Written on: 11/10/2008 by Josh1792 (1 review written)
SlipKnoT have pulled out all the stops and gone all out to please all previous SlipKnoT fans, sounds from the IOWA era and Vol.:3 era clash, mixed in with some more new sounds to make by far their most experimental album to date.
If you where fond of their self-titled album you should look elsewhere,the Nu-metal and self titled sound is non existent as it was in Vol.:3.
If you loved both IOWA and Vol.3 you will absolutely fall in love with All Hope Is Gone, Execute/Germatria(the Killing Name), This Cold Black, Wherein Lies Continue and All Hope Is Gone bring the IOWA sound back with heavier riffs and amazing short solos. Where as songs like Sulphur and Dead Memories revive the Vol.:3 sound with some slight changes on the vocal style, most evidently in the choruses of Psychosocial and Gehenna which has Corey Taylor singing in the highest notes ever heard on a SlipKnoT album. It is a must have album for not just SlipKnoT fans but all rock and metal enthusiasts, their are so many styles that everyone will find a song to their taste. Whether it's pure brutality or rock heavn your after, this album has both.