Over the past week or so, I’ve gone through a deep dive of all the Slipknot albums. Throughout my listening extravaganza, I came to realize that if I had to pick a favorite Slipknot song it would most definitely be “Gently” from their second album, Iowa. This is one of those songs that packs so much into it yet, it’s a very minimalist song. It’s one of the songs in their catalog that is experimental yet totally makes sense. When put into the context of the sequence of the album on Iowa, “Gently” not only acts as a perfect transition piece of shifting the album into even darker territory. Something else that is quite interesting about this song is that it dates back to the very first Slipknot release, Mate Feed Kill Repeat. This is one song that I wish they would play more live. And now, “Gently.”
Yesterday the music world lost a force of nature behind the kit as well as a great songwriter in Joey Jordison. He was only 46 but left quite a legacy on the 4 Slipknot albums he was on as well as the plethora of other bands he played with like Rob Zombie, Korn and Ministry. While on a deep dive through their albums, I totally forgot about the secret song at the end of their debut self titled album. “Eyeore” is the track found at the end of the song “Scissors” and it’s a banger!! I will never forget the first time I heard them play it live. Holy Hell did it go HARD as Jamey Jasta would say. RIP Joey. Thank you for all the years of great tunes and performances.
Perhaps the events in the world the last well, many years has made me more cynical but, anytime I see things in the news about ignorance, hatred, corruption or anything that fits that mold, I always find myself singing the chorus of Slipknot’s “People = Shit” to myself. It’s just a very fitting song when people start acting like utter morons. Also, it’s a great song when you just want to say F You to someone you just can’t stand or feel disgust towards. So, with that in mind, here’s another great F You song to add to the list!
Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2019 End Of The Year Lists, the Top 10 Guitar Duos. The stipulation is that, an album/EP had to have been released this year.
Vote for your favorite in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.
This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!
01) James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch- Korn
02) John Dyer Baizley and Gina Gleason- Baroness
03) Stephen Brodsky and Adam McGrath- Cave In
04) James Root and Mick Thompson- Slipknot
05) Joel Stroetzel and Adam Dutkiewicz- Killswitch Engage
06) Albert Navarro and Nathan Najera- Seizures
07) Joe Trohman and Scott Ian- The Damned Things
08) Richard Kruspe and Paul Landers- Rammstein
09) Chelsea Wolfe and Bryan Tulao- Chelsea Wolfe
10) Andrew Diaz and Matthew Wright- Harborlights
Ever since Slipknot’s new album, We Are Not Your Kind came out, I’ve been hooked on it. We Are Not Your Kind is one hell of an album. In my opinion it’s the best album they’ve released since Volume 3: The Subliminal Verses. This new one has some of the darkest/heaviest lyrics since Iowa and musically it’s got a really interesting balance of Volume 3 and the self titled debut. With all that in mind, I thought a new ranking of Slipknot’s albums would be quite fitting.
Slipknot’s new album We Are Not Your Kind comes out this Friday (August 9). They’ve already put out 2 songs from the album (“Unsainted” and “Solway Firth“) and this new one “Birth Of The Cruel” is quite good. Kind of has a bit of a first album vibe to it. This album is shaping up to be something quite good, I hope.
Slipknot have unveiled the second official single from their new album “We Are Not Your Kind” with the music video for the track “Solway Firth.” The band’s percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan directed the clip, which features footage of the upcoming Amazon Prime “The Boys” as well as live footage from their recent Eurpean tour. If you weren’t impressed with the first single “Unsainted,” then this one will be the one that draws you in.
On August 9th, Slipknot will be releasing their new album “We Are Not Your Kind.” The first single “Unsainted” was released today along with a video directed by the bands M. Shawn Crahan (aka Clow,n, aka #6). Guitarist Jim Root has stated about the upcoming album “This is most time we’ve had to write a record, and work stuff out together. One of my inspirations this time around was those artists that recorded full length albums – not just songs. While the industry is moving toward singles, Slipknot wanted to make an album experience, front to back.” Interestingly, the previously released song “All Out Life” is not on the album.
01 – “Insert Coin”
02 – “Unsainted”
03 – “Birth Of The Cruel”
04 – “Death Because Of Death”
05 – “Nero Forte”
06 – “Critical Darling”
07 – “Liar’s Funeral”
08 – “Red Flag”
09 – “What’s Next”
10 – “Spiders”
11 – “Orphan”
12 – “My Pain”
13 – “Not Long For This World”
14 – “Solway Firth”
Back in 2004 when Slipknot released their album Volume 3: The Subliminal Verses, they were guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Rather than play outside on the big stage, Slipknot opted to play inside on the tiny stage instead. I was one of the lucky few that got to go to this mini concert and it was intense. Slipknot ripped through “Duality” and “The Blister Exists” this evening and the crowd ate it up. I remember the people that worked on the show being rather scared of what might happen with Slipknot playing inside and all the fans going nuts, especially when they began playing “The Blister Exists.” This was one of those TV performances that will always be memorable to me for obvious reasons but also because getting to see Slipknot on a small stage again was badass
Last week Slipknot released a new song from their upcoming new album, which is due out in 2019. Naturally, I went on a kick of listening to them for a few days. While having my own personal listening party, I started to think about all the b-sides they have from their albums. Well now, here they are.
From Volume 3- The Subliminal Verses:
Don’t Get Close: