Slipknot1.com – Spinner.com exclusively unveiled the new ‘look’ for Slipknot’s forthcoming album ‘All Hope is Gone’, but I’m linking thru to the official Slipknot site in case Spinner takes the pics down. So you may have to dig a bit to find them on one of the two sites – start with Spinner.com.
My first impression is that at least half the band didn’t really want to change their image; for them, the ‘new’ masks look pretty much like the ‘old’ stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t think there was anything wrong with them before, so this is a GOOD Thing. Of the guys who did make some major look changes, here’s my thoughts;
Sid (Turntables) – Looks like either a Borg or a Transformer. Can’t decide which.
Joey (Drums) – All that time with Satyricon must’ve worn off ’cause now he looks like an evil Jesus.
Shawn (Clown – Percussion) – I’d swear he’s on the cover of Sabbath’s “Never Say Die”. Kinda looks like Black Op Bozo now.
Corey (Vocals) – ok, I haven’t warmed up to his new look yet at all. Before, he was creepiness incarnate with the dread-like hair and the Texas Chainsaw mask. Now, he just reminds me of a tampon. Really, go look. He’s Tampax Man. Maybe I’ll like it more when the videos come out.
So there you have it. Not the revelation we were led to think it would be, but then – does hype EVER really live up?
Now if we could just get them to release the album sooner. . .