Today I am doing something I never thought I would ever do, review a current Tool record.
*First things first, I am not going to delve into the darkest reaches of this album, if I did we could spend weeks on it, so consider this the more "quick review".
Let's get the cat out of the bag straight away, shall we? I do enjoy Fear Inoculum. But... I don't love it as much as some of Tool's earlier albums. There, I've finally said what I've been thinking for almost a month now and feel so much better for it.
Now, before you light your torches and grab your pitchforks to lynch me, hear me out first please?
We Are Not Your Kind is one of my top anticipated albums of 2019, and Slipknot did not disappoint me!
Sometimes when you wait a long time for something, the end result doesn't quite live up to your expectation. Well, I can happily report that isn't the case with Slipknot's sixth studio album, We Are Not Your Kind.
In fact, for me it has surpassed even my wildest dreams of what the Iowan 9 would ever do, they've both gone back to basics in their sound, while at the same time pushed the envelope and experimenting just enough to create an amazing hybrid, that reminds you of who they were, and where they are going.