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All Hope Is Gone

Slipknot

2008

All Hope Is Gone

Album Summary

All Hope Is Gone is the fourth studio album by American heavy metal band Slipknot, released on August 20, 2008 by Roadrunner Records. The album was published in two versions: the standard album in a CD case and a special edition packaged in a six-fold digipak containing three bonus tracks, a 40 page booklet, and a bonus DVD with a documentary of the album's recording. Preparation for the album began in 2007, while recording started in February 2008 in the band's home state of Iowa. Before the album's launch, Slipknot released a series of promotional images and audio samples from the album through various websites. All Hope Is Gone was considered the band's most eclectic-sounding album at the time of release, incorporating elements from their previous three. The album shows Slipknot completely abandoning the nu metal genre, moving to a groove metal style. Songs such as the opening track "Gematria (The Killing Name)" and the title track espouse the band's more brutal, death metal-influenced edge, reminiscent of songs such as "(sic)" from their debut self-titled album; slow burning, "trippy" elements such as "Gehenna", recalling "Skin Ticket" from their second album Iowa; and more tragic, sentimental tracks such as "Dead Memories" and "Snuff". Lyrically, All Hope Is Gone centers on themes such as anger, disaffection, obsession, and the music industry. The album name also features a more prominent focus on politics than their previous albums. Slipknot promoted All Hope Is Gone on a world tour and at the Mayhem Festival. Generally well received by critics, the album reached the top position on nine record charts worldwide, including the Billboard 200—the first Slipknot album to do so. It was certified platinum by the RIAA on August 10, 2010 for shipments in excess of 1,000,000 albums in the United States. With a runtime of 57 minutes and 57 seconds, it is Slipknot's shortest studio album to date. It is also the band's final studio album to feature their full original lineup with two longtime members: bassist and founding member Paul Gray, who was found dead in an Iowa hotel on May 24, 2010, almost two years after the album's release, and drummer Joey Jordison, who was fired from the group in December 2013.

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Rating

2.75

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3702

Genres

  • Metal
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So, yeah. Slipknot. Look, I'm really into hard music. I cut my teeth on punk and grew up on hardcore metal. I spent almost every weekend of my 20s at any hardcore show I could get to. Slipknot, though... they were always a joke in the hardcore scene. They're fashion metal. They're gothy pop-metal. The slipknot guys would show up at the hardcore shows in uniform and get laughed out of the venue. It was poser-metal. As I listened to this album, I tried really hard to get past those past notions of the band and listen with a fresh ear. What I found was that those past impressions... were not entirely wrong. But they weren't entirely correct either. There's some good stuff in here. It's a little sing-songy and filled with cliches but, at the same time, there are some killer groves buried underneath all that. Overall, not as bad as I expected it to be.

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If you enjoy this type of music, I would say you are ignoring some personal problems. If you would consider yourself to be in a healthy state of mind, send me your Paypal so I can put down 5 bucks for a new pair of ears. Jesus Christ, release me from this stinking pile of dogshit.

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“All Hope Is Gone” by Slipknot(1980) New experience for me. Bad done well. 3/5 These guys have real talent. What a shame. Self contradictory (hope/no hope) the marketing of evil, done with precision, elaboration, finesse. An intriguing listen. It seems like metal has caught up with hip hop. The message is incoherent, undefended and indefensible. Expressing virtually no redemption, no resolution. “Snuff” is the closest thing to beauty on this album (even if the opening groove is a flat ripoff of Nirvana’s “Something in the Way”), but is fatally flawed by its nonsensical lyrics. How can one feel sorry for a guy who gives such a lame and internally inconsistent expression of his sadness? To his woman? I pity the woman.

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3

Pretty decent, not my favorite genre but I appreciate the musicality/instrumentation. 99.9% unable to understand what they're saying, which kind of makes it hard to stay invested beyond that, personally.

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4

Accessible for metal which isn’t a bad thing. I liked what I heard and Snuff was excellent in particular. Some filler I could have done without but overall good.

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4

It's a good album, but I think Iowa is still their best one. Not every song on this one is as good. I can understand if you don't like the genre this is not for you, but this was a great entry level band for me.

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4

A new direction for Slipknot. It's not their best album, but that is due to the extremely high bar set by their first two albums 'Slipknot' & 'Iowa'. This album brings a slower speed but still the same energy that the band has always had. An amazing band to see perform live!

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Iowa is the only other Slipknot album I've heard, so coming into this one surprised me with just how pop-oriented it was. That's not a bad thing, though - the variety and catchiness it adds may not please the pure metalheads, but I think it made for a fun listen.

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Better than I thought it would be, although it's clearly not for me. There's some accomplished musicianship in there, along with the angst and anger people come here for.

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furious, confusing, brutal, raging- lots of lyrical references to worms, killing fields, burning cities down, smashing, war, murders - with a vocal style that switches from regular guttural metal to Styx-like sweetness on some choruses. ("and the rain will kill us all" on Psychosocial). Great drumming throughout.

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On some level, I get it. You are angry. You sometimes feel dead inside. You need a sound that matches that hopelessness and rage. I am angry too! But whoever thought it was vital to include this album as one of the greats, really does need to check their vital signs. It's okay though; we all have our paths to musical bliss and these guys really do strike a nerve for so many, that I'm happy to have another listen. What I hear are machine gun drum beats. I hear lyrics rich with authentic human emotion and truth. I hear gut-birthed gnarly screaming. I hear catchy arena rock riffs. And, I hear some infused melodic vocals, and even harmonies. I can appreciate all of those components, and do in several bands that I sometimes resonate with (i.e. Linkin Park, Creed, etc.) but while I can appreciate these things that Slipknot brings to the table, All Hope Is Gone is far too elementary at its core for me. No judgement to all of the rockers who embrace the growling thunder that is Slipknot. But for me, the thunder is so overpowering, I cannot hear the rain.

