|People = Shit|
|Come on Here we go again, motherfucker Yeah Come on down, and see the idiot right here Too fucked to beg and not afraid to care What's the matter...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Q MagazineSlipknot make one hell of a racket, an abrasive amalgam of death metal blastbeats and bestial grunting. [Oct 2001, p.130]
Alternative PressThings reach such a fever pitch on this album that you can't help but laugh at times. [Sep 2001, p.75]
Dec 4, 2011Slipknot'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
CoreyTApr 20, 2005I Agree with Wahyu, Fuck the Critics, THey dont what the Hell they r talkin bout, except the ones that gave it a pretty good review, and I Agree with Wahyu, Fuck the Critics, THey dont what the Hell they r talkin bout, except the ones that gave it a pretty good review, and atelast said it was good...but all the others r a bunch of stupid shitheads… Expand
AnthonyC.Oct 8, 2001This album is better than the first, it's faster, louder, and harder than their first.
Mar 12, 2018Easily Slipknot's best album. It is heavy and angry and in-your-face. If you don't love brutally heavy music, you won't think this is theirEasily Slipknot's best album. It is heavy and angry and in-your-face. If you don't love brutally heavy music, you won't think this is their best album.… Expand
Jul 19, 2016Many people will often refer to the "sophomore slump"... when a band manages to release a stunning debut and ultimately has to follow itsMany people will often refer to the "sophomore slump"... when a band manages to release a stunning debut and ultimately has to follow its success. While I wouldn't consider Iowa a slump per se, it is not as good as the eponymous debut. Iowa is my third favorite record by Slipknot and I always felt that it lacked a certain energy and charisma that drenched the first album. I felt like Corey and the rest of the band were screaming for a reason as oppose to screaming simply for the sake of screaming. Some people may vehemently disagree with me but I still sense a lack of sincerity with Iowa while comparing it to their debut album. That has always been my biggest gripe, not onto what I enjoyed.
The lyrics are fantastic, Corey may use a certain four letter word that we all know and love a few too many times; but he makes up for it with a plethora of words that I had to look up. Thanks to album I now know what progeny is. I would have thought that word would have shown up on the SAT, but no...it was in a Slipknot record. Corey's use of metaphors and analogies continue to paint a picture of a dark and tortured soul that was present in the first album. Few vocalist can rival the pure unadulterated rage that flows through his teeth. When you hear this record you can really understand how Slipknot was the poster child for every pissed off teen that was overlooked by everyone and everything.
From a musical standpoint the band did get more technical, power cords and chugs are plentiful along with the signature percussive onslaught that helped to make Slipknots trademark sound. I enjoyed Jordisons double bass work though it seemed sluggish at times and not as creative as the work displayed in the first album. Jim Root and Mick Thomson continue to blend their sounds well and as I had mentioned earlier are able to create some memorable riffs that are indeed more technical. The tones are dark and eerie and will make the hair on the back of your neck stand straight. The album is taut from beginning to end and that can really be attributed to the guitar work of Jim and Mick.
The album is riddled with scratching and sampling but you have to pay very close attention or you might miss it. These instances are subtle but they make for great ear candy. Clown and Chris continue to scream and destroy while adding to the overall cathartic tone of the record.
Iowa still stands the test of time, it's more angry and brutal than the majority of the records being released today. Solid musicianship and excellent lyrics allow the band to pick up where they left off, but it still lacks the youthful spirit that made their debut a masterpiece.… Expand
ASOct 22, 2001just 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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