A 9-piece Nu-Metal/Industrial band from Des Moines, Iowa. Often called "sellouts" and the like. I personally quite like them. They aren't my favourite band, Children of Bodom or Dimmu Borgir is, but hey.
Whatever people say, they don't suck. Joey is an amazing drummer and Corey is a fairly good vocalist, although his voice has deteriorated. Mick and James (No.s 6 and 7) the guitarists are also good. They aren't like your average nu-metal band who always play about five drop-D power chords every song. No. Listen to some of the solos on Vol. 3. They may not be the best, but they are good.
To the lovers: Slipknot are not death metal. If you want that, listen to Deicide or Cannibal Corpse. Nor are they the best band in the world. No band is, it's all down to opinion. Also, calm down and stop insulting other people's music... It's really annoying...
To the haters: Slipknot don't suck. They didn't sell out. They aren't about money either. They were all playing in local bands for years before they made it big with Slipknot.
Lover: OMG SLIPKNOT IS THE BEST DEATH METAL ON THE PLANET!!!1 THEY BEAT UR MUSIC BY FAR!! ALL OTHER MUSIC SUCKS!!1
Hater: Slipknot are sell-outs, posers and fags... (Note that they have no reason for saying this other that "'coz they are.")
September 05, 2006