Corey Taylor of Slipknot Fame Applauds Upcoming Metal Acts Who Are – “Carrying the Flag”
Corey Taylor is feeling inspired by the next wave of metalheads who are creating heavier music than ever. Taylor is a founding member of Stone Sour and has released six studio albums with them. Taylor joined Slipknot in 1997 to replace their original singer, Anders Colsefni. He has released six studio albums with the band ever since.
Many musicians are aware that heavy music is still very much alive and thriving, despite the fact that others still prefer to claim that “rock is dead.” In a recent interview with NME, the Slipknot front man named the three new rock and metal bands he thinks are “carrying the flag for heavy music.”
According to him, the three bands to watch out for are Turnstile,Bad Omens, and Sleep Token. It’s obvious that Taylor is paying attention to what other people are actually listening to because Turnstile was nominated in three different categories for the 2023 Grammy Awards, Bad Omens has been selling out shows as a result of going viral on TikTok, and Sleep Token has absolutely exploded in popularity since the beginning of 2023.
Corey Taylor is ready to drop his second solo album
Further elaborating on the state of affairs, Taylor also mentioned that “everything sounds the same,” while discussing most upcoming artists who call their music rock, despite having more alternative influences. The American songwriter added that his new album is all a no-holds-barred artistic expression. I’m walking in like Hiroshima and I don’t give a fuck what anybody says,” he concluded.
Though Slipknot just put out their seventh album a few months ago, Taylor already has his eyes on a September release for his second solo album, CMFT2. The singer told NME that it has elements of Slipknot and Stone Sour, and draws inspiration from the various decades of music that have influenced him, including ’70s punk, grunge and even Guns N’ Roses.