The great big nil
The Ninja Mafia shirts have arrived. Try to remember back when you thought the Ninja Mafia was cool, back before you saw one in a mini skirt.
Thursday is the official date of Sam and Fuzzy's two-year anniversary. I don't have anything special planned, other than finally getting around to updating the long-ignored fanart gallery.
There is a new Slipknot album coming out tommorrow. The band has been the subject of much debate lately. I mean, debate besides the usual one about whether or not they suck. Now personally, I think the band is pretty decent. I don't think it's really worth getting extensively into my reasons why -- to make a long story short, there as just a lot more talent in Slipknot then one would expect from a "nu metal" band of nine grown men who prance around in masks.
I'd like to think the new album proves it. Compared to their earlier work, Volume 3: The Subliminal Verses is infinitely tighter, startling more complex and varied, and much, much more interesting. It's still heavy, but not all of the time. The band tries a lot of new things here, and most of them turned out very well. Of course, some fans don't want diversity on a Slipknot album -- especially if it means the addition of, heaven forbid, a ballad or two.
But don't believe the hype, kids. This is a heavy album. Please do not buy it for your grandmother because you heard Slipknot went pop. She isn't going to like it.