Pick up the summer issue of U.K.’s Rhythm magazine to read a first-hand account by SLIPKNOT‘s Joey Jordison on the writing and recording the SLIPKNOT classic “Metabolic”. Below are a few choice extracts of what the masked metaller had to say.
“People are like, ‘You must have used triggers on that record.’ No I didn’t. A lot of it had to do with that small room. We were all in there headbanging just like we do live. We record with our masks on. We were dripping with sweat.”
“In the bridge part with the really super-fast 32nd-note double bass, when I was recording that I did that part by myself. I didn’t want to hear any guitars or nothing, I just wanted to play it alone.”
“That’s one of my favourite SLIPKNOT songs of all time. It’s super heavy, it’s very technical, very dark and has a certain hatefulness to it. All the beats are in different time signatures, it is pretty much a black/death metal song but super catchy of course with Corey‘s [Taylor] vocals. That’s one I’m proud of whenever I listen to it.”