Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Slipknot - {sic}nesses (2010)

sic)nesses is the fourth video album released by American heavy metal band Slipknot. The double-disc release features a recording of their headlining performance at the 2009 Download Festival along with a 45-minute behind the scenes documentary created by percussionist Shawn Crahan, and the four music videos from All Hope Is Gone. It is the band's first release since the death of bassist Paul Gray and is dedicated in his memory. On September 22, 2010, (sic)nesses premiered in selected theaters across the United States. Entrance to the screenings were free and it included free giveaways. Reception was generally positive, with Artistdirect rewarding the album a perfect five out of five stars, and Blabbermouth.net giving the album eight and a half out of ten stars.

The album's reception was generally positive. The album's description on Roadrunnerrecords.com stated: "The performance was absolutely electric, in typical Slipknot fashion, especially since it came hot on the heels of one of the strongest years in Slipknot’s illustrious career." Rick Florino from Artistdirect gave the album five out of five stars. Florino introduced the DVD by writing: "it's an eerie, engaging and utterly entrancing collection of violently vibrant vignettes showing the greatest metal band of the 21st century at the top of their game—and the genre." Scott Alisoglu from Blabbermouth.net gave the album eight and a half out of ten stars. He called it the "ultimate tribute" to bassist Paul Gray. He also noted that things like display of controlled echos, the 80,000 person audience, their energetic performances of songs from their first album, and the "unforgettable anthems" like "Before I Forget" and "Psychosocial" came together to "remind naysayers and fans alike that Slipknot has a dearth of rivals when it comes to live performance." The DVD was released on September 28, 2010 sold 9,300 copies in the United States in its first week. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Music Videos chart.

I think "Wait And Bleed" is a masterpiece and very uplifting song of Slipknot, you should definitely have in your metal music archive.

Slipknot - Wait And Bleed :


  1. Have ya'll heard of The Black Dots of Death? They sound like a cross
 between ICP and Slipknot...this is some twisted music! Check out their song “Standing Alone” here: http://standingalone.viinyl.com/