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!