COREY TAYLOR says SLEEP TOKEN remind him of early SLIPKNOT | Revolver

COREY TAYLOR says SLEEP TOKEN remind him of early SLIPKNOT

Frontman is huge fan of masked breakout stars
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A couple months back, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor named U.K. breakout stars Sleep Token one of three younger bands who are "carrying the flag for heavy music." The masked, anonymous, genre-bending group helmed by the mysterious Vessel have a couple major similarities with Slipknot, and in a new interview, Taylor expanded on his admiration for the group. 

Speaking with Allison Hagendorf, Taylor revealed that his wife, Alicia, recently turned him onto Sleep Token, and he immediately loved everything about them — their sound, their look and the way they mirror how Slipknot presented themselves when they were just starting out. 

"When I first heard Sleep Token I was like, 'What the hell is this, man?'," Taylor enthused. "They, to me are one of the few new — I'll call them metal, but there're so many different levels and layers. There's pop elements, there's jazz elements ... I love the fact that nobody really knows who they are. I love the fact that they don't want to be known."

"There are hints of early, early Slipknot there," Taylor continued. "At first we were like, 'Nope. You get nothing. This is what you get, you figure it out. We'll let the music speak for ourselves.' When Alicia was like, 'You have to check this out,' I can remember sitting down and just going, 'Jesus, this is really good.'"

"It's stuff like [Sleep Token] that gives me hope for the future," he concluded. 

See Taylor's full interview below.