Monday, June 22, 2009

887. Slipknot - Slipknot (1999)

Track Listing

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


How boring can you get? It is not a question of heaviness, as they really are not the heaviest thing we've had on the list, but it is so boring... it is hard to tell one track from the next.

There are some interesting elements about it, the percussion is definitely heavy, there is some mixing of genres, such as thrash, speed and death metal going on here, but they are too similar genres for it really to count as some great innovation.

There are elements of more melodic singing in this, but not enough to create real variety in terms of sound. So it is a relentless boring attack. Some people might like it.

Track Highlights

1. Wait and Bleed
2. Sic
3. Scissors
4. Eyeless

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

After the release of the album, the band was accused of copyright infringement regarding the lyrics of the song "Purity". Taylor was inspired by a story he had read about a girl named Purity Knight who was kidnapped and buried alive. Although Taylor insisted that he thought the story was true, the author claimed it was fictional. The author objected to its use in the song and Slipknot were forced to remove "Purity" and its short sample-filled prelude "Frail Limb Nursery" from the album. As a result, the band released slightly remastered standard and digipak versions of the album in December 1999, replacing both tracks with "Me Inside". The band however still play the song during live performances and it is included in the band's second DVD Disasterpieces as well as the live album 9.0 Live.

Wait and Bleed:

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