“We’ll find a way when all hope is gone!” Corey Taylor screams on Slipknot’s latest. Is he a blast beat terrorist, bloodthirsty yeti, or tough toenails Madoff investor? Plum the dark depths of “Maggot” Square Garden for the answer, where Taylor’s veteran group will play pipe cleaner to the souls of the faithful. Like a heavy metal ShamWow, Slipknot’s newest material soaks up some rock radio slop. But they still suggest the security team at a Kubrikian mansion party, so don’t get caught crying sellout. With Coheed and Cambria and Trivium.

Thu., Feb. 5, 7 p.m., 2009

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 28, 2009

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