Look alive, maggots! Slipknot’s highly anticipated seventh studio album, The end so far, is finally here.
Arriving three years after the release of their last full album We are not your typethe anticipation of The end so far sat us on the edge of our seats, eagerly searching for bits of information to try and figure out what it might look like. Luckily, over the past year, the Nine have slowly given us teasers, like when frontman Corey Taylor assured us in an interview that we were going to have “some wild fucking shit.”
Earlier this month, the Iowan metal leader said that The end so far would even be “darker” than its predecessor and “like a heavier version of Vol. 3”. We were also previously told that it would contain soundscapes of “different moons around different planets”, and that it would “scare people”.
Although Slipknot guitarist Jim Root recently revealed he had a problem with the album, noting that he thought the band could have taken “more time with pre-production and put out a better product”, it all seemed remarkably promising for the most part. But does it live up to the hype?
Good, metal hammer critic Dannii Llevers described The end so far as “the sound of a band still forging their own path of sonic carnage, at the top of their game”, and “nihilistic, empowering and as euphorically destructive as ever” in an 8/10 rave review. In other words, we think it’s great. As always, however, the internet has spawned a slew of passionate opinions across the board – some positive, some furious, some downright hilarious.
“This one easily smokes your last two albums,” one fan replied to a Tweet from the band. “Great offer this time. I loved most of the songs on the album!”
“This is so good,” tweeted another. “The riffs in hive spirit, guarantee and medicine for the dead is tall. I like it more than. 5: The Gray Chapter and WANYK.“
“Dark, Experimental, Vampiric [sic]heavy,” gushed another. “I love that shit.”
Some haven’t been so enthusiastic and have been a bit, uh, over the top in expressing it.
“Well, that sucked a whole ass,” raged one (former?) fan. “I was looking forward to it ending up being the biggest hot trash I ever thought you could put out. It’s just bad ‘rock dad’. So if that’s what you were looking for, congratulations on album. If not, delete it and try again.”
“I have to be honest, and I’ll probably get grilled for this… but actually, I didn’t like it,” another lamented. “I’m a big fan of knots, but this one is just flat. »
Predictably, some of the “softer” elements present on the album have drawn comparisons to Corey Taylor’s “other band.”
“I love Slipknot but I’m not going to lie, I felt like this album was half Slipknot and half sour on LSD,” one fan suggested. “I’ve always liked the band but this album was a very different listen for me. I wanted more heaviness.”
Others pushed those seemingly gutted that a band over 25 years in their career could have evolved somewhat from the early days.
“So funny to hear opinions from dads over 30 complaining that they don’t sound the same as Iowa or Selftitled,” one fan teased. “I mean, it’s not a perfect album but not bad either, there’s no band or artist with a perfect line of music, it’s called evolution.”
One track from the album in particular got people talking the most – Adderallthe opening song of The end so far and a radical departure from everything the band has done before. Taking in elements of atmospheric electronics and indie over a running time of nearly six minutes, it’s been compared to everyone from Radiohead to Gorillaz – and Slipknot fans don’t know what to make of it.
“I love Slipknot with all my heart, but I don’t know what to do with it Adderall‘, one joked. ‘I was ready to mosh in my car, but just waited anxiously…my confusion is unprecedented.’
“Honestly, it’s kind of funny to name the first song on their album Adderall [an ADHD medication] and may it be the quietest, most melodic song they’ve ever done,” another noted.
“Adderall was such a weird start,” another claimed. “I expected a Slipknot opening track to be atmospheric or heavy as shit! Not just anything Adderall has been.”
As always with Slipknot, it seems that regardless of opinion, everybody has one. See those above as well as more of our internet fan favorites below (tap under the original Slipknot Tweet to see them). The end so far is available now via Roadrunner – you can read all about it in the latest issue of Metal Hammer (opens in a new tab)with nine exclusive covers.
This one easily smokes your last two albums. Great offer this time around. I loved most of the songs on the album!September 30, 2022
Really like experimenting on this! Adderall confused me so much after listening to the album for the first timeSeptember 30, 2022
I cannot describe the confusion I felt when I first finished Aderall.September 30, 2022
Amazing storytelling on this album – great experimentation – no idea who negatively criticizes this album – From my perspective this is one of their best. Absolutely, I loved it. However, it may need to be given several plays to get into it.September 30, 2022
Well, that sucked a whole ass. I was looking forward to this ending up being the biggest piece of hot trash I ever thought you could all unleash. He’s just a bad “rock dad”. So if that’s what you were looking for, congratulations on the album. If not, delete it and try again.September 30, 2022
‘Adderall’ is so different, almost like a radiohead song, I love it.September 30, 2022
I have to be honest, and I’ll probably get burned for that… But actually, I didn’t like it. I’m a big fan of knots, but this one just looks flat.September 30, 2022
I love Slipknot with all my heart, but I don’t know what to do with me on Adderall. I was ready to mosh in my car, but just anxiously waited… my confusion is unprecedented 😂September 30, 2022
I love Slipknot but I’m not gonna lie, I felt like this album was half Slipknot and half stone sour on LSD. I’ve always loved the band but this album was a very different listen for me. I wanted more heaviness! But that’s just my opinion good job no matter friends 💜💚😎👍September 30, 2022
It’s really funny to hear dads over 30 complaining that it doesn’t sound the same as Iowa or Selftitled, I mean it’s not a perfect album but not bad either, there is no band or artist with a perfect line of music, it’s called evolution.September 30, 2022
I feel like he had a lot of potential, a lot of the songs started out really fiery and great, but they either died down or got too repetitive in the long run. Not enough metal and a lot more melodic rock in my opinion and I’m not coming to make a slipknot for that. 4/10.September 30, 2022
Adderall. Adderall was such a weird opener, I expected a Slipknot opener to be atmospheric or heavy as shit! Whatever Adderall was, Hive Mind was pretty dope too, they went, with that! And they also kept doing that ringtone on almost every song, it was like 3/4September 30, 2022
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