Since you’re a dialed-in music afficianado, you probably have an opinion about Slipknot. Me? Why, thanks for asking! Well, I can’t listen to them all the time, but sometimes they are the only thing that scratches that itch, ya know? Yeah, you know what I mean. Admit it.
This is angst and anger, violence and volume, musicianship and mayhem. This is hilarious (and very repetitive) exhortations of the crowd to yell, jump and raise their fists. Basically, everything you’d expect. Right on.
The drums on this record are fantastic. At least, that’s the first thing that strikes me right in the forehead. The guitars squeal and chug perfectly. The vocals are a little slurred, but I suppose that’s because everything is being yelled from behind a Halloween mask. But what a great howl, nonetheless. Damn.
Anyway, all the hits are here. Fans already own this, and those of you who don’t care haven’t even read this far. That’s cool too. But I’ll tell you that this is the live record for you, if you’re in the market for having your cage rattled.