How does Corey Taylor do it? Between touring the world with Slipknot, including their inaugural Knotfest Australia festival shows, releasing an Adderall EP just weeks ago – a redux release the aforementioned single off 2022 record The End, So Far, the frontman still manages to sport a solo career.
With the masked metaler’s solo material largely a prism of exploration and experimentation, we’ve seen and heard a softer and more melodic side so far. New single ‘Post Traumatic Blues‘ is not quite the same though.
The new jam is fast-paced and is packed with squealing riffs, embodying this quintessential rock and roll energy. With Taylor leaning into his gruffer vocal style wholeheartedly as he does with Slipknot, he’s clearly bringing his core craftsmanship into CMF2. With a chorus and hooks that are more melodic and far less likely to be heard with Clown and friends with boiling pyro, he’s managed to bring the best of both worlds together.
Well, I know what I think about this one – it slaps. What do you think? Most importantly, what does Corey Taylor think….?
“‘Post Traumatic Blues’ is my attempt to describe for people what it’s like to deal with PTSD. Sometimes it’s so hard for people to understand the ups and downs, the severity of the cold and numbness, that I wanted to try and build a bridge lyrically between the ones living with the disease and the ones who are trying to help them.”
Words by Ricky Aarons (@rickysaul90)
Stream ‘Post Traumatic Blues‘ here
Pre-Order CMF2 here
1. The Box
2. Post Traumatic Blues
3. Talk Sick
4. Breath Of Fresh Smoke
6. We Are The Rest
9. Sorry Me
11. Someday I’ll Change Your Mind
12. All I Want Is Hate
13. Dead Flies