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Slipknot

Slipknot

1999

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Slipknot

Rating

2.71

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2.8 - If you’re 14 and hate your stepdad, this may be the album for you. Amazing drums, though.

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You can't trust anything that comes out of Iowa.

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This would be a thousand times better if it were mixed properly. Classic loudness wars ruining the fidelity. It's very good at what it is.

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2.5-3 stars. took a few songs to get into it and I had really never listened to metal before but it was honestly kinda enjoyable. Got a bit long at the end, couldn't really tell them apart

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Banger

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5

I find metal to be hit or miss, but this album is definitely a hit. It's pure speed, music to bang your head to. The drums are the highlight of the album: they're crisp, loud, and powerful, a perfect compliment to the screamed vocals and heavy guitar.

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Nope

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I put this off for a whole day because I was dreading it so much. I cannot BELIEVE that there are MULTIPLE Slipknot albums on this list. Like what in the actual fuck. Slipknot? Just like "All Hope is Gone", this album is a lot better than I thought it was going to be. I actually really dug the opening track "(sic)". But, just like All Hope is Gone, this album is about 20 minutes too long. The monotony of the screaming and the noise wears out its welcome after 10 minutes, and becomes truly excruciating after 30.

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thanks I hate it

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Proof all you need is a gimmick

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5

I like too

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5

Gosh...so many great memories...just absolutely love this album! Can‘t wait seeing them perform live again!

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5

Excellent album to run to! I loved it. It was also a nice change.

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5

Fucking great album. I didn’t know Slipknot was that old of a band but man they started out with a bang!

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5

Love this album. I have it on slime green vinyl. Was kinda surprised to see it on this list, but 🤷‍♂️

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5

Classic album

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5

Probably i could hated it years ago, but now i loved it

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I remember this being one of the first albums I ever got. And I was freaked the fuck out by it 😂 mental, scared me 😂. Prob influenced the metal and punk and garscore I got into in late teens. Listening back now its so good, prob gonna be a 5 for nostalgic value.

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Surprisingly many fillers on the album. Still a staple on evolution of metal.

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Громко, грязно, агрессивно. Род поездочку в метро самое оно

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Rawr

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5

A masterpiece. One of my favorite albums from one of the best metal bands.

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Im not trying to make it a theme (grading just things i already love a 5), but come on, this album is killer. I really do hope to find some hidden gems and things that inspire me, but this curb stomps the pixies. After listening again, still rocks but very glad Corey sang more on following albums. they improved with timd

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One of my favourite metal albums

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Ok this has already blown my mind. I'm not even 4 songs in. Why is this so much better than "All Hope Is Gone"?! 4 This is good noise :) Most unexpected 5 yet

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heard this album countless times, was at exactly the right age when it came out to think it was cool. it still is tbh, full of energy and it's brutal as - I can see why people went "nah this is nu-metal shit ay", but I also think those people are fuckin idiots. 4/5.

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Tbt to my childhood lmao! Didn’t realize these songs I’m familiar with were slipknot! Good shit

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Always epic.

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Power thrash from my childhood. I suppose this music is part of my DNA, so it's hard for me to not enjoy it.

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Much more varied, and smarter than I'd expected. Metal mixed with random techno, d&b - will relisten

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7

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i liked this, especially the first couple songs! it's super intense/exciting but that makes it kind of a lot to listen to the full length of. i like that the songs are fairly distinct, and they do a good job with buildup and payoff. i don't know metal that well well but i can tell that this thing is dated/90s-y, particularly in the sections where the singer isn't screaming. also the heavy breathing/whisper singing part in scissors really got on my nerves.

