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Corey Taylor On Slipknot’s New Album: “It’s Some Of The Darkest Writing I’ve Done In Years”


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Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor has described his input on the band’s forthcoming new album “We Are Not Your Kind” as some of his “darkest” in years. Speaking to Kerrang! as part of their new cover feature on the group and the album, he commented of the record:

“It’s very dark. It’s some of the darkest writing I’ve done in years. In the Slipknot index, this album would sit somewhere between ‘Iowa‘ and ‘Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)‘. Lyrically, it has the force of ‘Iowa‘, but musically it has the heaviness but the experimentation as well. It was very important for us to go somewhere crazy and make something insane.”

While the lyrical content draws from a darker place, that doesn’t mean that he hasn’t moved on from where he was when he began writing for the record though. He said of that:

“I was able to let that pain go. It means that I can kind of enjoy everything for what it is now. It’s night and day from where I was two and a half years ago, so now I can listen to the music and go, ‘Jesus Christ!’ But, at the same time, it helps to know where I was. It’s one thing to record something heavy; it’s another to forget what inspired it. And, for me, that will never go away. My memory is long. I can tap into that, but that’s it.”

We Are Not Your Kind” will be in stores on August 09th. A new single from it titled “Unsainted” debuted last week and can be seen here.

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