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Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind (2019) Published: August 9/19 Released: August 9/19 albumMetal14 Tracks • 63 Minutes
TRACKWAVE SCORE
The percentage of professional music reviewers who liked this. Above 75% is gold. ?
92%
    SELECTED LINE: Fierce, troubled, confrontational and more often than not bewildering, there’s still no one else like Slipknot. -Metal Hammer
    We Are Not Your Kind is the sixth studio album by Slipknot, released by Roadrunner Records on August 9, 2019.
    Preview
    1. Insert Coin1:38
    2. Unsainted4:20
    3. Birth of the Cruel4:35
    4. Death Because of Death1:20
    5. Nero Forte5:15
    6. Critical Darling6:25
    7. A Liar's Funeral5:27
    8. Red Flag4:11
    9. What's Next0:53
    10. Spiders4:03
    11. Orphan6:01
    12. My Pain6:48
    13. Not Long for This World6:35
    14. Solway Firth5:55
℗ 2019 Roadrunner Records, Inc.
Critic Reviews (50)

The band is no longer dangerously dangerous, but seems to be as honest as it has not been for a long time - possibly because it had made itself scarce for a while and stimulated speculation about its continued existence.

73% 5 months ago

Musikreviews.de Musikreviews.de

This is a solid return for Slipknot.

75% 5 months ago

Killyourstereo Killyourstereo

We Are Not Your Kind is a masterpiece.

5 months ago

Rock Cellar Magazine Rock Cellar Magazine

This is easily the best album Slipknot has produced in 15 years.

84% 5 months ago

Sputnikmusic Sputnikmusic

After 20 years together, it can be difficult for bands to sound inspired, but Slipknot manage to create an entirely new era for themselves.

80% 5 months ago

Exclaim Exclaim

Slipknot get even creepier than usual on ‘We Are Not Your Kind’.

70% 5 months ago


They continue to work towards something greater than themselves and constantly prove why they're one of the most dominating forces in music.

5 months ago

setlist.fm setlist.fm

The metal band from Iowa actually sounds full of energy.

5 months ago

Plattenladentipps Plattenladentipps

We Are Not Your Kind is the band's most complex album from Iowa and arguably the most melodic.

80% 5 months ago

Classic Rock (DE) Classic Rock (DE)

"We Are Not Your Kind" is a damnably dark, hard and crazy album that grows over time and becomes a really exciting and surprising record through his experiments.

85% 5 months ago

morecore_de morecore_de

I think We Are Not Your Kind can be listed as the most successful Slipknot album to date.

83% 5 months ago

Metalfan.nl (NL) Metalfan.nl (NL)

Not only does WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND have a great deal of fun from the first to the last second, but it also shows a band that sparks creative sparks twenty years after the release of the legendary debut. Truly unique.

100% 5 months ago

Metal Hammer (DE) Metal Hammer (DE)

"We Are Not Your Kind" is not trying to reinvent the wheel, and is flawed, but in those flaws, Slipknot shows their humanity and sincerity, and that is present in all facets of the record.

80% 5 months ago

Metal Wani Metal Wani

Is this some of Slipknot’s best work to date? Yes, yes it is; which is exciting for a band with a tenure as long as theirs.

5 months ago

Ambient Light Ambient Light

Ultimately, We Are Not Your Kind isn’t radical enough to scare off old fans or reel in any new converts. New costumes, same Slipknot.

40% 5 months ago

Crack Magazine Crack Magazine

They remain one of a kind.

80% 5 months ago

Financial Times Financial Times (TOP)

This album’s metallic rampages absolutely obliterate, but it also breaks new ground for a band over 20 years into its career.

5 months ago

RIFF Magazine RIFF Magazine

"We Are Not Your Kind" ultimately proves to be a shining gem in SLIPKNOT's crown, one that will take a while for people to fully grasp and comprehend because of the extent of its depth and complexity.

90% 5 months ago

BLABBERMOUTH.NET BLABBERMOUTH.NET

We Are Not Your Kind is a complete and total experience, benefiting from the distillation of Slipknot’s greatest traits and a willingness to expand in sincere ways.

5 months ago

RADIO.COM RADIO.COM

It’s hard to shake the feeling that this is a band unsure of the best way to move forward.

60% 5 months ago

Evening Standard Evening Standard

With so much to be furious about, We Are Not Your Kind contains their most brutal music and yet, albeit occasionally, their gentlest too.

80% 5 months ago


We Are Not Your Kind is executed with the characteristic self-assurance you'd expect from one of metal's biggest names.

70% 5 months ago

theMusic.com.au theMusic.com.au

An ambitious, yet safe monster of an album that cements their reputation as leaders of the pack.

80% 5 months ago

HEAVY Magazine HEAVY Magazine

Slipknot’s howl of rage is impossible to take seriously.

40% 5 months ago

The Times of London The Times of London (TOP)

The group splashes out in all directions and finds itself in an inimitable way.

