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      13.02.2013 20:43

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      Some fantastic riffing and haunting sounds come out of this CD

      Slipknot get way too much hate for their music not being "true metal". It may not be strictly 'classic' metal, but it is some of the best nu metal you will find, with tracks like 'Eeyore' and 'Prosthetics' showing a very unique style of metal. The music is very raw and revealing, with the writers having some very personal connections with some of the tracks.
      'Spit It Out' and 'No Life' show rap elements, which will probably turn most people off this, and I admit it jars with me, but the riffs and emotion that have been put into this make up for it by far. Other tracks show very haunting and creepy feelings, which leads to a very deep listening experience.
      If you're looking for your first Slipknot CD, I would recommend their second album, 'Iowa', which has less rap elements and far more aggression.
      For fans of Korn and angry people.

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      04.09.2012 11:22

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      Simply stunning.

      Hailing from Des Moines, Iowa, Slipknot first hit the scene with their E.P 'Mate, Feed, Kill, Repeat. This was met with reasonable success in the local scene in Des Moines but not much further afield than that. Corey Taylor, inititally with anoth local band 'Stone Sour' was not in Slipknot at the time. In fact the current nine piece Slipknot we know today, didn't come together until the self titled debut was being recorded.
      Slipknot continued to play local show and gained a reputation of being one of the most powerful and shocking band to come out of the states in years.
      Slipknot recruited Corey from Stone Sour to replace their singer Anders. They then hit the studio with producer Ross Robinson to being recording their first album after being signed to Roadrunner Records.
      Released back in 1999 'Slipknot' hit the heavy metal world straight in the chest with tribal percussion, drilling double bass pedals from Joey Jordison, shredding guitars and brutal voals.
      The inital version of the ablum was subsequently banned due to the record containing a song called 'Purity' which was based on a copywritten story.
      Re-released with a slightly different track listing, but still just as wonderful, Slipknot had arrived.

      Opening with '742617000027' - named as such as it was actually the barcode number assigned to their first E.P 'Mate, Feed, Kill, Repeat' it is a series of samples containing the phrase, 'The whole thing I think is sick' repeated over and again. This heads straight into track number 2, 'Sic'. Opening with pounding drums and heavily distorted guitars, you find yourself nodding along within seconds. Corey Taylor, a previously small time vocalist had shown the world what a powerful vocalist he was. A fantastic song from start to fininsh.

      Track 3 - 'Eyeless' actually starts as a drum and bass track. This is inspired by their DJ Sid Wilson, full name, Sidney George Wilson Jr III. Sid is also a drum and bass DJ that plays a number of shows across the world under his stagename of 'Starscream' Elements of Sid's love of dance music contune to be heard through the album.

      The full tracklisting (as per original banned release) is as follows:

      1) 742617000027
      2) (Sic)
      3) Eyeless
      4) Wait and bleed
      5) Surfacing
      6) Spit it out
      7)Tattered and torn
      8) Frail Limb Nursery
      9) Purity
      10) Liberate
      11) Prosthetics
      12) No life
      13) Diluted
      14) Only One
      15) Scissors
      Hidden track) Eeyore

      Overall this is a simply inspired piece of work. Perfection from start to finish which opened up a whole new style of heavy metal onto the world which, in my opinion, is since yet to be matched. You'll be hard pushed to find a better debut than this.

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      26.02.2010 16:47
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      A good choice for a Metal fan.

      Slipknot may be classed as music for angsty teens, but I'm in my 20s and this type of music appeals massively to me. I don't know if it's down to the growling vocals, the fast frantic pacing of the guitars, the heavy sounding style or the 'F$%K YOU' attitude the band has, but there's definitely a pull to their music.

      1 or 2 of the songs are from the album before their debut, which is titled 'Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat', although slightly enhanced. This is anger music, and I find it works really well when playing a game online. It fills me with power, and allows me to play better. Listening to it while travelling to and from Uni works as well.

      Slipknot rise above other bands because they have a sense of rhythm in their music. I can't really single out 1 song because I like them too much and am therefore biased, but listening to their 30 second samples on Amazon you do feel their rhythm. It's hard to explain why, but this band are really great at what they do.

