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Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)

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Slipknot hook up with superproducer Rick Rubin and cement their rep as the scariest and smartest band of the Ozzfest generation. Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) is their most extreme CD to date — bouncing between over-powering speed-metal and haunting acoustic rock, it comes across as a deranged hippie update of another Rubin masterpiece, Slayer’s ”Reign in Blood.” Head-bangers, take note: The children of the corn have risen again.