Slipknot – All Hope Is Gone Reviews

All Hope Is Gone

After over 5 million albums sold in the US, Slipknot returns with their most powerfulstatement yet – All Hope Is Gone. Filled with the fury people have come to expect fromSlipknot as well as some extraordinary surprises, this album is the culmination of theband’ s 9 unique members, three platinum albums and their 10 year journey at the topof the Hard Rock genre. Kicked off by the powerful crescendo that is Execute andGematria (The Killing Name) and ending with the blistering track (more…)

13 responses to “Slipknot – All Hope Is Gone Reviews”

  1. Badu says:

    Let me start with a few disclaimers about this album. If you have a one-dimensional rock fan whose entire music collection consists of a certain genre (eg metal), then you will be disappointed. Especially if you have a myriad of Slipknot fans “obsessed with the Iowa album will definitely hate this album. Guaranteed! If you like rock music in general (for example, I listen to different kinds of rock music … everything from Radiohead to Slayer and all in between), then this album will really appreciate.
      I will for this album, like the 2 best, behind their self-title debut album (which, to me a Slipknot fan at the beginning). Honestly, I've always found Iowa to be fairly boring album. Verily, it is the heaviest album, but the eternal screaming on every song from the sound as one long song. To the distaste of many, with VOL. 3, the band, a drastic change in their music, with solos, more melodic choruses, and varying tempo of the music throughout the album and songs.
      “All Hope is Gone,” Slipknot has been able to attract the best elements from all their previous albums without sounding repetitive. They have continued to grow their sound and musical, which I greatly appreciate. In general, if you liked the band the entire catalog, you will be rewarded with their best musical outing yet. If you still live in the past and thinking about Iowa, then elsewhere.

  2. Nadine says:

    This review is from: All Hope Is Gone (Special Edition CD / DVD) (Audio CD) I am a fairly new Slipknot fan. I started with their live album, then worked my way back. Then I heard on all hope is gone and now I'm sold. I've found that with every album, Slipknot seemed to grow musically and lyrically. There is only so often you can hear bass drums, heavily distorted guitars and screaming before being worn. I think all hope is lost has shown Slipknot maturing into a metal band, which is lyrical, melodic and heavy at the same time. At first listen, I loved the album, but I thought that the hardcore maggots were gonna hate it. If they do, then they are really not true music fans. If you love a group, you can respect, if they try to do something new and different. You can not always match the musical direction, but at least you can appreciate a band that readiness, something different.
      Overall a great album!

  3. Oran says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    a true collectors item
    i honestly think this vinyl makes a great addition to any Slipknot collection, and goes great on the wall in a black frame

  4. Mykelti says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    if you were a fan of slipknot before but you are not now then you were never a slipknot fan before
    i have listened to their record label debut and every thing up till ALL HOPE IS GONE before i go deeper in to my review for this CD i did like slipknot when they first came out…

  5. Kaif says:

    “All Hope is Gone” starts with a 1-2 blow to the gut with “Run” / “Gematria”, your entrails spilled over the floor. It is thrash metal at its most brutal. Your ears could not survive an hour of ordering, so that Slipknot smartly selects a notch for the rest of the album. “All Hope is Gone” proves to be a continuation of the more melodic direction that Slipknot began on their previous release, “The Subliminal Verses”.
      If you are looking for another “Iowa”, you have to be elsewhere. Slipknot came out clearly on a sound more in the traditional hard rock – think early Alice in Chains or “Load”-era Metallica. The second single, “Psychosocial,” is the best radio single, which has been prepared Slipknot “Left Behind”. It is a great song, but “The Cold Black” is the highlight of the album. It is a perfect presentation of Slipknot's now patented brand of heavy rock: soaring chorus, heavy verses and relentless, pounding drums.
      Slipknot turns into light – and musical – the area with the second half of the pane, highlight the ballad “hell”. Corey Taylor sings his heart out, the task of his growling metal voice for several tracks nearly complete. If you are a fan of his other band, Stone Sour, you will find that this is a welcome development. Other fans are looking for a total assault on the senses will once again be disappointed. [Now, after listening to the CD for a week, I should add that the easiest titles are the "bonus" tracks, so that the actual album is a little harder than I first reported.]
      And this is the band's greatest weakness: When attempting to be all things to all people, so they can ultimately with a dwindling fan base. The heavier tracks can be too hard for casual rock fans, while the softer tracks, go to (stone) sour taste in the mouth of the diehard metal fans. It's a tightrope act, Slipknot went their entire careers, and it is an act which finally reaches its climax with “All Hope is Gone.”

  6. Ethaniel says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Much to my surprise!
    Not being a big Slipknot fan to begin with except for a couple songs like’the blister exists’ I didn’t expect too much out of this album either.

  7. Estrella says:

    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Does for 00s metal what Bon Jovi did for 80s metal.
    “Customers who bought this item also bought Staind, Disturbed, Nickelback and Mudvayne.”
    ‘Nuff said.

  8. Zuma says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Everything I Expected,and More
    This cd/dvd set was more than I expected in terms experience. I have all their albums,I have seen Slipknot in concert 37x’s,I have even met them and taken pictures with them…

  9. Odakota says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    worth it, about as good as v.3 , but if your closed mind then your lost
    best songs are, Psychosocial,Dead Memories,Sulfur,Gematria [The Killing Name,and All hope is gone.
    over all very good album not as good as the first album but nothing…

  10. Walda says:

    2.0 out of 5 stars
    all hope is gone
    for all those here. first off i know metal. and this isn’t a metal. album. what it is a waste of money. i have this cd. i tried to like it. i did. but it just plain stinks.

  11. Orabella says:

    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Just Listen to Iowa Again Instead
    they did it again, ill admit its a step up from that atrocious “Volume 3″, but they did it again nonetheless.

  12. Oratilwe says:

    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Common Slipknot………………….
    Let me start off by saying I am a rabid slipknot fan. I love the unique sound of the first album, the heaviness of Iowa, I love the creativity of The Subliminal verses.

  13. Saburo says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    A Decent Album
    this was actually the first Slipknot album i ever bought and listened to, and i thought it was garbage right off the back.

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