Alessandro Bosio/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty ImagesCorey Taylor is the latest musician to offer lists of their personal favorite metal albums for Rolling Stone. The Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman’s 10 picks include Anthrax‘s 2011 album Worship Music, Korn‘s 1994 self-titled debut and White Zombie‘s 1995 effort Astro-Creep: 2000.
Writing about Worship Music, Taylor says, “I almost sang on this record, so I heard some of the music early, and I knew it was going to be really special. There’s just so many good songs on that album.”
Meanwhile, Taylor thinks Korn is on the “same level” as Guns N’ Roses‘ Appetite for Destruction or Nirvana‘s Nevermind “as far as albums that shifted things culturally.” “I feel like people have forgotten how explosive and poignant Korn were when they hit the scene,” Taylor writes.
As for Astro-Creep: 2000, Taylor writes, “I don’t even know if people would even consider that a metal album, but I do, just for the fact that it’s so riffy.”
Last week, Rolling Stone unveiled its list of the “100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time,” and named Black Sabbath’s Paranoid number one. Other artists who’ve shared their picks include Lars Ulrich, Rob Halford and Ozzy Osbourne.
Here are Corey Taylor’s 10 favorite metal albums, in alphabetical order.
Anthrax — Worship Music
Iron Maiden — Somewhere in Time
Judas Priest — Screaming for Vengeance
Korn — Korn
Megadeth — Peace Sells…but Who’s Buying?
Metal Church — The Dark
Metallica — Master of Puppets
Pantera — Far Beyond Driven
Sepultura — Roots
White Zombie — Astro-Creep: 2000
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