Sound — 10
Slipknot's second album puts the tyrntables to the test, especially in 742617000027, which is all turntables. With their usual griding heavy metal sound, they established a following amongst metal-heads. Although one heavy metal band sounds like the next with the over-the-top screaming and screaming guitars and sick drum solos, Slipknot stands out. The 9 people are used to their full potiental. 2 guitarists set the stage for a vicious sound, 1 bassist gives it a deep snarling sound, 3 drummers and 2 turntables set a background and Corey gives it all a voice.
Lyrics — 9
This may be their most foul-mouthed album, but they use swearing to their advantage. They make it sound natural, sorta like the way Ted Willams used to swear. Though loaded with "F--k you!"'s and not for young audiences, it still gives it a voice, like I said. And you can understand it, a plus.
Overall Impression — 9
Slipknot may seem like every other cookie-cutter nu-metal band, but true fans will differ. You can always pick out the real band from the wannabe's.