Mushroomhead is obviously huge here in Cleveland, so they were one of the first metal bands I got into. I thought they had a really original sound and once I discovered Faith No More I realized Mushroomhead borrowed a lot from them in their early years. Mushroomhead still manages to sound original to me though. They're great.
Much better than Slipknot, althought it's silly to fight about them. "Savior Sorrow" is probably the darkest release from nu metal I know. Loving this so much, as well as Waylon's work there. And if I could see, Waylon is still with them, at least I saw him in "Qwerty" video. Even if "XIII" was awesome, Waylon is perfect singer imo, so I don't want him to walk away.
Waylon left the band? Really? I didn't know that but.. come on, it's great.. Mushroomhead were top when Jmann was in the band, now that he's back and Waylon is out... my god, I hope they start to sound like they did 15 years ago!
Yeah that seems likely. A friend of mine brought up Mushroomhead out of nowhere to me earlier this month and I said J-Mann's back and then he said "yeah, now they're down to two again" and it took me a minute to realize what he meant. Three vocalists would be difficult to manage properly in a group like this.
I don't think we'll ever get the full story. My theory is that the band was having difficulty using 3 vocalists, and with J-Mann back, Jeffrey wanted him to have a big part and Waylon slowing started getting pushed to the side a little bit.
I never realized how much they were influenced by Faith No More until recently. They're almost a FNM ripoff, but that's okay because they bring their own elements to it and not that many bands try and pull off the Faith No More thing.
Early slipknot albums kick ass but overall musically these guys are miles ahead slipknot. Also original mushroomhead circa 1995 masks were inspiration for slipknot and not the other way around. Still it's water under the bridge now