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Album Review: Slipknot – The End, So Far

Artist: Slipknot
Album: The End, So Far
Release Date: September 30th 2022
Label: Roadrunner Records

What do you get when you mix chaos, twists, turns, aggression, melody and some slight tastes of uniformity, you get GRAMMY Award-winning Iowan icons SLIPKNOT, who have released their widely anticipated new album, THE END, SO FAR, their final on Roadrunner Records. 

Prior to release the band teased the tracks “The Chapeltown Rag”, “The Dying Song” (Time To Sing), and “Yen” which only gave a snippet to the complexity and depth on the album, The album was produced by the band and Joe Barresi and marks some of the darkest vibes of any Slipknot album to date. 

The contrasts on this album are what set it apart. The cinematic epic album openers and closers in “Adderall” and “Finale” opens the listener up to moods and feelings they may not have experienced in a long time, if at all. “Adderall” simple drum patter, allowing Corey Taylor’s melodies to weave in and out seamlessly. The drums on this song was actually played by Clown,. as Jay Weinberg shares in our chat HERE

“The Dying Song” as the first heavy song really hits you after “Adderall”. Easy to see why this was a choice for a single.  “Hivemind” being number five somehow satisfies my OCD, and the song is just epic.  The buzzing at the start really sets up the song in the most unexpected way

“Medicine For The Dead” is one of my favorites. The lyrics are raw and angry and its stoner sludgey rock vibes are a change of pace where as “H377” (or HELL) is the song of the album for me. Corey’s quick lyrics filled with so much meaning and the tone in his delivery stays with you.  

Not to say the songs we have not mentioned are bad songs, because they aren’t. I do not think there is a bad song on the album, but you cannot always put things into words and some things are best discovered and not described.

From start to finish this album takes you on dramatic highs and punishing lows.  The lyrics seem to tell a story of the ever changing world we are in, and how we are all coping, or not coping, in our new normal.  This is all wrapped up in the aggressive passionate rollercoaster that Slipknot is. Don’t go into this one without a seatbelt as it’s a hell of a ride.


01. Adderall
02. The Dying Song (Time To Sing)
03. The Chapeltown Rag|
04. Yen
05. Hivemind
06. Warranty
07. Medicine For The Dead
08. Acidic
09. Heirloom
10. H377
11. De Sade
12. Finale

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