.5: The Gray Chapter

Slipknot - .5: The Gray Chapter
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2014 Ratings: #699 / 1018
User Score
Based on 384 ratings
2014 Ratings: #372
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21stcenturyschi
43

Slipknot are still going strong with a very passionate fanbase to this day, many years after the nu metal trend died from the mainstream. In my early high school days, I thought Slipknot was the most extreme band out there. Nowadays though, now that I listen to bands like Portal, their music and costumes puts those of Slipknot to shame. To be fair though, their first two albums have aged much better than many nu metal bands from that era, and even whatever Korn has been doing for the last ... read more

notbuzzzila
74

Once upon a time, this was my favorite Slipknot album. Long story short, the abundance of filler got to me and it slipped through the ranks, landing at my #4 spot. Still, there are plenty of hidden gems to be found here. Of course, there's the monster single The Devil In I, but the deep cuts are great here as well. Check out Sarcastrophe, Skeptic, and The One That Kills The Least.

TipoOpositivo
60

It's a fucking mess but has good moments. It doesn't have Joey Jordison on drums but anyway, Rest in Peace to this legend. He was the core of the band, and all of the albums with him were good.

Alecpansy
66

Where's the creativity?

95

This is my favorite album from Slipknot and one of my favorite albums of all time. It is the second album I listened to when I was first getting into Metal and it changed my life. It features some of the heaviest moments from the modern Slipknot era along with very catchy and memorable choruses. The production makes the album sound very full and the guitars have a good amount of low end which has been missing from the newer Slipknot music. The album itself is beautifully crafted and it takes ... read more

tdbts
85

a grey chapter indeed.

The things going on behind this album's making are pretty heartbreaking. Firstly, in 2010, the band's founding bassist, Paul Gray, would, unfortunately, pass away from a drug overdose. Then, in 2013, their drummer, Joey Jordison, would be fired from the band (though for unknown reasons, nowadays, we now know it was due to his health problems). So, with new blood in the band and the fact that this album is often considered the band's worst, I was worried about listening ... read more

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Track List

1XIX
3:10
67
2Sarcastrophe
5:06
78
3AOV
5:32
76
4The Devil In I
5:42
88
5Killpop
3:45
69
6Skeptic
4:46
66
7Lech
4:50
61
8Goodbye
4:35
71
9Nomadic
4:18
68
10The One That Kills the Least
4:11
68
11Custer
4:14
79
12Be Prepared For Hell
1:57
59
13The Negative One
5:25
77
14If Rain Is What You Want
6:20
77
Total Length: 1 hour, 3 minutes

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Added on: September 14, 2014