Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses [Bonus Disc]

Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses [Bonus Disc]

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by Slipknot
     
 

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Slipknot set out to construct the ultimate metal music flamethrower, ever since their genesis in a Des Moines, IA, basement. But they also deployed an agitprop campaign of masks, smocks, and bar codes that helped scare parents (like good metal should) and transform Slipknot fans into faithful "maggots." The Midwestern origin of all this craziness is genius, as the

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Slipknot set out to construct the ultimate metal music flamethrower, ever since their genesis in a Des Moines, IA, basement. But they also deployed an agitprop campaign of masks, smocks, and bar codes that helped scare parents (like good metal should) and transform Slipknot fans into faithful "maggots." The Midwestern origin of all this craziness is genius, as the band's marrow-draining metal and twisted, fibrous mythology is antithetical to the region's milquetoast rep. Still, after the gothic nausea of 2001's Iowa, Slipknot's vitality dissipated in clouds of gaseous hype and individual indulgence. Had they grown fat on their thrones? Probably. But the layoff only makes Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses scream louder. Working with famously bearded helmer Rick Rubin -- aka He Who Smites Bullsh*t -- Slipknot pour the shrill accessibility of their self-titled debut down Iowa's dark sieve, and the result is flinty, angry, and rewardingly restless. Vol. 3 shares its lyrical themes of anger, disaffection, and psychosis with most of Slipknot's nu-metal peers. Lines like "I've screamed until my veins collapsed" and "Push my fingers into my eyes/It's the only thing that slowly stops the ache" (from the otherwise strong "Duality") aren't unique to this cult. But unlike so many, the band's sound rarely disassembles into genre building blocks: riff + glowering vocal + throaty chorus = Ozzfest acceptance. What makes Vol. 3 tick is the dedication to making it a Slipknot album, and not just another flashy alt-metal billboard. The seething anger and preoccupation with pain is valid because it's componential to the group's uniquely branded havoc. "Blister Exists," "Three Nil," and "Opium of the People" are all standouts, strafing soft underbellies with rhythmic (occasionally melodic) vocals, stuttering, quadruple-helix percussion, and muted grindcore guitar. Rubin is integral to the album's power -- his cataclysmic vocal filters and arrays of unidentifiable squiggle and squelch unite Vol. 3's various portions in wildly different ways. Just when the meditative "Circles" threatens to keel over from melodrama, in sputters strings of damaged electronics and percussion to lead it into "Welcome," which sounds like Helmet covering Relapse Records' entire catalog at once. Later, another counterpoint is offered, when the swift boot kicks of "Pulse of the Maggots" and "Before I Forget" separate "Vermilion"'s gothic and acoustic parts. Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses doesn't feel like Slipknot's final statement. It's a satisfying, carefully crafted representation of their career to date. But there's a sense that whatever Slipknot do next might be their ultimate broadcast to the faithful. [In May 2005 Roadrunner issued Vol. 3 in a deluxe two-disc edition complete with a newly designed slipcase. Its extra disc includes three tracks from the Vol. 3 sessions, as well as live material recorded between 2001 and 2004 in Illinois, England, and Sweden. Highlights include the rawness and splutter of studio track "Don't Get Close" and a blistering live take on the Iowa standout "Disasterpiece."]

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Release Date:
04/12/2005
Label:
Roadrunner Records
UPC:
0016861815820
catalogNumber:
618158
Rank:
36595

