The modern metal heavyweights are officially back at it with their first new track in over 2 years. Slipknot’s “The Chapeltown Rag” picks up where the band left off from their furiously stunning 2019 album, We Are Not Your Kind. Offering a familiar taste in the way their last record excelled instrumentally, the musicianship behind “Chapeltown Rag” sees the band firing on all cylinders. It’s a fair balance of all nine members and each of their talents, with an obvious standout performance from vocalist Corey Taylor.
Lyrically, Corey Taylor delves into some new territory with themes about the toxicity of online culture and social media. “It’s a punisher man. It’s classic Slipknot. And it’s frenetic” says Taylor. “But lyrically, it’s coming from a point of talking about the various manipulations that can happen when social media meets media itself. And the different ways that these manipulations can try to pull us in different directions, in the fact that we’re all becoming addicts to it, which is very, very dangerous.”