The Devil In I

Album: .5: The Gray Chapter (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • The first single from .5: The Gray Chapter to be released to radio and music channels features clean and melodic vocals from Corey Taylor in its verses before he sings on the chorus:

    Step inside
    See the Devil in I
    Too many times we've let it come to this


    Taylor explained the song's meaning to The Pulse of Radio: "'The Devil In I' is really about the war inside yourself," he said. "Trying not to give into defeatism, trying not to give into negativity, trying not to give up basically. It's a struggle. It's one of the hardest thing you can do, is to give in to that side of yourself."
  • 5: The Gray Chapter debuted at #1 on the US albums chart. It was Slipknot's second long player to top the list, their previous studio release, All Hope Is Gone, reached the summit in 2008.
  • The song's music video was directed by Slipknot drummer Shawn Crahan and features the destruction of band members in various ways. Chris Fehn, for instance, is pecked to death by ravens, a fate he requested for himself as the percussionist suffers from a fear of birds. Sid Wilson, meanwhile, eats his arm and fingers in the clip, destroying the things most important for the DJ's role in the band.

    "Basically, this video is about finding past devils, past things - becoming one with it and then doing away with it," Crahan explained

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  • Spencer from Denver-coloradoYAY first to comment any ways I love this song it really explains life in hell.
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