Slipknot and Stonesour frontman Corey Taylor headlines the night at The House of Blues Boston on his CMF 2 tour
First band up for the evening was American Rap Rock Band from Queens, NY Oxymorrons. The band consists of vocalist Demi “Deee” and brother Kami “KI” drummer Matty Maz and vocalist/guitarist/bassist/ Jafe Paulino.
The band released “Brunch” as the first single from their project on February 2, 2018. VIBE dubbed them “The Mash Out Posse” for their clash of hip-hop, rock, funk and alternative sounds.
They opened their set with “Enemy.” From the first note, their seamless fusion of rock, hip-hop, and punk ignited the crowd’s energy. The band’s infectious enthusiasm was matched only by their technical prowess, effortlessly transitioning between intricate riffs and razor-sharp verses. They continued their set with “Green Vision,” “Graveyard Words,” and “Head For The Hills.”
This was the last night of the tour for the band. The fans were overjoyed that they got to see them live and were able to capture the seamless incorporation of electronic elements which added an extra layer of complexity, showcasing the band’s innovative edge. The intimacy of the House of Blues Boston amplified the connection between the band and their fervent fans, creating an unforgettable night of sonic exploration. Oxymorrons’ performance was a testament to their genre-defying artistry and a testament to the power of live music.
The next band to hit the stage was British electronic rock duo from London, England Wargasm. The two members include Milkie Way and Sam Matlock. Together they have released 11 solo singles. The pair also took home “Best UK Breakthrough” at The Heavy Music Awards in 2021.
The duo had a great year in 2022 announcing they were going to support Limp Bizkit on their North American tour. Their debut full-length release, Explicit: The Mixxxtape, was released on September 9, 2022. They went on tour in the UK, playing shows in London, Belfast and Dublin which they performed at the O2 forum Kentish Town which to this date is their biggest headline show.
The duo came on stage and opened with “Super Fiend.” The crowd was pumped and cheered when they saw Milkie Way dawned in a Red Sox jersey playing the guitar. The fans love seeing band members wearing Boston memorabilia in their town. The fans were on their feet screaming.
They continued their set with “D.R.I.L.D.O,” “Do It So Good,” and “Rage All Over.” At the end of their set the Oxymorons came on stage and joined in on a Nerd Cover of “Lapdance.” The fans cheered as the bands played together on stage. They were screaming and jumping up and down. Their last song of the evening was “Spit,” which was played with Metallica’s Fuel outro.
They put on an amazing performance and the fans were energized and pumped to hear them play live. They are both talented and amazing artists and it showed through their performance tonight.
Last but certainly not least was none other than American musician, songwriter, author and actor Corey Taylor. He is the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Slipknot, in which he is designated #8, as well as the lead vocalist, guitarist, lyricist, and sole continuous member of the rock band Stone Sour.
Between January 18 and March 6, 2023, Taylor spent time at various studios working on CMF2. On April 27, 2023, Taylor signed a new record deal with BMG Rights Management to distribute CMF2. The first single from the album, “Beyond”, was released on May 16, 2023.
As soon as the fans saw Corey come to the stage they screamed and cheered and were on their feet. They were getting ready to see what was in store for them for his performance. He came out on stage wearing a Mistress Carrie t-shirt which signified a Boston DJ Mistress Carrie from the former Boston Radio Station WAAF. The fans cheered when they saw the shirt as she is an icon in the Boston area. He opened up his set with “Post Traumatic Blues.”
He continued with a few Stone Sour songs which included, “Tumult,” and “Song #3.” He then went into a few Slipknot cover songs which included, “Before I Forget,” and”Snuff,”
He then played the theme song of the cartoon Spongebob Squarepants. When the crowd heard this song start they were screaming every word as the band played. The venue got so loud that it was echoing through the walls of the venue. The fans were laughing and having a grand old time. The venue at this point was electrified and you could feel the energy in every part of the venue. They continued into a few more Stone Sour Covers of “Absolute Zero,” “Bother,” and “Through The Glass.” This ended out his set before the encore.
He continued his encore with the last two songs of the evening. These included “a Slipknot cover “Duality,” and a Motorhead cover “Ace of Spades.”
This was an amazing show that showcased an amazing artist and performer. He had the crowd on their feet the minute he walked on stage. He is shown to have great character and amazing charism. He got the crowd involved in the entire performance. The fans were on their feet wanting more.