SLIPKNOT (IA) — Slipknot (review)

SLIPKNOT (IA) — Slipknot album cover Album · 1999 · Nu Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
3.5/5 ·
Earendil
Slipknot's self-titled album was one of my most-listened to albums in 7th grade, and to this day, I enjoy revisiting it. I'm no nu-metal fan, but this band has enough of a raw edge to avoid sounding derivative and overly predictable. The band's percussion-driven sound and Corey Taylor's vocals are what make this a good metal album. The band has a drummer along with two custom percussionists that have a distinctive voice with their rolling, overlapping playing. As far as this type of music goes, Corey Taylor is one of the best vocalists around. He rages from energetic growl-yells to solid clean vocals back and forth, and he comes across as really passionate and genuinely pissed off. Slipknot's debut is my favorite nu-metal album, and many music fans will likely miss out on a nu-metal album done right.

Rating: 7/10
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