Now I personally have been the slipknot fan from the beginning. So when their first song had been leaked since 2008 All Hope is Gone, I was pretty fucking stoked for it. Now I don’t know what it is, I don’t know if my music taste has changed a little bit since first getting into them back in 2000 but the new track “the negative one” just isn’t doing it for me. Every online review is saying it’s going back to their Iowa roots. And yes I can see that, but I can’t be the only one that really liked where they were progressing to. It just seems like a step back to me. Yes I will buy the album, I’m a maggot for life.
What I liked about the self-titled was that there was always like a third act verse that was just balls to the wall heavy. There’s not in my opinion in the track. And I’m pretty sure since they split with Joey Jordison its not him doing the drumming on this track, and you can tell. It seems sloppy to me. Corey’s vocals are solid but they always are, and there’s just something that’s missing from the guitar section.
Don’t get me wrong, in no way am I saying it’s shit. It’s still better than a lot of the stuff that’s out there. Maybe it’s because it’s the first album since Paul’s been gone but I really wanted to be phenomenal. I want it to be a proper tribute and come out and just smash people’s faces.
Vol. 5 is slated to be released later this year and I can’t wait. Bring the heavy, bring the SIC and get that fucking circle pit going! I’m not at full throttle yet, but they have the engine running. Can’t wait to hear more. Check out the song and let me know what you think.