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Vol.3 - The Subliminal Verses [CD]

Slipknot Audio CD
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Slipknot singer Corey Taylor knew his band was destined for greatness. He also knew that it wouldn't come easy.

"When we were starting out, we had all these strikes against us," he says. "We were from Iowa, there were nine of us, we wore masks, we wore coveralls, we played metal. Hard metal."

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  • Audio CD (17 May 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • ASIN: B0001NBMBC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,518 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Prelude 3.0 3:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Blister Exists 5:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Three Nil 4:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Duality 4:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Opium Of The People 3:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Circle 4:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Welcome 3:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Vermilion 5:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Pulse Of The Maggots 4:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Before I Forget 4:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Vermilion Pt. 2 3:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Nameless 4:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. The Virus Of Life 5:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Danger - Keep Away 3:130.99  Buy MP3 

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There's absolutely nothing subliminal about Slipknot's third album, Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses). No, the anger and frustration is pretty much at the forefront throughout the 14 tracks here. But this isn't just blind rage on display--the nine masked men of Slipknot sound more focused than ever, all because they manage to broaden their sound. Best of all, they display a profound awareness of hard rock's heritage and their place within it (helped in no small part by the direction of legendary producer Rick Rubin).

Vol. 3 has hints of Slayer's speed metal (right down to the double-time guitar solo in "Welcome") and Nine Inch Nails' sweeping and meticulously-constructed epics (and, in particular, The Downward Spiral). They even show that they're capable of exercising restraint, applying a delicate touch to the string-laden "Circle" and the piano and acoustic-guitar-led "Vermilion Pt. 2". Mostly, though, Vol. 3 is an organic industrial metal album, mixing sampled sounds and beats with real, rapid-fire drumming and split-second riffing. There's a lot going on here, even on tracks with silly names such as "Pulse of the Maggots". It probably doesn't do them any favours to say that Slipknot are cleverer than they look. But, on Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses) they prove themselves cleverer than most of their peers. Quite simply, this is an exceptional metal album. --Robert Burrow

