Slipknot and Gnarls Barkley's Sulfur Crazy should be the feel-good hit of the summer

What do you get if you cross Slipknot's 2009 single Sulfur with Gnarls Barkley's chart-straddling global hit Crazy

The delightfully literal answer, it turns out, is Sulfur Crazy, a deliriously smooth mashup from web wizard vixoria drift (opens in new tab) and a definite early contender for feel-good smash of the summer. 

It's also startling proof that – beneath all that fire and fury – Corey Taylor really knows his way around a listener-friendly chorus.

"I'll be honest," says drift. "I wouldn't even know this Slipknot song if not for William Maranci's great mashup with Maroon 5 (opens in new tab). "It has a chorus that works so well over pop instrumentals it's ridiculous."

Crazy Sulfur joins a long list of sonically inappropriate Slipknot bootlegs. Who can forget Slipknot vs Barney the Dinosaur? Or the deranged alchemy of Slipknot, Eminem and Linkin Park? Or the maniacal blend of Slipknot and the Spice Girls? Or that time Slipknot found themselves welded to N*Sync? Or Slipknot vs Livin' La Visa Loca, the mashup no one was asking for yet was still given? 

We can't forget. And we've been trying.

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 36 years in music industry, online for 23. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.