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        13.09.2009 14:29
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        A decent debut although won't do much for the uninitiated

        Slipknot aren't a band that exactly have a particularly strong reputation in the music world - they're so often dismissed as profane, incomprehensible and without a shred of musical talent. Whilst I for one am not a huge fan of the screaming/shouting style of singing, I admire their guitar work and amazing drums more than anything, and this debut album, released in 1999, is packed with numerous classic tracks, several of which are the best known that the band have ever produced.

        They're a very strange band indeed - there's NINE of them, and they each wear different strange masks and wear boiler suits. Although I find all of this "rage" and hatred of the world a bit childish, I admire their work more as something to just bang my head to, and in that regard, they're very successful musicians. What's true without a doubt is that Slipknot are far more proficient as musicians than a lot of people might think, particularly their drummer Joey Jordison, who is utterly phenomenal on every song he plays. Corey Taylor also has an impressive voice when he calms down a bit, but of course he spends most of the time sounding as though he's being throttled, which is understandably offputting to a lot of people.

        My favourite track is the very popular single Wait and Bleed, which is very fast paced, and whilst I have no idea what the lyrics are talking about, it's a crazy song to mosh to if you're at a metal club, or even if you're just in the house with the headphones on. The other very famous song on the album is Spit It Out, which has some very psychedelic sound effects of Corey breathing, which is mildly creepy. Again, I have little idea what it's about, but the guitar work and drums in particular are stellar.

        The album isn't all aggressiveness, though - there are a few calmer moments, such as the start of Wait and Bleed, but of course, it does get a lot heavier than either of these songs. I maintain that they are very misunderstood, and whilst some of the lesser songs are harder to differentiate, there are some memorable beats, and this is a very hard-hitting album that will please anyone that wants to go nuts or has had a very bad day.

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        21.08.2009 08:47
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        SlipKnot's debut album

        The Iowa-based Metal band Slipknot released their self0entiteled debut in 1999. It found that here they came with an album which was very much of-the-time for Metal as they recorded a Hip Hop-inspired Nu-Metal album where they showed how they could take on what the likes of Limp Bizkit, KoRn and System Of A Down had before.

        1. "742617000027" (Intro)

        2. " (sic)"

        They are seen to get right into things, wasting as little time as possible as Joey Jordison rips it on the drums and shows that we are in for a fast-paced joint to liven up the mood before the rest of the band comes into play and do thing in a manner to compliment all you get from this. It takes you surprise and is typical of them.

        **Five Stars**

        3. "Eyeless"

        As they move things on a big, you see what alternative influences they have as they are seen to start it with Hip Hop scratches, followed by a little Jungle beats. I felt that it was prefect to get you ready for the ruthless way they would implement this into the powerful Metal recording. You can't hate on this piece as it is them working at their full potential.

        **Five Stars**

        4. "Wait And Bleed"

        This track was the breakthrough debut single for the band and I felt that although you see them coming through with a tune which has them doing it all in the alternative, and vicious manner, it appears to get them doing it in a rather restricted way to make it more commercial and to a degree it held it back, but it still stands as one of the top tunes here.

        **Five Stars**

        5. "Surfacing"

        This is an intense one from them as it sees that initially they come with some rather intimidating percussion to throw you off as they pound away before getting down to it, and I felt that it gave them the chance to establish the mood of the tune (which seems not to have really altered that much from before). Following this they power their way through in a dramatic fashion and rebel again everyone (just as is expected).

        **Five Stars**

        6. "Spit It Out"

        This is a grungy tune form the band, and it sees them getting into one where the get into a hardcore single. It is a rough one and has them performing in a style which appears to combine the Rap metal elements with the general Nu-Metal for some of the most impressive results they could have possibly come up with.

        **Five Stars**

        7. "Tattered And Torn"

        This one begins in a haunting way and I feel that it allowed them to change the direction of the music somewhat as they could experiment with other areas of the music they create to bring in other styles too. Here they try out risky things with progressive use of synth and typical Metal instruments to come up with the strange composition you see here.

        **Four Stars**

        8. "Me Inside"

        Here they come with a high-tempo joint which really gets you going as you see that in this case they aim to keep the album flowing with a tune which slots right in with the rest and sounds typical of what they are capable of and what is found within the album. It is a pretty standard one from them and most who enjoy at least a couple from, the rest of the album will like it too.

        **Five Stars**

        9. "Liberate"

        With this one they get into a hardcore tune as they spend no time whatsoever trying to build things up, instead they just show what they have to offer as they combine Hip Hop drumming and typical Metal work into a banger of a song which suits what you hope to get out of a track from the band as they make the most out of each side of what they are about.

