We Are Not Your Kind

Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind
Critic Score
Based on 23 reviews
2019 Ratings: #58 / 792
User Score
Based on 918 ratings
2019 Ratings: #436
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
NME

The 'Knot's sixth album 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
Kerrang!

Iowa’s finest, Slipknot, continue to break boundaries on intense, innovative sixth album, We Are Not Your Kind.

100
The Skinny

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

100
The Independent

The sheer ambition on We Are Not Your Kind is just as staggering.

100
Consequence of Sound

The core of We Are Not Your Kind exudes a duality; the youthful rage of the band’s past still lingers on each riff, each clashing cymbal, and in each scream — but there’s also a maturity that is present among the work.

100
Louder Than War

If IOWA is the only Slipknot record that you listen to, I’d give this a miss. If you’re a fan of the whole Slipknot back catalogue, you’re going to need to free up some time in your life, We Are Not Your Kind is about to steal your soul and then set it on fire.

84
Sputnikmusic

Sure, We Are Not Your Kind is a little bloated and it occasionally stubs its toe on trying to be grandiose, but their determined focus on making this sound like Slipknot is wildly successful.

80
Metal Hammer

We Are Not Your Kind, though far from flawless, can stand on its own merits, being both immediately arresting as well as having enough challenging depth to reveal new surprises with every listen.

80
Gigwise

We Are Not Your Kind is an extended olive branch to fans lost along the way, an accessible gateway to those uninitiated and a valued gem atop a heavily bejewelled crown for die-hard fans.

80
AllMusic

The masked Iowans sixth full-length effort, We Are Not Your Kind, sees a confidant and apoplectic Slipknot in full command of their craft, delivering a searing 14-track set that's as versatile as it is observant of nu-metal's architectural truisms.

80
Exclaim!
The album is a tad long, but the diversity in sounds and use of ambient noise make it clear this is to be listened to from beginning to end. There are plenty of single-worthy songs for casual listeners, while offering dedicated fans a more fulfilling experience by pacing the record's heavy moments.
80
The Guardian
Overall, it’s an album designed to thrill and perhaps tentatively expand their fanbase, while the fiercely synth-rocking Solway Firth duly raises a middle finger to everybody else.
80
Upset

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.

75
Metal Injection

It's a solid display from Slipknot. Like albums before it, We Are Not Your Kind produces some incredibly catchy and infectious tracks. Also, like albums before it, it has its moments where it misses – these are more relative to the tracks on this record, not so much to previous efforts.

70
Clash

‘We Are Not Your Kind’ feels like the Iowan group’s attempt to recapture old glory, with an added twist of wisdom. With these newly discovered textures of experimentation, they’ve managed to make their well-established musical prowess shine even brighter.

70
Rolling Stone
Although the band returns to its nu-metal roots on their sixth full-length, they also explore more experimental textures and even try a little tenderness.
67
Pitchfork

For better or for worse, Kind is a Slipknot record, one that has more to offer than expected and is still sometimes frustratingly short-sighted.

60
The Needle Drop

Though there are some experiments and weird ideas that don’t completely pan out, We Are Not Your Kind is for the most part a return to form for Slipknot.

40
Crack Magazine

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.

PipePanic
70

I have a confession to make. I'm not proud of it but...sigh...

I'm a dirty, filthy Slipknot fan. Always have been. And I was pretty worried going into this album.

Slipknot, while not the most critically adored metal band in the past couple of years, has always has a small, creepingly filthy spot in my heart ever since I first heard 5. The Grey Chapter back when it first released. I know that's not their best album, but sue me for liking something why don't ya? And after listening through ... read more

BradTasteMusic
71

In preparation for this album I decided to revisit many of my favorite metal/darkwave albums of the last few years. I listened back to some Code Orange, Primitive Man, Chealsea Wolfe, and a couple others. I haven't been a huge fan of Slipknot. I feel like they have always held back their sound just enough to lose my interest. Their image also feels very gimmicky. However, If you forget about the gimmicky costumes and image the band puts on, this album really holds up as it's own stand alone ... read more

_zeltrxn17
50

Baroness: No ome can fuck up metalhead's expectations like us
Slipknot: hold my beer

Come on guys, 90+ critic score? You got to be on crack. I mean, it's not as bad as Gold & Grey, but it has very similar flaws. This is a mess, and the sounds here are not innovative at all for me. The songwriting also isn't as ambitious. I used my data to download this and tbh, I wish I waited till I got home to do so.

createdbynova
80

Best Slipknot record in ages

JugloomMoney
93

Masterpiece of an album. In my opinion their best album, the only thing that keeps from a perfect score are the interludes throughout the album that don't hold much meaning to the overall flow of the album.

91

It's an almost impossible task for band to balance appeasing both the fans who expect them to pull from the same bag of tricks across every album, and the fans who want the band to mature with them by broadening their musical and lyrical scope. On WANYK, Slipknot strikes this balance successfully and effortlessly. The heaviness almost mirrors Iowa in parts, and softer, more experimental moments, paired with the interludes, are inserted in just the right places to create a cohesive ... read more

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Track List

1Insert Coin
1:38
64
2Unsainted
4:20
89
3Birth of the Cruel
4:35
80
4Death Because of Death
1:20
62
5Nero Forte
5:15
89
6Critical Darling
6:25
83
7A Liar's Funeral
5:27
78
8Red Flag
4:11
79
9What's Next
0:53
62
10Spiders
4:03
78
11Orphan
6:01
81
12My Pain
6:48
65
13Not Long for This World
6:35
77
14Solway Firth
5:55
87
Total Length: 1 hour, 3 minutes
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Added on: May 16, 2019