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I enjoyed this album much more than I thought I would. I'm not going to listen to it all the time but it is definitely appropriate for certain moods. Honestly, it really slapped. I haven't listened to enough metal for me to have many specific positive things to say about it but I enjoyed the riffs and the drummer is badass. Also some of the choruses had some nice melodies and even the screaming was cool and not over the top. Also I'm not sure how I feel about the rapping. Maybe it's cringeworthy but I thought it was kind of cool. Some of the songs (like Scissors) were a little much but I can at least see their appeal. Favorite Songs: Wait and Bleed, Surfacing, Spit It Out, Me Inside, Liberate, Prosthetics Least Favorite Song: Scissors (I think it's mostly because I haven't listened to enough metal to appreciate it), Eeyore Decent 8/10

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My expectations for this one were rather low, as I had a low opinion of Slipknot back when I was still a metalhead (considered them a sellout, etc). Turns out, this album sounds a lot better than I expected. I particularly enjoyed the drumming and the variation in instrumentation and song structure. I'm not too big on growling anymore these days, so I liked the less-growly songs such as Wait And Bleed better. Also not too big on the rap in songs such as Spit It Out. All in all this was a positive surprise though.

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Friends and sister always used to love Slipknot, but I had never listened to them. Pretty good fun to listen to. I guess a bit dated, but good energy.

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Great album but not their best. I can understand why this album and style of music isn't for everyone.

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You know, fine. There's something to be said for this kind of music. If you want to just blast thinking out of your head for a while, it does the trick and, honestly, I kinda dig that.

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My 15-year-old self was stoked to see this on the list. While many would argue SLipknot was just more of the same Nu-Metal the 90s were famous for puking out, I found this to be a perfect gateway drug into a world of more evolved Metal. I went from this to bands like (At The Gates, Origin, Sepultura, Dystopia)... which in turn led me to 1000 subgenres, and eventual love of (Metal, Crust, etc, etc) that has never wavered. If it wasn't for the commercial success of this album, it may be that the entirety of my vinyl collection would have been seriously altered. Also, after giving it a relisten, it had some seriously innovative stuff going on in the realm of percussion. so yeah.

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some classic bangers

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love it still sounds so hectic and heavy

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Loud and rawcous, but unexpectedly eclectic and musical. Made me feel like a disaffected youth again. RAAAAAAAAGH!!!

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I saw Slipknot live when this came out and it was one of the most fun gigs ever. At some point I got a foot long gash on my back in the pit, the decks were on fire and I had the best laugh ever - I came out a mess of sweat and beer. This album is great fun. I feel like they got more cohesive and better structured later on, but this is just all over the place and great fun. Eyeless, Spit It Out, Wait and Bleed. You cannot argue with that, can you?

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I have only listened to "Duality" by these guys. No doubt they definitely have a LOT of musicality, particularly in the drums. This album solidifies it for me. But the amount of screaming and energy is... almost too much. I would have liked to have heard more guitar, solos and such. Have it brought more to the foreground, you know? I listened to the anniversary edition, which had some of their demos on it. Those are just a primal scream more than anything else. So the album itself is probably a 3.5 for me.

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I love albums full of energy, and Slipknot definitely deliver. From the moment it began I had a huge grin on my face, which peaked around wait and bleed/ surfacing and stayed there for pretty much the entirety of the record. Why isn't this a 5 then? Unfortunately, it can't keep up the quality and starts to die off somewhere around the midpoint.

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Holy shit I'm 16 again. The nostalgia hit for this album probably impairs my ability to judge if it's actually good or not, this was one of the gateway albums that got me into metal. Well, I say 'this album' the extra demo versions and remixes at the end of Spotify's offering of the '10th anniversary' certainly aren't needed. Original please! Slipknot still rips. (sic) is, well exactly as it declares itself, Wait and Bleed is a classic and the rest of the record maintains a consistent level of head banging goodness, though it is frontloaded with the latter parts (even discounting the extras on the Spotify version) are definitely weaker than the opening salvo.

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So when I was around 13 I got a mix cd from my cousin. This mix cd was exclusively metal and there were 2 songs on that cd that hit me harder than any of the others. 2 songs that are the reason I got into metal. They were "Toxicity" by System of a Down and "Wait and Bleed" by Slipknot. I lost that cd in a move shortly after I got it and I didn't have a track list for it because what 13 year old keeps a track list? It took years for me to rediscover "Wait and Bleed" and when I did I think I listened to this album on repeat for like a month straight. Thank you random album generator for reminding me of this. I have so much love for Slipknot, both the band and the album, but I would argue that it's not their best. That's not to discount the album by any means, it's a fantastic album. Easy 4. Maybe a 4.5 but that's likely angsty teen Been talking.