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Those drums are just too good for a 1.

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Tried to give this a fair hearing, but it's just so bad in every way. Music for absolute posers

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5

Epic rage

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5

🙌🏻

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5

my 3rd favourite slipknot album but still by far the best listen yet.....

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5

Really a 4.5, but today I'm rounding up - the world needs to give some respect to heavy metal. Great hammer-drill rock with some melody. Midwestern comfort food for the quietly anxious. Felt like I'd finished a good core workout just by listening.

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5

It's not perfect (far from it). It's not the best thing that happened to the music... However, listen to it makes me remember my teenage years and so I'll give it 5 stars just for it.

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4.5

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Metal

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5

A modern metal classic

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4

Not their best but a solid sendoff for Joey.

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4

Not all...some hope is gone.

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4

Not a bad slipknot album but I still prefer their debut

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No pues está chingón.

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4

Didn’t really think I’d like it all that much. I was wrong.

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4

This is the first CD I ever bought with my own money - I remember biking to Best Buy with Justin Wirsbinski. It's wild going back to this record on the day Trump leaves office and taking more time to notice the themes railing against American politics and the disguising of politics as religion at the end of the Bush administration than I did when I first bought it. I’d give this a 4.5 but I can’t justify a full 5. If I did it’d just be nostalgia The album is way more interesting considered against slipknots early stuff. It’s solidifies their transition from nu metal to something more mainstream. It is commercial metal but its well-executed, An entryway for a lot of people into the genre that is accessible without losing intensity.

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4

YES! Love this band. More familiar with more recent stuff, but this ROCKS

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4

Pretty groovy metal album, 7/10

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I have been listening to Slipknot for years but have never actually sat and listened to an album in full. The Opening track '.Execute.' consists of Mr. Taylor screaming 'All Hope Is Gone' and it set the tone for the album. The whole band did fantastically with their instruments and Corey's vocals are stronger than ever here. My favourite tracks on the album are: Sulfur. Psychosocial. Dead Memories. Snuff. Sulfur is one of my favourite Slipknot songs. Psychosocial hits HARD. Dead Memories is a great track. Snuff is an emotional standout track. A beautiful calm in the middle of a violent, angry storm.

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cool

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Slipknot on bändinä tuttuakin tutumpi. Aikanaan yläasteella luokkakaveri tutustutti Slipknotiin ja bändin nimeä kantavaan ekaan levyyn. Vähän myöhemmin jostain sensuurista pääsi läpi Taavetin kirjaston levytarjontaan bändin seuraava levy (Iowa). Tämä piti käydä lainaamassa ja kääntää mp3:ksi (taas vaihteeksi).Olisiko sitten vähän myöhemmin vielä tullut Disasterpieces live-DVD, mitä tuli pyöriteltyä paljonkin. Varmaan nimenomaan se varsin vauhdikas live imaisi lopulta mukaan. Varsinkin kun bändissä on (ainakin alkuaikoina) laulaja, pari kitaristia, basisti, rumpari, pari perkussionistia, dj, sämplääjä, niin lavalla ja lavan ulkopuolella tapahtumaa riitti. Jos ei soitettavaa ollut, niin sitten myllytettiin keskenään tai kiipeiltiin lavarakenteisiin. Kaksi ekaa Slipknotin levyä on itselle ne parhaat. Tällä All Hope Is Gonella on hetkensä, mutta ei kokonaisuutena mikään kummoinen. Levyn alkupään biisit on ihan hyvää Slipknotia, mutta loppuosalla ei slovari Snuffia lukuunottamatta ole kummoisia biisejä. Nostalgian sävyttämä 4.

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4

Not bad for metal. I'd listen again.

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4

Dedo no cu e gritaria (no cu de quem ta lendo)

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4

nicht mein Sound, aber trotzdem irgendwie geil.

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4

Not my favorite Slipknot album, but still really solid. I feel like it fades towards the end, though.

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4

one of their best

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4

hmmm

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4

Besser als gedacht

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4

I normally listen to these first thing in the morning, but I just really don't feel like Slipknot at 5am. I'll listen later at work. I've heard the album before anyway. Ok: this album has some absolutely amazing tracks but falls short of a 5. I'd give it a 4.5 if I could. Only criticism is that it goes a bit too long and loses steam towards the end. Definitely Slipknot at their best though. Surely no matter what kind of music you prefer, Pyschosocial makes you tap your foot. 4/5.

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4

Great production and packed with head bangers. Goes a bit limp in the back end but still a great metal template.

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4

Probably the biggest surprise I’ve had on this group. Guitars and drums are brilliant.

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4

Manages to be good and terrible interchangeably and within seconds of each other. I imagine this is what happens when an angry teenager with an unhealthy love of knives goes on work experience with a marketing executive at a record label.

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4

Slipknot were a early teenage favourite of mine but I've not listened to this album through. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. A bit of a different direction for Slipknot. A few songs too long or it would have been a 5.

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4

Big mood. Big energy.

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I didn't know they had an emo album. I'm happier now I do know.

