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Slipknot

Slipknot

1999

Slipknot

Album Summary

Slipknot is the debut studio album by the American heavy metal band Slipknot. It was released on June 29, 1999 by Roadrunner Records, following a demo containing a few of the songs which had previously been released in 1998. Later, it was reissued in December 1999 with a slightly-altered track listing and mastering as the result of a lawsuit. It was the first release by the band to be produced by Ross Robinson, who sought to refine Slipknot's sound rather than alter the group's musical direction. This is the only album to feature original guitarist Josh Brainard who left at the end of recording in late 1998 while the band was taking a brief break. Jim Root, who recorded two tracks at this point, would appear full time on subsequent albums. The album spans several genres, but is generally noted for its extensive percussion and overall heavy sound. It was well received by fans and critics alike and was responsible for bringing Slipknot a large increase in popularity. The album peaked at number 51 on the Billboard 200, and has gone on to become certified double platinum in the United States, making it the band's best-selling album. In 2011, it was voted the best debut album of the last 25 years by readers of Metal Hammer magazine.

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2.69

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4534

Genres

  • Metal
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Fri Nov 05 2021
2

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

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Sun Nov 14 2021
1

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

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Mon May 17 2021
4

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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Sun Jan 24 2021
3

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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Fri Jan 08 2021
5

Banger

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Thu Apr 15 2021
2

Nope

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Thu Jun 24 2021
2

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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Sun Jul 11 2021
1

Proof all you need is a gimmick

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Thu Dec 23 2021
1

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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Thu May 05 2022
1

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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Sun Jun 05 2022
1

weak, edgy bullshit I kinda liked the rap rock but even that was mid as fuck, rage against the machine is way better 2/10

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Thu May 13 2021
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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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

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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Thu Jul 22 2021
4

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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Wed Oct 06 2021
4

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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Sun Nov 14 2021
4

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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Fri Oct 09 2020
1

thanks I hate it

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Sun Feb 07 2021
5

I like too

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Sun Feb 07 2021
5

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

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Thu Mar 18 2021
5

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

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Wed Feb 10 2021
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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Thu Mar 11 2021
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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Fri Jan 29 2021
5

Classic album

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Fri Jun 25 2021
5

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

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Fri Sep 10 2021
5

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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Wed Sep 22 2021
5

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

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Fri Sep 24 2021
5

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

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Thu Oct 07 2021
5

Rawr

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Thu Nov 18 2021
5

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

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Sun Nov 28 2021
5

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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Wed Jan 26 2022
5

One of my favourite metal albums

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Sun Apr 24 2022
5

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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Fri Jun 03 2022
5

Love this album. I sometimes go long times without hearing any songs from this album, but whenever I do I immediately turn the album on. I never get tired of it.

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Thu Jun 09 2022
5

What a racket! I love it!

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Mon Jun 13 2022
5

Didn’t really listen to these guys first time round, but loving the album. I like linkin park and some of the vibes are similar - particularly liked ‘surfacing’ a great one when working 😂 me inside and eyeless are another couple I liked

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Wed Jul 13 2022
5

best

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Thu Jul 14 2022
5

undeniably important album. You can love Slipknot or hate Slipknot or just be over their whole schtick, but they helped bring Nu-Metal to the mainstream. Huge percussion, bottled anger, cool sound, best thing to come out of Iowa. Slipknot was and remains a gateway band into other types of heavy music, and for that all metalheads should thank them, whether or not you enjoy it. For me, This album will always be a nostalgia hit. || I think this album is more important to the list than 'All Hope is Gone' by far. but I won't criticize Slipknot having 2 albums when so many others have 5+ that feel unnecessary.

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Thu Jul 14 2022
5

Really good hard rock. This changed the game when it was released - I have grown to like it more since it’s original release. 4.5 and up!

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Thu Jul 14 2022
5

Well well well. Can't wait to hear what Stevie thinks of this album. Deep in the heart of Iowa, 9 boys decided to shred and scream and wear insane masks. People were scared of these guys at the time, maybe some still are, as no one knows what they look like. Except that we do now, especially with lead singer Corey Taylor, who also did a stint with Stone Sour, and drummer Joey Jordison who is up there as one of the best drummers of all time. While this wasn't the first album of Slipknots I listened to, it is one of my favorites. A very interesting blend of thrash metal and rap, but more Limp Bizkit type beats. But that's what you get when you have 9 people playing different instruments including metal trash cans. Almost every single song as a unique as the members of the band and back in freshman year of high school this was one of my go to albums for pump up music while working out and running track. These songs will get you moving. Fav Songs: (Sic), Eyeless (the chorus of this song was a line one of the band members heard while they were in LA from a homeless person), Wait and Bleed, Surfacing (vivid memories of listening to this just before running the 100 yd dash), Spit It Out (metal rap, some wild lyrics), Me Inside, Liberate, No Life, Diluted Extra credit if you listen to the deluxe version there is a song called Purity that was about a serial killer who had buried a girl alive in a box, I believe that was in Iowa too but not sure. Also Snap (Demo).

