are Not Your Kind'. So that begs the question - which is a better indication of what the album is going to sound like?

Speaking to Heavy Metal Hill, Corey has shared “It is really dark, the music falls in between Iowa and Vol. 3. It is experimental, but heavy as hell. It’s aggressive, but has tons of melodies. I think people are really going to dig it."

He continued "The crazy thing I have noticed over the last couple years I have seen a shift in the way people look at me. I thought having an opinion was something that was cool, and now I’m becoming a meme. I feel everyone is starting to turn on me, so I am using that to my advantage. I am like, alright you want a villain, I will give you a fucking villain. That is kind of where I am in my life, not giving a shit. I am basically saying, you don’t have to like me, but you are going to love me anyway."

He then gave an insight into what fans can expect from the upcoming Slipknot live appearances, sharing “We are trying to find new territory we have never done before, not just set wise but visually from a live stand point. We are constantly trying to see what can be explored artistically. This is where Clown is the best in the business, his mind is like a beehive of art. He is constantly trying to find ways to out do everyone, it is pretty inspiring. It’s encouraging to see how invested people are in the music and everything that surrounds it. It reminds you why you love music in the first place."

He continued "We are constantly evolving. This band is always trying to find new territory than doing something we have already done, which is tough to do when you are trying to give people a sense of familiarity. It’s like trying to keep plates spinning at all times. I think we are pretty adept at it and this album is our stepping out with the new guys and they have gone above and beyond."

So basically, there's a lot for Slipknot fans to look forward to.

Slipknot are set to return to the UK to headline Download Festival in June.

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