Last night I finally gotten around to listening to Slipknot’s new album, “The Gray Chapter”. I listened to the whole record. It’s a long record but I was pretty much blown away by the music on it. While I love metal & hard rock… I’m not much into the downtuned guitars and screaming vocals but with Slipknot, I’ll take that stuff as an exception. It really was an amazing album. Probably the best album of this year so far.
The album has pretty impressive songwriting and great melodies. I love all the guitar sounds. The riffs and the leads will melt your faces. The studio quality of the album is pretty impressive as well.
Some of you may not see it but I’m a huge fan of metal and heavy music. I grew up listening to metal. I tried listening to Slipknot in the past before but I couldn’t get into them until now. After hearing this new album, makes me want to buy their previous albums. Love ’em or hate ’em, they are the greatest metal band in the industry today.
If pop, country and rap weren’t dominating the industry, then Slipknot would have been huge mainstream stars. They are pretty huge and successful but only in the rock & metal industry. I respect Slipknot a whole lot now. This band is really great.
I know this band isn’t for everyone. They are controversial and dark but give them a chance. You’ll actually dig this band yourself once you start listening. “The Gray Chapter” would be a good album to start off with if you’re a new fan.
I’m hardly ever that blown away by listening to albums that much but the new Slipknot album really did it to me. They just made a new fan here and I hope I get my chance to see them live in concert sometime in the future. Check this album out. It’s listenable and will blow your mind.