During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Corey Taylor further discussed the new Slipknot album. According to him, the effort may even include one of their heaviest songs to date.
Taylor said the following:
“The way we’ve been describing it is, ‘What if the guys who made ‘Iowa‘ matured? What if the kids who made ‘Iowa‘ grew up?’ That’s kind of the way we’re looking at it because some of this shit is so heavy – but there’s melody, there’s really cool melancholic melody going on.”
“Some of this shit is just so hard and dirty fast. It’s fucking really good. It’s also us at our most ambitious, our most experimental, also us doing what we fucking do best which is basically when everybody thinks they’ve got us figured out, we just smack them in the face with everything we’ve got.”
He later added:
“At a time when most bands are slowing down, I think we’ve written our heaviest song – one of them anyway – on this new album. It’s going to be fucking crazy. People are going to shit their pants when they hear it.”
The group have already demoed 20 tracks for the album and a summer 2019 release is expected.