Before going further, we will state that the definitive release date for this effort has yet to be branded in the hide. Again, exact release will be known shortly... Back to the upcoming release that is Slipknot's IOWA. So, where did the inspiration for the songs on this LP come from? As Shawn (#6) tells, "Everything we write about and everything we do is what we're experiencing. It's the world around us, it's not make-believe. It's weird situations that have happened to us, it's the corners people have pushed us into." That being said, onto where we left off on Monday (6/25), onto tracks #7, 8, & 9. In the words of KERRANG!, they are as follows: 07. Gently (5.00): An old 'KNOT tune from the Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. days, fully resurrected, 2001 style. One of the mellower tracks the band have done to date, this kicks off with a slow and spooky intro, before eventually speeding up into yet another savage metal riff. SAMPLE LYRIC: "We were too being scared to pick one, sorry." 08. Left Behind (4.06): Originally bearing the working title "Lust Disease", this is considerably more melodic than the rest of the album, providing a brief moment of respite from the outright nastiness elsewhere. SAMPLE LYRIC: "As I close my eyes, I feel it all slipping away" 09. The Shape (3.38): Introduced with a tortured battle cry of destroy, this is one of the album's heaviest and most twisted sounding songs, some of the riffs are very peculiar indeed. SAMPLE LYRIC: "I lost my only way" Ladies and gentlemen, once again this concludes our Slipknot update for the day. Until next time...