Slipknot receive pop-punk makeover and it kinda works

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Ever wondered what Slipknot would sound like if Clown, Corey Taylor and Mick Thomson had been raised on a steady diet of Blink 182, New Found Glory and Descendents, rather than death metal, Ministry, Kiss and snuff videos? Well, wonder no longer, for enterprising YouTuber SugarPillCovers has done the heavy lifting for us all, re-working Sulfur from the ‘Knot’s fourth album All Hope Is Gone in a pop-punk style. 

There’s some waffle on his page outlining an alternate version of Slipknot history which inspired this unexpected musical diversion, but frankly it’s not that funny, and our time on this cursed planet is short, so we’ll just jump straight to the music, shall we? We shall.

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.