Song of the Week- Do Nothing/Bitchslap

When Slipknot first hit the scene they caught my interest after seeing them at Ozzfest.  I eventually purchased their first album, and while it had a bunch of cool songs on it, there were songs that just didn’t do it for me, but the album showed great potential for the band.  Then they released their second album Iowa, and while it was far from perfect, it showed musical growth within the band and seemed to be a precursor for great things to come.  Then the third album, Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), happened and all my hopes for Slipknot went out the window.  Over the years I’ve gone back and listened to their back catalog again along with their fourth album All Hope is Gone and with the exception of Iowa they really don’t anything for me today.

But before their first major debut they had an album recorded called Mate, Feed, Kill, Repeat with a slightly different line-up.  It consisted mainly of older versions of songs that were eventually reworked for their later releases, but there were a couple tracks that were original to MFKR.  One of those songs that stuck out too me was a little track called “Do Nothing/Bitchslap”.  It was this crazy little death metal/funk combo and for how random and disjointed it is, it’s a blast to listen to.  Check it out.  Oh Slipknot what you could have been.


About RiffRaff

Just takin' it easy for all you sinners.

Posted on July 14, 2011, in Song of the Week and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I was completely unaware this album existed. I never saw Slipknot live, but heard them when they first made a name for themselves and thought they were pretty hardcore for the time they hit the scene. They peaked a while ago, but I still pop them in from time to time.

    This almost sounds like industrial (old) Fear Factory, except for the little jingle-funk parts. They sure changed after this pre-Slipknot Slipknot.

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