SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has gone on to call METALLICA’s eponymous third album, ‘1986’s ‘Master Of Puppets’ “a beautiful, beautiful album.”
The SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR singer is set to appear on METALLICA’s forthcoming “Blacklist” album, performing the classic song ‘Holier than Thou’. Corey recently sat down with with Knotfest.com to discuss METALLICA and more in a four-part series. You can watch the first part just below this article.
Speaking about how METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX shaped his musical identity in the late 1980s and created a sound that defined a generation, Taylor said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “That was the sounding gun for a whole new generation of psychos, because those bands appealed to so many different — I don’t wanna say ‘cliques,’ but so many different crowds. The punk kids loved them, the metal kids worshipped them. It was still too underground for the straights — quote-unquote the straights. But even the alternative kids dug it, because there was so much ferocity in it and there was just something different. It felt heavier than [BLACK] SABBATH and heavier than DEEP PURPLE, but those were the bands that fueled these bands. Between that, and then you could feel that undercurrent of the hardcore scene — the punk scene, the hardcore scene, the stuff that we, the skater kids, were listening to, as well as the hip-hop or whatnot. So this was this burgeoning explosion of attitude, fast music, just in your face, and we just knew as soon as our parents heard it, they hated it, which made us love it even more. Nothing is better than listening to something that scares the hell out of adults.”
Taylor went on to call METALLICA’s classic third LP “Master Of Puppets” “the perfect heavy metal album. There’s no fat,” he said. “I mean, you can put it on and listen to the… The only bad thing I can say is that it’s too short. Before you know it, it’s over, and you’re, like, ‘Wait a minute,’ and you’ve gotta start it over again. So, it’s crazy. It’s just a beautiful, beautiful album.”