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Iowa Explicit Lyrics

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  • Audio CD (Jan. 7 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Warner Music
  • ASIN: B00005A46T
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 561 customer reviews
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1. (515)
2. People = Shit
3. Disasterpiece
4. My Plague
5. Everything Ends
6. The Heretic Anthem
7. Gently
8. Left Behind
9. The Shape
10. I Am Hated
11. Skin Ticket
12. New Abortion
13. Metabolic
14. Iowa

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Right from the introductory shriek and grind of "(515)," you know Slipknot are deadly serious about making a real heavy metal album. Iowa is intimidating in its unforgiving heaviness. Produced to perfection by wunderkind Ross Robinson, it takes the best of Slayer as a starting point. "People = Shit," "The Heretic Anthem," and "New Abortion" are relentless and wholly brutal, but this is no mere thrash. "Disasterpiece" features a weird, hypnotic riff, while "Left Behind" comes across like a duet between Alice in Chains' Layne Staley and Slayer's Tom Araya. The rerecorded "Gently" builds slowly from industrial atmospherics to a punishing explosion of noise. The title track (also old and formerly known as "Killers Are Quiet") is a deeply unsettling heavy-metal "Midnight Rambler." Frontman Corey Taylor claims to have performed it naked and bleeding from self-inflicted wounds, which isn't hard to believe. This masterfully constructed collection is painfully raw and utterly compelling. --Dominic Wills

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Format: Audio CD
First off, I am tired of people saying that Slipknot sucks. Do we ever say that your bands suck? No, unless you provoke us.

So, Iowa is the band's heaviest, with better guitar playing and drumming. Corey sounds as manical as ever, going insaine on the title track, which is an interesting 15 minute epic, easily beating Scissors, the 8 minute epic of the S/T.

A lot of people say the S/T titled was better, but I don't think so. The S/T was a sloppy mess compared to this cd, you could tell by the production that they didn't care what they were doing. Now they do, you can hear everything... except for the bass.

Which is a problem, and why I had to dock a star. The bass guitar is one of the main instruments in a band, so why do they have to tune it so low that it sounds like it isn't even plugged in? Ah, well it still is a great cd

Of course, everyone knows the anthems People = *hit and The Heretic Anthem... but what about the underrated cuts like Skin Ticket, I am Hated and Gentley? Most people hate these songs, but they are completely listenable.

So in short, yes this cd is metal, while the one before it is rock. It is heavy, but not the heaviest cd in the world. You CANNOT deny that this cd isn't heavy in some parts, I am also tired of people saying that Iowa isn't heavy just to sound "trendy".

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Format: Audio CD
I have been a fan of Slipknot for a few years now, and I think that Iowa is their best album, as well as one of the great heavy metal albums of all time. The album is deafening, with pummeling drums and searing guitars. Corey Taylor's melodic and torutred screams give the album that vocal edge that alot of heavy metal bands do not have. Iowa is incredible from start to finish, so let's go through each song.
(515) 10/10 Great intro to album, creepy and great build up to People=S@#t
People=S@#T 10/10 One of the heaviest songs ever, incredible song live
Disasterpiece 10/10 Awesome guitar riffs by Mick Thompson, great song
My Plague 9/10 Wicked beginning, chorus a little out of place in the song though
Everything Ends 8/10 Good song and great vocals by Corey
The Heretic Anthem 10/10 Fan favourite, another great song live and full of energy
Gently 10/10 One of my favourites, great beginning which builds into an explosion of noise, wicked guitar riffs at the end to.
Left Behind 9/10 Good song, obviously this song was ment for radio play
The Shape 8/10 Good song but a bit out of place on this album
I Am Hated 10/10 Awesome song, great lyrics
Skin Ticket 10/10 Very unique song, awesome here but better live
New Abortion 10/10 One of the best on he album
Metabolic 10/10 Insane song, wicked every way
Iowa 9/10 Good song but way to long, feels kind of stretched out
Iowa is a must have for any Slipknot fan or metal fan for that matter. Pick up and enjoy.
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By A Customer on March 20 2005
Format: Audio CD
i remember when i first bought iowa and was fascinated by the sounds flooding my ears. i had heard the song left behind on the tv and loved it. then i didnt listen to it for a while as i discovered harder music. i just picked up slipknots iowa this morning and plugged it in and it still stands up pretty good.
i still say slipknot's genre of music is debatable. at some points they do show signs of death metal, but they dont really fit the profile of a death metal band, so i guess thats what gets them. they wear masks, appeal to popular music taste, and all their lyrics are kind of whiny.
but to the music. its hard, its angry, and its violent. you could say its brutal, but that might be an over statement. i think slipknot is a band that comes along that you either love or hate. me? i love them. i think their pretty good. i dont rank them with my other bands out of sweden and finland (checkout bands from these parts for awesome metal) but they still hold up pretty well.
maybe im just an idiot who still listens to slipknot every once in a while, maybe i just like their lyrics (come on, get passed the violence and take a look at whats behind it) and maybe i just like that dirty and dark feeling i get when i listen to them. who knows? who cares? i dont. i just listen to music that i like. and i like slipknot.
i recommend this cd to anyone who wants to get into metal, because this one will definately prepare you for whats next (lets face it, someone might be scared off if they all of a sudden pop in a cannibal corpse album right off the bat. start off small with slipknot, hell, years ago i listened to korn). so its not bad music, but its not great. ill just leave it at that.
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Format: Audio CD
Okay this CD is pretty much just sic all around, but here's how it goes (oh, make sure you buy it!!)
515- Noises, weird, what can I say.
People (...) Very bold, a semi-gradual intro to a very hardcore song, good stuff.
Disasterpiece- One of the most sic guitar lines, it flows, it's heavy, it's the sicness.
My Plague- I like how this one goes, a rappy set of verses, with a wicked chorus, very thrash towards the end.
Everything Ends- I love this song, it has a little bit of depressed-mood lyrics, but it's very fast after you get into it.
The Heretic Anthem- Great all around, you gotta love the message, good song live too, gnarly stuff.
Gently- This song is a little out of place for this CD, not the greatest, all I can say.
Left Behind- Melodical, wicked, great message in the lyrics, Corey isn't the greatest of making sense, but he wrote this one well, show stopper here.
The Shape- A verrrry sic song, (like the whole CD, save me some breath) the chorus keeps it pumpin along, you want more, more!
I am Hated- A stop from illusions, here is reality, no whinyness here, just THRASH, love the lyrics, it shows alot of feeling.
Skin Ticket- Slower at the start, greeaaaatt song though, I love the part"Come see my cage built in my grave", Corey expresses his hate well, the whole CD.
New Abortion- Mick and Jim always put out good riffs, and Joey keeps the pedals pumping, this song is a masterpiece melodically, sic chorus, keeps on flowin.
Metabolic- VERY underrated song, my Fav. on the CD, I love where it bridges with the drumroll and the screams, Maggot material extreme here, worship it people.
Iowa- Gee, the song that should be the best on the CD sucks, and it's long, wow, chop this parta the cd off.
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