Along with our daily large dose of heavy metal music, we also like to listen to other genres throughout our day – one of those sometimes being pop-punk. Many of us found our introduction to the genre via the likes of Blink-182 and Sum 41, being drawn in by the heavy, yet catchy, instrumentation.
So it caught us by surprise while scrolling through YouTube and looking for some pop-punk jams when we came across a pop-punk Slipknot cover. This cover comes from SugarpillCovers, who decided to cover the Slipknot song “Sulfur” (a track from the band’s album All Hope Is Gone). Within the video, you will find SugarpillCovers playing both guitar and bass to the Slipknot song; for vocal duty, they stick to Corey Taylor‘s original vocals from the song.
So when you think pop-punk instrumentation and the vocals of Corey Taylor, one might think that could sound jarring as hell. But, while it does take a second to adjust to Taylor’s aggressive vocals, the ultimate result of this combination and new stylistic flair is fucking awesome. This cover offers a more vibrant presentation, which is completely opposite from what the original song provides.
Honestly… we think this version is a lot more interesting than the original. You can check out this cover for yourself below! Let us know what you think. Also, have you heard the pop-punk cover of Metallica‘s “Master of Puppets”? That is one hell of an interesting cover too!
In other Slipknot-related news, Corey Taylor recently elaborated on the band potentially not creating albums anymore. While he was speaking on that subject though, he also mentioned that he has a double concept album in mind. And in another interview, Corey also reflected on his past tumultuous relationship with Slipknot member Sid Wilson. You can learn more about each story by following their respective link below.