Slipknot - .5: The Gray Chapter



7.5 | 367 votes |
Release date: 21 October 2014
Style: Alternative metal

Owners:

249 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]

Staff review by
ScreamingSteelUS
Rating:
8.2
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.

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published 22.10.2014 | Comments (12)

Guest review by
flightoficarus
Rating:
3.0
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)".

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published 16.11.2014 | Comments (25)

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25.08.2014 - 16:07
Hex_Omega
Gem Seeker
Kill pop!
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25.08.2014 - 20:57
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
They've only released two songs and neither qualify as pop.

Dumb comment.
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25.08.2014 - 22:40
Redn1ght
Captain Obvious
Written by Hex_Omega on 25.08.2014 at 16:07

Kill pop!


Kill the posers!!! @Hex_Omega
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25.08.2014 - 22:45
!J.O.O.E.!
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Guise, there's a song on the album called "Killpop"
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25.08.2014 - 22:47
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Guest on 25.08.2014 at 22:45
Guise, there's a song on the album called "Killpop"

I saw that but assumed he was being "clever" or something.

Probably makes me look dumber than I claimed his comment to be.

Also that sentence is lovely.
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25.08.2014 - 22:49
!J.O.O.E.!
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There's too much confusion, ambivalence and uncertainty in this thread. I say we ritualistically burn it and start again.
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25.08.2014 - 22:50
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Let's just pretend Ilham posted the MiB gif with the flashy thing.
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25.08.2014 - 22:56
Rating: 6
Ilham
Giant robot


What were we talking about?
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25.08.2014 - 23:00
!J.O.O.E.!
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Troy re-enacting The Graduate, or something.
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25.08.2014 - 23:03
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
No we were talking about why this is .5 when the last thing they did number-wise was Vol. 3 unless you count that live album with all the Roman numerals.
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25.08.2014 - 23:06
Rating: 6
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.08.2014 at 23:03
No we were talking about why this is .5 when the last thing they did number-wise was Vol. 3 unless you count that live album with all the Roman numerals.

Because it's their fifth studio album? S/T - Iowa - Vol 3 - All Hope is Gone - this.
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25.08.2014 - 23:08
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Ilham on 25.08.2014 at 23:06
Because it's their fifth studio album? S/T - Iowa - Vol 3 - All Hope is Gone - this.

You're so smart.
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25.08.2014 - 23:10
Hex_Omega
Gem Seeker
Haha of course my 'kill pop' was because of the song killpop
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26.08.2014 - 00:46
metal2head
Stoked! You can follow Gray Chapter news (and leak alerts) at HIL: http://hasitleaked.com/2014/slipknot-5-the-gray-chapter/
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26.08.2014 - 21:44
Rating: 8
Sword_Chant
Well, first 2 songs have been ok so far. I'm still gonna check this when it comes out.
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18.09.2014 - 17:03
Rating: 9
MikeVonDoom
The Devil In I is the best song so far!
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18.09.2014 - 17:05
Rating: 6
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by MikeVonDoom on 18.09.2014 at 17:03

The Devil In I is the best song so far!

Why, did it leak?
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19.09.2014 - 10:57
Rating: 9
MikeVonDoom
Written by Ilham on 18.09.2014 at 17:05

Written by MikeVonDoom on 18.09.2014 at 17:03

The Devil In I is the best song so far!

Why, did it leak?

No?... Dude are you serious? They posted the new video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEEasR7hVhA
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19.09.2014 - 12:05
Rating: 6
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by MikeVonDoom on 19.09.2014 at 10:57
No?... Dude are you serious? They posted the new video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEEasR7hVhA

Yes I am serious, I don't understand your reaction to my simple question. I am aware they released two singles, but your sentence could have implied there were more songs to pick a favourite from. So I asked.

Gosh. It's called interacting.
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19.09.2014 - 13:40
Rating: 9
MikeVonDoom
Written by Ilham on 19.09.2014 at 12:05

Written by MikeVonDoom on 19.09.2014 at 10:57
No?... Dude are you serious? They posted the new video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEEasR7hVhA

Yes I am serious, I don't understand your reaction to my simple question. I am aware they released two singles, but your sentence could have implied there were more songs to pick a favourite from. So I asked.

Gosh. It's called interacting.



Hey, sorry!! I didn't mean to give an annoying answer! Your question seemed a bit off context, considering that the album will be released only in October and they've released two songs so far...
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19.09.2014 - 13:44
Rating: 6
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by MikeVonDoom on 19.09.2014 at 13:40

Hey, sorry!! I didn't mean to give an annoying answer! Your question seemed a bit off context, considering that the album will be released only in October and they've released two songs so far...

It's okay . But off-context not really, October is in a fortnight, and we've seen big albums leaking two/three months before the official release date. But nevermind, let's drop it.
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19.09.2014 - 13:48
Rating: 9
MikeVonDoom
Written by Ilham on 19.09.2014 at 13:44

Written by MikeVonDoom on 19.09.2014 at 13:40

Hey, sorry!! I didn't mean to give an annoying answer! Your question seemed a bit off context, considering that the album will be released only in October and they've released two songs so far...

It's okay . But off-context not really, October is in a fortnight, and we've seen big albums leaking two/three months before the official release date. But nevermind, let's drop it.


You're right... It's a shame it didn't happened (yet) with The Gray Chapter!
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09.10.2014 - 10:22
Pedro Pereira
Leaked
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12.10.2014 - 10:25
A_Darker_Soul
Really enjoyed listening to this album, reminds me in places of IOWA
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14.10.2014 - 13:32
Rating: 9
schlakt
I really enjoyed this album, got to listen to it a bit more before i can decide my rating though.
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16.10.2014 - 10:53
Dedcalm
Account deleted
I've heard 6 tracks now. Like 1 of them. The Devil In I is pretty good but it all seems a bit dull compared too previous albums.
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18.10.2014 - 21:57
FishezzZ
I got the new album and it was GREAT!!!

Does anyone have the Deluxe Edition?

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21.10.2014 - 05:33
Rating: 7
Frank Comstock
I'm getting it tomorrow. The tracks I've heard so far sound good.
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22.10.2014 - 11:39
Dedcalm
Account deleted
Written by FishezzZ on 18.10.2014 at 21:57

I got the new album and it was GREAT!!!

Does anyone have the Deluxe Edition?



Yes i do. Listening to it right now.
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22.10.2014 - 12:38
Rating: 7
Frank Comstock
Listening right now. Good album so far. I dig it.
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"You travel within the glory of my memories, insect. I can feel your fear as you tread the endless expanse of my mind. Make yourself comfortable... before long I will decorate my home with your carcass."
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