80% 5 months ago

humo (BE) humo (BE)

Slipknot seem to have once again redefined what they are capable of.

80% 5 months ago

Theprp.com Theprp.com

An absolute and merciless assault of the senses, Slipknot’s sixth studio album is nothing short of monumental.

91% 5 months ago

Sonic Perspectives Sonic Perspectives

‘We Are Not Your Kind’ is an astonishing record, a roaring, horrifying delve into the guts of the band’s revulsion, a primal scream of endlessly inventive extreme metal and searing misanthropy.

100% 5 months ago

New Musical Express (NME) New Musical Express (NME) (TOP)

Slipknot’s ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ proves they are still pushing forward.

5 months ago

BrooklynVegan BrooklynVegan

Overall, it's a solid display from Slipknot. Like albums before it, We Are Not Your Kind produces some incredibly catchy and infectious tracks.

75% 5 months ago

Metal Injection Metal Injection

Slipknot have always come out on top with anthems for the disenfranchised, and 'WANYK' could quite possibly be their most cohesive and immersive chapter to date.

80% 5 months ago

Upset (UK) Upset (UK)

Focused and determined, WANYK is easily one of the most solid bodies of work the band have constructed since their inception over twenty years ago.

90% 5 months ago

Ghost Cult Magazine Ghost Cult Magazine

We Are Not Your Kind marks a supremely confident reassertion of their capacity to pulverise. [Sep 2019, p.116]

80% 5 months ago

Q Magazine Q Magazine

We are Not Your Kind is anti-social, loud and aggressive, which is just as the best rock’n’roll should be.

80% 5 months ago

theartsdesk.com theartsdesk.com

It will leave you breathless, it will make you want to punch the world in the face and when it’s all over, you’ll just want to start the album all over again.

100% 5 months ago

Wall of Sound Wall of Sound

Slipknot return with an album as heavy as ever, but with a whole load of craftsmanship behind the distortion.

100% 5 months ago

The Skinny The Skinny

Slipknot have released one of the strongest albums in their career.

100% 5 months ago

Consequence of Sound Consequence of Sound

This may be one of the band’s most personal records, but the rage they capture is universally felt.

100% 5 months ago

The Independent (UK) The Independent (UK) (TOP)

Overall, Slipknot’s We Are Not Your Kind executes the bitterness we’ve always embraced. It moves with such harsh tenacity, making the hype that has surrounded this record, well worth it.

80% 5 months ago

MetalInsider.net MetalInsider.net

Everything seems to be in perfect balance and you really only know how good the album is when you have listened to it from front to back.

95% 5 months ago

Smash Press Smash Press

I feel that this album is the worst in career for Slipknot.

60% 5 months ago

MusikUniverse.mu MusikUniverse.mu

Are Slipknot back? They had never left us.

100% 5 months ago

All About The Rock All About The Rock

Nestled among some of the heaviest material since their eponymous debut, there are moments of crystal clarity, bursts of respite from a mammoth whirlwind of impassioned mechanical thrash.

80% 5 months ago

GIGWISE (UK) GIGWISE (UK)

Slipknot is a long way from Des Moines, Iowa; they’ve grown up as musicians, as songwriters, as human beings.

90% 5 months ago

Hysteria Mag Hysteria Mag

20 years since their debut, Slipknot are as bold, fearless and exhilarating as ever.

100% 5 months ago


Slipknot’s survival instinct and their acknowledgment that growth and evolution are necessary to thrive no matter the cost has taken them to a moment of musical breakthrough and a point of no return.

5 months ago

Loudwire Loudwire

We Are Not Your Kind will please fans of Slipknot as it offers everything the combo has forged and mastered.

5 months ago

Radio Metal Radio Metal

We Are Not Your Kind is a weird album, full of skull crushing intensity and bizarre arthouse experimentation.

85% 5 months ago

Rock Sins Rock Sins

This is comfortably the best SLIPKNOT record for fifteen years and another feather in their already superb, mask-wearing legacy.

80% 5 months ago

Distorted Sound Distorted Sound

Fierce, troubled, confrontational and more often than not bewildering, there’s still no one else like Slipknot.

80% 5 months ago

User Reviews (5)

EmoKid11028 months ago
Stop Stop with the negativity twats. This is a good song so what they changed their style. Stop acting like little kids and let us enjoy the music without useless butthurt reviews.

ryanmetallica8 months ago
Real good But how come All Out Life isn’t on this album?

DrXtreme8 months ago
Ruthless to the core Can you feel the swarm You have been warned Feel the pulse of the maggots SWARM all and leave no scars behind

LiamN95 months ago
Solway Firth Ok, how many of you feel dumb posting negative crap before you heard Solway Firth? If this song is any indication of how the rest of the album is, it will be amazing.

Ant H205 months ago
Ehhhhhhh Not feeling either of these singles tbh. I’m scared for the rest of the album, but who knows, I may be surprised.
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