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Quan es va publicar passava per ser el disc més accessible de la banda. I així és, efectivament. Encara hi ha temes taladrants, però el metal melòdic fa aparició en cançons de molt bona factura, juntament amb mig temps brillants i la influència de l'altra banda de Corey Taylor, Stone Sour. Afortunadament la inspiració nu metal dels seus començaments queda cada cop més enrera, consolidant la transformació de la banda en una de les grans del metal contemporani

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I remember my muso mates turning their noses up when they saw my copy of "Iowa." They were wrong. "All Hope is Gone" is better than "Iowa;" less childish and more range. What sets Slipknot apart is the contrast between the crunching, wall-of-sound death metal and the smoother, more melodic elements. A bit corny and overlong, but enjoyable nonetheless.

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4

Really enjoyed the musicality, not the vocals so much. Why so angry?

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4

After my ears stopped bleeding I realized I was tapping my toes and enjoying the music. Much better than I thought it would be. Not something I would listen to ever day.

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4

Five star start that tapers out to a solid four by the end. Big fat fricken riffs at the start, wish they were maintained the whole way through. Pretty weak finish could've been 20 minutes shorter

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4

Heavy . Algunas canciones muy brutas, pero muy bueno.

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4

Slipknot is definitely up my alley when they take a more laidback and groove approach, but I think when their death metal roots show up I start to flinch a bit. That being said, still very much so an enjoyable album, at a sturdy high 4.

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4

Nice metal album overall. Some really good songs like "Psychosocial" and "Snuff". Though also some boring ones which can drag a bit.

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4

Not the best SK album but still a big fan

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4

This might be the "best" Slipknot album, but it isn't my favorite. Also, I acknowledge I am too old to like Slipknot as much as I do.

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4

Slipknot rules. Take that liberals!!1!

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4

Ruthless and skillful

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4

Metal con algunas canciones que parecen baladas. Está bien. Un 4.

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4

Me pareció un álbum muy prolijo, estético y cuidado después de conocer y apreciar el álbum debut. Gran trabajo.

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4

I did enjoy the inclusion of the more thrash metal sound in this album and it has some great songs it also has some meh songs. I kinda look the chaos Iowa a bit more.

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4

suprisingly very political songs in a genre that might initially be offputting, turns out to be a great album with some musical diversity

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4

That's some good timin rock em roll

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4

I did not appreciate this album enough when it came out, because it's awesome. Every bit as good as their previous releases.

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4

One of those bands I have never listened to but was on my bucketlist. For a non-metal fan, it's pretty decent listen. Has some good songs and a bit of variety. Although only Psychosocial and a couple of the slower songs stood out, pretty good ride overall.

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4

Never listened to Slipknot, really liked this album overall

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4

Heerlijk Slipknot album met snuff en psychosocial erop, ook wat rustige nummers die me positief verrast heeft

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4

The slow pace songs were a welcome respite from the heavier stuff. Decent.

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4

Kind of really into this, especially the parts with more melodic vocals.

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just from hearing .execute. i know i’m gonna love it gematria<3 liked the switch up in sulphur really like psychosocial vibes

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4

Definitely a mood. I found it a pretty melodic approach to heavy metal. Interesting enough to listen again, though on the long side. Percussion is crazy.

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*clutches pearls* The music is certainly very appropriate to the lyrical sentiments, and I can relate to the rage on display here. This is probably the right tone to take. The pessimistic sentiments are certainly something I can relate to. The anger. The screaming. It's a lot. But then again so is the world... I wasn't sure I could do any of this, but then "Sulfur" came on and I was able to muster up enough rage to appreciate it. These guys are really good... and really angry... "Psychosocial" starts and... I think I like it! The choruses sound a bit like the Foo Fighters. The musicianship is very high. This is a real surprise to me. As the album progressed, my brain started to dig it. Even the screaming. These guys are great musicians though and seem to know how to modulate the rage and have the musical chops to keep things interesting. What is happening?! Did I really just add this album to my library?! I have the feeling that had I listened to this in my teens or twenties I would have hated it, but now at 54 I'm kind of into it? I didn't think that's how it was supposed to work... ALL HOPE IS GONE is a cathartic and... fun?!... to listen. Like a scary roller coaster, I won't be riding it every day but I'll jump on this ride again. This is one pissed off album I'm apparently pissed off enough to be on board with it. Really a 3.5 in my mind but rounding up since this far exceeded expectations.

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el tema titular es el clímax de una compilación de rolas con un sonido ruidoso pero limpio, te despierta, te da energía, te da poder, slipknot gusta por ello. "butcher's hook" me ha llamado bastante la atención y ha resaltado bastante cada vez que escuché el disco ya antes había escuchado "Psychosocial" y me parece un buen tema, volviéndolo a escuchar en el contexto del disco hizo que me gustara más, porque todo el sonido del álbum fluye muy bien y todo encaja. me falta solo prestarle un poco más de atención a la letra

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-"Psychosocial" is definitely a strong track, a good mix of the blast-beat style metal and more conventional metal sections -"Dead Memories" and "Vendetta" are both very nice and heavy without being goop. Having it not be entirely blast-beat-y full boar actually comes across as heavier for me because it is clearer to me -The big drum fill to guitar solo in "All Hope Is Gone" is pretty sweet. Probably my favorite musical moment in the album. Sadly the rest of the song is kind of goopy -Luckily most of the album has a good balance of not turning into goop. Just the first two tracks were goopy for me -Not my main metal genre, but pretty much all the songs has a fun riff or vocal melody or something to grab into to make the song interesting -goop

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4

You can always count on Slipknot for some good heavy metal thrash about. Having had listened to this album years ago, I didn't realise how hefty it was, coming in at 72 minutes (for what was the deluxe edition on release) - you're definitely in it for the long haul. The drill-like drumming, heavy distorted guitar riffs and the distinct vocals of Corey Taylor make it a great album in the most part. The latter portion of the album lags a little and lets it down - only slightly. Best: Sulfur Worst: Snuff

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4

Not my usual go-to but this was solid throughout and had some moments that caught my ear

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3

Just what you expect from slipknot… heavy riffs, but pretty melodic at times. Quite enjoyable!

