Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has shared an update on the future of his solo project, revealing that his upcoming sophomore album “sounds better” than previous releases.

The vocalist discussed the project – a follow-up to 2020 debut ‘CMFT’ – in a video shared on social media on Sunday (January 22). Taylor said the album contains “elements of” ‘CMFT’, Slipknot and Stone Sour, and admitted he is “really, really excited” about the material. He continued: “Everything is bigger this time. Everything sounds better. Everything runs better… Instead of where I came from, this is where I’m going.”

Taylor revealed that the record will embrace “all the things that I’ve always wanted to do,” before releasing a final tease for the as-yet-untitled project. “No one is ready for what they’re about to hear,” he said. “I’m serious as a heart attack”.

A release date for the album has not been revealed, but bassist Eliot Lorango recently confirmed that the recording process has begun. Last week, Lorango accompanied a series of Instagram posts with the caption: “Day [one] in the studio with [Corey Taylor] and the guys”. In an additional post, Lorangoen teased that an eight-string bass guitar “may appear on this record”.

Last September, Taylor teased his sophomore solo effort in an interview with SiriusXM, saying it will have “a darker edge to it” than ‘CMFT’. “It still has good rock and roll on it,” he said. “There’s some heavier stuff, but there’s some really good slower stuff. It’s going to be really cool.”

Slipknot’s latest album, ‘The End, So Far’, arrived last September and received a four-star review from NME. Earlier this month, member Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan revealed that the band’s follow-up to ‘The End, So Far’ – the once-lost album ‘Look Outside Your Window’ – could be released sometime this year.

In a four-star review, NME described ‘CMFT’ as “the funniest record the Slipknot frontman has ever produced” and praised it for “swing[ing] from rock to country and hip-hop”.

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