Slipknot are a true metal juggernaut. They've been through it all, but they will not be stopped. From their self-titled debut to their latest offering, We Are Not Your Kind, they've defined not only a sound but also a lifestyle — their diehard, worldwide following of Maggots testifies to that. Among that following you can count many fellow musicians, who have been inspired by the Nine's trailblazing vision and career. Demon Hunter frontman Ryan Hunter is one of those fans. Below, he sounds off on his favorite Slipknot song.
"My favorite Slipknot song is 'Duality.' I remember first hearing the song when they debuted the music video, which added an amazing visual element. The gritty energy and stripped-down aesthetic really made the song feel that much more raw. I think this song is Slipknot at their most creative. I love the mix of heavy and melodic — it moves seamlessly between the two. This song is a perfect example of how pissed a song can sound without having to be full throttle the whole time. I love the subtle but eerie piano intro and the way Corey whispers the first six words. It's haunting and beautiful at the same time. All of these delicate balances within the song bring even more meaning to the song's title. This song has always been a source of creative inspiration for me. Songs like this are what bands like Demon Hunter strive to write. It's got it all — heaviness, emotion, grit, power, melody, killer riffs — all wrapped up in a creative and unique package."