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What yall think about Slipknot? KoRn? Marilyn Manson? Whats your favorite rock group from yesterday and today?

Tator, Sunday, 14 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Why are these people so angry all the time? How do they do it? Anybody that "evil" should have magical powers or make candles flutter in their presence or something... not put on makeup and play guitars. Ok guys, I get it, you're mad, what else?

Cryosmurf, Sunday, 14 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

My theory is that pull away those masks and Slipknot would be revealed as a front for Zodiac Mindwarp's latest outfit.

stevo, Sunday, 14 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Shite it just seems that the whole 'nu metal' thing has now legitimised the freakish looking goths from 10 years ago, whilst i used to get all self loathing being a shoegazer this lot just shove a million piercings in their collective faces and apply far more make up than bob smith ever saw fit...

el wanko, Sunday, 14 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

what yall think?

ethan, Sunday, 14 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Slipknot is a joke. I was surprised to see them get such great reviews in Rolling Stone, but then again RS never has had good taste in music. Their music is all redundant garbage and they make no statement at all by wearing their masks and jumpsuits. It's amazing that a band can have 9 members and not ONE of them can sing or play an instrument. Korn is a little less of a joke, but I still can't stand the persistant whining depressed childhood b.s... Marilyn Manson is ancient history. He/she stopped surprising me after Antichrist Superstar. Peace.

James Hunyar, Monday, 15 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

I hated Marilyn Manson, but sort of changed my mind after "Mechanical Animals", which had a bunch of good songs, and made alienation and anomie sound more fun than Radiohead. And "The Dope Show" was a killer, killer single; I loved playing it when I used to DJ.

Sometimes I pine for Alice Cooper, tho...

Sean, Monday, 15 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Under the masks.. SlipKnot are white trash metalheads from the trashy side of town. That's how they're viewed in their home city, and that is how they SHOULD be viewed elsewhere. They honestly wouldn't have even been popular back home if it weren't for their masks. Terrible soundalike nu-metal bands come a dime a dozen, where they're from... the gimmick is the only thing that seperated them from the rest- it's all such a horrible mess. If a member of the band didn't at one point own the popular rock club in Des Moines, I doubt they'd have even had the exposure that made them popular locally.

Bobby D. Gray, Monday, 15 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Slipknot is my favorite Iowan band ever, but they're the only one I've heard I think. Is the best band from your town an indie rock band, by chance? Since you seem to know them, have you heard whether Slipknot keeps the masks on when they fuck the maggotettes or not? I'm dying to know...

Kris, Tuesday, 16 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
Slipknot has no skill at all. Their music is simple, and their lyrics are simple. They are an atrocious band. Korn is also pretty bad but I think their music is getting better. Marilyn Manson is always at least funny

Aleksandr Werning, Saturday, 10 November 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

"the knot" and "mazza" are shameless carnival hucksters whose art is finely crafted to connect with the incredibly banal observations a teenager will find profound "no-one understands the way i feel" "the govt are bad" "why can't i swear in front of mum and dad" "i iget angry" " why don't girls like me" etc. some of it is ebntertaining & there's some catchy tunes, but they're more equivalent to the marketing arm of marvel comics or the WWF than a proper rock n roll disgusto band like the dwarves or the mummies. and for their supposed spook they don't really cut it next to meshuggah and fuckhead. "my skin won't clear up and mum won't let me have the car". music for little shits

bob snoom, Sunday, 11 November 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

two months pass...
Listen up all you motherfuckers! You can say all you want about the knot, but we all fuckin know all you preppy-ass motherfuckers like this gay shit like backstreet boys and shit like that! Slipknot is one of the hottest metal bands ever known! If you think they dont have any fuckin talant id like to see your punk asses get out there, on the road (travelling as much as they do) and play the instruments like they do. They have 9 members doing theyre own fuckin job in that band, and for them to make 9 things come together and make kickass songs like they do, i think thats a shitload of talent!

Slipknot Heretic, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

As far as the nu-metal goes, Slipknot gets the nod for Best Actual Pop Single By a Nu-Metal Band for "Left Behind," which did a nice job of weaving the screamed vocals and the hypersmooth processed sung vocals. Extra points for not sounding constipated during the delivery of said "clean" vocals, unlike say that guy from Staind. Slipknot's lyrics are atrocious, though.

As far as whether there are a million bands in Iowa that sound like them -- well, I live in Iowa, and I don't think it's accurate to say so. There are fewer bands around here than in any place I've ever lived, though admittedly my former places-of-residence have been Chicago, Portland, and southern California, so maybe my perspective's a bit off.

John Darnielle, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

i just heard slipknot's "eyeless".. the drum'n'bass-influenced intro is pretty cool. there's something preversely thrilling about a band like this selling disco to their black-clad, angst-filled fanbase as exciting new rock. something reznor's been doing for over a decade, of course.

marek, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Slipknot is my favorite Iowan band ever, but they're the only one I've heard I think.

Weren't the Thinking Fellers originally from Iowa City? Or at least some assemblance thereof?

Brian MacDonald, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

we all fuckin know all you preppy-ass motherfuckers like this gay shit like backstreet boys and shit like that!

Never heard G**d**a B*b sound so invigorating.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

I don't think it's just you, John. Ames is weird.

Josh, Wednesday, 16 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

four years pass...
cheer up emo kids its not all that bad :) but slipknot still kick ass!!!

nikl, Tuesday, 23 May 2006 23:00 (thirteen years ago) link

eight years pass...

http://i.imgur.com/9NdpQoX.png

flopson, Thursday, 12 March 2015 16:09 (four years ago) link

four years pass...

"Unsainted" is their best single in ages.

