As diehard Maggots are all too aware, there’s a whole Slipknot album — 11 songs, to be exact, recorded during the sessions for the band’s 2008 LP, All Hope Is Gone — currently sitting in the vault. Dubbed Look Outside Your Window, the collection has been collecting dust for the last 11 years, but according to Shawn “Clown” Crahan in a recent interview with Loudwire, the record may finally get released sometime soon. “We have 11 songs that we’re gonna release sometime in this album cycle,” he said, speaking of Slipknot’s new LP We Are Not Your Kind. “But it’s never been about just getting it out. It needs to be out when it’s right and by coming out during this album cycle people will even understand more what we’re doing on this album and what first led to it.”
Now, singer Corey Taylor has weighed in on the subject. Appearing on SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation, he said, “The stuff from Look Outside Your Window is really, really — I mean, there’s no real way to describe it … It’s experimental, but it’s super vibey, super melodic. It’s really good. It’s hard to explain. There’s something about those songs. They’re very solemn, very energetic, very artistic. For people who are used to a certain way of Slipknot sounding, this doesn’t sound anything like that. It’s much more of a rock vibe. Honestly, it’s much more of a Radiohead vibe, to be honest.”
“I think there’s a large percentage of the fans who will actually really, really dig it,” he continued. “Obviously, the people who are into the heavier stuff probably won’t get it at first — they might dig it later. It’s always about the right time with Clown. Once you spend more time with Clown, you realize that the wizard is always trying to figure out the right time for everything. And I respect him for that, man — that’s the artist in him. Honestly, he’s been our secret weapon since Day One. The reason that everything sounds as interesting as it does, looks as cool — all of the artwork — is all because of him. And I don’t think anybody in the band really gives him enough credit. So I’m gonna do my very best to make sure that he gets all that credit. For him, this Look Outside Your Window album was really his baby. He spent a lot of time and he put a lot of emotion into that album. And it’ll be really cool to see people finally get to hear it.”
Listen to the full interview below.