More Treat than Trick



I was rushed with a surge of inspiration this week to record this song when I re-discovered it at random. I guess something about Halloween just fires up my creative juices. The entire process for this track took me 2 days to finish, from arranging to mastering. That's a personal best!

I've got a new found appreciation for Joey Jordison. He was already one of my favorites, but he's hands down top 5 after breaking down what he did on this track (with the help of additional percussion). It's not even one of the harder Slipknot songs! I didn't wanna do an exact copy, so I tried to keep to his spirit, while still having some fun myself.

In addition, I was playing around with some vocal production moves. James Spader was an influence.

Lastly, I've been dealing with this terrible cough all month. I figured I'd try screaming it out, but that didn't work. You don't have to take my word though, listen for yourself: