- Audio Cassette (28 Aug. 2001)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Uni/Roadrunner
- ASIN: B00005NNK6
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (133 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,955,317 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Iowa [CASSETTE] Import
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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 "", 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 mind and the senses truly stunned. Next comes the dominant "Disasterpiece"...a lot of work has gone into this one, numerous time and key changes combine with harsh and melodic vocal work and some very neat interplay between guitarists Jim Root and Mick Thompson, this is one of the albums great tracks and along with a couple of others...possibly "Iowa's" best. There are three slower tracks on the album in the form of the re-worked "Gently" (re-worked from the bands' first album Mate, Feed, Kill, Repeat), "Skin Ticket", and the albums' title track, "Iowa". These three songs are unquestionably the darkest and most moving of the 14 songs...doom-laden drumming and percussion give a stalking feel, and Corey Taylor's lyrics and vocal do more than enough to terrify and amass thoughts of suffering, escapism and intense emotional anguish. These songs are very cathartic and I find myself lost in them frequently. Mosh-pit anthems are also included in "Iowa", in the form of "The Heretic Anthem", "Left Behind" (the first single-release) and "My Plague" (the second single-release).Read more ›
I dont normally listen to this music, I like 'Disturbed' and 'Rage Against The Machine' but never in a million years would I have thought this would be stuck in my CD player for years.
After listening to this album for the first time, I found myself begging to listen again....and again....and again
Please buy this album, You wont regret it, I promise
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An excellent 10-(or 9½)/10 album, perhaps the best this band has made. Heavy, aggressive yet emotional and it hasn't lost any of its effect over the years. Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. A.
Ok simply put the best, most heavy, dark and thrashiest slipknot album there is containing most of my favourite songs, easily my favourite album.Published 7 months ago by Creepy Pasta Kitty