SLIPKNOT Unsainted gets 7.5/10



Metalheads rejoice! Slipknot have released their highly anticipated new single Unsainted from their upcoming sixth album We Are Not Your Kind (out August 9). The band recently staged their first concert since 2016 on Jimmy Kimmel Live unveiling their new masks and playing 2018’s standalone release All Out Life and Unsainted live for the first time.

Opening with a dramatic and ominous choir, frontman Corey Taylor sings “Oh, I’ll never kill myself to save my soul,” the tension building until the track takes a turn and erupts into a tumult of thunderous guitars and tribal drums.

The single is a melodic and brutal call back to early Slipknot album, Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses), with a Duality-like opening and chorus. Unsurprisingly, the single follows the typical formulaic structure maggots (their fans) know and love: fast-paced, abrasive verses and a rich, anthemic chorus.

Taylor gives a stellar vocal performance as he sings of letting go, false Gods and martyrdom, all the while, showing off his effortless vocal range and versatility as he bounds between viscous verses, death growls and a hooky, singalong chorus.

Slipknot promise We Are Not Your Kind will be the heaviest album they’ve released since their harrowing 2001 record, Iowa, and their superb 2004 release, Vol.3 (The Subliminal Verses). If Unsainted is anything to go off, Slipknot fans are in for a dark, gnarly record. Keep it coming, boys.


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