Joey Jordison contemplates whether modern metal's lost its edge
Joey Jordison ponders how we can reignite metal’s shock factor
From godfathers of shock like Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath to Marilyn Manson and Slipknot decades later, metal has made terrorising the mainstream a hallmark of its identity. But in an era where it feels like pop stars are creating more controversy than anyone from our realm, we ask: is metal’s shock factor dead and buried? Joey Jordison, who was on the frontlines for Slipknot’s chaotic, headline-making rise to infamy, breaks it down for us.