        **Five Stars**

        10. "Prosthetics"

        After taking the time to break things up in the album (with a lengthy introduction on this tune) you see that they follow this up with a blazing breakdown which has them taking it towards the headbanging end of their material for the grungy side of what their music offers. It takes you in to the point where you can't get out of the mindset which this tune induces upon you.

        **Five Stars**

        11. "No Life"

        Corey Taylor comes with some relevant raps in this one to accompany the hardcore display which is offered through the rest of it as they bang out a tune which has them relentless hitting you with in-your-face Metal to put you into a hype which you got in the early stages of the album to rejuvenate it to a fair degree.

        **Five Stars**

        12. "Diluted"

        This one sounds rather cold as you see that so many things are going on in it to contradict other things within it and so this confused composition throws you off and makes you swing from the rather haunting vocals to the fast pace of the music which backs it up and supports it. It remains a strong one as others and does its job here.

        **Five Stars**

        13. "Only One"

        You get another reasonably short one from this track as they choose to get down to one where the do one which I felt had to be compared to the type of stuff you would have got from Limp Bizkit at the time as the band rip through one which has lots of Rap within it and balances this with the close relationship they have with the contemporary Metal work.

        **Five Stars**

        14. "Scissors"

        The final track which you get here is one which has them bringing in as many of their alternative influences as possible as they come with a final effort that is seen to throw together all the various things which were prevalent through the rest of the album in order to come up with a dark final offering.

        **Five Stars**

        This is a banger of an album from the band as it get them coming with lots of high-energy Nu-metal from start to finish. I didn't think that they standards really slipped at any point and so if you like one then you will probably like them all. They offer quite a few alternative things here, but I wouldn't really say that there was all that much variety within it, and things may hold it back slightly.

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          14.05.2009 18:35
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          Original Slipknot by far the best

          Buying this album changed my musical taste forever. Slipknot were like nothing i'd ever seen or heard. But because they were so different and so intimidating, I had to buy their album, and I have to say it is still one of my most cherished CD's.
          The beginning of the nu metal wave brought along Slipknot, but they were a bit different, a bit darker, a bit heavier than the others. Surrounded by mystery due to their masks and numbers, enhanced by the inside cover of the album which includes various pictures with strange backgrounds, they produced a sound which appealed in a new kind of way. Who were they? Where were they from? Whether it was just those teenage years which attracted us all to Slipknot, or if it was something else, it seemed right at the time. Especially after their latest album efforts, I find myself looking back on the self titled album, looking at the cover and thinking nothing is going to beat this.
          From beginning to end it hits you at 100mph, with certain calm moments only to build into a mass blast of sound and energy. The heaviness of the guitars and the accompanying noises of the samples and drums along with Corey Taylors vocals make an unusual combination of easy listening and heavy metal.
          I was going to point out some highlights, but I couldn't narrow it down, so instead i'll mention the only downside of the album. The fact that it ends.

          An original must buy for followers of metal, much better than later albums.

          Track Listing:
          1. 742617000027
          2. (SIC)
          3. Eyeless
          4. Wait and Bleed
          5. Surfacing
          6. Spit it Out
          7. Tattered and Torn
          8. Me Inside
          9. Liberate
          10. Prosthetics
          11. No Life
          12. Diluted
          13. Only One
          14. Scissors

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          21.04.2009 17:53
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          Great Debut After 10 years its still listenable

          Slipknot - a band of regional artists coming together to create what would be described as extreme emotions mixed with anger, death, revenge and complete turmoil.

          When I first discovered slipknot, it was through a show on VH1 known as the friday rock show hosted by the late tommy vance. It was believed then that slipknot was more than just a metal band. They started to spread a message, whether it was love, hate or complete destruction, these guys had it.

          So anyways, on a whim i brought this album at my local underground (now closed) music store, and placed it nicely into my mates CD player. I cannot explain what was going through my head at the time, It was a fusion of different musical culture divided and conquered on one single disc. Tribal-like mosh pits grew and grew raising there middle fingers in the air screaming to the top of there lungs "Don't Ever Judge Me"!

