Slipknot Member Reveals Sad Problem With Tool

Corey Taylor, the frontman of Slipknot and Stone Sour, recently offered his perspective on the ultimate live band in the realm of rock and metal.

Originating from Iowa, the infamous Iowa 9 burst onto the scene with a unique brand of metal that not only featured a fierce musical stance but also electrifying live performances. These shows were marked by their boundless energy and audacious stunts, often teetering on the edge of peril for the band members.

As reported by UG – Though their current performances are relatively more restrained, Slipknot continues to deliver a riveting live experience. Given his discerning taste in concert performances, Corey Taylor is well-versed in what constitutes an outstanding show.

During a recent conversation on the Steve-O’s Wild Ride podcast, Corey was posed with the question of which band he deemed the finest live act. After a brief contemplation, he responded with enthusiasm (as reported by Metal Injection): “Oh dude, Alice In Chains. I mean, Jerry Cantrell, the whole band is amazing, and the way that Sean Kenney, the drummer, swings as he plays because everything for them is naturally slower. And the things that they do to manipulate the riffs because they’re so sludgy anyway… The way that they lock in together is fucking unreal. They’re so good that it’s criminal. To this day, they’re that good.”

When Steve-O declared his preference for Tool as a live act, Taylor’s response was less effusive. He expressed:

“Tool, for me, is an acquired taste because they’re so dialed in that it’s almost like listening to the album. And as a punk kid growing up, that’s not necessarily where I’m at. They’re amazing at what they do, but when I go to a show, I want to see something as well. And because they’re not as demonstrably active, I get bored. And I hate to say that. It’s not because they’re boring. It’s because I’m bored because I’m so used to shit like Napalm Death where Barney [Greenway, vocalist] is walking on walls and jumping on people’s heads.”

Alice In Chains have never gotten the same treatment in the mainstream that many bands from that era have gotten. In fact, through many conversations – it seems that Jerry Cantrell ranks among some of the most influential, yet undermined guitarists of all time to this day in the realm of rock.

Listen to some songs off of Alice’s most recent work within the past ten years and you’ll hear riffs used in modern day hardcore and even death metal. Looking back on their earlier work, you can see shades of your more heavy metal at the time rather than surface level alternative as well.

About Dustin Schumacher

Dustin is a reporter for Desperate Times that loves all forms of music ranging from Disco to Grunge to Hardcore to Rap and Pop music. DJ is also a musician. Dustin's hobbies include bodybuilding, fashion, fragrances, and watching professional wrestling. His favorite band is Alice In Chains. Dustin has reported for Alternative Nation, Britpopnews, and Wrestling-Edge. You can contact us at Desperate Times at grungereport

Check Also

Eddie Van Halen Cries With Green Day In AI Photo

Billie Joe Armstrong, the iconic frontman of Green Day, has always been vocal about his …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Verified by MonsterInsights