Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses

Release date
25 May 2004
Running length
14 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Prelude 3.0 3:57 198,232
2 The Blister Exists 5:19 315,935
3 Three Nil 4:48 238,106
4 Duality 4:12 532,974
5 Opium of the People 3:12 260,448
6 Circle 4:23 262,145
7 Welcome 3:15 224,026
8 Vermilion 5:16 391,830
9 Pulse of the Maggots 4:19 348,720
10 Before I Forget 4:38 715,187
11 Vermilion Pt. 2 3:44 157,786
12 Nameless 0:00 5,653
13 The Virus of Life 5:25 177,336
14 Danger - Keep Away 3:13 172,960

About this album

Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) is the third studio album by American heavy metal band Slipknot. The album was released on May 25, 2004 through Roadrunner Records, and a special edition, containing a bonus disc, was released on April 12, 2005. It is the band’s only album produced by Rick Rubin.

Following the band’s tour to promote its second album in 2002, speculation regarding the future began. Some band members had already been involved in side projects including Murderdolls, To My Surprise, and the reformation of Stone Sour. However, in 2003, Slipknot moved into The Mansion to work on the album. Initially, the band was unproductive; lead vocalist Corey Taylor was drinking heavily. Nevertheless, they wrote more than enough material for a new album—the band’s first to incorporate more traditional, melodic song structures and acoustic guitars.

The album received generally positive reviews. Slipknot was praised by Allmusic for its “dedication to making it a Slipknot album”, while Q added that the album was “a triumph”. The album peaked within the top ten in album sales across eleven countries, and went Platinum in the United States. The band also received the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance for the single “Before I Forget”.

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  • Divine_Nemesis

    The correct tag is Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)

    17 Feb 10:23pm Reply
  • Rifma4

    Slipknot's best album.

    11 Feb 7:00pm Reply

    This was my 13-18 life. vinyl sounds much better at this point (25)

    18 Jan 3:27am Reply
  • GaboBenitez

    Slipknot's best album and also the last one to be good at all. Best songs in this album aren't even known by the people, just listen to "Welcome", man.

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • jonballam

    I virtually know this album by heart. It got me into metal and is one of the best. Not as raw as IOWA but seriously fluid. Fun fact: This album contains no swearing at all. Surprised? You should be.

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • MaD_KrEvEdKo

    This is a really good album. The problem is: sonically it's total unholy fuckery. Production just sucks.

    28 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Mister_Jack

    Decent, this is where they started to sound kind of "emolike" for me tho, but there's some brutal stuff in it too, it's a mixed feeling I guess.

    26 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Alarus-Lar

    The Blister Exists, Three Nil, Opium Of The People, Before I Forget, The Nameless - лучшее, что есть у Slipknot. Ню-метал, каким он и должен быть. Но по качеству звукозаписи альбом сильно отстает от других.

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Alarus-Lar

    Slipknot's best album. [41]

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
  • AdamGontier-TDG

    The correct tag is Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)

    24 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Schivittez

    Slipknot's best album. [40]

    12 Sep 2014 Reply
  • DanceCommanderr

    Their weakest album. This is more Stone Sour than Slipknot.

    10 Aug 2014 Reply
  • KrossPoison

    Very diverse, tight riffs, probably their best so far still. Sure the self titled and iowa are amazing but this beats it for me in its own right.

    7 Jul 2014 Reply
  • InSearchOfTruth

    Slipknot's best album. [39]

    5 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Visutox

    Slipknot's best album. [38]

    2 May 2014 Reply
  • HerFadingSmile

    vote for the proper tag http://www.lastfm.de/music/Slipknot/_/The+Nameless

    21 Apr 2014 Reply
  • lxlmandudelxl

    Slipknot's best album. [37]

    18 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Chip1

    Slipknot's best album. [36]

    31 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Konkelo-

    I think as a whole this album might just be one of their best.

    10 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Sharp-Ton

    Take 3: take it seriously.

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
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