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"catchy as a cat on the BARN"
on 1 July 2010
FIRST OR ALL i suggest buying this album before you preview all the songs for the suprise factor.
Gematria - fantastical fun, excellently done, funny, threatening, and excellent.
Sulfur - so sweet, so perfect, it was this song when i heard it that made me buy the album, its dark.
Psychosicial - the first song i heard, it was years ago and i was like "what the puck is this".. needless to say, i wasnt fond of it. but now i can hear the excellence i was not attuned to back then, the percussion! its so sick!! and PSYCHOSOCIAL! its catchy as a cat on the barn.
Dead Memories - words.. they lack. need to listen, see for yourself.
Vendetta - interesting! Sounds Like a Chuggaluging Choo Choo train, Kind of Groovy country style on the vocal tip. but some sort of death metal style guitar/drum section that pops up here and there is an interesting twist, its kind of dark and groovy at the same time.
Butchers Hook - The Controverser, this track gets mixed reactions, it seems to be love or hate, some times you may love it other times u may not see the point, its strange, its just strange what is what where when why how who whoaahhh!!!!
Gehenna - the suprise
} just wait till u get the album for these 2.
This Cold Black - the second suprise
Wherein lies continue - this track has a really demented section in it, i have never heard anything like it before.
Snuff - i dont like it but many people do, its not bad but its not to my taste. preview it to see what i mean.
now its getting pretty ramshackle at this point, the scales are wobbeling. which way will it ultimately go?
All Hope Is Gone - one of the best songs on the album EXCEPT the funny thing is they totally ruined it! which is kind of funny actually. let me explain, this track would of been a modern day thrash classic, the sections with the verses are really fast, heavy, on point, really sick, high octain stuff. but then, the chorus is really sludgy which is a horrible contrast, and not only that but it plays the chorus like 10 times and only two verses, it also has a guitar solo which i find to be rather bland and pointless, but its funny when it ends because it just leaves a sense of like... "so what?".. then its right back into the SLUDGY CHORUS(that whole section and its transitions sound like it was done by school children, seriously, its funny i actually laughed out loud at it once) HOWEVER the song has its good parts, it has this little section with no vocals just the instruments which is done well and like i said the verse sections are seriously sick. if your not as picky as that then you will like it all, and at first i was fine with it untill i started to feel that its a bit ruined.
ultimately the scales go in Slipknots favor. there was a few moments where everyone was like "ohhhh whats gonna happen here", a few sharp turns in the road on the cliff side but gosh darnit they took risks and it paid off BIG TIME.