.5: The Gray Chapter

Slipknot - .5: The Gray Chapter
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Based on 10 reviews
2014 Ratings: #651 / 845
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Based on 148 ratings
2014 Ratings: #444
October 21, 2014 / Release Date
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Roadrunner / Label
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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.
While I understand that, to some, it, like its predecessor, might have been a step in the wrong direction, I have always been very fond of this record, I think mostly because although they lost two musicians, especially having quit the band (or fired, or whatever truly happened), the talented Joey Jordison, they were able to bring in two new musicians who did their job pretty good. You have a decent, good enough fill on bass despite the tragic loss of their former bandmate a few years prior, ... read more
Killpop is the goat Slipknot song.
It was just a phase MOM
Goddamn, Slipknot fell hard with this album. How do you manage to make metal boring?
This album is a massive disappointment. Although most of their albums are pretty mixed in quality, this one has absolutely nothing that I could call one of Slipknot's best. It's all boring track after boring track.
However, the one saving grace of this album is that it does get a bit more interesting in the latter half. Unfortunately, it's not enough to save the album: the damage is done by the first 8 ... read more
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Added on: September 14, 2014