Slipknot - .5: The Gray Chapter

7.4 | 392 votes |
Release date: 21 October 2014
Style: Alternative metal


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01. XIX
02. Sarcastrophe
03. AOV
04. The Devil In I
05. Killpop
06. Skeptic
07. Lech
08. Goodbye
09. Nomadic
10. The One That Kills The Least
11. Custer
12. Be Prepared For Hell
13. The Negative One
14. If Rain Is What You Want
15. Override [bonus]
16. The Burden [bonus]

Staff review by
Last time Slipknot released a studio album, they still served as one of my primary conduits to the metal scene. As I am no longer 14, Slipknot's angst-and-unorthodox-percussion-heavy brand of nu/alt metal lacks the same gravitas it once had, but I still enjoy Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses and Slipknot from time to time. You might call me a bit of a lapsed fan, but I'm enough of one to give .5: The Gray Chapter a fighting chance.

published 22.10.2014 | Comments (12)

Guest review by
Let me preface this saying that I am a fan. Slipknot was the first metal album I listened to all the way through. I owe much of my progression into metal music to them, and I still listen to Slipknot and Iowa regularly.

The album opens with an interesting synth intro. It is very atmospheric. I'm immediately worried as I begin thinking about The Subliminal Verses instead of the throwbacks I had been told that this hearkened to. Corey comes in alone and raw. I have mixed feelings at first about his approach, but it grows on me and sucks me in. Unfortunately this is about as personal as Corey will sound for the remainder of the album. I once again realize that never again will we have another "742617000027" or "(515)".

published 16.11.2014 | Comments (25)

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27.12.2014 - 04:27
Rating: 8

Quite a fun album, songs like Killpop, Sarcastrophe, Skeptic etc. make me keep coming back to it !
28.12.2014 - 00:14
Rating: 9

Yeah, some good stuff
06.01.2015 - 03:21
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Finally got around listening to it.
I was pleasantly surprised. It's almost as if this shitty fourth album whose name I can't remember just never existed.
Sure, it's not on par with the first two, but it's a nice follow-up to The Subliminal Verses.
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15.01.2015 - 14:37
Rating: 9

Great follow up to the Subliminal Verses ! I never was a fan of Slipknot and don't care about what kind of music they play or how they like to disguise, all I know is that this album is f*cking enjoyable, so I love it
09.02.2016 - 16:29

Now I've given it some time and given it another listen - I like it a lot more!
02.03.2019 - 15:44
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hipsters in the 70's - Kiss sucks! look at their makeup! haha
hipsters in the 80's - Kiss still sucks! haha
hipsters in the 90's - CorpsePaint sucks they not even scary at all
hipsters in the 00's - Slipknot sucks look at their mask's! haha (Actually Kiss was not that bad)
hipsters in the 10's - Probably CorpsePaint was not that bad,Kiss is actually decent musicians(Slipknot still sucks)
hipsters in the 20's -,CorpsePaint rules! i Love Kiss! hmm.. Slipknot is not that bad vs today's bands

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