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3

Manages to acquire a personality during the last few songs. 6.5/10 FT: Snuff

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3

Little groovy, mixed in with some hardcore, metal, and radio-friendly rock elements. A little cringey at times, especially lyrically. I think if I had listened to this when it had originally come out (I was 16), I would've been really about this. I'm more of a fan of Volume 3, though. Favorite tracks: "Psychosocial", "All Hope is Gone", "Dead Memories"

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3

Solid slipknot shit, more singing than the other album which was a nice change up. Gotta be in the mood for this typa jam tho, not for casual listening lol

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3

It was better than I thought, but while I don't hate screaming, when it's song after song it gets grating. I preferred the songs with a little more singing. I probably should've had the lyrics up but then I wouldn't be able to work, haha.

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3

heb er van genoten, niet van elk nummer stond ofc een leuk hitje op. moet je wel voor in de stemming zijn 2.5/5

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3

This album's at its best when the songs are 75% hard as hell, 25% melodic and ready for rock radio. They achieve that perfect balance on enough songs (including GOAT track "Psychosocial") where this album is worth checking out if you're curious, but the songs that mess with the ratio too much might test your patience a bit.

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3

Not usually my style but I actually didn't hate it

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Slipknot oli itselleni suht vieras bändi, jonka olin päässäni lokeroinut samaan teinimetallikategoriaan kuin esim. Children of Bodomin ja Bullet For My Valentinen. Tämä lokerointi osoittautuikin levyä kuunnellessa täysin oikeaksi. Sisäinen vihainen teinini kyllä tykkäsi kovasti, ja levy toimi hyvänä soundtrackina intialaisten rikkoman koodin korjaukselle. Lähempänä nelosta kuin kakkosta, mutta ehkä kolmonen on sopiva kompromissi.

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3

Iowa is better

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3

vergas los vatos... no lo escucharía de nuevo.

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3

Not my usual cup of tea, but I liked it.

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3

alcune belle, altre inascoltabili

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3

Pagüerful

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3

i am not a heavy metal fan mostly due to the vocals. but i can say that i do enjoy the guitar and drum instrumentals. there were a few songs on the album which reminded me of the theme song from BMS and that I liked

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3

Intenso

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No me apetecía nada escuchar esta propuesta de los 1001 y al final ha resultado mejor de lo que pensaba. Gematria, Sulfur, ... No recordaba su música y la verdad es que no están mal. Batería tipo ametralladora, estrofas líricas y casi baladas de cantautor.

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3

Never heard much Slipknot, but this was pretty good. Nothing I'd listen to all that often because I don't need the aggression... but impressive and good for a day I'm feeling extra metal.

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3

3.3 - It's like the musical equivalent of drinking a shot of Fireball - less challenging and more pleasant than I would expect. Apparently Slipknot falls into the "nu metal" category, which places it in some unsavory company, mostly bands I associate with that Hot Topic store at the mall. As far as metal goes, this to me sounds pretty poppy, and positively radio friendly - the vocals are crystal clear and melodic, there are few time signature changes, the guitar lines are relatively easy to follow. I wasn't listening too closely to the lyrics but it sounds like they're edgy enough. All in all, this sounds like an album suited for a teenage market, and I can understand why the kids like it.

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3

The highs are high, surprisingly melodic, accessible and catchy but after an hours worth descends to being quite dirge at points. Just wanted it to end after track 9, although 'snuff' was a nice surprise and a welcome break. Chop out tracks 8-10 and you have an excellent album. Generally this is better in small doses. Singy bits > shouty bits.

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3

More melodic than anticipated in spots.

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Tusinatavaraa Ameriikan maalta. Slipknotia ei ole tullut koskaan kuunneltua levyllistä putkeen, mutta jotain hittibiisejä tiesin kyllä ennakkoon, esim Psychosocialin. Aikanaan Heinolassa oli ainakin yksi kova Slipknot-fani tuttavapiirissä, mutta hän ei saanut innostettua minua tutustumaan bändiin paremmin. Levyn alkuun fiilistelin, että Slipknotissa Lande-Iowasta ja Stam1nasta Lemiltä on aika paljon samaa, mutta aika nopeasti fiilis katosi, kun levyä kuunteli eteenpäin. Biisit puuroutuivat keskenään samanlaiseksi rymistelyksi, enkä sitten kai oikein jaksanut keskittyä. Kädenlämpöinen kolmonen tälle.

