This album shows the listener how talented Slipknot are...
Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses
is by far my favourite Slipknot
album. The songs on the record show how much talent Slipknot
have as a band, and also as individuals. Listening to the record makes me realise how far Slipknot
have come since their first album (self-titled) back in 1999. The band experiment a lot more than they did back then, by adding more melodies, acoustic songs and guitar parts, as well as their usual heavy music.
The drum parts, played by Joey Jordison, show off how talented he is. His use of double bass shines in just the right places, and compliments the bass lines of Paul Gray. Mick Thomson and Jim Root
's guitar solos (which have never been used before in other Slipknot
records) bring the other instruments to life, and also show the listener how talented they are. The percussion, samples and the DJ add to the intensity of the record. Corey Taylor
experiments with his vocals in the more acoustic songs (Vermilion
Pt. 2, Circle
- Keep Away) by singing melodies, not just screaming.
The fact that the nine members of the band that make Slipknot
have stayed together since their first album shows you the love that they have for eachother and what they do, which means that this album isn't put on, it's genuine music. The lyrics written by the band are true - they describe exactly how they feel and the emotion they put into playing their instruments is very noticable.