Simon H., Thursday, 16 May 2019 13:53 (three months ago) link

really enjoyed it, feels way less (needlessly) complicated and directionless than anything from the last record

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 16 May 2019 15:29 (three months ago) link

the way he sings the chorus reminds me of.... panic! at the disco lol

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 16 May 2019 15:31 (three months ago) link

haha yea

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:57 (three months ago) link

I loved the recent live album, this is pretty good but I think they're at their best when it gets musically a little weirder like toward the end here. the drumming is of course fantastic

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Thursday, 16 May 2019 23:40 (three months ago) link

As I said in the main metal thread, the video is super Ghost-ly.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 17 May 2019 01:25 (three months ago) link

yknow I do actually like Slipknot a lot in theory but I find basically all of their albums to be a slog, to varying degrees; I invite POXes

Simon H., Friday, 17 May 2019 02:36 (three months ago) link

2001 ILX was a sad place.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 17 May 2019 03:27 (three months ago) link

What a horrible track.

For a band whose entire identity and sound revolves around white suburban male rage, Slipknot sound so diluted and forced now. But that's what happens when you're in your late 40s and living comfortably. Whatshisname should stick with Stone Sour, at least that comes across as sincere.

A. Begrand, Friday, 17 May 2019 04:56 (three months ago) link

Yeah, I couldn't make it through that track, though I hear the Panic at the Disco in the way it starts.

I saw them live once or twice and was always impressed by the musicianship and thrown off by the cartoon theatricality (sort of the exact opposite of Rammstein). Is Max Weinberg's son still playing drums?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 17 May 2019 11:25 (three months ago) link

News coming through that Shawn Crahan (Clown)'s youngest daughter has passed away.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Sunday, 19 May 2019 23:25 (three months ago) link

wow, what happened?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 20 May 2019 00:02 (three months ago) link

pic.twitter.com/QM5KkmejRO

— M. Shawn Crahan (@MShawnCrahan) May 19, 2019

It is with a broken heart, and from a place of the deepest pain, that I have to inform all of you that my youngest daughter, Gabrielle, passed away yesterday - Saturday, May 18th, 2019. She was 22 years old. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. My family and I ask that our privacy be respected going forward. Thank you.

Much love,
clown

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Monday, 20 May 2019 00:25 (three months ago) link

Sad coincidence - the bassist from Obituary also lost a daughter in the past few days.

billstevejim, Monday, 20 May 2019 05:34 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

been hearing great things about the new record. like "better than iowa" great things

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 2 August 2019 19:55 (three weeks ago) link

"solway firth" and "unsainted" are p awesome so i'm hyped

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 2 August 2019 19:59 (three weeks ago) link

I would love if they finally made a front-to-back great record, which imho they've never quite managed

Simon H., Friday, 2 August 2019 20:38 (three weeks ago) link

they did imo. unbelievably sick record

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 16:52 (two weeks ago) link

if you have not see it, then Coreys appearance on UK knowledge/quiz/comedy show, 'QI', is really good.
was a few years ago, me and the lads saw it by accident as its not something we watch normally.
came across like a really lovely fella to be fair.

mark e, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 17:01 (two weeks ago) link

play “critical darling” at my funeral, it is so me-core

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 17:05 (two weeks ago) link

I can't believe how good this album is. After one listen I'm ready to call it their best. The sheer amount of new sounds they've brought into play while still remaining 100% Slipknot is astonishing.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 19:17 (two weeks ago) link

oh man, saw this thread title and thought "I should go see them at the State Fair!" but it's sold out :/

(Iowa State Fair, of course)

untuned mass damper (mh), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 20:03 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abL2BcUS8qI

again this song absolutely rips

metal album of the year

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 10 August 2019 13:42 (two weeks ago) link

idrk what they were going for with "My Pain" but the rest rips

Simon H., Saturday, 10 August 2019 17:21 (two weeks ago) link

blur circa 13, i'm cool w it

def consistently great

lowercase (eric), Saturday, 10 August 2019 17:32 (two weeks ago) link

idrk what they were going for with "My Pain" but the rest rips

― Simon H., Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:21 AM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

i like to think of "my pain" and "not long for this world" as two halves of one song

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 10 August 2019 19:12 (two weeks ago) link

whenever "My Pain" comes on I picture the two drummers frowning behind their masks, heads slumped

Simon H., Saturday, 10 August 2019 19:29 (two weeks ago) link

NOT LONG FOR THIS WORLD!!!!!

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 12 August 2019 15:29 (one week ago) link

the dual guitar action in "a liar's funeral" is so sweet

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 12 August 2019 16:00 (one week ago) link

when i first heard that song i was like "oh no is this the ballad" and i got very pleasantly surprised

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 12 August 2019 16:00 (one week ago) link

it kinda reminds me of mastodon tbh

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 12 August 2019 16:01 (one week ago) link

fell in love with this band shortly after leaving Iowa. they kick ass. even their fuckin live album kicks ass

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 12 August 2019 16:12 (one week ago) link

i'm listening to vol. 3 for the first time in a while and i forgot how much the mastering job hurts

"duality" is such a fuckin good song though

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 12 August 2019 18:45 (one week ago) link

"I'm overthrown / I'm over your throne" might be the ultimate Slipknot-ian refrain

Simon H., Monday, 12 August 2019 18:48 (one week ago) link

the guitars on "A Liar's Funeral" remind me of Death which is awesome and not something I expected going into this

gman59, Tuesday, 13 August 2019 02:11 (one week ago) link

part of me thinks djp will really dig the new record

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:53 (one week ago) link

A lot of underground types who usually abhor Slipknot are begrudgingly admitting to liking the new record in my admittedly small social media small sample size.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 17 August 2019 15:56 (one week ago) link


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