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3

perusjuustoa ja jyystöä ei slippyn paras levy

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3

Good songs but a lotta filler

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3

Ovaj album ovdje nisam očekivao, ako je on tu onda vjerujem da će dosta iznenađenja biti along the way. Album koji mi je kad sam bio mlad bio puno bolji nego što je sada. Preslušavajući ga, svakako ima dost dobrih pjesama, ali jedino onako kada bih birao pjesme, mislim da bi taman pol albuma ostavio i to bi bilo dost dobro. Butcher's Hook, Snuff, Sulfur, Psychosocial i pjesma koju sumnjam da je na originalnom albumu (dakle probably deluxe) koju sam najviše čak slušao je Vermilion Pt. 2 - Bloodstone Remix (takes me back itekako). Ovo ostalo je ili zaboravljivo, ili dobro, ali ne toliko.

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3

A bit generic, but it's fine. Enjoyable, upbeat metal. If I didn't have a soft spot for the genre, this score would be much lower.

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3

This album is ok. Not as good as their previous work. There are a few stand out songs though such as Psycho Social. I also found that the final maybe 3rd of the tracks get just too whiney for me.

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3

It was ok

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3

Not always going to be a mood, but I appreciate that it’s engaging to begin with.

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3

I can see how people would like this. Intense, abrasive.

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3

never listened to Slipnot before - quite enjoyed this good 3.5 but not a 4.

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3

I liked it, 3+

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3

Knot bad

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3

Surprisingly diverse and some great tunes - lots to enjoy

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3

Surprisingly diverse and with lots to like

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3

Surprisingly accessable and not as hard as I thought it would be. When the mood hits right I was enjoying it, feels immature in places though

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3

Ekki alveg alveg mitt te (er eiginlega 3,5)

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3

Takes me back to highschool.

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Ja njih ne mogu više slušati osim par pjesama ali zbog Anite od 13 godina koja je obožavala ovaj album dajem mu solidnu trojku.

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3

Looked forward to listening to a Slipknot album, it was exactly what i thought it would be. Enjoyed it, but want listen again

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3

not my flavor of metal but ok

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3

IMO, the last truly great angry Slipknot album.

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Okay, so bear with me for a sec... I'll never forget the first time I listened to a full Chuck Berry album. I was baffled to go back and hear every song be the same riff with different words. It changed my understanding of interpolation, song-writing, and novelty. Slipknot is similar in the sense that they have cornered their own market and sound, but I feel like each song is practically just a slightly different iteration of the last. I think it has more to do with tone than riffing. I know Jordison was one who prized the group for it's experimentation - and the drum craft is easily the most experimental part of the listing - but the current iteration of metal is so drastically more experimental. We wouldn't have the metal we have nowadays without Slipknot. But I think the pathway they've paved, much like the pathway Chuck Berry paved, has been explored better by their successors. **I want to also acknowledge that I grew up in the era of the Christian Metal movement and *most* of my peers were involved in multiple metal bands that my *very* acoustic Christian rock group played with. So, my understanding of experimental metal is literally grassroots. That may muddy my interpretation.

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Sometimes you just need machine gun drums.

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tycker inte direkt att det här har något

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I'd never taken much notice of this band - album was better than I thought it would be

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Never listened to this album. I have heard tracks by Slipknot. Interesting to say the least.

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I have been avoiding this band for a lot of years now cause i'm not into this growling rock kind of style . Still isn't but, i have to confess this is not all growling all the time.There are a lot of interesting stuff in this album to explore. The very good lyrics and the mix metal genres in it got my attention until the end. Definitely is a must for the one time listen. Hell, even the second one

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Actually a lot better than I was expecting. Not high art by any means but perfectly listenable and or two actually decent tunes. Don't think I'll be coming back to Slipknot but my opinion of them has definitely improved.

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J'aime bien dans l'ensemble, mais trop long.

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Light Poser-metal. But don't tell anyone that I kinda like it. 🤫

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Je suis d’accord que ça prend un album de Slipknot dans cette liste, mais j’aurais mis le premier album où le groupe s’est vraiment démarqué par l’intensité et l’agressivité. Le mix n’est pas fantastique sur le premier album, mais l’essence du groupe est là. Les tentatives plus mélodiques ici n’ont rien d’originales.

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It's alright. Prefer their earlier stuff tbh.

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it is what it is. growls...melody...growls...melody...repeat

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Hard to rate. I enjoyed it and Psychosocial is an absolute banger but not their best and whilst I feel I do need to rep for the metal in the list, its not quite a 4.

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I didn’t hate it, just the screaming vocals, otherwise it was alright although I probably wouldn’t seek them out. Consequently low 3*

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This is an experience to be sure and I think it’s ok with some albums, this being one of them, to say I’m glad I listened to it; the band are very good at what they do; but I’m also glad I don’t have to listen to it again. Well done lads. System well and truly smashed.

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The biggest metal band of my generation, one I never really got into when I was a teenager even though I liked heavier music back then. They were both too weird but also too well known. The band everyone asked if you liked when you said you were into metal. I’m not much of a metal head these days. But I did enjoy this more than I expected this morning, not sure if I’d rush back to it, or start requesting slipknot at parties anytime soon though…

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Not a bad album. I’m not a biggest knot fan. A little too hard for my taste but if you listen to the drum fills they are really good. I tend to find myself listening to just the drums rather then the overall song.

