Episode 396: Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Cognizance 2019 Album Reviews + Quintessente Bandcamp Pick

Two Overdue Big-Name Reviews…

…and some other band.  I mean, we didn’t mean to overshadow Cognizance (which Brian says wrong almost every time), but it just kinda happened that way.  We have a fair amount to say about all three, so make sure you say your piece int he comments or on social media!


Slipknot – We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
Killswitch Engage Atonement (Metal Blade)
Cognizance – Malignant Dominion (Prosthetic)

Q is for



Slipknot – We Are Not Your Kind

Killswitch Engage – Atonement

Cognizance – Malignant Dominion

ABC’s of 2019:


One comment

  1. When reviewing albums, one thing I waiver on is how to judge an album that is 60 minutes long that only has 20 to 30 minutes of good music. Is the good half of that album good enough for me to overlook 30 minutes of filler? Is the bad half so bad that I can’t dismiss it? It that the very definition of a 2 out of 5 if only 40% of the music is good on an album? If I just cull the good tracks and make a playlist and have a good EP’s worth of music, isn’t that something still worth buying? I’m not sure. These are the metaphysical quandaries that keep my awake at night. I bring this up in reference to Slipknot. Slipknot has fallen into a pattern over the last several albums of having a few good songs and the rest of their album being utterly forgettable filler. I’m so wracked with indecision about this conundrum that I haven’t decided if I am going to buy the album yet. In the meantime, I’ll keep listening to Tool. I’m loving Fear Inoculum.

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