Welcome Scribbler Fans! I woke this morning to find the new Slipknot video for The Devil In I waiting for me. They reveal their latest masks so was it worth the wait and more importantly, all the hype? Let's find out...
Well Scribbler Fans Feind remains unimpressed with the latest song from Slipknot (and the first for that matter) and now they made a video for it which is more of a promo for the latest versions of their masks. As usual none really vary that much from the last incarnation with the exception of Corey Taylor's which is significantly different but I don't like it so there's that though it is slightly better than the last one which was awful IMO. As they had previously announced the new drummer & bassist will don the same mask (a highly uninteresting one) though they have yet to officially reveal who said drummer & bassist are. Sometimes a video will help me enjoy a song more but unfortunately in this case it did not though the Mick Thompson face peel scene was pretty cool. Over all I find the song dull, boring and lacking anything that the 'knot has done before and better. I usually like Taylor's songwriting ability but this track as well as the first release, The Negative One, feel forced like nothing more than poor rehashes of earlier work as if he was trying too hard to write a "Slipknot" song. I'm not knocking him for it as that can happen to anyone or maybe I'm just a jaded old fuck who should stop bitchin! So here is the new mask promo ummm... I mean video for The Devil In I, I sincerely hope you enjoyed it more than I did.
Slipknot .5: The Grey Chapter comes out Oct 21st via (ironically also once great) Roadrunner Records, pre-order and get tour dates here. Slipknot are embarking on perhaps the most uninteresting tour ever with Korn (another band that was once awesome) and King 810 (a band trying hard to be the next Korn or Slipknot) if you're interested, I think you can guess this Scribbler will be skipping this one. I just don't see the point of sitting through 3 bands on the same tour all having a similar sound, even death metal tours switch it up more than this. I saw the 'knot with Slayer (along with openers God Forbid & Hatebreed) back in '05 which was fantastic so I'll stick to my memories for now. See that was a killer diverse bill, the "Prepare For Hell" tour most definitely isn't.
So what do you think Scribbler Fans? Is Feind crazy or is he right and this new Slipknot material lacks the luster that once had in spades? Let us know in the comments below.
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