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I support this music. If it helps one angsty teen process his anger in a way that doesn't end in a school shooting, it's a win. Does everybody need to hear it before they die? No. It wasn't as bad as I expected it to be, though. Best track: All Hope is Gone

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I mean I can see how some people would like this but this just isn't for me. 6/10

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Metal mask wearers stretch their wings and try to build in a mix of thrash, sludge, psychedelia, pop/rock and a ballad. Not bad at all. Best Tracks: Gematria (The Killing Name); Psychosocial; Butcher's Hook;

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Hmmm, not as nu metally as I feared, so I didn't hate it... ...didn't get a lot out of it either. "Gehenna" sounds like they really want to be QotSA, heh. Fave track - "Gematria (The Killing Name)" - that was just straight up thrash! 🤘

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The first two tracks I was surprised I didn't hate them, but as the album went on I got a bit more exhausted. It's at least moving away from nu-metal clichés but it's still groove metal... I get why some people like it but it's definitely not my thing when I want music that goes hard. For what it's doing it does well though, but it's not for me.

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Not my favorite album but not bad

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Once again, not really my genre, and all the songs sound the same to me. It's decently well-done given that, but still.

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i dont know enough about metal to critique this enough

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Much more accessible and melodic than their first two albums, but that’s usual for a lot metal bands as they often mellow as they mature I think. Snuff and Gehenna the best two tracks for me.

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I was prepared to suffer through this for an hour based on some of the band's visual imagery but then it went in some unexpected directions and I ...did not hate it. There's lots of screaming and ridiculous speed but then, all of a sudden, a shift into melodic singing or a groovy rhythm. Lyrically, the band punches up (or in), not down --- they're mad but they seem take it out on appropriate targets. I'm unlikely to choose to listen to this again but happy to have had my expectations surpassed today.

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This is really not my jam. I didn't hate it all, but much of it was tolerable at best for me. Also, why did it have to be so loooooooonnnnnnnngggggggggg?????

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Dope

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Amazing drumming. Not too sure about the dual vocalists. Pick one? Heavy but not Helium!

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Decent heavy metal album but I hate heavy metal so… 😂

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Odd choice for a slipknot album. Not their best but still has a lot to offer

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What I imagined

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Pretty good but not really my thing

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Corey has a fantastic singing voice and there is some melody to this album, also the drums are fantastic. But it does feel pretty overall edgelord.

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I assume Slipknot has better

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I like their instrumental side. The screaming is a bit too much for me

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It was a no for me... Like ok I get it america sucks..NEXTTTT

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I really don’t enjoy this genre of music, good on them tho 👍🏼

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Too heavy for me. Although surprisingly mellow at points. Teetered on pop-punk at times, maybe pop-metal?

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Jesus. Almost cut myself on all this edge. I like the some of the music but the vocals are just cringe.

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This album was way better than it had any right to be. Not only that, but it got better as it went along! The worst stuff was at the beginning. But no Slipknot album needs to be over 70 minutes long. What are the Slippies thinking?

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Was going to give you a three but the album just kept going, Slippies must enjoy a long album

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Not really a metal fan at all so I was biased from the get go. This was not the album to convert me to a metal fan but I can see why it would be loved by fans of heavy metal. These mother fuckers can play! I did have fun headbanging to a few tracks but over all I was kind of just waiting for it to be over. Going with a 2 because damn are these dudes crazy skilled musicians. MORE DOUBLE BASS DRUM!

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false

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Kind of... dated? barren? metal. Lacks the catchy pop elements 5 Finger Death Punch, the crushing doom of drone metal, the historic qualities of older metal albums of yesteryear. lyrics feel overly simplistic for 2008. 2.5/5

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There are some real stinkers on here which is a shame cause the front of this album honestly kicks and could stand up well with earlier Slipknot releases. Most of these songs are pretty boring/derivative though

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Didn't listen to the whole thing. Some classic tracks for sure, but I'd really struggle to listen to more than a few tracks at once..

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Maybe not my thing, but it wasn't terrible. Not sure I'll listen again, but it was good to learn what Slipknot are about. I'd heard of them but had no idea what genre/style they were.

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More heavy technical noise that I'll never listen to

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Was into slipknot when I was in middle school but outgrew them before this album came out. Some good moments on here but the production lets the album down. It sounds very muddy

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Drumming was the best part, but this was not good.

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Nope

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Loud.

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Good for the genre, not my thing these days.

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5/10

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Don't listen to it while playing Rocket League

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Iowa

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Look, I don't think this is good music; but if this is what you needed to get you through the tumultuous years of adolescence, then, fine, I'm not going to begrudge you. But if I finish this project and don't come across a single pop-punk album to satisfy my own angsty teenage nostalgia, then I'm gonna be very unhappy.

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j'appréhendais l'écoute de cet album et j'avais plus ou moins raison, cependant j'ai quand même passé environ 14 minutes appréciables au total

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Quelques moments de lucidité.

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nah

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Wow I'm surprised this album is on this list... It's one of the weakest albums from Slipknot. I'm remember when this was released in 2008, I already take some time to digest some of the songs. From .execute. until Sulfur, it's pretty solid. Psychosocial is not one of my favorites and Dead Memories has a very cool instrumental. Then, from this part the album becomes WEIRD. Super forgettable songs. I enjoy the ending with All Hope Is Gone and also the bonus tracks from the special edition (Child Of Burning Time and Til We Die). Unfortunately is was also the last album to have the full lineup with Paul, Joey and Chris :(

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Thankfully, there’s a song and an album called All Hope Is Gone so i feel like i did try to listen to this in full but Alexa scuppered my efforts by just playing the single. 2 starts for the talent but nothing I want to listen to.

