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Mallcore Kid

Joined: Wed Nov 10, 2004 1:59 pm
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:21 pm 

Howdy ya'll,

I heard a lot of different views on that matter and to be honest I'm sorta confused. I've been listening to metal for quite some time and I find a lot of metal in Slipknot. Is there anyone who could dispel my doubts and explain the issue in a more technical manner? Cuz the argumentation based upon the notion that it ain't cuz someone says so - sucks. If the subject was discussed already I'm sorry but there's too much crap in search results and I couldn't dig anything out.


Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:04 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:25 pm 

Use the search function. It has been discussed to death.

Metal newbie

Joined: Sat May 17, 2008 4:22 am
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Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:25 pm 

People on the archives believe that Slipknot is not metal due to them being part of the Nu Metal genre, as for my self, I too sometimes ponder why they aren't excepted in the archives, they sound metal enough to me.

"Fail" is a sentence fragment.

Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:00 pm
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Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:26 pm 

This has been discussed many times. Read the archives FAQ for why no nu-metal is included.


Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:16 pm
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Location: Italy
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:28 pm 

Slipknot themselves have stated multiple times that they don't play metal, I guess you should trust the authors when tehy talk about their music...
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Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:53 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:29 pm 

Johnny raincloud says... Why the hell does it matter!


Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2005 3:37 am
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:36 pm 

I had their first two albums, but they didnt last a month. Youd think a band whose members wear suffocation/malevolent creation, etc shirts would actualy sound oldschool.

I found this on a different site:
A highly overrated, oversized NU METAL (not death metal or anything, you dumb assholes) band consisting of 9 douchebags who wear masks and jumpsuits as part of their gimmick, which they copied from Gwar.

Although not the worst band in the world, and one of the better nu metal bands out there, they definitely aren't worthy of being called "the best band" in any other context other than having to do with nu metal. They can't even hold a candle to real metal bands such as OLD-SCHOOL Metallica or Iron Maiden.

They have 9 members in the band, which is far too many. They have this many as part of the marketing gimmick. Proof of this is in the fact that you can't even hear half the members most of the time. The members evaluations are as follows:

Vocals: Not too bad honestly. Can sing a lot better than other nu metal singers like that fag from Korn, Johnathan Davis. Lyrics aren't too bad either but can suck, like the ones that one guy posted. Those are some seriously lame lyrics ("Now take a real good look at/What you've fucking done to me").
Guitar #1: Sucks. Typical, boring nu metal riffs. But still better than those in Disturbed, etc. No solos either.
Guitar #2: See above.
Bass: So hard to hear and so hard to like.... Sucks.
Drums (regular set): The best member along with the singer. Not too bad really but there are better. He at least does fills and SOME double bass. DEFINITELY not the fastest double basser either (listen to Dying Fetus, Kataklysm or Deicide for some REAL fast double bass). I hate him the least.
Drums (tom kit): What exactly is the point of this when all he does is play the same notes on the toms as the regular drummer does? Fuck off!
Drums (trashcan): Can this guy not afford a real drum set? Can he not play one? Apparently not. This guy is equally as ponitless as the tom drummer. You can actually hear his drumming but he only plays like 4 notes per song. The rest of the time he just stands there like a dumbass.
Sampler: What the fuck does he do as well? You hear NOTHING from this asshole! Even if you could he would suck. Die!
DJ (Scratches): Don't make me laugh.

So if 2 out of 9 members are decent, how good could the band overall be?

Oh, but wait! The material! More or less up to one's opinion but generally revolves around, "I'm a victim. I'm very angry and/or hurt. I hate you. Feel sorry for me." Nothing complex in the arrangements and maybe some creativity.

Fans of Slipknots label themselves as "maggots", a very fitting term. These "maggots" usually think they're badass rebels by listening to this band which offends their rich, uptight parents and are amongst the typical mallcore scene. I would never label myself a "maggot" if I were a fan of any band but these guys seem to be proud of it.

Despite what many say, Slipknot is featured to a limited degree on mainstream metal, mostly material from their latest release, which is much safer than their older stuff.

Overall, not the worst band, especially in nu metal, but very overrated. You know it can't be THAT good when kids wearing baggy cargo pants with a million pockets, hooded sweat jackets covered in grease stains, studded wristbands and wallet chains listen to it. But easily better than the likes of Korn.

Metal newbie

Joined: Wed May 07, 2008 8:51 pm
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:43 pm 

Sigh here we are the once a month slipknot thread. Every song ive ever heard buy this band is bad and not metal at all. So they have a guitar solo in a song that does not make you metal. Hell ive heard guitar solos in rap songs.

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