COREY TAYLOR Says NIRVANA’s ‘Nevermind’ Was ‘One Of The Best Hard-Punk-Fusion-Pop Albums of All Time’

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In a new interview with Heavy Consequence, SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor shared his opinion on NIRVANA‘s 1991 album, Nevermind.

“I had heard some dubbed copies of some of the Sub Pop 7″ that they had released, so I was aware of NIRVANA before they set off their nuclear bomb,” Corey said. “[Nevermind] wasn’t as sludgy as Bleach was, but the songs were so refined at that point. And the production — Butch [Vig] did an incredible job on that album. It changed the way people thought about songwriting.”

“The first time I got [the album], I must have worn it out for six months,” he continued. “I literally sat down and learned how to play every song on the guitar. I learned how to sing every song on that damn album.”

Taylor also revealed some of the deeper cuts as some of his favorites, singling out “Drain You” and “Lounge Act.” He also added of the somber album closer “Something in the Way,” “It’s one of those dark tunes you can put on and you’re just like, “Wow, where was [Kurt Cobain] when he was writing this?’”

Taylor summed up Nevermind as “one of the best hard-punk-fusion-pop albums of all time.”