Corey Taylor Says New Slipknot Album has “Iowa Moments” and “Vol 3. Moments”
At some point last year when Slipknot were still in the writing process of what would end up becoming their new album, We Are Not Your Kind, Corey Taylor, the single most important carbon-based lifeform in the universe, proclaimed the record would be “Iowa levels of heavy,” a reference, of course, to the band’s 2001 sophomore album Iowa.
Taylor has doubled down on that statement in a new tweet nearly a year later. He also says We Are Not Your Kind bears some similarity to the band’s 2005 release Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses). AND that, most importantly, the new album has also got its own vibe. In short: it sounds like everything and noting! Up is down, down is up, down is down and up is up!
I personally find these kinds of proclamations silly, but if Taylor’s goal was to rile up his fanbase (with a complicit press, obviously), he’s been successful. There’s a chunk of Slipknot’s fanbase that will always prefer the older, heavier stuff, and if Taylor just got some of them to pay attention to the band’s new single “Unsainted,” mission accomplished.
What will Corey Taylor say next? Stay tuned to this very website to find out.
Thanks to the millions of #maggots around the world. Spoiler: new album has Iowa moments. Also has Vol. 3 moments. But it overwhelmingly has WANYK moments. Everyone’s a critic, but I hope this clears up any misconceptions. Enjoy the next chapter- see you all soon! -CMFT
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