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: 49 out of 66
  2. Negative: 15 out of 66
  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 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. bumbiers
    Mar 9, 2004
    10
    I love this!! that's all I can say!!
  3. [Anonymous]
    Oct 7, 2001
    10
    awesome awesome awesome
  4. Mar 5, 2012
    10
    Slipknot's IOWA is by far the best metal record of all time because no matter what else I listen to the very second I hear "people=s***" my interests in other music is facemelted and headbanged away. 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" 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
    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. Expand
  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 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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