There are two things we definitively know about the new Slipknot album – it's going to be just as heavy, if not heavier than their 2001 album Iowa, and that it'll be out sometime in summer 2019. In an interview with Metal Hammer, vocalist Corey Taylor says the album strikes a good balance between "really cool melancholic melody" and "so hard and dirty fast" while still being able to surprise fans. He also singles out one song, saying that it's so heavy "people are going to shit their pants when they hear it."
"The way we've been describing it is, 'What if the guys who made 'Iowa' matured? What if the kids who made 'Iowa' grew up?' That's kind of the way we're looking at it because some of this shit is so heavy — but there's melody, there's really cool melancholic melody going on. Some of this shit is just so hard and dirty fast. It's fucking really good. It's also us at our most ambitious, our most experimental, also us doing what we fucking do best which is basically when everybody thinks they've got us figured out, we just smack them in the face with everything we've got."
"At a time when most bands are slowing down, I think we've written our heaviest song — one of them anyway — on this new album. It's going to be fucking crazy. People are going to shit their pants when they hear it."
Look. I'd love to do a track-by-track review of the new Slipknot album, but if throughout my entire first listen through I don't shit my pants once, I'm giving the album an F-.