I know it seems we're a little Slipknot heavy recently, but I can't help that these things come out in clusters, but holy shit, 'Solway Firth' is just a huge track that has to be shared, hence this additional 'Track of the Week' post. 'Solway Firth' is technically the second single in the lead up to next month's We Are Not Your Kind which now has me frothing at the mouth in anticipation if this is what we are getting.
After the craziness of 'All Out Life' and the anthem-like 'Unsainted' from the Iowa 9, we get the pure batshit musical assault awesomeness that is 'Solway Firth'. It opens quietly with Taylor's folky crooning and stays that way until just before the minute mark when all hell breaks loose; typical Slipknot style.
In the lead up to the album's details reveal, the band stated that it would be Iowa levels of heavy with Corey Taylor tweeting back in May "Spoiler: new album has Iowa moments. Also has Vol. 3 moments.". I bring this up because because I can feel it, it has the mixing of the old and new styles which sound amazing. That folky beginning? weird but awesome, the rest of the track? it's already a headbangers classic, tune as a whole? Fucking Epic!
I've never known Slipknot to do things in halves, and the lead up to We Are Not Your Kind is no different, I mean they are keeping almost everything but two tracks back for when the album drops on the 9th, but what they have released has sent us fans into a frenzy, while it's only three singles (two from the album) they were huge enough to garner a lot of attention for the Heavy Metal veterans, so much so I expect We Are Not Your Kind to break the previous Slipknot records for sales.
Written by Dan.