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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 (twenty 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 (twenty 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 (twenty 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 (twenty years ago) link

what yall think?

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

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

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

eight years pass...

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

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

four years pass...

"Unsainted" is their best single in ages.

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

2001 ILX was a sad place.

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

wow, what happened?

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

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

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

they did imo. unbelievably sick record

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 16:52 (three years 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 (three years ago) link

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

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 17:05 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years ago) link

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

Simon H., Saturday, 10 August 2019 17:21 (three years ago) link

blur circa 13, i'm cool w it

def consistently great

lowercase (eric), Saturday, 10 August 2019 17:32 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years ago) link

NOT LONG FOR THIS WORLD!!!!!

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 12 August 2019 15:29 (three years ago) link

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

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 12 August 2019 16:00 (three years 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 (three years ago) link

it kinda reminds me of mastodon tbh

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 12 August 2019 16:01 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years ago) link

part of me thinks djp will really dig the new record

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:53 (three years 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 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

https://youtu.be/ClqO8AW8rOY

global tetrahedron, Monday, 18 November 2019 22:45 (two years ago) link

erm,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClqO8AW8rOY

global tetrahedron, Monday, 18 November 2019 22:46 (two years ago) link

feel like I’ve failed ilm by not visiting the Slipknot-endorsed haunted house this year

mh, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 00:31 (two years ago) link

I was out for a beer at a chill local bar (dogs allowed!) on a Sunday night, and the goober working the taps was blasting Korn and Slipnot (and spending more time managing said playlist of Korn and Slipnot than serving beer). Needless to say, it was not chill.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 02:06 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGNqvH9ykfA

i love this band

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 16 December 2019 17:13 (two years ago) link

been going back over the older albums - I think Vol 3 is the best one before the new one, shame about the wearying production, but a great batch of songs by and large

Simon H., Monday, 16 December 2019 17:18 (two years ago) link

yeah that's otm i think, i only prefer iowa bc vol. 3 is so hard to listen to

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 16 December 2019 17:22 (two years ago) link

I love what Jay Weinberg brings to this band

The Mandymoorian (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 16 December 2019 17:32 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

Bizarrely BBC4 have got a documentary about Slipknot on right - like does anyone in the UK even care about Slipknot? Anyway, I doubt I've ever heard them before, but it's kind of OK, not my thing though.

God gave toilets rolls to you, gave toilet rolls to you (Tom D.), Friday, 13 March 2020 23:29 (two years ago) link

Excruciatingly bad and American this is though.

God gave toilets rolls to you, gave toilet rolls to you (Tom D.), Friday, 13 March 2020 23:43 (two years ago) link

Slipknot fans still like Slipknot

well some of them

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Saturday, 14 March 2020 01:21 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Joey Jordison the band's drummer has died! I am legitimately shocked at this news.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 21:46 (one year ago) link

oh fuck

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 22:41 (one year ago) link

jesus, that’s terrible

I never mentioned it in the thread since he was next door at the time, but my former neighbor was in an early version of the band (up to the release that they now refer to as their “demo” I think) and he was pretty broken up when Gray died

a fair number of kids had slipknot bumper stickers on their shitty high school kid cars in the school parking lot in the mid 90s

mh, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 00:13 (one year ago) link

dude was supremely talented. one of my favorite drummers of all time. i can’t believe this (except i sorta can given the severity of his health problems, but also still can’t)

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 03:39 (one year ago) link

This is terrible news. He had completely recovered from that MS like thing he was suffering when he left the band, no? Either way, what a loss.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 13:47 (one year ago) link

i'm listening to "wait and bleed" and i never think of double-bass drum playing as a feature of nu-metal, many of those bands felt like they were retreating from the busier evolutions of metal music, but jordison's extremely funky double-bass work... yo

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 15:57 (one year ago) link

One of the greatest drummers ever. RIP

billstevejim, Thursday, 29 July 2021 21:40 (one year ago) link

For anyone that ever wondered or fantasized:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRWVeHq-oWU

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 29 July 2021 21:48 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2v4u7VhoPU

really good new song that sounds like a direct continuation of the last album

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Friday, 5 November 2021 14:03 (nine months ago) link

All the super triggered drums in this kind of stuff always sounds to me like someone drumming their hands on a tabletop.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 5 November 2021 14:19 (nine months ago) link

eight months pass...

First single/video from the new album looks and sounds super Code Orange-y to me, and/but I'm kiiiiinda into it. Need to go back and revisit the last album, see if it's still as good as I remember.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INi3qP1oWlY

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 19 July 2022 23:30 (four weeks ago) link

enjoying the new single while also feeling like it's prob gonna be the worst song on the record (felt similarly about "unsainted")

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 20 July 2022 13:09 (three weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCyF-NPcnBo

yes!!! yes yes yes yes yes

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 5 August 2022 16:49 (one week ago) link

oh thats good

Spottie, Friday, 5 August 2022 16:55 (one week ago) link

unpopular opinion, but this reminds me of stone sour.
this is not a bad thing as i love both of the 'house of gold & bones' albums.

mark e, Friday, 5 August 2022 17:43 (one week ago) link


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