Listen: Otep Releases Her Cover of Slipknot Deep Cut ‘Purity’

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Today marks the release of Otep‘s first new album in five years. That record, titled The God Slayer, features original songs, as well as covers from a unique array of artists.

Alongside covering tracks from EminemBillie Eilish, Lil Peep, Nirvana, and Olivia Rodrigo, Otep also covered a song from one of her nu-metal contemporaries, Slipknot.

Whereas she could have covered one of the Des Moines, Iowa act’s more mainstream songs, she opted to go for one of their deep cuts: “Purity.” The song is a track from the band’s 1999 self-titled debut and is one of the more eerie and abrasive songs Slipknot has ever made.

With her new album The God Slayer available as of today, we now have the chance to hear what Otep’s cover of the Slipknot deep cut sounds like.

Instrumentally, the track plays out exactly as you would expect, with one very minor sonic difference. Compared to Slipknot’s “Purity,” Otep’s version comes across as just a tad lighter in tone; whereas Slipknot infuses their song with a filthy and abrasive-sounding presence,  Otep’s version doesn’t sound as grimy.

This is not a diss by any means, but it’s a somewhat recognizable element.

Below you can listen to and judge Otep’s cover of Slipknot’s “Purity” for yourself. Also below you will find the entire track list associated with her album The God Slayer.

Speaking of Slipknot’s deep cuts, back in June, we put together a feature highlighting 10 of the nu-metal act’s songs that deserve a lot more love.

Otep covers Slipknot’s “Purity”

The God Slayer track listing:

  1. My Violent Appetites
  2. Ostracized
  3. Good 4 U  (Olvia Rodrigo cover)
  4. Exit Wounds
  5. You Should See Me In A Crown (Billie Eilish cover)
  6. The Way I Am (Eminem cover)
  7. California Girls
  8. Pet
  9. Territorial Pissings (Nirvana cover)
  10. Star Shopping (Lil Peep cover)
  11. Purity (Slipknot cover)
  12. God Slayer