          Violent and surreal as it was, slipknot created something special. They pushed the envelope so far off the edge that when this became a worldwide success, they were the most hated band in most of the metal world. Labeled as a "gimmick" doomed to fail, they refused to go away, they fought forwards and kept on going. There nightmares and souls were laid bare to the world and no one knew how to react, they either shunned it, or embraced it.

          Songs like (sic), Wait And Bleed, Surfacing, Liberate, Spit it Out, Scissors, Prosthetics, Leave you in the aftermath wanting more.

          Unreleased tracks like Frail Limb Nursery and Purity, were either add-ons from other tracks or the finished product of a demo seeing as these never made the final discs.

          If you consider love songs to be the romance, Rock as the action, consider slipknot as an explicit horror from the circus of the damned. Scary, Gory, Honest, Entertaining, But more importantly, There here to destroy.

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          16.10.2008 20:42

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          Ah yes slipknots first album 9 masked men from Iowa stomping onto the nu metal scene and crushing everything that stood in there way. Hands down the best nu metal band ever and this in my eyes is there best album!! Slipknot is like marmite you either love them or hate them!! AND I LOVE THEM

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          23.03.2008 09:49
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          'Slipknot' is a decent album from the band of the same name.

          2001 was the year that Slipknot appeared on the scene with their self titled début album. It contains fourteen tracks and with this album the band established themselves as one of the leading names in the Nu Metal scene. They were always a little heavier than the other Nu Metal bands that were about back then and it was this that gave them the edge over their contemporaries, their ridiculous masks furthered their appeal and helped them to stand out. Masks are hardly the most original of things, but many seemed fascinated by the bands use of masks and it was this I feel that allowed the band to build a big following for themselves, a following that they maintained through explosive and always entertaining live shows.

          The début album from Slipknot clocks in at just over an hour in length and throughout this hour of music there are a number of brilliant tracks that the band have to offer us. The album begins well with the track '742617000027' and from here on in it is just one full on assault from the band as they smash their way through this album with great venom and fury. The music is fast and frantic, the drum beats are always excellent, but the vocals are at times really quite laughable. Those not in the know always seem to see Slipknot as quite an extreme band, but in truth this is not really the case at all. Their music combines elements of alternative metal, rap metal, and hip-hop, sometimes to disastrous effect and other times the music that is created is absolutely excellent.

          'Wait and Bleed' is without doubt my favourite track from this album, it is an absolutely excellent display of Nu Metal from Slipknot and is one track from this release that never fails to impress me. I love the way that this track progresses, there is not one moment of weakness here and always all elements of the music come across well. With this being their début album and all, the music of Slipknot was not always particularly great here and often mistakes are made but this is one such example of a track where no mistakes are made whatsoever. Other tracks that impress here are 'No Life', 'Spit it Out', and 'Tattered & Torn'; all three of these are brilliant and I loved them all back when this album was first released. The music of Slipknot is greatly aggressive and it is this that makes their music so great to listen to, they were part of the Nu Metal scene and yet their music is so much more raw than many of the other bands that were a part of this scene. The genre of Nu Metal died long ago as did many of the bands that were considered to be a part of that scene, Slipknot however were always one of the leading names and remain as one of the few true survivors also.

          In 2001 'Slipknot' was probably one of my favourite albums, rap metal was still considered to be quite cool, and seemingly everyone owned a skateboard, a black hoodie, and a hugely baggy pair of jeans. A lot has changed since then, the world has moved on and few still listen to Nu Metal music. This is no longer one of my favourite albums but I still believe that this is a decent offering from the band and is an album that I do in fact listen to from time to time, admittedly extremely sporadically. This album is greatly energetic and is a perfect album for people just getting into metal music, it's softer than a lot of true metal bands out there but then again it is a lot heavier than most of the Nu Metal rubbish that was extremely popular back in the early 2000s. I would definitely recommend this, it's not the best album in the world but it's certainly not one of the worst.

