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Slipknot Top 10 – #5 “Eyeless” & “Wait And Bleed”

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#5 was extremely hard to choose from, so I opted not to and chose both Eyeless Wait And Bleed. Both songs are prolific bangers with only one thing in mind…Destruction! Eyeless begins with a scratch track from Sid, which then whirls into a guitar screech, massive drums then Corey’s scream. But the most compelling part of Eyeless is the chorus: “You can’t see California without Marlon Brendo’s EYES”. Rumour has it that a homeless man was screaming and repeating this phrase over and over during their time in California. Significance? I have no idea; but hell, it works. Or you can just skip to the 3:28 mark to understand my love for this song…

And then comes Wait And Bleed, the counterpart of Eyeless off their Self-Titled album. This One-Two punch of Eyeless Wait And Bleed is a unbelievable combination of heart pulsing grunge metal, while Corey punctures another fascinating chorus that takes precedence over the rest of the song. Eyeless holds you up and Wait And Bleed knocks you down, both working in tandem to give you as much chaos as possible.

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Slipknot Top 10 – #6 “Vermillion”

Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 4.01.30 PM This was kind of a no brainer for me. Vermillion is the kind of song that either hits you hard or not at all, and trust me, it hit many of us maggots hard; but by surprise. As soon as Vermillion was released off Vol. 3, with its creepy three key introduction, automatically we thought; “Oh crap a musical ballad by Slipknot“. Instead, we were treated to a tremendous story told through heavy guitar strums, creepy synth samples, hollow screams, and what sounds like a xylophone at the end. This was a very mature release by the knot, and possibly the most commercial.

Though commercial is not necessarily a bad thing. They set a very high bar with their first two albums, and I believe Vol. 3 was more directed to the fans…us, the maggots. Vermillion may have gotten a bad rep for its slow progression and use of melodies, but the sheer creativity and haunting of Vermillion gave me a good understanding of how far Slipknot has come. Vol. 3 was a coming of age album and Vermillion was the proof.

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Slipknot Top 10 – #8 “Duality”

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After a little hiatus prior to their third studio album, Slipknot wanted to revitalize, reinvent and reintroduce themselves to the world; not like we needed any reminder. Vol 3. The Subliminal Verses was one hell of a comeback, but “Duality”, their first single off the album was the true catalyst to an already exploding popularity of Vol 3.

“I push my finger in to my eyes” seems to be the theme of the song, which is also known as the sing-a-long part during their live performances. Yeah, you read right…a freaking Slipknot sing-a-long section. As if there wasn’t enough hype surrounding the band’s comeback after the release of “Duality”, their music video surely pushed everything over the edge. Think Zombie Apocalypse with a little bit of Slipknot…or is it the other way around?

9 band members, 100’s of maggot fans, and one sad excuse for a house equals and insane music video. Reintroduction? Hell no! Slipknot was just waiting for the right time to kick our ass again. “I Push My Fingers In To My…EEYYYEEES” \m/\m/

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Slipknot Top 10 – #9 “Vendetta”

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Myself, and millions of other Slipknot fans were truly disappointed with the departure of former drummer Joey Jordison, also known as #1. It’s been said that Joey decided to leave the band in order to continue his career with his second band Scar The Martry; yet other reports suggest that Slipknot collectively agreed to kick Joey out. Regardless of the rumours, fans and maggots alike were left in shock and disbelief of the news, that the heart and backbone of the band is no longer part of the Skipknot equation.

All Hope Is Gone, the knot‘s fourth studio album may have been my least favourite of the four, comparing to classics like Iowa and their self titled. But with their headbanger chant known as “Vendetta”, this song alone restored my faith in Slipknot. Beginning with a ridiculous drum solo leading off to a mantra of double bass kicks and killers snare hits, and don’t forgot that strategically placed China, Joey somehow makes a standard metal beat into a gem. “Vendetta” may be a surprise to some to crack the top ten, but I thought this was a sure stand out to a mediocre album. It is an honest and horror ridden song, which makes “Vendetta” my #9 as we say so long to #1.

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