Corey Taylor's List of Top 10 Favorite Metal Albums Has Some Surprises
Rolling Stone keeps continuing to publish individual lists of musicians they asked to contribute to their 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums list, including lists from Lars Ulrich, Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Halford.
Today, they offered Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor's list. Taylor is a fan of ranking records, having ranked Slipknot's in the past, but this time, he went alphabetically.
White Zombie, Astro-Creep: 2000 – Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head (1995)
Sepultura, Roots (1996)
Pantera, Far Beyond Driven (1994)
Metallica, Master of Puppets (1986)
Metal Church, The Dark (1986)
Megadeth, Peace Sells … but Who’s Buying? (1986)
Korn, Korn (1994)
Judas Priest, Screaming for Vengeance (1982)
Iron Maiden, Somewhere in Time (1986)
Anthrax, Worship Music (2011)
It's interesting that he picked Worship Music as one of his favorite albums, because that was the album that Taylor wanted to join Anthrax to be their singer, but was not allowed to.
Taylor went out of his way to offer a detailed explanation for each pick. You can read those at Rolling Stone.