.5: The Gray Chapter

Slipknot - .5: The Gray Chapter
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2014 Ratings: #576 / 1041
User Score
Based on 847 ratings
2014 Rank: #502
Liked by 58 people
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CRITIC REVIEWS

HotelRestaurant
50

I know Custer got a lot of traction on TikTok because the bpm and percussive patterns make it feel like a girlboss slay theme instead of the hardcore metal atmosphere they were going for. But, like... the whole album is like that. It would be juvenile of me to remove the 'R' letter out of the second word from the title, but this really feels like the zestiest and most quirked up Slipknot record of their catalogue. Look at the skeleton on the cover, its look filled with desire and lust and its ... read more

Fertvlol
40

I guess they really wanted to make AHIG the sequel with this one. It just suffers as the last album by also being very lame and uninspired, nothing on this album seemed authentic or even original for Slipknot’s standards, everything sounded the same except for a couple of songs which were singles unsurprisingly and the production sounds like any metal band from the 2010’s. I’m really surprised that they could step up from this sound in the next album WANYK because listening to ... read more

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

infinitythecumr
79

honestly overhated

79

Pretty underrated, in some way a return to form. Even a cool opener

70

i dont get the hate on this album, certainlly isnt their best, has its low moments but it has some bangers. AOV, the devil in i, skeptic, lech, the one that kills the least, nomadic, the negative one and if rain is what you want are great musics.
But, the low parts of this album makes my opinion kinda low. Custer, sarcastrophe, goodbye, killpop makes me dont like sm this album

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Track List

1XIX
3:10
67
2Sarcastrophe
5:06
76
3AOV
5:32
76
4The Devil In I
5:42
86
5Killpop
3:45
71
6Skeptic
4:46
65
7Lech
4:50
63
8Goodbye
4:35
65
9Nomadic
4:18
70
10The One That Kills the Least
4:11
65
11Custer
4:14
79
12Be Prepared For Hell
1:57
53
13The Negative One
5:25
81
14If Rain Is What You Want
6:20
71
Total Length: 1 hour, 3 minutes

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Added on: September 14, 2014