In a recent interview with BBC Radio 1’s The Rock Show, Corey Taylor hinted that his days as Slipknot frontman were numbered.
“I don’t know if I would retire. I might step away from Slipknot at some point, just because the way the music is, and that sense of energy, I don’t know if I could be able to do that into my fifties. And I would never want the band to feel like I was holding them back, because I just couldn’t physically do it. So that means I wouldn’t completely quit music; I would probably just step away from Slipknot.”
With that in mind, Worship Metal gives 5 bloody good reasons why the world will always need Slipknot with Corey Taylor at the helm…..
5. He’s One Of The Best Frontmen Of The Last 20 Years Because Of His Bandmates
Love him or hate him, you can’t ignore him and Corey Taylor has been one of metal’s greatest frontmen for over 15 years. He’s also at his absolute best when fronting Slipknot, the band made his name, gave him his lucrative career and the two are intrinsically linked.
It’s fair to say, Corey Taylor’s standing as a world-beating frontman is because he’s backed by the other 8 members of the ‘Knot. They feed off each other and fuel the intense drive that took Taylor and his bandmates from the backstreets of Des Moines to the world’s stage and one without the other just feels wrong.
With a commanding stage presence, a vocal range of 5 and a half octaves and the skill to pull off melodic singing, growling, screaming, shouting and rapping all within one song, Slipknot would be highly unlikely to ever replace him and that would be disastrous for the future of the band.
It could also prove to be a fatal career choice for Taylor; time would tell.