Iowa - Slipknot
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  • Summary: Produced by Ross Robinson, 'Iowa' is the metal band's third album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 'Iowa' is a fantastic metal record, ferocious and inventive, but their rage is that of psychotic adolescents rather than reasoning adults. You'll love it!
  2. Iowa is not just the first great record of the nu-metal era - it's better than that.
  3. Slipknot make one hell of a racket, an abrasive amalgam of death metal blastbeats and bestial grunting. [Oct 2001, p.130]
  4. 70
    Iowa boldly follows up, notching maximum body blows in its unyielding production, while maintaining an odd grandeur in its professed pain and anguish, its struggle for individualism.
  5. Things reach such a fever pitch on this album that you can't help but laugh at times. [Sep 2001, p.75]
  6. After too many calls for the end of humanity and playing the Satan card a few times, all the yelling becomes little more than a humorless joke.
  7. Those who've moved beyond efforts to scare mom and dad will do well to steer clear, though they've probably made that choice already.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 68
  2. Negative: 16 out of 68
  1. Dec 4, 2011
    10
    Slipknot's follow-up to their massively successful debut album does not disappoint. This is their darkest work, and it shows. Some say theSlipknot's follow-up to their massively successful debut album does not disappoint. This is their darkest work, and it shows. Some say the very numerous expletives are unneeded and lose effect, but they just can't see that the words help convey the dark and disturbing sound that Slipknot aims to bring to their sophomore effort. Expand
  2. Gregnothing
    Mar 16, 2004
    10
    well i must say i have been a maggot for a long time i still remember when i first borrowed their first slipknot cd from my friend took it well i must say i have been a maggot for a long time i still remember when i first borrowed their first slipknot cd from my friend took it home and put it in my cd player listened to it and thought it was shit but then it grew on me and ever since i have realized that they siong about real shit its all this shit we can go through in life its not just noise whoever disses corey for the shit he sings about needs some help because i respect his views as for iowa there couldnt be a better album by them that album came out as a hit and will always be a hit to me and im strongly looking forward to their new album coming out on july 25th or 26th and looking forward to their new single pulse of the maggot on the 30th of this month Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    Oct 7, 2001
    10
    awesome awesome awesome
  4. SeanZ
    Dec 11, 2006
    10
    whoever voted below a 6 on this shouldn't have even voted, they are just trying to downgrade an amazingly written album by the knots. whoever voted below a 6 on this shouldn't have even voted, they are just trying to downgrade an amazingly written album by the knots. 10/10 for me!! rock on and keep playing hard dudes! '' Expand
  5. Apr 16, 2012
    9
    An amazing metal album, with all the brutality of Slipknot. Only the choirs of "My Plague" is a bitter sweet. But the sounds in "Iowa" isAn amazing metal album, with all the brutality of Slipknot. Only the choirs of "My Plague" is a bitter sweet. But the sounds in "Iowa" is awesome!!! BEST METAL ALBUM EVER! Expand
  6. Mar 15, 2013
    6
    Iowa is generally good, but is the worst album of Slipknot.
    Why? because it is too noisy little bit formal and exepcional.
    It has good songs
    Iowa is generally good, but is the worst album of Slipknot.
    Why? because it is too noisy little bit formal and exepcional.
    It has good songs and good use of the instruments and grunts, but in the end went wide, nothing compared to his previous work, hopefully to give us something better later.
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  7. AS
    Oct 22, 2001
    0
    just because this cheap excuse for a metal band put patheticly excessive blood and guts into a 66 minute album (all of which could have just because this cheap excuse for a metal band put patheticly excessive blood and guts into a 66 minute album (all of which could have easily fit into 45) doesn't mean that it makes up for the complete lack of musical talent, or horribly written lyrics. this album has broguht the title of being "metal" down to an ultimate low. Expand

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