Maynard James Keenan, known as the singer of the rock band Tool, has just appeared to talk about Metallica and Slayer and made comments that would be pissed fans. Speaking about the issue, James said that there are heavier bands than Metallica and Slayer and that those bands better fit the definition of weight.
When the interviewer of The Void With Christina asked, “What feels like heavy music to you, what has weight?”, Maynard James Keenan replied:
“For me, the weight comes from mood, so I find a more creative space and a more productive space in a more moody piece. So as far as weight, I think most people kind of think of weight in terms of Metallica, you know, some of the heavier bands – Slayer – but I find weight in things like PJ Harvey and Gillian Welch, and a band called Low.
“That’s where I find weight. In those almost… they’re uplifting but emotionally sad, but because they’re sad they’re uplifting to me.”
Watch the entire interview below.