This CD was the first release by Des Moines, Iowa’s very own native shock troops, Slipknot. Actually released on Halloween of 1996, -ismist picked up distribution in June of 1997. Anything and everything can be expected on this disc, from the roots of industrial metal and Chicago influenced Midwestern noise, with hints of jazz, disco and rap thrown in for good measure. This is not the regurgitated tripe you hear day in and day out on the radio. Now, sadly out of print, follow the bands exploits on Roadrunner Records.

-ism CD 0032
Released July 13, 1997
Format: CD


  1. Slipknot
  2. Gently
  3. Do Nothing / Bitchslap
  4. Only One
  5. Tattered & Torn
  6. Confessions
  7. Some Feel
  8. Killers are Quiet