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Mon Aug 01 2022
5

Sorry haters. this still slaps

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Mon Aug 15 2022
5

I lovveee theeem

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Fri Aug 26 2022
5

Yeeah goed boos album. Maar heel goed gegroeid denk ik. Als ze dat nu zoduen uitbrengen zou het ook goed onthaalde worden denk ik

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Wed Sep 21 2022
5

Spanning multiple metal genres, this album is heavily percussive and sample-filled, giving it a creepy, industrial sound. Joey Jordison's blast beats and Corey Taylor's vocal delivery give the album its chaotic, almost frenetic feel. The lyrics are sometimes morbid, often desperate, and generally misanthropic. This album is both incredibly heavy and melodic at the same time, and I struggle to sit still while listening to it. Although it's not my favorite Slipknot album, it's an obvious 5 from me and still gets regular play around here.

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Wed Oct 19 2022
5

Absolutely brilliant, heavy as hell and twice as loud. They are also the loudest band I have ever seen live. Wait and Bleed woke me each morning for years, on a CD alarm clock, which fairly gets the day started right!

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Fri Nov 25 2022
5

9/10

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Fri Nov 06 2020
4

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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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

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

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Sun Mar 14 2021
4

Always epic.

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Wed Apr 21 2021
4

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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Wed Jun 02 2021
4

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

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

7

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Sun Jan 24 2021
4

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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Sat Feb 06 2021
4

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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Tue Jun 08 2021
4

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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Thu Jun 03 2021
4

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

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Wed Oct 06 2021
4

some classic bangers

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Wed Oct 06 2021
4

love it still sounds so hectic and heavy

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Wed Nov 03 2021
4

Angry. Don't typically like this genre but this was enjoyable if you are in the mood. Raw energy.

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Wed Nov 03 2021
4

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

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Wed Nov 17 2021
4

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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Mon Nov 29 2021
4

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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Mon Nov 29 2021
4

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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Mon Nov 29 2021
4

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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Fri Dec 03 2021
4

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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Thu Dec 16 2021
4

Fucking iconic.

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Sun Mar 06 2022
4

не мое

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Wed Mar 09 2022
4

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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Thu Mar 10 2022
4

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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Fri Apr 08 2022
4

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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Sun May 01 2022
4

The nu-metal ages poorly but otherwise this is great

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Wed Jun 08 2022
4

I wasn't really into this when it came out, despite probably being the target age. Lots of friends listened to it and "Wait and Bleed" was frequently played on music tv channels so I came to know the songs through osmosis. I have come to appreciate slipknot later in life. This album is exciting, it's full of interesting and head nodding rhythms layered with powerful and heavy and sometimes screaming guitar sounds. Standouts for me are the Jungle intno to "Eyeless", the classis "Wait and Bleed", the guitar & bass call and response on "Surfacing", the strange, haunting, screaching sounds that somehow are made by a guitar on "Tattered and Torn" There's also some industrial sounds and some walking Jazz bass here and there! If you can look past the Nu Metal rapping and dj scratching that was the style at the time it makes for a great listen.

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Thu Jun 30 2022
4

iconic

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Mon Aug 01 2022
4

Ihaj, ovo je odličan album. Znam mu se vratiti kad mi treba neki ispušni ventil.

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Mon Aug 01 2022
4

Dugo dugo ga nisam slusala. Jos uvijek je dobar.

