Not long after Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland said metal became boring, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn shared a similar stance, explaining how he’s much more into hip-hop these days.
He told SiriusXM:
“I don’t listen to a whole lot of metal – I’m being straight with you. To me, a lot of it doesn’t interest me, a lot of the lyrics don’t interest me.
“I listen to a lot of hip-hop. I grew up on a lot of hardcore, punk rock, hip-hop, and I just love… Love it or hate it, I love just the fucking direct, ignorant-ass lyrics of hip-hop.
“It’s very clear, it’s very blunt; there’s no metaphors. Metal’s full of metaphors. We’ve been singing about the same shit now for 30 fucking years and I get a little bored with it.
“And with this record [upcoming MH album ‘Catharsis’], I really wanted to just strip it down and make really clear, really simple, really blunt… Especially my choruses, just really clear… Like real vulgar language and coarse language, and it’s a good vibe, man.”