- Audio CD (17 May 2004)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: ROADRUNNER UK
- ASIN: B0001NBMBC
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- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (170 customer reviews)
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Vol.3 - The Subliminal Verses CD
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2004 CD-EAN 016861838829
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 BurrowSee all Product Description
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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.
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.
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.Read more ›
Opening track "Prelude" is a slower paced, brooding oddity. Straight away it sets the tone for the album by sounding at once both menancing and comforting. This is a progressive and mature album which shows these guys have gone through a lot since they were catapulated into the spotlight. It is clear listening to the likes of "Vermillion" and "Circles" that these musicians truly care about the music they make above all. On first listen the overiding reaction to this album will be suprise but after the initial shock of close harmonies and acoustic guitars has receded the real beauty and quality of this new sound comes through.
There is still plenty here to satisfy fans of the usual Slipknot sound, in fact in many places the sound has been defined more than ever before. On tracks like "The Blister" Slipknot sound more like Slipknot than they ever have. It appears that Rick Rubin has been able to refocus the sound so that the tribal drumming and discordant guitars carry more impact. The overall sound here is less chaotic than before but the aggression sounds more focused as a result. The new tighter sound and added melody is demonstrated particularly well on 22nd Century war anthem "Pulse Of The Maggots.Read more ›
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