Everybody hates Slipknot. At least until they hear Slipknot. They’re stupid, trashy nu metal for people who don’t understand music, right? It comes a bit of a shock to find that Vol 3 (The Subliminal Verses) is a sophisticated blend of thrash metal and psychedelia that drummer Joey Jordison described as being like “Slayer tapping on Radiohead”. The drumming is addictive. The vocals are absolutely sublime.
Vermillion is the obvious highlight of an excellent album, and really showcases everything I like about the band. Continue reading