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Nice album here that’s hardcore and intense. Always felt slick or had a unique sound and was able to differentiate themselves from other metal groups. The double bass drums are great and the guitar riffs are solid. Pretty nice album but probably my second favorite of theirs. 7.7/10

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Fucking iconic.

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не мое

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A vocalist whose main objective is to destroy his throat. A drummer who probably wished he has four arms. And of course, everyone is very angry about everything. This album is basically one satan reference away from being the most stereotypically metal metal album. But it does rock. Those speedy drum fills, heavy riffs, and mad vocals hype me up. It's so energizing. I don't hate the world, but I gotta admit that this is a perfect work-out album. Another heavy metal album that I actually enjoy.

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Sheeeit man. That dude said if your 14 and hate your stepdad this is for you. Well bro was right, when I was 14 this shit was untouchable. However, I am not fourteen anymore. But to a certain Degree I appreciate it for the Nostalgia, it's fun man.

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Listen... I know that they're Slipknot but I can't help but think that this shit fucking rocks. It makes me want to punch boulders and chug mountain dew.

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The nu-metal ages poorly but otherwise this is great

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3

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Surprised to see them on here but honestly held up nicely. The drumming is really tight

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did not listen

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More like 3.5 stars based on nostalgia but I didn't listen to it much this time around

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Dødsmetal. Er vel produceret, så men slet ikke min stil. Alt for meget skrål

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I know that this album represents a subset of metal. I enjoyed listening to this while I was lifting. I wouldn't tend to listen to this to this otherwise.

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Gets repetitive after a while

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Quite a decent racket

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Super intense, can't say I'll pop this on at a dinner party but it has craft and energy

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20 years ago this would have been an instant 5 from me. As I've grown older, the screaming metal sound just isn't for me, but I really like the music still. Teenage me would be so ashamed.

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I didn't like it at first, but the vocals grew on me. Favorite track is probably Surfacing.

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"Like a donkey kick to the head" wakes you up on long drive. Towards the end the song blur together.

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-Nice drum fill in "Prosthetics" -Cool voice effect on "Gimme a reason why I need to..." on "Diluted" -I like the bass slide things in "Eyeless" -Pretty solid chorus in "Wait And Bleed" -Cool guitar and drum(?) fill in in "Surfacing" The lyrics are also a lot clearer and make it easier to jam to. -It does seem like heaviness with no real counterpoint a lot of the time. Not sure if that criticism is actually legit. Idk, the blast beat drums as very "intense" and just fast chugging guitar kind of turns to sludge for me a lot of the time.there are moments where the "musical point" is much clearer, and I tend to like it more, but those seem to be the exception rather than the rule -However, I became more acclimated on the 2nd and 3rd listens, and my opinion definitely improved with more listening

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Not into metal

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Unsurprisingly (to me) juvenile lyrics and surprisingly (to me) sophisticated production. Adult me would still be embarrassed to admit publicly to liking it, but my inner teenager enjoyed it a lot.

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Despite what I was expecting, it wasn’t bad.

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\m/

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Early on my reactions were: Damn. Cool. Scary. Damn. Damn. Cool. Scary. Damn. Unfortunately the last two tracks killed this album for me. By the end of Scissors the word "relentless" came to mind. By the end of Eeyore, I was simply uncomfortable. On the second listen, I even turned Eeyore off because I couldn't listen anymore. Giving it a 3 because I liked a lot of the earlier tracks, but it just went off the rails by the end.

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I'll preface this writeup by stating that I'm not a Nu Metal fan. There were some moments on this album that made me go damn though. The playing is intense as well as the vocals and I can definitely see the draw that this album had towards anyone with some anger inside that needed to get released.

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Just a bit too intense. I do enjoy some Slipknot songs but a whole album is a lot. Too much screaming and anger. So despite some nuanced instrumental work, the whole sound comes off as a bit one-dimensional - needs more depth, variety, and complexity. Still, the speed at which they play is impressive. Good - Wait and Bleed (sounds more like Taylor's Stone Sour work), Spit it Out, Me Inside. Excessive - (sic), Tattered & Torn, Liberate, Diluted, Scissors. Toeing the line - Eyeless, Prosthetics, Only One. Overall, I can't listen to the album more than once...well maybe if I'm trying to get amped up to kill someone.

