Slipknot - Unsainted
8.6Overall Score

Slipknot, Unsainted
Roadrunner Records

It’s been five long, boring years… but a new Slipknot album is in sight! We Are Not Your Kind is set to be released 9th August, and if new single Unsainted is anything to go by, it’s sure to have our heads banging for days. Armed with delightfully frightful new masks, Slipknot are back to reminds us just why they’re still heavy metal legends.

Unsainted is humble in its greatness. Whilst it may not be as immediately heavy as some may have liked, it is undeniably Slipknot; with a powerful, constant drumbeat and growling vocals, this track definitely delivers. The chorus is sure to be a scream-along — we can already imagine how epic it will be to hear ‘oh, I’ll never kill myself to save my soul’ being yelled by huge crowds this Summer at Download. The video is also a treat, an unsettling kaleidoscope of religious imagery and gruesome stares directed by the band’s very own Michael Shawn Crahan (Clown).

If Unsainted is a taster of the upcoming album’s sound, we’re ravenous for the main course.

Pre-order We Are Not Your Kind here.