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Iowa [Explicit Lyrics]

SlipknotAudio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (669 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • 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 (669 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #781 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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33 of 39 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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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IOWA August 28, 2001
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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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars epitome of nu metal; heaviest album I've heard October 31, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Genre: nu metal

If you don't like the genre, don't buy the album. Don't listen to the music.

To all the people hating on this album (I don't mean giving it bad reviews because you don't like it; I mean insulting the fans and claiming the music is garbage): People are very different. They like different kinds of music. Just because you don't like something, doesn't make it worthless. Slipknot has thousands of devoted fans who find inspiration from the music and lyrics. There's no reason to insult something that is dear to many people just because Iowa annoys you. It takes an incredible amount of commitment to have a touring band, and Slipknot did so because they loved what they did and their fans; the same as the bands you love.

Iowa came out in 2001, just in the height of nu metal. Afterward, the genre spiraled down to oblivion. This album is basically the climax of the music. Slipknot's first self-titled release established the band's style, and Iowa refined it. This is the heaviest album I've heard. Heavy (for me) isn't just about how heavy the music is, but about the mood. A band like Cannibal Corpse is just too unemotional and about fictional things like zombies. Slipknot's Iowa is filled with contempt, disgust, despite and concepts such as solipsism, misanthropy, and nihilism. This is done with both the music and lyrics.

Some people just say Iowa is a bunch of noise and sounds like lawnmowers. Well, music is just noise. Country and hip-hop sound like annoying noise to me, but I have no problem with its existence. Some people seem to feel threatened by alternate genres of metal. The nu metal movement did not attempt to supplant traditional metal (and as history as shown, it didn't.) In the late 2000's, metalcore arrived.
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