Yes, I am a slipknot fan. I enjoy the music they make. I am honestly tired of "true metal fans" grouping one bands fan base into a bunch if idiots, even though most act like a bunch of imbecilic fools. I love all metal, If I want to listen to nu-metal I will listen to korn, slipknot,tool,mudvayne or motograter. If i want some good ole heavy metal then i'd choose 80's metallica, pantera or iron maiden. For death metal i'd choose deicide, cannibal corpse, six feet under, or morbid angel. Black metal (my personal favorite genre) I'd pick, cradle of filth, dimmu borgir, gorgoroth,emperor,mayhem, and old mans child. Melodic death metal I think would be in flames and arch enemy and some great new heavy metal bands are avenged sevenfold, chimaira,killswitch engage,and lamb of god. So really do not judge somebody for one band they like. Now onto the album.
Personally, this is my favorite slipknot album. There are points it doesn't even feel like nu-metal. They have matured and grown. Yet, it seems like most of the angry pre-teens are pissed for the lack of anger and parental advisory sticker. Pitiful.
Prelude 4.0 - 4/5 Really shows emotion Love corey's vocals here
The blister exists - 6/5 One of my favorites on the album percussion in this song is great
Three nil - 5/5 Another favorite of mine I believe this song discusses about the thrashing slipknot takes from "true metal fans"
duality - 4.5/5 1st single from the album, represents this album very well
opium of the people - 4/5 Not great but the guitar work saves it.
circles - 4.5/5 Yes an acoustic song and a good one at that
welcome - 4/5 Definetly a good song but not a great song
vermillion pt 1 - 5/5 beautiful lyrics one of the best
pulse of the maggots - 4/5 good solo, good lyrics could be a single
Before i forget - 10/5 Could be my favorite off of this album. Great chorus
vermilion pt 2 - 5/5 Another acoustic, and A brilliant one at that.
The nameless 4.5/5 Goes from heavy to melodic within seconds original
The virus of life - 10/5 Another one that could be my favorite musically it is a great song and also lyrically it reminds me of prosthetics
danger - keep away 4.5/5 A good closing song.
So, in conclusion you don't have to like a band but I mean christ. Give slipknot a joke it seems almost the cool thing in metal to hate them. Enjoy this album if your open minded enough to buy it you will be rewarded.