Corey Taylor has been one of the true freaks of nature in the world of hard rock and metal (in the best way possible). From collaborating with some of the biggest names in music to being the head shrieker in Slipknot, there's no limit to what Taylor can do once he's given a microphone.
But what are the real standouts that make Corey such a commanding presence?
Granted, a lot of the sounds of Slipknot come down to the twisted personality of all the members, but Taylor always shows his stuff as the mascot of the band, whose venom hasn't diminished since the band first reared its head on their self-titled album. Even apart from the heavier stuff, Corey has also held his own in a more intimate setting, where he's able to show a lot of internal control of his pipes before just sounding like a serial killer.
Across Stone Sour's catalog and his collaborative efforts, Corey has shown off his singing (and even the occasional guitar) skills to whatever he brings to the table. In an era where the golden age of rock stars seems passe, Corey Taylor is the one singer that is keeping the traditional rock frontman role alive and well. With his first ever solo album on the horizon, let's take a look back at why we fell in love with Corey in the first place.
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