Whereas some musicians nonetheless prefer to argue that “rock is dead,” a lot others are conscious that heavy music is alive and effectively. Corey Taylor is a part of the latter group, and in a brand new interview, has named the three new rock and metallic bands he thinks are “carrying the flag for heavy music.”
Although Slipknot simply put out their seventh album a couple of months in the past, Taylor already has his eyes on a September launch for his second solo album, CMFT2. The singer advised NME that it has components of Slipknot and Stone Bitter, and attracts inspiration from the varied many years of music which have influenced him, together with ’70s punk, grunge and even Weapons N’ Roses.
However, ahem, “What does Corey Taylor think” concerning the present state of rock and metallic, and which bands are thrilling him essentially the most?
“Turnstile are fucking amazing. Sleep Token are really starting to do something for me, and Bad Omens are great. There’s a whole new generation of bands that are starting to come up that are carrying the flag for heavy music,” the rocker enthused.
Turnstile had been nominated in three completely different classes on the 2023 Grammy Awards, Dangerous Omens have been promoting out reveals on account of going viral on TikTok and Sleep Token have completely skyrocketed in recognition for the reason that starting of the yr, so it is clear that Taylor is taking note of what different individuals are really listening to.
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Nonetheless, except for these three teams and a few others, he thinks quite a lot of new rock and metallic is “so soft.”
“It’s the exact opposite of what we had before, where people didn’t want to call themselves ‘rock.’ Now, people call themselves rock when it’s actually way more alternative. When are these artists going to take the gloves off? Stop holding back and just fucking go for it. Everything sounds the same,” he elaborated.
“There’s no reason to make music if you can’t fucking feel it. There has to be a heartbeat to it or it’s just another commercial that you’re trying to get through to get to the next show. With this album, I’m walking in like Hiroshima and I don’t give a fuck what anybody says.”
The primary single from CMFT2 is titled “Beyond” and is anticipated to come back out someday in Might. Taylor stated it is “going to blow people the fuck away,” so keep tuned for extra details about its launch over the subsequent few months. Till then, he has a handful of 2023 tour dates scheduled to this point, which you’ll take a look at on his web site.
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