.5: The Gray Chapter [CD] [PA]

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96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (179 out of 188)

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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 188 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Welcomed, Powerful Return

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    StygianNocturne
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    The Slipknot family experienced a considerable amount of hardship between the releases of All Hope Is Gone and this album, The Gray Chapter, with the death of the band's late bassist Paul Gray (#2) and the exit of renowned drummer Joey Jordison. Since Slipknot is more about being a collective whole as opposed to individual personalities, the loss of a part of a collective is a difficult thing to overcome, if even such a thing is possible, but thankfully Slipknot defied the odds. A long-time in the making, The Gray Chapter finally came to us in 2014 (no less than six years after All Hope Is Gone) and the band is arguably stronger than ever. While different Slipknot fans have different favorites, of course, I think the musical progression and sincerity of the group is undeniable. There's never been a "sell-out" record or an endless stream of releases that sound alike - each Slipknot album stands on its own two feet and has a unique sound within the construct of the band's easily identifiable sound. As such, The Gray Chapter is another chapter (no pun intended) in the band's career that doesn't quite sound like a past album although it's, you know, still quite obviously Slipknot. With that being said, however, seasoned fans will be happy to hear that a few of the tracks here really remind one of the unadulterated aggression featured on the band's first two albums; likewise, fans that appreciate the more "refined" approach of Vol. 3 and All Hope Is Gone will have much to salivate over as well. It's difficult for me to pick highlights on this album because I like literally every track and have gone through different phases with them. When I first got the record I was naturally hit hard with tracks like Custer and The Negative One as well as the more accessible The Devil In I and Killpop (what a great song title, by the way). With more listens, however, the middle-part of the album really came alive, for instance, and I began noticing musical nuances that I didn't before, such as the melodic solo in Nomadic and the beautiful textures in Goodbye. In short, this is an album that will reward the listener's time and energy with renewed excitement and vigor because there's really a lot happening here musically and emotionally. If you're familiar with Slipknot and enjoy their work, The Gray Chapter is a "no brainer" purchase. If you're not familiar with the band but are interested in their work, this is a good album to get because it features the various characteristics that make Slipknot who they are as well as adding some new musicals ideas that "old school" fans will certainly pick up on. Either way, The Gray Chapter is an excellent album independent of the catalog its a part of just as it's a quintessential piece of Slipknot's defined yet ever-growing legacy. Highly, highly recommended to anyone with an ear for heavy, sincere music!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Slipknot

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    CSS271
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    As expected, ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ heavily references Gray and the emotions the band went through in the wake of his passing. Beginning on the album opening ‘XIX,’ frontman Corey Taylor references, “I don’t want to get back up, but it might as well be today.” The song itself builds in intensity and like other passages on the disc, the heaviness of the music often matches the depth of the emotion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    slipknot

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    johnnynosleeves
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    this is a great album. i really enjoyed it from intro to outro. it reminds me alot of their first album, with a shot of "evolved" slipknot. paul gray would be proud.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    On the downslide

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    Deevillian
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    Slipknot isnt Slipknot anymore and you cant tell either success, in band fighting, death, members leaving have left this band void of the energy and pure excitement that used to make this band a good one. The songs are lifeless and makes you often wonder why they actually need 9 guys in the band because at least 5 dont do anything especially on this record..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Slipknot Album Ever

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    JayYarbrough
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    I have been a Slipknot fan for a long time, hearing every album, unreleased tracks, live concerts, etc. This album from start to finish is a complete masterpiece. Tracks like"Sarcastrophe", "AOV", Skeptic", and "Custer" offer heavy hitting classic Slipknot fans that were die-hard from the early days. Songs like "The Devil In I", "Nomadic", and "The One That Kills The Least" are the more melodic songs, yet stick pack a good punch. The guitars and bass work is amazing, catchy and never dull. The drum and percussion are adapted well to all the moods and settings. The vocals may not be the most impressive of Slipknot's or Corey Taylor's career, but the work flawlessly and nothing in the lyrics or vocal choices are anything less of amazing. Definitely a must buy for any Slipknot fan, and other metal, hard-rock listeners. Perhaps not the best album for those being introduce to the band, but it's certainly worth the listen and the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best heavy group around

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    fastfordgt
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    slipknot continues to be the #1 heavy group alive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SLIPKNOT

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    Barry
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    Best slipknot album since Iowa, in my opinion!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great album, great band!!!!

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    Fabby2979
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    Good music for a relaxing time in your backyard drinking tea!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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