Fans React to Slipknot’s Heavy Melodic Ballad ‘Yen’

Fans react to “Yen”, Slip knot‘s melodic and heavy ballad, which has just been released as the third single on The end, for nowtheir new album out on Sept. 30.

The track is now close byThe Chapeltown Rag,” the first taste of the sequel for the 2019s We are not your kind that came out before the album’s announcement, and “The Dying Song (Time to Sing).” While the rest of the album offers plenty of unknowns, fans now at least have a fair portion of the album to dig into, as the three singles represent tracks two, three, and four of the record.

With “Yen” being a more atypical track for Slipknot – meaning it’s not a hyper-aggressive stomper crossed with lightning-fast drum fills – indulging in a softer approach more akin to “Killpop”. still, Corey Taylor emits some pained barks amid the more ballad-like structure — make no mistake, it’s still very much Slipknot.

As a result of this style, fans seem to have less of a uniform response, which is to be expected with a song like this. There’s a lot to discuss and dissect, which is always a positive takeaway, and a large number of headbangers have taken an immediate liking to “Yen.”

See the reactions further down the page.

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