Slipknot – Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. (1996)
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- Do Nothing / Bitchslap
- Only One
- Tattered & Torn
- Some Feel
- Killers Are Quiet / Dogfish Rising
Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. is the first release by American heavy metal band Slipknot. Released originally on October 31, 1996, it was limited to production of 1,000 copies. The band originally self-distributed some of these copies, but went on to release the remaining units through -ismist Recordings in 1997. Due to its limited release, the album has become much sought by fans since Slipknot’s rise in fame.
Despite considering it their first album upon release, the band now considers Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. to be a demo and have evolved and released the majority of the songs on future releases, albeit usually in radically altered forms. It was recorded in Des Moines, Iowa, over a period of four months. The music of the album contains many influences including funk, jazz, and disco which weren’t as apparent in later material. Many of the lyrics and the album’s title are derived from the role-playing game Werewolf: The Apocalypse. The songs contain an “emphasis on non-traditional songwriting” and melodic themes more than subsequent releases.
Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. The band was founded in September 1995 by percussionist Shawn Crahan, drummer Joey Jordison and bassist Paul Gray. After several lineup changes in its early years, the band settled on more...