I am a huge fan of the Slipknot boys. I think they, amoung other things, tap into that little black box inside of people where you have all the repressed anger and frustrations. The visual approach is different, but a distant second. Anyone that says different doesn't really know what they are talking about, it does eliminate the individuality, and the "Oh my gosh! He is sooo hot" problem that a lot of "artists" receive. Not only that, but MTV won't touch them with a 10 foot stick. In case you are uninformed, Slipknot is a nine peice hardcore act out of Des Moines. Two guitars, one bass, one DJ, one Media Sampler/Keybaord, two custom percussionists, a drummer and a lead singer. They dress in black, red or white coveralls with the numbers 0-8 on them, and home made masks. They are just about as angy as one can get, and with a triple drum attack, they pretty much blow the hinges off most other "Hard" acts like Limp Bizkit and Korn. If you like em, you know what I mean. The two percussionists use everything from large bass and timpany type drums to beer kegs (heard on the intro to Prostetics) and propane tanks. If you don't, then you might try listening to them for the sound of nine metalheads going at once. The lyrics are kinda trite, but people seem to identify with them. They are definetly an experience if nothing else. Try "Wait and Bleed" "Prostetics" and "Surfacing" for the real goods. I'd advise them to anybody who has ever got fed up with anyone. Now, I sound like a shamless media jockey, but they do fit the bill if you like that stuff, or even different stuff. I'm telling you, they are worth checking out, even if you don't like them, at least you will know where I'm coming from. I don't know if that's worth 15 bucks to you, but I is really a great band. Oh, side note for those who dig them: I have Chris Fehn's drumstick. Not one he handed out, one he was using. He lost his grip when he using his head as a third drumstick. It flew out of his hand, and I caught it. Only one at the show who got it. I was front row the entire time!!