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2004 CD-EAN 016861838829

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mature Comeback 22 May 2004
Format:Audio CD
You'll either like Vol. 3, or you won't. It is as simple as that. If what you like about Slipknot, is its hate fuelled aggression, packed with swearing, and shocking lyrics, Vol. 3 is not for you. "Slipknot" and "Iowa" would be your better choice, but Vol. 3 is the new and improved Slipknot. It hides away from the typical nu-metal scene that floods our TV screens. With suprisingly good use of melody, and song structure, and even decent guitar solos, at last! This is what "modern heavy metal" (as metal-mutha from Edinburgh's review, well classified it) should sound like. Definate reflections of Stone Sour, it was like listening to Stone Sour's next album. Though you Murderdolls fans won't find any "Love At First Fright" on Vol. 3. The help of a legendery producer Rick Rubin has saved Slipknot, and many other bands. Slipknot HAVE NOT sold out. Rick now to save Metallica please!!!
gmcourtney2k2 from South Wales review well describes each of the tracks, if you are looking for description on each of the tracks. By the way if you are confused, yes "Don't Get Close" isn't on Vol. 3.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Disasterpieces to Masterpieces 21 July 2004
Format:Audio CD
Slipknot have gone 3-dimensional at last. This album is not just the album of the year - it's the album of your LIFE.
I firmly believe that critics and future musicians alike will be discussing this album 30 years from now. 'Volume 3' is the 'Dark Side of the Moon' for the Maggot generation.
Volume 3 is an eloquent concoction of downright brutality and mellow, moody pieces which hint beautifully at the vulnerable, aching vocal expression of which Corey Taylor is so obviously capable. Vascillating between sweetness and menace, Slipkot fastens your seatbelt and takes you on the ride of you life weather you wanted to be there or not. They will not be ignored.
Hardcore Maggots will be reassured by the merciless, driving pace of song like 'The Blister Exists' 'Three Nil' and 'Welcome'.
However, what is striking about this album is its willingness to explore unfamiliar territory, thanks in part to the influence of producer Rick Rubin and his uncanny knack of enticing artists to stretch out of their comfort zone and produce something truly astounding.
A beautiful example of Slipknots' new-found confidence is in the heart-breaking masterpieces 'Circles' and 'Vermillion Part 2'. The latter being a stripped down acoustic guitar and vocal arrangement that allows us behind the masks to the more delicate aspects of their musical prowess.
As a guitarist I am glad that Jim Root and Mick Thomson have been allowed to 'Take the bit between their teeth' and express themselves fully. These two guys aren't your average black-clad axe men, they're far more gifted than that and at last the world knows it.
So, there's something for everyone here. Shred and screaming for the kids and beautiful melodies and stellar musicianship for the more discerning listener.
The Iowa nine have grown up. Expect them to keep growing for many years to come.
Embrace the change or bail out now - apathy is NOT and option.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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First off, I'm not a Slipknot fan by any means. Of the first two albums, I can probably name 5 songs that were memorable enough to learn the names. It was very disposable, and in 10 years time we'd have all been saying 'Slipknot who?'. I did in fact prefer the two bands Stone Sour and Murderdolls (Murderdolls were also very disposable, but a lot of fun), so when I heard Slipknot were reforming, I was a extremely disappointed, and a little bit skeptical. Or rather, VERY skeptical. Then I heard 'Duality', which alleviated the feeling a little bit, but then I thought this about 'Iowa' upon hearing 'Left Behind', and that album turned out to be useless. I then heard that they'd used accoustic guitars on some songs, and that was when the realisation hit that there really had been a change. So i got hold of the album straight away from a friend, listened to it, and owned it within a week. There's a distinctly different sound to this album, right from 'Prelude 3.0', things are totally different. There are obvious influences from Stone Sour throughout (most notably in 'Duality', and the accoustic 'Circle'). On top of this, there are more typical Slipknot songs, although some of the shock tactics have been replaced with genuinely good music. This album won't please the typically narrow-minded 12 year old (or mental age of) Slipknot fan, who likes the music because it swears loads, tells you to kill everyone and is 'really heavy'. Slipknot music wasn't heavy, it was a loud noise made by nine people, that's all. However, more thought seems to have gone into this album, and what they've produced is a genuinely good album to be proud of, that will appeal to the older listener, and shows there is a future for this band when the 12 year olds grow up. Well done that band!
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing album the best slipknot yet 14 May 2004
Format:Audio CD
having just finished listening to this album about 20 times already im going to be reviewing each track:
1-prelude 3.0:totally different knot dont expect a rage fuelled opener like 742617000027 or (515) this is a far more matured and melodic knot sounds at times like tool it remnds me aswell of pink floyd.5 stars
2-the blister exists:total knot style song definately my favourite from this album percussion heavy song clearly defined instruments, and the marching snare drum is awesome.5 stars
3-three nil: rage fuelled song typical knot again good song. 4 stars
4-duality: weve all heard it, definately the single of the album ,out of all the album this reminds me of the old knot the most, very melodic chorus. 5 stars
5-opium of the people: i love this song, catchy chorus kinda reminds me of iowa's the shape if rick rubin had his hands on it first. nice guitar work. 5 stars
6-circle: this is where the old knot sound has left the building more like a slipknot unplugged song! acoustic knot who woulda thought it. but still has the slipknot sound with its creepy sound effects to open and close again another pink floyd feel love the string work. 5 stars
7-welcome: reminds me of iowa and s/t rolled into one maybe its me but i feel as if this reminds me of mudvayne's internal primates forever with slipknots style thrown in(i.e percussion, samples and guitar work). 4.5 stars
8-vermillion: i love this song very gothic, different knot again very melodic best chorus from slipknot ive heard, nice solo. 5 stars
9-pulse of the maggots: another war type feel song, heavy metal definately.craig and sid shine on this song. 5 stars
10-before i forget: different knot again very melodic chorus has a punky feel.
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