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Iowa ~ Slipknot
Iowa ~ Slipknot
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
This album is dark...this album is very, very dark...
After the monumental success of SlipKnoT's first titled record, they were put under the enormous pressure of topping it and creating an album which could live up to its predecessors glory. The album begins with "[515]", bassy, twitching synths, accompanied by numerous members shouting and screeching the word 'death' in such a way that the reaper himself could be in their presence. The first full song is in the form of "People=xxxx"...it's pounding drum/guitar intro is very reminiscent of the previous albums' opener "(sic)"...it malevolently combines an awesome riff with almost war-cry vocals and ultra-violent drumming, it leaves the… Read more
Vol.3 - The Subliminal Verses ~ Slipknot
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Could SlipKnoT possibly get any better after the gargantuan combination of "Iowa" and "SlipKnoT"?? Categorically, unequivocally and infinitely...YES!! Volume 3 is a masterpiece on all counts, a slightly more refined sound this time round from the nontet...crisp, clean vocals mixing with guttural screams, brutal riffs, pounding tribal-esque drums, almost psychedelic samples and acoustic guitars. For anyone thinking SlipKnoT have gone soft, you are grossly mistaken. The acoustic tracks provide moments of tranquillity in an ocean of chaos, and Corey Taylor's vocals ring true and show just how immensely gifted the man is. Stand out tracks include the very catchy "Duality", the military… Read more

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