Slipknot – ‘The End, So Far’

Roadrunner Records
Korn, System of a Down, Coal Chamber, Mudvayne, Mushroomhead, Dope
Release Date
September 30, 2022
Roadrunner Records
Alternative/Groove/Nu Metal

Slipknot have returned to the stage with their new album, ‘The End, So Far’, so it’s time to dust off your masks and crank up the volume!

The album opens up with the track ‘Adderall’, and if it sounds like you’re listening to the wrong album, don’t worry… You’re not. Adderall sounds more like a track from ‘Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum’, with its slow and rhythmic pace, synth over tones, lullaby-esque piano, and soulful vocals that really show off the versatility that Slipknot possess as a band that they can branch out into such a vastly different genre and still hold their own. If this isn’t to your taste, however, don’t worry! The album kicks into full gear with the following track, ‘The Dying Song (Time To Sing)’, which brings the album back to the heavy, fast, and brutal style that fans have come to expect. This track would feel right at home on their album ‘Iowa’, showing that they have not lost a step in the 21 years since its release. ‘The Chapeltown Rag’ starts out with the tinny record drum track reminiscent of their first self-titled album, quickly picking up pace with fast and heavy riffs, screaming vocals, and drums that will have you headbanging in no time at all! The album keeps pace throughout up to the finale, aptly titled ‘Finale’, which brings the tempo down whilst still remaining heavy, with haunting vocals and backing vocals that make a track that sounds like the soundtrack to a horror film with a catchy as hell chorus.

All in all, this is an absolutely fantastic album showing the depth of skill and capability of a band that defined an entire genre, and sure to be an instant hit (even if one or two tracks may disagree with their fan base)

"an absolutely fantastic album showing the depth of skill of a band that defined an entire genre"

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