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This kind of music is insanely outdated and very cringe but there’s something about the sound that I don’t totally hate. And when there’s only a modest amount of screaming like on psychosocial it’s actually not bad

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What I know about slipknot I don’t like but I’ll still give it a fair chance… The album starts with execute the track is basically radio noise slowly forming int slipknot noise fine opener. It flows perfectly into gematria ( the killing name), it’s pretty much what I imagined really good instrumental work but the slipknot screaming isn’t my thing. The lyrics are well written though. The first bit to sulfur is really cool intro which does come back but the verses are very slipknot then the chorus kinda reminds me of linkin park. Psychosocial is really the side of metal I don’t like and in this one I don’t think the chorus fits in the song and the bridge does work but it’s still more of the same thing. Dead memories is slightly better theres not any of the annoying angry screaming and it comes with some really cool guitar work. Vendetta starts with this cool whirling intro again, it’s definitely a better song theres a bit of the annoying shouty voice but it comes in really nicely and isn’t there for much of the song. Probably my favourite here so far! Butchers hook is the full return to the slipknot sound and I don’t know if it is much better than earlier or i’am just numbed by the sound but I enjoyed the screaming more than the singing on this one. Then is Gehenna a much slower song it’s kinda got a spooky crawling feeling to this song and then the screaming crashes in which makes a good build up but it’s not my favourite use of the scream. 6 mins though maybe a lil too long. Next is this cold black one of the more typical slipknot songs, pulsating heavy rhythm and probably the most screaming on the whole album. Yeah not my kinda song. Wherein lies continues is another one of the typical slipknot songs but it’s much slower it’s got a cool instrumental break but it’s only a small detail. Not a fan. Snuff is probably the best on here ( or maybe vendetta but they’re close) it’s a slower more dramatic sounding song slowly building up man, I love songs like this. The album ends on all hope is gone the most slipknot song on here It’s really in your face and other than the name it makes no sense as the closer. When I looked at some rankings while writing this review I really disagreed especially on vendetta and butchers hook. So it’s of course not my kinda thing. There’s about 2 I really liked and maybe 3 extra that were also enjoyable but I can still only give it a 2/5.

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Like a Trashmetal, it's not bad. It has melodies moments that it makes better this band.

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Interesting album, not a big Slipknot fan, but there were some tracks that I thought were okay. Probably not something I’d listen to again

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I recognize the quality of the album but I just can’t get much enjoyment from this type of music. The drum work was a highlight of it, but just couldn’t get into it. 4/10

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It's just too much for me. Not my thing, too heavy.

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Like most music in this genre, I enjoy the non screaming parts and dislike the rest. Unfortunately not enough of the non-screaming for me to like it.

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Not my style

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I will never listen to this again. Having said that, it was better than I expected. The guitar playing was good if a little too busy for my taste and when the melodic singer was in focus I enjoyed the music more. When the other guy was singing…. Not for me.

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Very harsh sounding speed metal with occasional breaks for actual singing. I don't hate it but I wouldn't listen to it again. The lyrics are very dark and I just don't get the whole costume thing.

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This was a bit tricky to review. There were moments I was surprised to find I liked. It sometimes makes me laugh to hear the scary monster muppet voice proclaim doom. This isn’t going to be my thing, but I appreciated the exposure today.

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It's not entirely without merit, had to look hard for it though. I think it's the drumming

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Yet another ex-1001 album! http://1001albumsyoumusthearbeforeyoudie.wikidot.com/album-artists-a-z-ex I like Slipknot, their earlier albums are better.

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scary ... scary

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Not my type of music

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Didnt listen

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that whisper shouting is not for me

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Very very very unpleasent listening. I could barely listen to one song. Skipped through some more to give it a fair chance but yeah it really is just noisy to me, 0/5 stars.

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holy shit this is awful. starting to doubt this project, I don't think the people who chose these albums have a clue. I mean, slipknot???

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No. Fuck slipknot

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i really do not like them

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nope

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I didn't know they did ballads. Some good bits but overall an ordeal

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I really tried on this one. Just not my scene at all. Maybe listening to Slipknot while stressed at work was also a bad plan overall

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I'm not sure why this is considered an album anyone needs to listen to before they die. It's Nu-metal :/ I prefer more artistic screaming.

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Good guitar work but can't listen to the shouting. Got through 2 tracks.

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jfc, seriously.. total garbage

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Nothing against metal but this is fairly boring and repetitive. Would have given it a 2 but took a point off for them including a rubbish ballad near the end.

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no

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Not my cup of tea, unfortunately.

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Absolute shit

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My first reaction to this when it came up was ugh. I'm an 80's / 90's metal/thrash kid. The early 00's rehashing of punk and metal was not good in my view. BUT, I went into this album intending to give it a fair listen. My opinion still hasn't changed. While technically skilled, the rythm section carries this album with the standard metal fills. The mix between sing/yelling/crooning doesn't play well to me.

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Nope

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Mischung aus zu hart und zu barock

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dude, what was that? like it was so whiny, those lyrics sounded like they were written by an edgy 15 year old and everything else about it was so poor in execution 2/10

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Not for me

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Not in my 1001 records to listen to before I die I am afraid 'Til We Die' the only thing of any merit for me on this. Isn't and won't ever be in my collection sorry to say.

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Not for me.

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I really really do not dig it

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Thinking of the movie suite Dune and an episode that never seems to end 😘

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Nah sorry, this is shit and anachronistic. That nuff song is cheesy

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This is not a good album. The drums are good. Actually, the drums are really good, so good that it stands out as pretty much the only thing on the album I like. Snuff is okay, I guess. The rest can be relegated to a dumpster fire. It's one of those albums that you have to try to figure out what posessed the writer to include on this list.

