Slipknot dial back the tempo on Yen, the brooding third single from their upcoming album, The End, So Far

Jim Root of Slipknot
(Image credit: Francesco Prandoni/Getty Images)

Slipknot have released Yen, the third single from their highly anticipated seventh studio album, The End, So Far.

While the album’s first two singles – The Chapeltown Rag and The Dying Song (Time to Sing) – were vintage Slipknot, with guitarists Mick Thomson and Jim Root on drop-B, riff-heavy overdrive, Yen finds the Iowa metal titans stripping things back with a slower arrangement, though one with moments of chaos. Listen below.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.