Well maggots the time has come for ‘The End, So Far’ Slipknot’s seventh studio album and their last with Roadrunner Records. It seems fitting so, that this album brings together everything great from previous albums and smashes them together to make something new but still very clearly Slipknot and a band that is moving forward and experimenting.
‘The End, So Far’ is produced by the band and Joe Barresi who has worked with everyone from the Melvins to Queens of the Stone Age. Coming in at just under 58 minutes, it is the bands shortest album to date but with so much experience behind them I feel they’ve just learned to really compress tracks to their purest form.
So, who should be listening to ‘The End, So Far’? I know as someone looking in on the world of Slipknot their music may seem loud and intense but there is some serious musical talent and song writing ability on this album. Lead singer Corey Taylor switches between sweet clean vocals to that powerhouse roar with an intensity that is immense. If you like your metal or are looking to start a journey into the genre, then you could do a lot worse than Slipknot.