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Iowa [Explicit Lyrics]

Slipknot Audio CD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (556 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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Iowa, the follow-up to the groundbreaking self-titled debut album, turned hard rock and metal on its head with its aggression and brutal sounds. It remains a classic 10 years later and this release celebrates this one of a kind album cycle.

Iowa is certified Platinum and Rolling Stone said: "Iowa is not just the first great record of the nu-metal era - it's better than that."

The album spawned the singles "Left Behind" and "My Plague" plus Slipknot classics "People=Shit," "The Heretic Anthem" and "Disasterpiece."

The 10th Anniversary Special Edition features 2 CDs and 1 DVD. It includes the original Iowa album plus a bonus remix, the audio from the legendary "Disasterpieces" concert filmed in London in 2002. The DVD includes a brand new hour long film by the M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan that documents the chaotic Iowa cycle.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Slipknot makes a masterpiece Jan. 24 2006
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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4.0 out of 5 stars better than known as 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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4.0 out of 5 stars From ( s i c) to, uhhh, even better! July 11 2004
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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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm really surprised as a metal fan June 22 2004
Format:Audio CD
... because I always thought this band was a bunch of clowns with stupid masks that couldn't play an instrument properly and hid their inability behind heavy distortion and stupid rap-metal lyrics. In short I thought they were nu-metal. They may be categorised so but still I was really surprised to discover that Slipknot is by far in a higher level than s**t like Limping Park or Biscuit or whatever and also the most overestimated band of history; Korn as well. First of all Iowa is really heavy, at times you can even think of it as death metal (it's not I know but it gets as heavy at times). The band members are not virtuosos but as a band they have written and played some very good songs. Like many other reviewers here I can't get the point of having 9 members as well. They just sound like a 5-piece band. The drummer is excellent, he could even play for Cradle of Filth or Testament. The vocals are also pretty good to be called "nu".
If you have ignored this band on prejudice like me, don't and listen to Iowa immediately. They are heavy, pissed off, loud and have some sensible lyrics. They should be mentioned together with Hatebreed, Godforbid, Damageplan and bands like that not Linkin limping whatever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best Work of the 9!
This is Slipknots best album. There is not a song on it that I would not play over and over again.
Published 2 months ago by Tyler Shinn
5.0 out of 5 stars Iowa, one of the best !
This again was for my husband but even if I did not knew their music very much I did enjoy it too myself ! Very well made album ! Very representative of the band !
Published 22 months ago by Loulou Dark
5.0 out of 5 stars Slipknot Iowa special edition reissue. 2cd 1dvd
My sister was hunting for this everywhere.
I was overjoyed to find it here at an affordable price.
It was the perfect xmas gift. Read more
Published on Dec 29 2011 by GothabillyDoll
4.0 out of 5 stars Slipknot's Finest [late review]
First off, I am tired of people saying that Slipknot sucks. Do we ever say that your bands suck? No, unless you provoke us. Read more
Published on Dec 13 2006 by ...
1.0 out of 5 stars slipknot blows on this album and all there albums blow
slipknot sucks!!!!!! joey jordson is not that great of a drummer sure hes fast on the feet but thats it he sucks!! lars ulrich is better now for mick he sucks to!!! Read more
Published on Jan. 8 2006 by boby
5.0 out of 5 stars SlIpKnOt!!!!!!!
slipknot it is really of the good music into dirty worse it roughs-hew really too much. it is that which make that their music is good!!!nice heyhey!!!!
Published on Sept. 25 2005 by LiL_mag_beer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
I like this cd a lot, but i can see why some people hate it or say it isnt music. These guys i can say from experiance have an uncomparble live show, nothing rocks like it, i saw... Read more
Published on July 26 2005 by Joe
1.0 out of 5 stars Slipknot Is Garbage Talentless Music.
wow slipknot are a horrible band, they are not really angry, they are selling you that they are angry. They write lyrics just to piss ur parents off, so that u buy them. Read more
Published on June 27 2005 by peter
5.0 out of 5 stars SUHWEET
This is awesome. Heavier than S/T and Volume 3. its probably the best album
Published on April 2 2005 by Markus Twainus
5.0 out of 5 stars un tabarnak de bon album
C'est l'album qui buche le plus de slipknot pis je ne me tanne jamais de l'écouter. Joey est un dieu au drum, Corey est un demon qui chante et les guitaristes font des beats... Read more
Published on Jan. 24 2005 by "uztok"
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