This is what I think of when I think of Iowa. I went to, like, an actual Borders to purchase Iowa when it was brand-new. I was ok with the first Slipknot album, but Iowa was when I fell in love. It was released a few weeks prior to Sept. 11th, 2001, and for many kids, Slipknot represented a necessary form of Post-Millenarian Counter-Programming, Heartland Resistance to Homeland Fascism, available as a Hot Topic hoodie. Hail Satan.