Rick Florino from ArtistDirect has posted a review from Slipknot‘s recent show at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA. Below you can read an excerpt from the review.
In this day and age, everything feels so manufactured, especially music.
We’re trapped in an era where artistic mediocrity isn’t only accepted, it’s encouraged. There’s a void for something tangible and pure. That’s why Slipknot continues to be so important.
When these men hit the stage, it’s unflinchingly as raw, real, and rapturous as it gets from the mind-blowing musicianship to the violence each member physically and spiritually endures. During the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in Mansfield Massachusetts, the Iowa collective hypnotized and haunted the packed Comcast Center like only it can. A red curtain rose after the intro from their classic self-titled debut, all eight musicians stood still staring out into the night hell-bent on performing a show no one forgot or dying in the process.
Immediately, “(sic)” pummeled powerfully driven by Joey Jordison’s flawless, fleet-footed double bass. Transmissions of evil emanated from Sid Wilson’s turntable and Craig Jones’s sampler, while Chris Fehn and M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan rode their drum risers to the sky while pounding the kegs as if their very existence depended upon it. Mick Thomson and James Root remain the most impressive modern metal guitar duo, thrashing through technical assault and battery while anchoring the grooves as well.
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