Sound — 9
Slipknot are a nine piece death metal band, comprised of 2 percussionist, drummer, bassists, guitarists, and vocalists, but this album has a sound to it most metal bands can't get, because rather than just shouting and heavy guitars, it has an innovation to it, best shown with "Wait And Bleed".
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics don't particularly try to get a specific point across but it is really interesting to listen to what Corey Taylor, with his brilliant singing voice sings very passionately, the man is clearly enjoying himself, like all singers should.
Overall Impression — 9
Its my favorite album of its kind, in my top 5 albums, along with "Toxicity", "Lest We Forget", "Appetite For Destruction" and "Nevermind". My favorite song being "Wait And Bleed", so if you like metal and haven't bought this, you owe it to yourself to buy it.