Chris Holmes out of 10.
This vaguely reminds me of Creed's album cover
but more evil. It's W.A.S.P. carved into a tree and some dark spooky
L.O.V.E. Machines out of 10.
I'm giving the booklet a 5 because I can and because
Blackie writes 2 pages of babble that I don't really care about. He
does say "think of this album largely as a collection of songs
to 'go kill people with'." While I do back the politically incorrect
statement, Slipknot is a band to go out and kill people to. These songs
make me want to go out and maybe stab people with a pencil or maybe
a small pocket knife. Not necessarily kill anybody. Anyway, Blackie
talks about 9/11 and how that inspired a lot of these songs, while the
rest of the booklet has lyrics, a photo of Blackie only, and 2 Kiss
like pages of merchandise. For only $450 you can get a WASP Gold record,
or for only $599 you can get a WASP guitar!! Hey, I have an idea? How
about for free I'll give you a kick in the mouth!
Tuff Guitarists out of 10.
Let me start off by saying I think Lackie Ballless
is a fucking goof. On that note, I do like the songs on this CD. It's
probably their strongest CD in years. 10 songs that are agressive and
angry, the production sounds good, and it's metal. For some reason I
enjoyed the solo on track #5, "Hallowed Ground," and there
are some good riffs here and there. Sludgeaholic and Quiet Riot drummer
Frankie Banali also plays drums on this and does a good job. I don't
remember much other than that and I'm too lazy to go look at the track
listing. Figure it out on your own.
is worth stealing if you can get away with it and you're into old school