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            12.10.2003 01:51
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            Slipknot's first album was a huge international success for the Iowa-based heavy rock nine. Their jumpsuit/mask image captured the imaginations of many young people who went on to buy the album, but it's not even too impressive. Everything is fast, loud and heavier than it needs to be, with vocals leaning to either shouty and guttural or mellow and singy. The bass and guitars definitely take a backseat to pounding drums and extra percussion. The band's success with the younger generations is understandable due to their image, but their whole "People = Sh**" and "F*** everything that you stand for" messages seem fooloshly over-the-top to the older listener, especially compared to the similar messages which are crafted both obviously and subliminally, but essentially much, much better, in Marilyn Manson's albums. "Spit it Out" and "Eyeless" are fast, semi-rap songs, while "Wait and Bleed" is obviously to attract the more casual listener. The album certainly deteriorates towards the end though, and aside from the lyrics there's nothing else to gain the band 'respect.' No public displays of violence or anything else to capture the rebel youth's heart. The album is at least value for money and there is enough variation to distinguish songs, and this album is many times better than the next album "Iowa": a true disaster of an album. But essentially, although the band are not only about their image, their music is far too popular for what it is, with many greater bands not achieving the success they deserve. Slipknot, for me, are the prime example of this.

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              23.11.2001 00:54

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              This album has to be one of the best heavy metal albums of recent times, Slipknot mix there great heavy playing with the strange sounds and effects to create a superb album, with so much variety in it. The album was first released in 1999 on Roadrunner Records. The tracks are as follows: 742617000027- This track is made up of samples and has the voice going through it “the whole thing, I think its sick”- this is just an intro to the album. (Sic)- This song brings us into the first proper song of the album; it bursts into heavy guitar playing straight away. Eyeless- This track starts off with some mixing by Sid (#0) and to start with sounds like a dance/drum and bass track, then you hear some guitars then a huge scream from Corey Taylor and the song begins. Wait and Bleed- This is the single that every one knows basically, this brought them a lot of fans that were originally scared off by the full-on look of slipknot. Surfacing- This is the song Corey always shouts at concerts that- “This is you national f**king anthem” with the immortal words to the song- ‘F**k it all, f**k this world, fuck everything you stand for’. Spit it Out- This song is very different from the others on the album in that it’s a lot faster; Corey is practically rapping in this song. Tattered and Torn- This song starts off with some sound effects then goes into the weird but great riff. Then towards the end of the song it gets very heavy. Me Inside- This starts off with a sample the goes in to guitars and Corey screaming something in a distorted voice. Liberate- This has to be one of my favourite songs on the album, the little riff is just so good and I just like the whole thing about this song, the jumpiness of the tune. Prosthetics- This is one of the slowest songs on the album and one of the longest, but I do like it a lot,
              it is slow to start with several drums and samples going at the start then it goes into guitar playing, but slowly with the slow quiet lyrics which I slightly distorted in a strange way. No Life- This song starts with a cool little riff then the singing and some samples come in. After a short time the song then speeds up, in the verse there is just the drums and riffs, then the chorus is heavy guitars. Diluted- This song also starts with a great riff then goes onto the guitar playing, then slows for the slow singing with a backing riff and drums. This song is also one of my favourites; I like how it keeps changing pace and style. Only One- This is a newer version (also is tattered and torn) of an old Slipknot song off Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat album of 1997, just this version has been re-made to a higher standard and also it is recorded better, more samples have been added. Scissors- This is the longest track on the album at just under eight and a half minuets. It starts off slow then builds up to a big finish for the end o the album. Over all this album is a great piece of music making, I have to say though it’s a sort of you either love it or you hate it, I know a lot of people who like really heavy music but absolutely hate Slipknot, its just what you like I spose, and I love it!

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              08.10.2001 04:49
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              well the 9 metallers from Iowa couldn't have done really any better could they? This album is Great it opens with a mind boggling noices and a very ditorted voice in the background saying " the whole thing i think is sic" then straight into a pulverising drum beat of eyeless to mosh your heart out just crank up the volume and begin after this you will enter into some melody of wait and bleed HA! but not for long once again with the drum beat of the very talented joey jordison and the screaming guitars of james root and mick thompson and paul on the bass and then out of nowhere a loud blast of corey taylors voice rips its way through and into your stereo. So 9 members eh? yes why not? i mean how they manage to all stay focused the music is so fast and furious i myself would not be able to keep up with the singing there are so many areas of different uses of sound coming through at the one time its completely unreal!!!!!!!!!!! its the fastest album i have ever heard and its tracks are great but the prize winning song must be SPIT IT OUT its whole rythm is mind blowing and so outrageous ly furious you dont know where to begin this song can be played repeatedly without boredom touching you once! This album is a must get and if u dont have it please take my advise and buy it now you will not ever regret it !!

