I actually used to like some of their tunes. Until I saw them perform live. I felt kinda embarrassed because half of them are just taking up space. And they sound very monotonous and uninspired. All of a sudden I really dislike them Makes me sad...
I hate to say this, but Skeppy - you were completely right last time we discussed this and now I totally feel you
Hypoop>> they look fine to me. Actually Taylor would be considered quite the hunk here I suppose
I'll suplex your ass Brian Dawkins style :wutyousay:
^^ i saw them live and they were great!
The masks combined with the jumping up and down combined with the chaotic and uninspired riffs combined with the eagerness to seem hardcore just seems very evident (and kinda ludicrous) to me suddenly.
As far as the percussion goes, I used to like that industrial sound. But they are just not tight enough and too messy. Organizing three percussionists in one band must be chaotic.
As for a genre - technically they play metal I guess, but the metal sort of spirit is not really there imo. As Duality points out, they seem to put out their personal misery through their lyrics, sound and image (the masks are imo tokens of a mutual need to hide from reality, which may be the result of a lot of personal defeats or failures). Thus, they are more of a screamo or NU-metal band than a pure metal band in my book.
ive been listening to them lately made a cd for my car.
some good songs on each album besides wait and bleed, psychosocial,duality.
im still thinking bout' this.
you combined alot of the things you didnt like about them lulz
yea i see what you mean about the masks that is what i thought of too. but IMO i like the masks and think they are pretty cool.
If I remember correctly, the Slipknot guys are from Idaho.
The masks and their entire sound was likely created out of boredom.