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I love that regardless of genre or "sound" you can always have some catchy almost pop hooks / moments. Not one I'd choose to listen to often but I did enjoy these couple of listens

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I was really excited for this, I never listened to Slipknot growing up, they're just a metal band that missed me. I was less impressed by the album, maybe because it was a Sunday, maybe Sundays just aren't the day for a bunch of guys in masks, or maybe it just wasn't that good... Average for me

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det har inte åldrats så värdigt, eller så är det jag som vuxit upp. För 15 år sen älskade jag den här skiten men nu gillar jag t.ex inte ens längre soundet på gitarrerna.

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Messy and noisy, with some cohesion but too much repetition. It’s like Napalm Death, if they all decided to play the same song at the same time.

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Good for what it is, but not my kind of music.

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creeped out from the album cover art. might not make it trhough this. Liked it more than i was expecting. a little punky.

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Wait and Bleed is the only good song, mainly because the guy takes a break from screaming and actually has a decent voice. Fast and loud doesn't make something automatically good, but respect to the drummer.

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Wouldn't normally be drawn to this sort of thing but it rocks...

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This is not for me, a 50-year-old man, and it wasn't for me in 1999 either (you can do the math) but maybe if I was a disaffected, bummed-out teenager who needed an outlet that sometimes only agressive music can satisfy, well then I think I might be into this. This is definitely better than Korn or Limp Bizkit or whatever other nu metal I may be lumping it in with either fairly or unfairly but I mean if I was at a party or bar or on a roadtrip and someone put this music on I'd probably leave or consider jumping out of the car. Maybe I'd just see if there was anything by the Deftones to put on. With all that being said Slipknot are good at what they do and next time I see some kid in one of their t-shirts I won't automatically assume they have shit taste.

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Ca ete trex populaire er bcp aime encore Ujourdhii. C'est un classique mais pas mon genre du tout. 3.75

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I liked much more of the new Slipknot releases, but this first one is not bad at all. It's possible to see all the characteristics that made the band famous since this firsts songs.

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Probably an album everyone should experience once. Very hectic and enough generating enough heat to top kilns. I saw these guys at a Big Day Out, out of curiosity. The drummer was particularly impressive, but a little too regimented.

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Not my cup of tea, but the production value is high.

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Oof

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Oh I don’t know. This was not as painful as I expected but I probably won’t listen to it ever again.

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Not generally a fan of shout singing. It's very heavy if that's your thing. Drumming is interested though.

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Some highlights for sure, wait and bleed for example is a great track. But overall it’s not an album I particularly enjoyed or have any intention of revisiting. If I couldn’t enjoy Slipknot as a 19yr old I’m very unlikely to do so as 40yr old

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terrifying. but not bad.

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Ik ben echt niet vies van een potje metal, maar dit is veel geschreeuw en weinig wol.

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erg hysterisch met vlagen

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This band has entirely too many members. When you have one guy whose sole responsibility is samples and another whose sole responsibility is turntables, guess what they're going to do? They're going to insert sound effects and scratches as often as they can, regardless of whether or not it makes sense or sounds good. Best track: (sic)

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Fisher Price metal. All one-note. Great drummer though.

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5/10

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Big meh for me. I mean, as everyone in my generation I was into by metal at the time but I distrust anyone who did not get bored of this by 2003. Nice drums tho

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The sounds my butthole makes after a Mexican platter from Taco Bell. 2

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I don't like Slipknot. I'm sorry, I know it was an important band to a lot of people growing up but there's so much better old and nu metal. 2/5 especially for forcing me to listen through the extended 10th anniversary edition Spotify

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I’ve seen worse, at least it’s not Bette Midler.

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Loud. That can be good sometimes, but not always. 2/5

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Sooooo.... not a record for me I am afraid, slightly juvenile, but IU suppose that is the point. not in my collection and not likely to be. Sorry for those who love Slipknot but just makes me feel that they were aiming at Teenage angst throughout.

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Not my thing

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My throat hurts from listening to this. I think the songs no life was the one I kind of liked. The drums, guitars and everything are not bad, it’s just the vocals that make in unlistenable for me.