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              And an hour of my life I'll never have back is wasted on this CD. The CD is a cluttered waste of aggression. The gimmicky band that hides behind the masks created a record so damn brutal it's pounds at your skull(that's as close as a compliment I will give). Lyrical every song is pretty much the same.. talk about your hatred over and over ... and make sure you swear over over. It's not just they talk about hate.. it's their approach which comes off so damn ignorant and dumb that you feel your IQ dropping. To give and example of some of these great poems of insight I state the following: Back off of the sh*t Stand or I'll spit S soft, you forget Your garbage in is garbage out You don't give a sh*t I won't play the fit Get off, get on this Your garbage in is garbage out I don't give a sh*t, b*tch I don't give a f*ck, b*tch I don't understand, b*tch You don't matter I don't give a sh*t, man I don't give a f*ck, man I don't really care, man I'm the super sized man Bigity-biggidy b*tch boy, halfway houser Don't hear sh*t cuz I keeps gettin' louder Come up and you get a face full o' tactic Lippin' off hard, goin' home in a basket You will be mine! Ah, f*cking you will be mine! Ah, f*cking you will be mine! Ah, f*cking you will be mine! These are all from different songs and are pretty typical of their lyrics. They speak for themselves. Anger is a powerful emotion and angry music is great but this plays on the lowest level of intelligence and is a scar on heavy metal as Poison is too. The music is also nothing great. They need 9 people what Fear Factory can do with 4... and they do it 100% better. 3 drummers is pointless if you got one real good one. A dj who doesn't do much and a "samples/media
              " guy?! what is that about.. yeah there's a valuable addition to your lineup... a button pusher. This band is lame.

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                27.09.2001 07:52

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                This album has to be one of the best heavy metal albums of recent times, Slipknot mix there great heavy playing with the strange sounds and effects to create a superb album, with so much variety in it. The album was first released in 1999 on Roadrunner Records. The tracks are as follows: 742617000027- This track is made up of samples and has the voice going through it “the whole thing, I think its sick”- this is just an intro to the album. (Sic)- This song brings us into the first proper song of the album; it bursts into heavy guitar playing straight away. Eyeless- This track starts off with some mixing by Sid (#0) and to start with sounds like a dance/drum and bass track, then you hear some guitars then a huge scream from Corey Taylor and the song begins. Wait and Bleed- This is the single that every one knows basically, this brought them a lot of fans that were originally scared off by the full-on look of slipknot. Surfacing- This is the song Corey always shouts at concerts that- “This is you national f**king anthem” with the immortal words to the song- ‘F**k it all, f**k this world, fuck everything you stand for’. Spit it Out- This song is very different from the others on the album in that it’s a lot faster; Corey is practically rapping in this song. Tattered and Torn- This song starts off with some sound effects then goes into the weird but great riff. Then towards the end of the song it gets very heavy. Me Inside- This starts off with a sample the goes in to guitars and Corey screaming something in a distorted voice. Liberate- This has to be one of my favourite songs on the album, the little riff is just so good and I just like the whole thing about this song, the jumpiness of the tune. Prosthetics- This is one of the slowest songs on the album and one of the longest, but I do like it a lot,
                it is slow to start with several drums and samples going at the start then it goes into guitar playing, but slowly with the slow quiet lyrics which I slightly distorted in a strange way. No Life- This song starts with a cool little riff then the singing and some samples come in. After a short time the song then speeds up, in the verse there is just the drums and riffs, then the chorus is heavy guitars. Diluted- This song also starts with a great riff then goes onto the guitar playing, then slows for the slow singing with a backing riff and drums. This song is also one of my favourites; I like how it keeps changing pace and style. Only One- This is a newer version (also is tattered and torn) of an old Slipknot song off Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat album of 1997, just this version has been re-made to a higher standard and also it is recorded better, more samples have been added. Scissors- This is the longest track on the album at just under eight and a half minuets. It starts off slow then builds up to a big finish for the end o the album. Over all this album is a great piece of music making, I have to say though it’s a sort of you either love it or you hate it, I know a lot of people who like really heavy music but absolutely hate Slipknot, its just what you like I spose, and I love it!

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              Disc #1 Tracklisting
              1 742617000027
              2 Sic
              3 Eyeless
              4 Wait and bleed
              5 Surfacing
              6 Spit it out
              7 Tattered and torn
              8 Me in side
              9 Liberate
              10 Prosthetics
              11 No Life
              12 Diluted
              13 Only One
              14 Scissors