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Fri Aug 12 2022
4

The whole thing, I think, is sick The first half of this still hits incredibly hard, Jordison's drumming is unmatched, and I have now had a flashback of singing Spit It Out at karaoke when I was about 15 so thanks for that Some of the soundscapes from the second half are eerie as hell and still leave a huge impression. The only real downside is that some of the rap-heavy stuff from the tail end seems quite derivative compared to the earlier songs, and some of the lyrics are quuuuite bad, but on the whole it is just a ferocious and unsettling sonic attack

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Fri Aug 26 2022
4

Slipknot is boos en maakt deze parel. Valt op hoeveel heavier ze vroeger waren. Klassiekers: spit it out, wait & bleed. Surfacing, leuke ontdekking;

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

Nu metal elegante. Un 4.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

Iowa better doe

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Thu Oct 06 2022
4

I can see why people are into this.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
4

The scary masks and boiler suits are a clever gimmick and large part of Slipknot's huge success, but so is their music. Behind the cartoonish image and superfast drumming, the songs on their debut album pretty catchy and commercial. I quite happily tapped my toe along to this for 40 mins. Throw in a couple of hit singles and you have yourself a good album. Rating: 3.5/5 Playlist track: Wait and Bleed Date listened: 13/10/22

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Thu Nov 03 2022
4

Intense

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Fri Nov 04 2022
4

Beter dan ik me kon herrineren

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Sun Nov 20 2022
4

So angry. Pantera with industrial beats and funny masks. It doesn't suck

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Thu Dec 03 2020
3

3

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Fri Jan 08 2021
3

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

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Wed Nov 04 2020
3

did not listen

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Wed Feb 17 2021
3

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

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Fri Mar 12 2021
3

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

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Mon Jun 14 2021
3

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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Mon Feb 08 2021
3

Gets repetitive after a while

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Fri May 21 2021
3

Quite a decent racket

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Wed May 12 2021
3

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

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Mon Jul 26 2021
3

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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Wed Sep 15 2021
3

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

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Wed Sep 29 2021
3

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

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Fri Oct 15 2021
3

-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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Fri Oct 29 2021
3

Not into metal

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Wed Nov 03 2021
3

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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Thu Nov 11 2021
3

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

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Sun Nov 14 2021
3

\m/

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Wed Nov 17 2021
3

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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Wed Nov 17 2021
3

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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Wed Nov 17 2021
3

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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Fri Nov 19 2021
3

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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Mon Nov 29 2021
3

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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Thu Dec 09 2021
3

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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Fri Dec 10 2021
3

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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Fri Dec 24 2021
3

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

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Fri Jan 14 2022
3

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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Thu Feb 17 2022
3

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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Thu Feb 17 2022
3

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

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Sun Feb 20 2022
3

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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Fri Mar 11 2022
3

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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Thu Mar 24 2022
3

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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Thu Mar 31 2022
3

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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Wed Jun 08 2022
3

Enjoyably loud

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Fri Jun 10 2022
3

The music was much better than I expected but the singing didn’t do it for me.

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Fri Jun 10 2022
3

fast, heavy, aggressive. good drumming. the rap parts were kind of cringe. the vocals in general were kind of hit or miss. overall not bad, I didn't think I would like slipknot this much

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Thu Jul 14 2022
3

Oh brother (literally). A band I was sort of unwillingly introduced to via big brother Alex. He was a head banger, listened to a lot of metal stuff. I enjoyed some of it here and there, but I was very dismissive of these creeps, hoping I'd never have occasion to encounter them or take their stuff seriously. And yet, here we are. Alex texted me excited this morning about the album of the day. What could it be? Kendrick Lamar? Another from Kanye? Led Zeppelin? Nope, Slipknot. The princes of darkness. I think it's fair to say that little me was creeped out by this band, and I'm sure at least once I told Alex "I just want my brother back." Listening now, trying to remove that prejudice and give a chance, it's alright. There are actually a few songs I like, in part because I recognize them from way back when. Overall though, it's an energy that I'm simply not in tune with today. Granted, I could be in a mood for crazy metal sometimes, but it's very rare, and when I am I think I'd reach for something else. But I recognize the style, the value this has, albeit for someone else. Favorite tracks: Eyeless, Wait and Bleed, Surfacing. Album art: What's creepier than a bunch of dudes in red jumpsuits and masks? Not a whole lot, I'll tell you that. I admire their commitment to the aesthetic though, because I think they even perform in the masks. Creepiness aside, it's an effective cover and a pretty badass band photo. I'm smiling through it hoping I won't have nightmares. 3/5

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Wed Jul 27 2022
3

I think I only like "(sic)" and "Spit it Out".

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Thu Jul 28 2022
3

The production is pretty bad. The record-scratching noises are totally unnecessary and the album is missing the art of other heavy bands like System of a Down and Deftones. Also missing: Korn's grooves or Nine Inch Nails' lyricism. I believe these guys do have something to say and came up with a new sound. There are fragments of songs that wander -- maybe accidentally -- into interesting territory.

