Release date: 21 October 2014
Style: Alternative metal


7.5 | 138 votes


99 have it
27 want it

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]

Reviews (2)

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 (21)

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TheBasilisk - 18.11.2014 at 07:54  
Rating: 4
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 17.11.2014 at 08:45

Written by TheBasilisk on 17.11.2014 at 06:33

it's reasonable cause slipknot is an alternative hip-hop band with few alt metal songs

Fucking bullshit.

Slipknot is metal band and if you aren't aware of their records, go and fucking listen to them. Yes, they might have an alternative songs but calling them alternative hip hop is just plain fucking turd. I think you haven't listen to any album properly or you might have heard from pre-20 walking fucktards saying "Slipknot are hip hop and fag". They're full grown metal band.

I don't fucking care about you but just for saving the world from idiocy I'll teach you something:slipknot is a Mallcore(=nu-metal) band.Search the web for the term "mallcore" and find just one site consider mallcore as a metal sub-genre.You know why they call it "mall"-core? "because it is supposedly enjoyed by teenage goths who congregate in shopping malls"(from if you love Slipknot,you're a teenage goth...fuck!...forget about searching the web,go to a shopping mall and kill yourself!(don't waste bullet,do it with kitchen knife)
Risto - 18.11.2014 at 08:32  
  That guy is a troll, get him out of here.
Lit. - 18.11.2014 at 08:44  
Written by TheBasilisk on 18.11.2014 at 07:54


I think the fact that you think mallcore is still a legitimate genre term says enough about you and your opinions.
!J.O.O.E.! - 18.11.2014 at 12:19  
Rating: 7
Written by TheBasilisk on 18.11.2014 at 07:54

I'll learn you something

*teach you something.

You are a colossal pudding-brain and no mistake.
RavenEffect - 18.11.2014 at 12:31  
  Jesus Christ what the fuck did I just read
Slayer666 - 18.11.2014 at 14:57  
  Not sold on this at all. Other than "Custer", "Skeptic" and "Killpop" the whole album just kinda flew over my head. 10 minutes after I've first heard it, I had trouble remembering pretty much anything on it other than the 3 mentioned tracks. It just sounds bland and generic as hell.
TheBasilisk - 19.11.2014 at 08:22  
Rating: 4 Sorry about that grammatical mistake.
But your reaction to someone who's just not agree with you, surprised me.I said slipknot is not metal and what was your fucking reaction?"bullshit","troll","your post gave me ebola",... OK I'm jackass,but what about the subject of my post?If you know something more than me you can say it,I'll learn it from you otherwise shut the fuck up!
Darth Satanious - 19.11.2014 at 09:28  
Written by Illuminate on 24.10.2014 at 12:00

I also feel Corey taylor has ruined Slipknot and Stone Sour in the wake of firing both Jim and Joey in both bands. The dude seems to think he is the rimg leader in Slipknot.

We still don't know who got Joey out of Slipknot but the thing about Jim being kicked out of Stone Sour, well, Jim himself said that there was no problems with Corey whatsoever. He said something about the guys at Stone Sour wanting to make more radio-friendly music, it seems it was a situation similar to that of Jesper of In Flames. Maybe there's more to this Stone Sour drama and Jim is spinning things in order not to look bad or to conceal info, who knows? But I do have the feeling that this wasn't Corey's doing.

Corey himself has said that people tend to attribute to him more power than what he actually has over his bands.

For Joey's departure, we only have the statement from Corey about both everyone in Slipknot and Joey getting into a split road and feeling that Joey wanting to take a different turn to what the rest of the band wanted. Maybe with time these guys will finally talk and we get to understand what really happened.
Slayer666 - 20.11.2014 at 16:06  
Written by TheBasilisk on 19.11.2014 at 08:22

But your reaction to someone who's just not agree with you, surprised me.I said slipknot is not metal and what was your fucking reaction?"bullshit","troll","your post gave me ebola",...

And what other reaction were you hoping for? Regardless of whether you're like it or not, Slipknot are metal. To claim otherwise is to prove how completely ignorant you are.

Although, I've no idea why I'm wasting my time posting this when you're either a troll or too dense to comprehend simple facts.

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