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While I can see the appeal it didn't hold my interest much. The parts I enjoyed the most were the drums.

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Not slick

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Fav Song: Wait and Bleed

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Eeeehhh

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2 stars for nostalgia as I used to like them when I was younger, but after 15 years I found it a really difficult listen. The percussion and aggression is what the album is all about and it just didn't make up for the lack of variety or anything approaching a melody.

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Nu Metal is just not my thing. I get this is a very formative album in the genre, but I can't get into it. The rappier tracks I like a bit more they remind me a little of Rage Against The Machine. Not something I will return to. If I had found this when I was first learning to play guitar and still wanted to play the heavier and shreddier sound I probably would have enjoyed it more.

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lol

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Nope. Didn't like.

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horrível (pra mim)

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Not my music style. Could not listen to one complete song.

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All sounded the same.

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Meh... this was rough. Didn’t finish. Made it 3/4 of the way through and even with the volume down so I could mostly only hear the music it was difficult to listen to. Not a fan of this skid music.

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Yeah, no thank you

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Nope. Zero stars if I could.

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Hated every second. noped so hard

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Sometimes I like metal. This is not one of those times. There's just so much screaming and there's such a huge focus on percussion that I really can't pick out much musicality throughout. And I can't stop imagining the lead singer just screaming at concerts in his silly clown mask. Like what? Anyways, not good.

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definitely not my thing but i listened to it.

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You know, I enjoy stupid edgy lyrics, so I could probably enjoy this if it weren't for the bits where they scream and it just sounds like it was recorded on my webcam microphone. Which is like, 90% of the album.

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waay to noisy for me

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Awful

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Death Metal or whatever subgenre this is, really isn’t my jam. That being said the musicianship is commendable although it is repetitive.

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full trash

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Gimmick metal for psychotic teenagers.

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When I listen to music I'm not looking to get screamed at by a 30 year old man.

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A noisy mess

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That was making my ears hurt. Got through 4 tracks. Not for me

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This is going to be hard. I really dislike this genre. I don’t even want this in my Spotify messing up recommendations.

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I just do not like it. Sometimes I can get on board with heavy metal like this but just not this time

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fuck the fuck off slipknot. so upsetting. not 1001 best albums. horrible

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17. Slipknot - Slipknot. 25 tracks. We joke about bad music "making my ears bleed", but this is on another level. I was determined to listen to every track on every album but I have just failed here. This is awful. Not even sure how it's called music. It's just screaming. 0/5

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Just don't like it or metal this heavy.

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Genuinely tough to listen to. Can’t imagine enjoying this. A few not-terrible choruses, but otherwise will always be the official music of middle school children of divorce.

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Some great drumming surrounded by noise

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I understand why this is on the list, but it is definitely not for me.

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Detta stinker... lyrics låter som en parodi, gitarrerna klyschiga, helt för långt. Jag fattar inte alls dess poäng.

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Principally this would be 2 but I don’t know how many more albums there will be in this that I’ll dislike more. I appreciate the additional percussion being used, the aggression and the unique sound distinguishing it from other ”nu-metal”, but it wears off towards the end of the album. Also a lot more extreme than I was expecting. An honorable 1 star

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Lyssnade inte men vet att detta suger

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Why is this fucking band on this list?! I would give it 0 stars if i could

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Can't say I'm a fan. Lots of screamy angsty rage induced rubbish. Some of the heavy guitar tones are ok but the drums sound artificial. Nothing to see here onto the next album.

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The album cover and the music are completely in line lol what the hell. I mean I can see how people could get into this but what a ROUGH album to get through. Great drums tho. 2/10

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Album No. 191 & a serious candidate for being the worst of all. The notes promised me an “album that spans several genres”; well if ‘aggressive’, ‘repetitive’, & ‘shite’ count as different genres then it delivers on that promise. I just have no words to describe how awful this is from start to finish.

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I try to approach each album with an open mind however this album has two things I absolutely detest: overly long 90s albums and nu-metal. I tried hard but this 100% is not music for me and is a complete struggle. The lyrics are just so pathetic and are meant for angsty teenagers. But I'm neither angsty or a teenager. I will never been listening to this again.

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yeh yeh ooooh

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