A story following a neglected young outsider, muted colours except for the predominant and ever imposing blood red of Slipknot’s signature jumpsuits and a raging band performance in a dead forest all create an atmosphere like no other; dark, ominous and viscous .
What I love is the twisted tale of the unnamed boy which isn’t just a story but a naturally progressed series of events that gets darker and more disturbing compounded by the song and its steady build up. Although I should mention that the full uncut version is actually a lot more sinister where the boy goes into the basement and smears himself with blood. Extreme!
The band’s performance in the video is fierce and unrelenting, they do not hold back. The edgy shot choices do not just capture the anarchy that is Slipknot but gets inside the action as they give us a taste of what it’s like to see them live. When the rain hits, the video becomes a series of explosions as the band rages on. A complete union between sight and sound.