Slipknot are sitting on a lot of unreleased music, and it looks like a good chunk of it is finally about to see the light of day. In July, Shawn "Clown" Crahan revealed that there are 15 songs didn't make the cut for the Nine's new LP, We Are Your Not Your Kind, but those leftovers are hardly the only unreleased songs that are currently sitting in a vault somewhere in Iowa. The band notably also has a whole album's worth of material — 11 songs, to be exact — that didn't make the cut from the All Hope Is Gone sessions. Most of this was produced in "experimental" and "cerebral" sessions spearheaded by Clown and guitarist Jim Root. "It was fun," Root told Revolver in our cover story around the album, "and Clown and I were able to do things like record frogs and then write a song around the way the frogs sound. We put Corey down in a well and had him sing and it sounds like he's in a cavern."
It turns out that this 11-song collection now has a name, Look Outside Your Window, and according to Slipknot singer Corey Taylor, in a new interview on SiriusXM's Trunk Nation, it has a "much more of a Radiohead vibe." "It's experimental, but it's super vibey, super melodic," he explained. "It's really good. It's hard to explain. There's something about those songs. They're very solemn, very energetic, very artistic. For people who are used to a certain way of Slipknot sounding, this doesn't sound anything like that."
"I think there's a large percentage of the fans who will actually really, really dig it," he continued, explaining that one reason for the album's delayed release is that the band has been trying to figure out how they "wanted to present it to the fans." "Obviously, the people who are into the heavier stuff probably won't get it at first — they might dig it later. It's always about the right time with Clown. Once you spend more time with Clown, you realize that the wizard is always trying to figure out the right time for everything. And I respect him for that, man — that's the artist in him. Honestly, he's been our secret weapon since Day One. The reason that everything sounds as interesting as it does, looks as cool — all of the artwork — is all because of him. And I don't think anybody in the band really gives him enough credit. So I'm gonna do my very best to make sure that he gets all that credit. For him, this Look Outside Your Window album was really his baby. He spent a lot of time and he put a lot of emotion into that album. And it'll be really cool to see people finally get to hear it."