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  • Summary: Produced by Ross Robinson, 'Iowa' is the metal band's third album.

Top Track

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
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. Every genre needs its defining record, its high watermark, and this 66-minute tantrum is nu-metal's gift to history. A classic, terrifyingly.
  3. Q Magazine
    80
    Slipknot make one hell of a racket, an abrasive amalgam of death metal blastbeats and bestial grunting. [Oct 2001, p.130]
  4. Alternative Press
    70
    Things reach such a fever pitch on this album that you can't help but laugh at times. [Sep 2001, p.75]
  5. 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.
  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: 68 out of 86
  2. Negative: 15 out of 86
  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. Oct 27, 2014
    10
    I dont no why this album is so low! everybody says its slipknots best album yet, they give it a 3!!!.....but anyway this is probably slipknotsI dont no why this album is so low! everybody says its slipknots best album yet, they give it a 3!!!.....but anyway this is probably slipknots beast album..... Its Very Heavy and its really dark! Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    Oct 7, 2001
    10
    awesome awesome awesome
  4. Jun 3, 2022
    10
    Slipknot at their best and angriest! This albums has absolutely zero points where you get bored, it's just an exhilarating, unrelentingSlipknot at their best and angriest! This albums has absolutely zero points where you get bored, it's just an exhilarating, unrelenting masterpiece of death metal from start to finish. Standout tracks include "Disasterpiece" and "New Abortion". A truly great metal album and one of the best albums of the 2000s Expand
  5. Aug 10, 2019
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Oh yeah, here we go again motherf*r!!!
    The real evil music, good work, like
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  6. Jul 16, 2018
    8
    A worthy album. Half of the tracks are mediocre, the second half is good. It's hard to choose one thing, the top tracks are about the same level.
  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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