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Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These guys are so awesum! My fave HAS to be duality
Guest More than 1 year ago
slipknot still has it. This is a less heavy album but is an album that I will cherish forever.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the new album is hardcore, and hardass. even the accoustic track "Circle" is good. the best, heaviest song on it has to be, "Pulse of the Maggots". "duality" tests the vocal range of Corey Taylor using the Whisper to a Scream method. I give it 5 stars. Steve-O
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow. That's all I have to say. Slipknot is back, and better than ever. The first time I heard this the first time through, I was blown away. Every song on here (except for maybe the weird intro) was excellent. A new melodic Slipknot is also introduced in Duality, Circle, Vermilion Pt 1 & Pt 2, and Danger, Keep Away. I'm glad Slipknot decided to evolve and create an album with both components of melodic themes and strong powerful instrumentals. Slipknot has really evolved, into something wonderful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you love Slipknot and your a hardcore fan, you'll certainly adore this new brew that they have stirred up. It's very different from their last two albums. But you definately not going to be disappointed, this album really brings out the emotions and talent that the band really is capable of!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Why did corey bother to have the rest of slipknot play this album? Stone sour would have done fine. stone sour ruined corey's anger. What am I supposed to listen to when I am mad? oh yeah, Iowa.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album will blow your mind away. There is noone like Slipknot when it comes to Heavy Metal. Definitely recommend Duality to all you maggots out there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great album, but it lacks the profanity and raw rage of "Iowa" and their self-titled album. Expect to see a bunch of poseurs jump on the Slipknot bandwagon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Slipknot is the best of the best! they came back even better than before. There is more metal and erotic beats than ever before. personally, this is their best album yet. their new masks are awesome, but similar to when iowa first came out. long live slipknot!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The years that These 9 Crazys from Iowa have shown us, have to be the ones to see thru, and find the truth. For the fans, the haters, and yes, the "God lovers", slipknot is many things. But i for 1 have seen there work, the ever so loved "Wait and Bleed" on the self titled album, or the controversal "Heritic Anthem" on the Iowa Album. These songs have moved Millons of Slipknot fans to the edge of insanity, and let them see the world of the Living Fire. one -to-nine are the masked beast of the earth-bond maggot train. Slipknot has yet for the 3rd time amazed the people of this planet. I for one am ELMO, and this group will prevail all others. Stay Sic, take care.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The knot is back but sound a little different.It's not quite as good as the others but it still is the knot.Best songs are tracks:2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,12.Warning:tracks 6,11,13,14,maybe a little different,let's just say that those are not mosh songs.Something else that is different is there are solos.Also, no hidden tracks,which doesn't bother me but it is different.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the latest from Slipknot that will blow you away. With all the different sounds this cd gives you it's amazing. While listening to some of songs you will ask yourself is this Slipknot. Heavy yet But tons of new samples and sounds. The second song on cd; The Blister Exists Is great with the drums solo it will have you thrash your head. The song ;Before I Forget is got the Slipknot catch and you will be singing it to yourself after you heard it once or twice. Circle the sixth song is great acoustic song and once again gives you an inside look at some of the guys lives. And at some parts has a pink Floyd type sound. Now with song eight Vermilion you have deep dark sound in beginning and then towards end Corey will have you screaming with emotion. I will tell you one thing if you want to hear something so diverse and deep pick this cd up. And if you’re a die hard Slipknot fan you will not be disappointed. And Pulse of the Maggots has same great heavy riffing guitars you come to love about Slipknot. Vermilion Part two is a song with strong emotions of frustration and pain that has great melody. For the rest of songs you will have to buy the cd to find out about. I have told you too much already.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one of their best albums yet! id say it ties with the self titled cd. make sure to listen to the blister exists, duality, opium of the people, circle, vermillion, and pulse of the maggots!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'am not into Nu-Metal (Only Band) but this band is pretty good! I don't know what it is about them but I like them! Down at the buttom are some really great bands that you should check out if your into real metal like me!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Let me just start by saying that I am a 36-year-old metal head, and I have never ever once in my enjoyed any "nu metal", let alone anything by Slipknot.....until now. This is not a CD. It is a piece, a "work." It's a complete masterpiece. You will see all the kids writing their reviews wondering "what happend to Slipknot?" Well, they grew up and have expanded their horizons, not to mention the fact that Rick Rubin(Slayer, Danzig) produced this CD. Slipknot have matured and are bringing metal back to what it should sound like. I saw them on Headbangers Ball a few weeks back, and they said this CD was their Led Zepplin 4. Jamie said that this was a bold statement. Let me tell you, Slipknot backs up that statement with this CD. It will thoroughly kick your a**!!!! Thank you Slipknot for releasing this masterpiece, and please keep up the good work!! True metal still rules!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Im not a huge fan of slipknot or the whole mainstream nu-metal outfit but i decided to check this album out. Slipknot is deffinatly heading in the right direction. Its starting to sound like some real talent almost progy at times. The Nameless and Vermillion pt2 are stand outs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I myself am definately a fan of rock, I enjoy Audioslave, Chevelle, and others, but this is just absolute junk. These guys have ventured so far off from the realm of musicality that one cannot even attempt to calling it music at all. If you enjoy having your ears mindlessly blown out by noise that contradicts all of the roots of music, then go ahead and waste your money, but as for the rest of the world, dont waste a cent on this junk.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album has it all, Hardcore Metal(The Blister Exists), and soft meaningful sound(Vermilion 1&2), this album is hopefully not the last.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this album is awsome. my favorite is the pulse of the maggots.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, I bought this and I was hoping for it to be like the first CD, Slipknot or at least Iowa, but it dosn't have the flare that the other two albums do. I mean, what happened to lyrics like people=s*it and fu*k the world? It just isn't as angry as I hoped. And I must say, sure this band kicks a*s, but lets try to tone down the stupidity while writing a reveiw, lets avoid making Slipknot look like their followers are nothing more but wannabe mask wearers. I mean, lets at LEAST try to spell correctly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this album is absolutly horrible. those that feel this is a great album are those that listen to the radio and listen to corporate rock. i admit i have not finished this album yet. i got through track eleven and listened to an acoustic song about a girl and decided i had had enough. this isn't slipknot or anything like it. this is a last attempt to make money for a bunch of guys who don't want to work together anymore and need to cash in while they still can. if you waste your money on this album than i can do nothing but laugh at you
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one of the first of slipknot ablums that i bought and i thought it was great. it wasn't as angry as i exepected but it was really good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't know what the hell is wrong with you people who hate this album, I personally love it almost as much as the album slipknot. It was also definitely better than Iowa, I couldn't believe some of the riffs were even guitar, they were that good. In the song Duality, I've literally heard that song 50 times over again, and the guitar riff about 30 seconds into it still sends chills down my back. The drummer is simply insane, check out the Duality music video. I've never seen anyone play drums as psycho-crazy as that. This is without a doubt an outstanding album. If you enjoy listening to Slipknot's other albums, you will definitely love this album (no cussing, but who cares, the amazing guitar and drums make up for it).
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the album was OK, its just not the Slipknot i like, I personally enjoyed Iowa alot, and hoped the new album would be more like that, but now Slipknot is writing songs about some girl and its just not the angry full of rage Cd i hoped it would be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i really like this album even though it's somewhat different from their other cds. i think that the instrumentals are all slipknot based but the singing is more like stone sour than what were used to hearing from this band, but overall i liked the change