Slipknot guitarist Jim Root spoke in an interview with Sophie K from Kerrang! Radio, and revealed the main inspiration source of Slipknot lyrics. 

He said that they’re not fueled by rage when they were writing lyrics of upcoming Slipknot album.

Here’s the statement:

“There’s always something to rage about, right? Just look at the day and age we’re living in. For me, it’s just trying to learn my craft, as far as my demos, before it gets to the rest of the guys in the band. It’s trying to make something that I haven’t made before, trying not to repeat myself. It’s a learning process, the whole thing.

So if I’m doing it, I’m just trying to be, like, ‘Oooh.’ If I catch a vibe that’s really cool, I’ll just go with it. I’ll be, like, ‘I’ve never written anything like this before. This is great.’ To see it grow and then come to the finishing stages of mastering, and then to even be playing something live, fuck, that’s gratifying. So, it’s just trying to outdo yourself, maybe.”

You can watch the entire interview below. Click here for the source of the statement. (Blabbermouth)