Corey Taylor “CMFT 2” 

October 2023 | MUSIC, 23/10

With its cover in the colors of another era, on first listen this album can leave the listener dubious as the styles that follow one another and intermingle seem so far apart. The sound of the heaviest metal rubs shoulders with an acoustic guitar ballad or power pop with hearts worthy of campus radio. In the words of its main author, the lead singer of Slipknot (the famous metal band whose members are dressed up like horror movie characters): “there’s something for everyone”. Indeed, as long as you like rhythmic, energetic music and, above all, metal doesn’t put you off, you’ll never get bored listening to this album, on which the band has set itself no limits. Corey Taylor’s ability to demonstrate the full range of his vocal palette is evident on this album. Most of the tracks are fast-paced, and augur well for concerts where seat reservations will be futile because the action will be so intense.