Loudwire and Revolver Magazine gave Slipknot great reviews. These sites cater to the genre and enjoy the musical artists that appear. There is always a mixture of good and bad reviews. Now they both had excellent reviews that explained why the music rated so highly. Now let us look at establishment Rolling Stone Magazine which rarely has a metal band on its cover and has many times shown distaste for even classical metal cds . They rated the new cd with 2 and half stars inferring that the band were still mourning their band member Paul Grey. Very nice analysis for looking a new cd. Not only that but higher ratings went to Neil Diamond`s best of tracks. Not mention how hard it was to find the review while the review for cool Weezer was featured. Do not get me wrong, I love Weezer but a music magazine should not just feature old rock bands, pop and alt. groups with breadcrumbs to other rock genres. Oh I know you are going to say that pop music sells more than hard rock and metal. Actually not , check figures for BMIs for consistent by genre and you will find that pop actually sells way less than even country but they know how to peddle themselves and are safe listening. The genre fits a conservative and religious population and thereby is perfect for the media. Hard rock and metal have the numbers but cost too much money to bleep . Why bother reading reviews anymore that come from magazines that are still have reviewers that originate from the sixties. Wait till Rolling Stones hears about a new Who cd. If you are looking for a metal review on Slipknot do not tread over to Rolling Stone Mag. Here is also Loudwire`s exclusive preview to the cd.