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Iowa [Explicit Lyrics]

SlipknotAudio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (656 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (August 28, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 2001
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • ASIN: B00005A46T
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (656 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,130 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Right from the introductory shriek and grind of "(515)," you know Slipknot are deadly serious about making a real heavy metal album. Iowa is intimidating in its unforgiving heaviness. Produced to perfection by wunderkind Ross Robinson, it takes the best of Slayer as a starting point. "People = Shit," "The Heretic Anthem," and "New Abortion" are relentless and wholly brutal, but this is no mere thrash. "Disasterpiece" features a weird, hypnotic riff, while "Left Behind" comes across like a duet between Alice in Chains' Layne Staley and Slayer's Tom Araya. The rerecorded "Gently" builds slowly from industrial atmospherics to a punishing explosion of noise. The title track (also old and formerly known as "Killers Are Quiet") is a deeply unsettling heavy-metal "Midnight Rambler." Frontman Corey Taylor claims to have performed it naked and bleeding from self-inflicted wounds, which isn't hard to believe. This masterfully constructed collection is painfully raw and utterly compelling. --Dominic Wills

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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
The 20th Century was, not so long ago, the most violent in human history.

Man it doesn't take much to get upstaged.

The 21st Century is like some great blood-soaked gut-spattered gory canvas of Satan, and a real work of art it is: Genocide in all its viscera-spattered glory stomping red-toothed & hungry across the Sudan & despoiling Rwanda; the annihilation by 747 of two of America's most iconic skyscrapers; constant headhacking, decapitation, & the development of Suicide Bombing as one Religion's single contribution to culture; riots, looting, burning, raping, maiming to say nothing of the lesser Lights of Violence like typhoons, twisters, earthquakes, and even a hurricane that devoured a major American city while everybody just watched.

Man it's been a doozy, hasn't it? Who needs monsters when we have Mankind?

In this world full of idiots, I'm grateful that I have a band like Slipknot. I'm glad I can spin a brutal little brass-knuckles headcrusher of a CD like Iowa, which is great music to listen to when you want to crush people and break things. When you're tired of idiots on the highway driving in the passing lane at 45 mph, creating a rolling roadblock---the same idiots who scream down leafy & narrow suburban streets at 90 mph or tailgating you within inches of your back bumper when you have nowhere to go.

You with me?

It's great music to just let rampage through your ears, your guts, your windows, when you're sick of the vomit our so-called "Leaders" spew, vomit that passes as wisdom, vomit that assures us we should fret & worry about what terrorist savages think about us, that we should be ready at every instant to bow & scrape & apologize.
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IOWA August 28, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Slipknot's second major label debut is one of the most anticipated modern & extreme metal releases of the year & an important step foward for the band who exploded onto the heavy music scene in 1999, following their rare & independant mate, feed, kill, repeat album, with the brutal, complex & aggressive assault of their self titled LP. Iowa treads similar ground to the debut, though it is undoubtably heavier, faster & thrashier then the first album, while losing the minimal hip-hop influence present on the debut, & still incorporating a strong sense of melody. the guitaring is an improvement from the debut & the brilliant double bass onslaught & blast beats from drummer Joey Jordison once again has helped established him as one of the world's best drumming talents. Corey's vocals are again a standout with the diversity & aggression of his vocals shining through & dripping with conviction, that some anti-slipknot fans have claimed he doesn't possess. Corey is also assisted with some impressive backing vocals from the two percussionists. Scratches & samples add an eerie & subtle atmosphere to the music though they are not incorporated on this album as much as they were on the debut. The production is again first class from Ross Robinson, with the help of the slipknot crew. In my opinion the best tracks are People=S**t, Disasterpiece, New Abortion, Heretic Anthem, I am Hated & The shape. Left Behind displays good use of melody while the remakes of Gently & the 15 minute long atmospheric album closer Iowa are also impressive. The only song that hasn't as yet grabbed my attention is Everything Ends. Overall an awesome follow-up to the debut LP, with slipknot's death metal influences more prominant then ever without allowing the band to be classed as purely Death metal. Check out lamb of God, Soilent Green, Acid Bath & Australian metal bands Alchemist, Damaged & Blood Duster.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Iowa October 1, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Straight from Des Moines, Iowa, the next big thing in metal is angry young Midwesterners Slipnot. Their stage show may not be anything new--Gwar was decked out in superior versions of their Halloween costumes as far back as the late 80s. . .and Gwar, at least, had a sense of humor about there stage show--but their sound is truly an original.
Slipknot's sound, though not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach, is rather eclectic for a metal act: a profanity-laced and often maddening hodge podge of vintage Black Sabbath and AC/DC, thrash, death metal, doom metal, goth, industrial, progressive rock, rap, and hip hop. In it's own (dark, angry, loud, obscene) way, Slipknot blends together a wide variety of musical styles into an ambitious, if somewhat jarring, cacaphony. Nearly every track is on IOWA is memorable and worth a listen, even the ones that aren't totally successful, like the 15 minutes plus of the title track.
Nowhere will you find samples better used on a metal album than on IOWA. Metal guru producer Ross Robinson, who co-produced the album with the 9-man band, has a knack for blending incredibly dense, drum-based live instrumentation-- screaming and growling, power chords, slashing lead guitar,heart attack bass, huge-sounding drums and percussion--with the electronic squeals, scratches, and beats. "Left Behind" is the most radio-friendly track on the album. Other highlights include "Disasterpiece," "The Heretic Anthem," and "The Shape."
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Iowa (Tenth Anniversary Edition) November 8, 2011
By Remy
Format:Audio CD
First of all I have to state that this review is for the Tenth Anniversary Edition of Iowa, not the standard edition. I have no idea why Amazon believes that the Tenth Anniversary Edition of Slipknot's self-titled LP deserves its own review page and Iowa doesn't, but until/if it gets one my review will remain here.

