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We Are Not Your Kind

Slipknot

We Are Not Your Kind

Sixth album from the American heavy metal band and first not to feature percussionist Chris Fehn, produced by Greg Fidelman (Metallica, Slayer)

ADM rating[?]

7.9

Label
Roadrunner
UK Release date
09/08/2019
US Release date
09/08/2019
  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    Meaty riffs, expertly orchestrated songwriting skills, arena-championing choruses, and delicate experimentation with metal nuances but there’s far more craftsmanship hidden beneath the distortion
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  2. 10.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The youthful rage of Slipknot's past still lingers, but this LP shows how much they've grown
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  3. 10.0 |   NME

    A roaring, horrifying delve into the guts of the band’s revulsion, a primal scream of endlessly inventive extreme metal and searing misanthropy
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  4. 10.0 |   The Independent

    Critics may question how relevant Slipknot are in 2019. The pummelling force of We Are Not Your Kind should be enough to silence them – this may be one of the band’s most personal records, but the rage they capture is universally felt
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  5. 8.4 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    This is the record the band should have come back with post Paul Gray’s death; it has all the hallmarks of what made Slipknot great in the first place, but it contains a lot of the good elements that came from .5: The Gray Chapter as well
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  6. 8.0 |   The FT

    The band remains one of a kind with a sixth album that mixes sophistication with savagery
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  7. 8.0 |   Q

    We Are Not Your Kind marks a supremely confident reassertion of their capacity to pulverise. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    We are Not Your Kind is anti-social, loud and aggressive, which is just as the best rock’n’roll should be
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  9. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Mixing their trademark raging riffola and tribal drumming with everything from krautrock to acoustic elements, Slipknot push their own limits
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  10. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    We Are Not Your Kind is a rebirth of the maniacal and constantly changing sound that earned them their fame, and opens a new chapter for the band
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  11. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Although the band returns to its nu-metal roots on their sixth full-length, they also explore more experimental textures and even try a little tenderness
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  12. 7.0 |   Clash

    Slipknot make an unexpected impact with their newly-discovered tenderness, but it’s those instantly-recognisable throat-shredding roars that really shine
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  13. 7.0 |   The Music

    Executed with the characteristic self-assurance you'd expect of one of metal's biggest names
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  14. 6.7 |   Pitchfork

    The sixth album from the Iowa metal mainstays has more to offer than expected and is still sometimes frustratingly short-sighted
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  15. 4.0 |   Crack

    Ultimately, We Are Not Your Kind isn’t radical enough to scare off old fans or reel in any new converts. New costumes, same Slipknot
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