Corey Taylor Says It Was Hard For Him To Listen To Slipknot’s ‘Iowa’

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Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor appeared on TFW Frightmare and talked about his favorite Slipknot albums. Taylor explained that the 2001 album, ‘Iowa,’ was difficult to listen to because it evoked memories of the bad times he had.

Corey Taylor did his first gig with Slipknot in 1997, and since then, he has contributed to all six Slipknot albums. Slipknot’s latest album, ‘We Are Not Your Kind,’ was released on August 9, 2019, and they are currently preparing a new album named ‘Look Outside Your Window,’ which is planned to be released in 2022.

During the interview, Taylor was asked about his favorite Slipknot albums, and he said that it is tough to choose because each album has its own special moments. He explained that their 2008 album, ‘All Hope Is Gone,’ is valuable to him as it is the last album they recorded with nine original names of the band.

Then, Corey Taylor recalled the ‘Iowa’ album and revealed that listening to it was very difficult for years since he was in a bad state during its recording. It is known that Taylor had been struggling with alcohol addiction during the time of recording; thus, it was hard for him to concentrate. Nonetheless, Corey Taylor stated that with the experience gained over the years, he now embraces those times, and he is trying to focus on the good things rather than being stuck in bad moments.

When asked about his favorite albums, Taylor explained:

“I do the same thing with ‘Iowa’ – I was in such a dark place when I was making ‘Iowa,’ that it’s hard for me; it was hard for me for years to listen to that album because I was in such a fucking gnarly place. But now, obviously, hindsight’s 20-20 retrospect, you appreciate things differently. So I’ve been able to go back and embrace those processes, and just remember good things.

So I have good stories about all the albums that I’ve been able to make been privileged to make. No album is perfect, or no album experience is perfect because there’s going to be adversity when you have that many people creatively trying to make something that’s never been done before.”

Below, you can watch the full interview.