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Mon Aug 01 2022
3

3.5

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Thu Sep 01 2022
3

decent metal sound, some of the lyrics were tough to listen to.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
3

aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Wed Sep 21 2022
3

I actually knew more songs on this then I thought. It was much better than I expected, but was super long.

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Thu Sep 29 2022
3

I don't like this at all but there's no doubt that it's a great example of the genre.

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Sun Oct 16 2022
3

Too much scream

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Fri Oct 28 2022
3

Not really my thing, but a strong album and an impressive debut. The album is tightly structured in a way that really serves the band's sound well. The songs are generally brief, many coming in under three minutes, with super tight percussion-driven pacing. Yes, it's loud and aggressive, but it moves along briskly and never drags or gets boring. It's also not super hard on the ears compared to a lot of Nu Metal. Apparently Slipknot doesn't like being classified as Nu Metal, with good reason. They're better than most of those bands. My main quibble is that the album could have been 2 or 3 songs shorter. Fave Songs: Eyeless, Surfacing, Prosthetics, Diluted, (sic), Tattered & Torn

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Mon Oct 31 2022
3

Oh boy, well I'll try to go into this with an open mind. For a debut and for nu-metal it is a very strong entry. I personally hate nu-metal and think it all sounds like it's trying too hard, but I've heard a LOT worse nu-metal. There are times there is almost an industrial sound going on, and even a few little musical things going on in the background (typically towards the beginning or end) that sound cool, but these are obviously not the main attraction. Regardless, I think they are at least better than Korn.

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Wed Nov 16 2022
3

mad

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Sat Nov 26 2022
3

I'm not going to lie I was kind of scared going into this album, not because it's Slipknot, but because I had just gotten a Beatles album the previous day. I'd only head a couple of Slipknot songs prior to this album, so I guess this was my real introduction to Slipknot. I was actually pleasantly surprised. Obviously I wouldn't normally go about my day listening to this, like it isn't something I would listen to it on my own, but for a first listen its not bad. Screaming like that can't be healthy, though. Fave track(s): Eyeless

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Wed Feb 10 2021
2

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

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Sun Jan 24 2021
2

Oof

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Sun Jan 24 2021
2

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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Thu Apr 29 2021
2

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

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Thu Apr 29 2021
2

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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Wed Sep 08 2021
2

terrifying. but not bad.

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Mon Sep 20 2021
2

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

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Mon Sep 20 2021
2

erg hysterisch met vlagen

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Wed Sep 29 2021
2

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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Thu Oct 14 2021
2

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

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Mon Nov 08 2021
2

5/10

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Wed Nov 10 2021
2

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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Thu Nov 18 2021
2

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

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Mon Nov 29 2021
2

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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Wed Dec 08 2021
2

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

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Sun Dec 12 2021
2

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

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Wed Dec 29 2021
2

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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Sun Jan 09 2022
2

Not my thing

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Mon Feb 07 2022
2

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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Fri Feb 11 2022
2

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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Mon Feb 21 2022
2

Not slick

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Wed Feb 23 2022
2

Fav Song: Wait and Bleed

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Sun Feb 27 2022
2

Eeeehhh

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Fri Mar 11 2022
2

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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Thu Apr 07 2022
2

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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Fri Jun 03 2022
2

Interesting album, other than revisiting their single Wait and Bleed, didn’t really enjoy the album

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Wed Jun 08 2022
2

Not sure why but I was surprised how musically and vocally accomplished this was but ultimately a bit much for my tastes.

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Sun Jun 12 2022
2

I saw Slipknot at a festival once. There were about thirty of them and they all seemed to be playing drums. I thought they were pretty funny.

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Thu Jul 07 2022
2

Fuck me. This is some angry-at-Mom-'n'-Dad-music right here. Despite being a guitar teacher since 1999, this is the first (see also: last) time I've ridden the Slipknot train. Militarily executed rhythm section is kinda impressive, but I now see why they needed those stupid mask gimmicks, 'cause the music wasn't musical enough. Betcha the singer ain't so angry at his Mom 'n' Pops now they made him a multimillionaire.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
2

Another in that long list of bands throughout might life I missed completely when they were getting airplay and attention. I definitely know the band's name, but that's about it. I had no idea what kind of music they played, etc. Texturally, very interesting, and, wow, this is some real frenetic stuff. I am just a beginner musician so imagining what it's like to play this music on my guitar or to try singing like the vocalist (how does he not lose his voice after the first line?!?), all makes my head spin. While it's hectic and cacophonic, I'm surprised that I don't dislike the music, which tends to happen with thrashy metal. Maybe it's because they are a little more percussive than some other thrash music I've heard, not sure. It's not something I could listen to straight through with regularity but my ears are more interested in this album than I would've thought.

