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Look Me in My Brand New Eye: Slipknot and Identity

Masking seems like a natural extension of heavy metal’s glorification of the grotesque. What else lurks behind Slipknot's Orwellian-like concept of identity?

Jeremy Griffin
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Nu-Metal's Not Dead!

August saw a resurgence of nu-metal glory for 2008, with several former figureheads dropping their new releases. And instead of these bands dying off like the genre they ostensibly belonged to, most proved there's still life after the spotlight moves on.

Andrew Blackie
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Slipknot: All Hope Is Gone

At least Slipknot got one thing right: they couldn't have chosen a more apt title.

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Condemned 2: Bloodshot

Condemned 2: Bloodshot is entertaining enough, but it still feels like it's written by two socially awkward 15-year-old boys who dress in black and listen to a little too much Slipknot.

Ryan Smith
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Slipknot: Voliminial: Inside the Nine [DVD]

"I vowed to get to the center of what I know I’m a part of, which is one of the greatest bands in the world today". Brave words, Clown.

Andrew Blackie
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Slipknot: 9.0 Live

The world's angriest band gets the double live treatment, with very intense results.

Adrien Begrand
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