Slipknot’s Psychosocial In The Style Of Linkin Park
Because you’re a music fan on the internet, there’s a strong chance you’re aware of Ten Second Song Guy – the YouTube sensation who covers famous songs in many different styles at once. We’ve followed his exploits for years here at Kerrang!, but we think he might have truly outdone himself with this one.
The result of a fan poll, Ten Second Song Guy (real name Anthony Vincent) covered Slipknot’s 2008 megahit Psychosocial in the style of Linkin Park. Two bands who rocketed to fame at the turn of the millennium, together at last in this most strange of circumstances.
But Anthony isn’t just doing some pisstake rap of Corey Taylor’s words, he has recreated the entire track – turning it from a pounding aggressive metal song to an arena-rock behemoth. He imitates both Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda throughout, veering from soft singing to rapping to glass-shattering screams. And it works really well. Like, way better than it has any right to.
Check it out for yourself below.
If you want to see the real version of Psychosocial, Slipknot are touring the UK and Europe in early 2020. Get your tickets now.
14 Dublin, 3Arena
16 Manchester, Arena
17 Newcastle, Utilita Arena
18 Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
20 Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena
21 Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
22 Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
24 Birmingham, Arena
25 London, O2 Arena
Slipknot are bringing Knotfest to the UK next summer
According to the band’s Instagram, the exchange appears to be all in good humor.