Slipknot review by Slipknot

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  • Released: Jun 29, 1999
  • Sound: 8
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 8.7 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.3 (238 votes)
Slipknot: Slipknot
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Sound — 8
This is one of the most intesnse metal albums out there. Slipknot shows why they are a great metal band who deserves respect. It is very heavy and is great for anyone who's mad at the world. You can't listen to any of the songs on here without getting mad. It just doesn't work that way. The band sounds great, but this album doesn't show great talent. But it will still make your ears bleed! Don't buy this looking for easy listening or soft rock.

Lyrics — 9
The lyrics are great. Well, what you can understand of them. The album contains a lot of screaming. Not emo screaming, metal screaming. Corey Taylor shows the abilities he has with his voice. He sounds completely different on some songs than he does on others. But these lyrics are not made for great understanding. These lyrics were writen to make you mad. Sometimes, you just don't want to understand.

Overall Impression — 9
This may very well be my favorite Slipknot album. It is the heaviest and will not disapoint any metal fans. The best songs would be, Wait And Bleed, Spit It Out, Surfacing, and Purity. The rest is great too. I love how the album makes you hate. If you ever have one of those days, you know, just go out and buy this album. Listen to it. When you finish listening, you will feel much better. If it were stolen, I'd be very mad and so would the guy who stole it and started to listen to it!

6 comments sorted by best / new / date

    mchugh92
    XxWoRdSoFsOrRoW wrote: im gonna do more than just bash it but i actually have reasons to everyone just listens to this so they can think there all badass cuz they listen to a popular heavy metal band when its only popular cuz of posers out there. this band has no talent cept for maybe the drummer hes pretty good but seriously aneone could tune down to f***ing drop b or how ever low there tuning is and sound cool but you have to see past there gimmicks to show that they are truly talentless and on top of that his singing? what singing? at least some metal bands actually have good voices so they can rely on that to make them more unique but slipknot doesnt even scream or sing its more of just yelling out shit that doesnt mean anything so yea they may have there moments but there only popular cuz of wannabe badasses so that goes to u myampgoesto11 slipknot stands out more than other heavy metal bands cuz of posers who think there hardcore and thats all there is to say
    sorry dude but your username just gave away that you have no place tellin any1 that slipknot is a band for posers when your name is taken from a BFMV song, and on the contrary corey tayler is one of the best metal lyricists there is IMO, and mick and jim are far better than they show, cos slipknot arent the kinda band that have shred solos, although there are guitar solos on vol. 3, and corey has one of the best voices out there, and hows it "cool" to like slipknot? where i live people get beat up for listenin to metal in general, so think be4 you type
    Pete's_Friend
    dude just back off if you don't like slipknot. i think it's okay for you to hate it but just don't ruin it for everyone else okay? i respect your choice to not like them and stuff, but we all like them so just back off okay douchebaggz?
    pigmaggots
    XxWoRdSoFsOrRoW wrote: im gonna do more than just bash it but i actually have reasons to everyone just listens to this so they can think there all badass cuz they listen to a popular heavy metal band when its only popular cuz of posers out there. this band has no talent cept for maybe the drummer hes pretty good but seriously aneone could tune down to f***ing drop b or how ever low there tuning is and sound cool but you have to see past there gimmicks to show that they are truly talentless and on top of that his singing? what singing? at least some metal bands actually have good voices so they can rely on that to make them more unique but slipknot doesnt even scream or sing its more of just yelling out shit that doesnt mean anything so yea they may have there moments but there only popular cuz of wannabe badasses so that goes to u myampgoesto11 slipknot stands out more than other heavy metal bands cuz of posers who think there hardcore and thats all there is to say
    Jesus. I used to like slipknot but don't now, there is obviously a song writing talent in that band. Corey blatantly has a lush voice and some good writing talent...and Joey is obviously an awesome drummer. Grow up.
    [ LiAm ]
    The style is relativly new when compared to many Nu-Metal bands
    for god sake, how many times do they have to say they are NOT nu metal
    the agony scene
    if you cant appreciate this album you dont deserve music its genius the guitars are so minimalistic yet the musics so full and jim and mick are decent guitarists