Iowa was a major success, premiering in the top tens of nine countries.Generally positively received, it includes some of their notable songs, such as "Disasterpiece", "The Heretic Anthem", "People = Shit" and the Grammy-nominated "Left Behind" and "My Plague".legal(at)sharpedezine(dot)com This site is owned and operated by Sharpe Dezine BV, The Netherlands.Iowa is the second studio album by the American heavy metal band Slipknot. 1st Prize (0) 2nd Prize () 3rd Prize 1yr pass to WLP Click here to see all our winners from last month and all previous months. - Why not upload your photos and videos today and get involved in our monthly contests?
NME stated that "every possible space is covered in scrawl and cymbals: guitars, percussion, electronic squall, subhuman screaming." Although Iowa became widely regarded as the band's heaviest album to date, some tracks included melody, most apparent in "Everything Ends", "My Plague" and "Left Behind".
The album also includes many expletives; David Fricke of the Rolling Stone magazine said "there isn't much shock value left in the words fuck and shit, which Taylor uses in some variation more than forty times in Iowa "Disasterpiece", said Taylor, "is my favorite Slipknot song.
We started doing pre-production for the album in a warehouse in Iowa itself.
We'd all got caught up in the lifestyle and the problems that come with that.
A darkness set in at the beginning of Iowa that none of us quite recognised." Jordison, however, noted, "Iowa, even more than the first record, was the album we really wanted to make." During an interview with Guitar magazine in November 2001, Root explained, "It was so exciting as well as scary to be part of this whole huge process," adding that there was a lot of pressure from fellow guitarist Mick Thomson to perform well.