The Slipknots Corey Taylor and James Root balance between Heavy and Pop!
Tracklist - Come what(ever) may
- 2.Come What (Ever) May
- 3.Hell & Consequences
- 5.Made Of Scars
- 7.Your God
- 8.Through Glass
- 10.1st Person
- 12.Zzyzx Rd.
EMP Editorial Team (28.06.2006)
With their Stone Sour debut in 2002, Corey Taylor and James Root stepped out of the disguised shade of the brutalo rock - with songs that revealed much more vulnerability than you would have expected. This time, the cut between Slipknot and Stone Sour is not that clear: with the opener, "39/30-150”, "Hell and consequences” or the bitter "Made of scars” you have songs that could also have been on an album of the Grammy-winners, too. Having said that, the first single, "Through glass” is very catchy, intelligent Pop/Rock, perfectly suitable for radio use. The same can be said about the piano-based "Zzyxz Rd.”, a ballad that doesn't step into the cliché trap. The sweetly, weird "Sillyworld“ appears Alternative-like, "Socio“ is fat rock, "Your God“ a thrilling heavy track with surprising details. Variable, an often misused term, is the only word that fits here: no song sounds the way you could have expected after the first album but every track is so catchy that you wouldn't forget it in a while.