Thursday, 29 September 2011
Delight in the 10th anniversary re-release of Iowa
Iowa is very much the darkest of Slipknot albums and puts the greatest of emphasis on a lot of the slower gentler moments of Slipknot's music. The type of moments I've reffered to in the past as the "suffering moments". These moments generally give off a real sense of despair and tragedy and gives the greatest viewe into the twisted and tortured lyrics of Corey Taylor. Of course as well as this Iowa is also the angriest Slipknot album by far with tracks like I Am Hated and New Abortion wild in intense rapid tear through of bold and intense fury. And of course there's the magnificent People = Shit, the official song I go to whenever feeling pissed off.
It's the slow suffering songs that really seperates the men from the boys though. When I first heard this album, I could not tolerate the bleak dwindling Gently and of course the horrific fifteen minute epic that is the album's title track. Now I tend to listen with a greater sense of appreciation of the raw emotion thaqt they pack into these slower and bleaker moments. One can really feel the sense of tragedy that the music tries to convey. So it's cool that it's being identified and velebrated like this. Iowa probably shows Slipknot in their truest form.
The 10th anniversary re-release is also going to contain a remix of My Plague and an extra DVD featuring concert footage and a film directed by percussionist Shawn Crahan filled with unseen footage of the band during the time of Iowa's release. This is awesome. I really appreciate Chrahn's directing of films like these. He can really identify moments that are amusing, serious and shows the kind of journey that the band has had to go through in throughout their musical career.
So I'm ecstatic and overjoyed that my favourite Slipknot album is being celebrated like this. I think I'm gonna buy it as well.