I used to be a huge Slipknot fan but then I started liking some faster and heavier stuff like thrash-metal(Slayer, Kreator, Testament) and Death-metal(Cannibal Corpse, Deicide,Behemoth etc). There was a 2-3 year time when I didn't listen to Slipknot at all. Then I saw them at Ruisrock-festival last year and I started to listen to them again. I realized that they're actually a really great band. Their latest album is imo by far their best work. It's the most diverse and has hands down the best writing of all.There are only a couple of songs I don't like off that album. With that said my favorite tracks:
- The Blister Exists ( A really nasty song with catchy riffs, fast tempo and great lyrics)
- Get This ( Their most thrashy song with a lot of aggression)
- Gemetria(The Killing Name) ( Propably their heaviest to date, also the most technical)
- (SIC) ( Needs no explaining)
Response to the post above: This is something I have to disagree about. Onstage they were great nut they're attitude and image was just childish and stupid. It's just painful to hear a guy in his thirties talk like a angsty 12-year old teenager. Some of the lyrics were really bad (Surfacing anyone?). I'm glad they grew up. Corey is actually a really intelligent guy and a great lyric-writer when he puts effort to his work and doesn't use the f-word constantly. Yeah some of the songs were bad(Vermilion part 2...) but a lot of the softer material is really well written like Dead Memories. Say what you want about the songs but I love it.Few years ago when I was a "metal-elitist" I would've hated the song but right now I really enjoy listening to it.
Slipknot sold out on their first album
Wait and Bleed and Spit it out were both perfet examples of a radiofriendly song
Part of it has to do with Roadrunner records( They're very well known for calling the shots on some of the stuff the band writes).