Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:00 PM
Edited by Digital Murders, 26 August 2008 - 11:10 PM.
I got this today, I've listened to it all the way through about 4 times...the fourth time I stopped listening at "Gehenna".
Being a long time Slipknot fan, I'd have to say this album is mediocre at best. A lot of it is just your recycled metal bullsh*t. A blast beat here, some double bass here and a dash of solo here. (Not to mention that a lot of the solo's just seem really out of place) There's really nothing that stands out about it to me. Which says a lot seeing as my favorite release from them was "Iowa" which contained nothing of what I just said above. But when I thought of Slipknot, the first thing that used to come to mind was aggression. I believe they've lost a lot of that. That's what made them, them.
Not to say that this isn't a step in the right direction for them, because I believe this is definitely better than that vomit they released "Vol. 3", but they need to keep the commercial success of Stone Sour out of Slipknot.
Oh, and f*ck Corey Taylor's egocentric ass.
If I were to rate this album on a scale of 0-5, I'd give it a 2.8. A 3 at best.
Oh and what I mean by aggression is, you can scream these badass lyrics all you want, but does it have soul? When I first heard "Disasterpiece", I really felt like he was going to slit my throat and f*ck the wound. It sounded like he meant it. Which is the reason why I mention Corey Taylor being an asshole.