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I wasn't expecting much. I got what i expected.

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Really, but really, far from anything I can tolerate

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Terrible lyricism to the point where it sounds like a parody, but it's being played straight. Every song sounds the same as well.

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Struggled to get through it. Definitely not my vibe, too intense

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Couldn't do it to myself

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First song isn’t that good to be honest. Just a weird effect on talking. 2/10 Snuff is the only semi-acceptable song on the album imo, I just don’t like their style.

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Wyjce znane z zamaskowania, przed przesluchaniem albumu nie wiedzialem o nich nic wiecej, a po przesluchaniu wiem, ze swoim brakiem wiedzy nie cierpialem, banda hamerykanska, dosc potezna, bo az 9 czlonkow, all hope is gone to ich czwarty studyjny krazek, ktorym otworzyli sobie droge do mainstreamowego wycia, dziedziny muzyki ktora pozostaje dla mnie wieczna zagadka, nie potrafie sie wczuc w jej przekaz, nie daje mi ona myslec, a raczej bombarduje ogromem tego co sie dzieje instrumentalnie i doslownie wykrzykuje mi ze sluchawek liryki typu uga buga cos tam cos tam, ktore brzmia jakby ich targetem byl jakis konkretny odbiorca, ktory bedzie tylko przytakiwal kontentowi bez zadnej refleksji nad nim, tak wyglada wiekszosc trakow, ale jednak nie wszystkie, bo nie jest to typowe metalowe granie lat 80 i 90, nie tylko ze wzgledu na rocznik 2k08, ale pewnie przez tak spory sklad jest tutaj miejsce na eksperymenty o ktorym pradziadom metalu by sie nie snilo, pomimo tego, ze wiekszosc wycia zalicza sie dla mnie pod jeden wspolny gatunek, to tutaj trzeba oddac zespolowi honor, ze dywersyfikuje on swoje wycie, wiec bedzie nu, groove, trasz, czy death, a pomimo swojej ignorancji czuc to na nagraniu, ktore uzywa zarowno ostrego szarpania elektrykami polaczonego z niemozliwe szybkimi drumowaniami, zeby zaraz zaskoczyc akustykiem, czy jakas sztuczka elektroniczna, bo wystepuje tu zarowno samplowanie jak i klawisze, z tego co widze w creditsach to album ma jeden wokal glowny i cztery wspierajace, ale nie jestem w stanie ogarnac jak pan o numerze 8 potrafi przechodzic kolejne kregi wycia, o wokalach wspierajacych nawet nie warto wspominac, bo z glebokich partii piekielnych takie potepione glosy mozna jedynie wydobyc, wiec godzinny odsluch od dawna nie byl az tak meczacy i serwujacy obawy o stan bebenkow usznych przez te wahania glosniosci pomiedzy bardziej a mniej wyjcowymi utworami, z tych 15 utworow z trudem, ale udalo sie wybrac na plejke gehenne, wiec bardziej nu metalowe oblicze albumu, ktore najmniej obraza moje gusta muzyczne z tego pakietu

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All hope has gone. It's not a euphemism. I'm not sure who is more disappointed, those who want the mental start throughout or those that discover the more laid-back tunes later. Unpleasant either way tbh. Just give me some music.

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There are elements here that I appreciate in other metal subgenres, but this is a little too nu metal.

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There's something sonically about Slipknot that is displeasing to my ear. I'm unsure if it's the repetitive guitar riffs, Corey Taylor screaming, or some combination of the two. It's quite a shame, because I know Corey Taylor is capable of much more, but I just don't find this very listenable.

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hope is gone :/

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didn’t listen. didn’t need to.

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Tråkigt, pinsamt, lyricsen suger legit ass. Musik fär små barn.

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This is like their first album but less unique. Switch the score I gave that with ”Slippery When Wet” and it should balance out

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Dehär skitet fucking suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuger maaaaannnn. Vem gjorde dehär. De e helt trash lyrics å de e trkigt som fan plus att de e freaking metal man cmoooooon vem gjorde de här + att de e över en timme långt likt på riiiktigt vem hitta på dehär ja vill bara tala :) Att ja lyssna denna skiva är det främsta beviset på min dedikation till denna lista

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The very reason Spotify has a private session feature. Don't want shit like this coming anywhere near my algorithm.

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There's too much nu metal on this list.

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OK, I listened to the whole thing, and I have tried. But this album is just hot fucking garbage. It’s a bunch of terrible mid 2000s Pop hard rock bullshit.. But really it just sounds like every other crappy rock band that I only heard when I got to the movies early and had to listen to the stupid commercials and rock soundtrack that they advertise while you wait. It’s just boring.

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"All Hope is Gone" Yeah, no shit. There are bands that are hardcore/badass. Then there are bands, such as Slipknot, that could have more moments (Child of Burning Time, Vermillion, Pt. 2) if only they weren't so busy trying so hard to be badass. I can't believe it takes nine people to produce this crap.

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Konnte es nicht komplett zu Ende hören..

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Why!!!!

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If I was in a situation where I was trying to psych myself up for a physical fight, or commit murder, this is the sort of music I'd choose to play. But otherwise, it's just a horrible, nasty noise and by track two I'd had enough already. Cool cover artwork mind you.

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