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Sun Aug 07 2022
2

I don’t think it’s fair to completely write off this album as just stupid edginess, but I definitely don’t enjoy this angsty industrial late 90s brand of metal as much as darker, bleaker metal or NWOBHM or prog metal. It felt a bit repetitive and I personally would have liked some more dynamic changes. Obviously I respect the technical skill these guys have. I didn’t hate the album but I didn’t care for it. But now that I’m thinking so much about metal I just wanna go listen to Judas Priest or Opeth.

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Fri Aug 12 2022
2

I was a really angry 14 year old??? This is no longer the vibe

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Wed Aug 24 2022
2

¿Was it as bad as I thought it would be? No. ¿Did I like it? No. There are so many people in the band, but I've heard other bands create more sound with a lot less. I don't know when I would listen to something like this again by my own choice. If I had to listen again, the rating might go down. For now, 2 stars.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
2

Fy faen i helvete for noen jævlige album de mener jeg skal høre på. Det her er helt forferdelig støgt og fælt

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Mon Sep 05 2022
2

Cannot believe there are two albums by this band on the list. This is not on the level of the other.

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Sun Sep 11 2022
2

Can't believe this list has multiple Slipknot albums and no Blink182

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Thu Sep 15 2022
2

Too heavy for me

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Thu Sep 22 2022
2

I appreciate the musicianship, but not really my jam

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Thu Sep 22 2022
2

Production and monotony kill this one for me – despite some interesting rhythms and instrumentation tricks, the constant onslaught of mid-heavy guitar and screamed vocals just makes this a sonic wash for an hour. Gets tiring quickly and doesn't innovate between tracks enough to maintain interest.

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Wed Oct 05 2022
2

Hey, 1001 albums guy, kys.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
2

A few good songs on this but just too heavy for me

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Fri Oct 21 2022
2

Well, I have a lot to say about this album. In the spirit of being charitable, I will say that the music itself is an interesting journey through various subgenres of metal including thrash, death, and speed metal while also experimenting with alternative and rap metal. Slipknot clearly know their genre well. I don't care for the lyrics. There is a lack of self-awareness that is present in other metal artists like Venom's 'Black Metal' album. It's over earnest, overwrought and seems like it's trying to be edgy for edge's sake. There is a way to express alienation, dissatisfaction with society, and overall anger, but this seems to go beyond expression into glorification. Also, the mixing on this album is atrocious. There is a lot going on musically with all of the various layers, but it come out muddled in the mix.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
2

Ok

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Tue Oct 20 2020
1

lol

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Fri Jan 15 2021
1

Nope. Didn't like.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
1

horrível (pra mim)

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Fri Apr 09 2021
1

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

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Fri Jan 22 2021
1

All sounded the same.

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Sun Jan 24 2021
1

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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Sun Jan 24 2021
1

Yeah, no thank you

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Sun Apr 04 2021
1

Nope. Zero stars if I could.

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Wed Feb 03 2021
1

Hated every second. noped so hard

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Sun Jan 24 2021
1

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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Mon Mar 08 2021
1

No sé qué pinta esto aquí. Debería estar en los 1001 albumes más horrorosos de la historia. Válida como música de fondo para La Casa de los Horrores.

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Wed Feb 10 2021
1

definitely not my thing but i listened to it.

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Sun Jan 24 2021
1

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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Wed Feb 24 2021
1

waay to noisy for me

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Fri May 21 2021
1

Awful

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Sun May 23 2021
1

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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Sun Jul 11 2021
1

full trash

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Thu Apr 29 2021
1

Gimmick metal for psychotic teenagers.

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Wed Jun 30 2021
1

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

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Sun Jun 06 2021
1

A noisy mess

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Thu Jun 17 2021
1

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

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Fri Jul 23 2021
1

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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Thu Sep 30 2021
1

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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Thu Sep 30 2021
1

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

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Fri Oct 01 2021
1

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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Sun Oct 17 2021
1

Just don't like it or metal this heavy.

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