In an interview with The House of Masks, Corey Taylor spoke about his favorite SLIPKNOT mask:
“Honestly, the [2008’s] ‘All Hope Is Gone‘ mask was my favorite. It was so easy for me to tap into that character, tap into that weirdness.
“‘Cause you couldn’t see my eyes, it really took all the humanity out of it.
“All of them had their moments, but that mask for me just felt right. So I think the next one I do I’ll kinda base off that same kind of idea.
“I’m always looking. I thought I had it with this last one [for 2014’s ‘.5: The Gray Chapter‘], but it didn’t come near… It looked great, but it’s also gotta function, and I had a lot of problems with it right out of the gate.
“Whereas the ‘All Hope Is Gone’ mask, I put it on and that was it – it was just f*cking on from that moment.
“So yeah, I think I’m gonna try to get back to that vibe.”