The first disk is just Iowa with the New Abuse Mix of My Plague that was on the Resident Evil soundtrack, which is basically a clean (and cleaned up) radio friendly version of My Plague.

Disk two is the audio from the live performance on the Slipknot - Disasterpieces. Personally this is something I've wanted for years... but I'm not stupid. If I wanted it bad enough I could have just ripped the audio from the DVD. It's nice to have and I'm glad to have it, but I have a feeling that most people who wanted it have the audio already.

The third disk (DVD) is called "Goat" and is a documentary of sorts about the tour in support of Iowa with commentary from some of the band about the making of Iowa along with all of the videos made for the album.

-For those familiar with Clown's previous Slipknot docs you'll know what I'm talking about when I say that it's less a documentary on the tour than it is just random, non cohesive video snippets from live shows, video shoots and backstage thrown together. It fails to inform, but for someone like me who is/was a huge fan of the band at this time it does entertain.

-Some of the interviews are more informative than others.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Not their best, but still it's Slipknot.
As Slipknot goes you can't go wrong and this is my least favorite album by them.Left Behind and My Plague stand out as instant headbanger classics.
Published 1 month ago by Josh
5.0 out of 5 stars Slipknot: Iowa
Slipknot proves here how heavy they can get. On Iowa Slipknot is angry, violent, and have a lot to say. The music is tuned low, fast, and percussive. Read more
Published 4 months ago by John
3.0 out of 5 stars good cd
bought this in my metal days, just now reviewing. always was a slipknot fan. pretty decent cd. just sits in my old cd case now.
Published 6 months ago by James T
3.0 out of 5 stars Both Good And Bad
I am not a Slipknot fan, well, at least not a die hard fan anyway. Since I first heard their first album I have been really on the fence about these guys. Read more
Published 8 months ago by esthomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Music
Great high energy Metal music. Great vocals and guitars and a speed king on the drums. Plays double bass drum like a crazy man.
Published 9 months ago by Philw19642002
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
If you're into Slipknot, this CD is a must own! This CD has been my go to for working out and cruizing around - perfect for both!
Published 9 months ago by Michael Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure. Heavy. Metal.
When I think of dark, heavy albums, this is the first one that comes to mind. It's definitely the heaviest album that I've ever heard from a metal band, which includes being... Read more
Published 10 months ago by austinv56
5.0 out of 5 stars Freaking awesome.
I'm not sure why this even requires a review as everyone should already know it's awesome and that they need to buy it right now.
Published 13 months ago by KBSauer
5.0 out of 5 stars The Slipknot "factor"
I found interest in slipknot because their unique no other band can perform at their level in the scene of energy, violence , and excitement! Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
The album that put slipknot at the top of the nu metal scene. "Iowa" is an album that became a true gem with Joey jordison's precision, and Corey Taylor's raw energy that... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mike Brakes
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