Sound — 9
Now, I haven't been a fan of Slipknot for very long, I actually used to hate the band, but I must say, this CD (double disc) really changed my point of view towards them. I borrowed this CD off a friend for a couple days, and I actually started to like them, mainly because I was impressed at their ability to play such a great live gig. I've seeb lots of bands play live, and it's become obvious that the hardest gigs to play, are metal gigs, the band just gets tired, and the vocals are usually crap. However, on this cd, it's as if it's a studio album, Corey never misses a note, but the mask kinda muffles the vocals, and makes him sound like he's shooting random gibberish out of his mouth.
Lyrics — 10
Like I said before, pretty hard to understand some songs, but on all the others, he can bealt out the song so powerfully, it's shocking! Like in "Before I Forget". He sings the song so well, and so loudly without messing up one single note, it's enough to put Bjorn (In Flames) to shame.
Overall Impression — 8
This CD is like none other, the songs are all well played, especially the drum solo on number 11, and the sound quality is amazing, minus some of the vocals. Probably, the best songs on this album are "Before I Forget", "Skin Ticket", and ooh, lets say "Wait And Bleed", just cause it sounds so awesome on this CD. I really love the guitar best on this album, the drums are alos fantastic, and the only thing I can really complain about are the muffled vocals, sometimes they get really annoying. Mind you, if someone stoll this CD, I wouldn't care, not because it's not mine, but because I don't like it enough, I'd just get it burned or somethin'.