Alright, 2 stars is way too generous. More like a star and a half. This is utterly ridiculous. These guys repeatedly suggest that they're inspired by Death Metal (heck, Mick and Joey were even in the band Anal Blast at one time), but this is just too KoRnY for me. $lipknot reflects Capitalism at its worst. It's 'disturbing' that someone is even comparing these posers and Disturbed to Deicide (PLEASE!). The drummer Joey is a mediocre drummer and appears to be the only member of the band with a shred of knowledge of his instrument. He would be best suited in a band that actually displayed some intricacies to coincide with his drumming.
I would definitely not recommend this album unless you enjoy 2-chord, flavor of the month pop rock tripe. Don't insult your intelligence by purchasing this garbage. If you really think you're a fan of that ever-present word Metal (which this is nowhere near), then buy some albums from Suffocation, Myrkskog, Opeth, At The Gates, Meshuggah, In Flames, Gorguts, Epoch of Unlight, Disgorge, Soilwork, December Wolves etc. etc. Come on...I dare ya. Lets see how Metal these trend-riding "maggots" really are. Maybe only then you'll realize that you never did listen to Metal like you thought. Resist this trash and think for yourself, don't let corporate suit and tie guys decide what you're going to listen to (HA! And silly you thought that you were anti-establishment!). I hope this review helps at least one person broaden their horizons and set their souls free from this frivolous, musical ineptitude. If not, at least this "music" (I use the term very loosely) has assisted in weeding out the weak and clearly divided them from others with a true passion and understanding of music.