SLIPKNOT's 'Vol. 3': The First Review

April 20, 2004 has posted the first in-depth review of the new SLIPKNOT album, "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Tapes)", due on May 25 through Roadrunner Records. An excerpt:

"With 'Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Tapes)', SLIPKNOT have retained the ferocity, but their musicianship is tighter and their sound is far more expansive. The album incorporates melodic vocals, experimental flourishes, strong dynamics and an array of striking riffs, some of which sound like a cross between early METALLICA and industrial-metal band PRONG.

"If that sounds wussy, keep in mind that SLIPKNOT aren't visiting completely foreign territories. The band dabbled with melody on 'Iowa''s 'My Plague', 'Left Behind' and 'The Shape', and way back in 1997 the group toyed with funk, jazz, rap and ambient industrial music on its debut, 'Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat'. Some of the credit for SLIPKNOT's developmental leap can be attributed to master producer Rick Rubin, who worked closely with the band for months and pushed it to reach its full musical potential, yet much of the credit must go to SLIPKNOT." [Read more]

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