Insert Coin OK! Coin inserted. Game on. Let’s do this! After a quick little intro you’ve got Unsainted Great lyrics. Slipknot is back! Awesome kickoff to the new album that is ‘We Are Not Your Kind’. “I’ll never kill myself to save my soul. I was gone but how was I to know. I didn’t come this far to sink so low.” Some powerful stuff there!
Slipknot – Unsainted
Birth Of The Cruel is as wild a song on this album as you’ll here. Oh those masks! The music video with its vertical presentation is off the rails. “I’m overthrown. I’m over your throne. I’m over it. Death of the fool. Birth of the cruel.” Taylor is a word smith.
Slipknot – Birth Of The Cruel
Death Because of Death because of you! Is this dude a ‘Stranger Things’ fan or what? Sounds like something from the upside down. Nero Forte showcases Slipknot in all its most hard core glory. This is the kind of song that would corrupt the innocent. Critical Darling, in my humble opinion, is one of the deepest and intellectually written songs on ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ by far. Funny I could see this as a Korn song. But Corey is on his A game for what’s been a long time coming! A Liar’s Funeral feels and sounds like a Stone Sour and Slipknot love child. Red Flag… Holy crap if this isn’t Slipknot coming out of hibernation swinging! Vintage!
Slipknot – Red Flag
What’s Next? Well you can’t say Slipknot doesn’t have a sense of humor with this transitional mall music. Spiders makes me feel like I’m waiting for a video with Michael Myers. Did Corey collaborate with Jonathan Davis on this one? Perhaps NIN and Manson? Orphan is more vintage slipknot and seemingly a fan favorite. Easy to understand. Metal!!! My pain is just flat out trippy. An Official Music Video with those new masks would have been interesting.
Slipknot – Spiders
Not Long For This World is my favorite song on the album. If I was never a slipknot fan before… this one makes me buy a t-shirt! Solway Firth says “You want a real smile? I haven’t smiled in years!” I LOVED that the video included clips from Amazon’s Original Series “The Boys”. That was an awesome show and I can’t wait until season 2! This was the perfect track to wrap up an awesome album! My prediction is that this will get multiple Grammy nods. The wait was well worth it! Now I’ve gotta make an appointment with a neck specialist!
Slipknot – Solway Firth
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