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Slipknot VS Iowa

Slipknot VS Iowa  

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  1. 1. Which Slipknot Album Is Better?

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15 hours ago, MacabreEternal said:

I once put some nuts and bolts in a sock and beat it against a wall.  I vote for that sound over anything Slipknot have ever recorded.

18 hours ago, BlutAusNerd said:

Literally almost anything else.

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Also go with the debut. Say what you want about the band but I was 12 when this album came out and Slipknot for a 12 year old in his formative years of music it was powerful. We all have that music that when it is heard it takes you back to a strong memory, this album is one of those for me.   

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I really really don't like Slipknot but used to enjoy them so I remember a good chunk of both their debut album and Iowa. I honestly despise their debut album and think it's more rap metal oriented and deliberately "extreme" and find it a disorganized mess. I mean, a couple tracks are acceptable (Wait and Bleed is fine), but in general I'd rather listen to Brian Eno's ambient albums than that album (i like Eno just find his ambient work boring).

I still don't really like Iowa but I respect it and find it to be a jump up from their debut album. I think it's decent despite its weaknesses and I can go back and relisten to it without switching albums after 30 minutes. The lyrics are still edgy as shit and nihilistic as usual but they're improving at this point. The riffs aren't exactly super exciting or anything innovative but they feel better and more intense than their first release, and overall it's a much darker and more intense album and less sloppy than the first. But it still shouldn't be 66 minutes and I don't get why every nu metal band thinks it's okay to put a super long track as the final track of their album and have it follow the same exact structure each album. I mean, the title track is better than the 19-minute "Scissors" but that's not comparing much.

So I'd take Iowa over their debut in a heartbeat. But I don't care for either and they released nothing of value after 2001.

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