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  • Summary: The fourth album for the metal band was produced with Dave Fortman.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. This is dark stuff, but there's excellent musicianship to be found on these heavy meltdowns.
  2. The set is at once Slipknot's most ambitious and accessible outing to date, with a broad palette of sounds and textures that shift faster than Michael Phelps off the starting block.
  3. All Hope Is Gone as a whole winds up being as bleak and unforgiving as its title.
  4. Slipknot stops pummeling every now and then for a few lines of melodic chorus, a full-length dirge, even a power ballad that’s a sort of spurned love song.
  5. 60
    Finding new targets for their thrashing contempt, Slipknot make ugliness sound just a little bit pretty.
  6. They needed to up their innovating significantly but haven’t, leaving All Hope Is Gone above-average.
  7. While it's not without its obvious highlights, All Hope is Gone feels too much like a demo with professional production values to make me recommend it as an album.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 57
  2. Negative: 10 out of 57
  1. JayV.
    Aug 26, 2008
    10
    Totally amazing, unexpected in some aspects but none the less awe inspiring. A some how bleak yet vibrant expression of opinions and feeling Totally amazing, unexpected in some aspects but none the less awe inspiring. A some how bleak yet vibrant expression of opinions and feeling about the world today and personal events. Expand
  2. TylerG.
    Aug 28, 2008
    10
    Culmination of their career. Freaking awesome in lamens terms. Hate with intelligence is presented here perfectly.
  3. Jul 17, 2011
    10
    What can I say? This album is what got me into Slipknot in the first place. I personally love it all the same as their other albums. ThisWhat can I say? This album is what got me into Slipknot in the first place. I personally love it all the same as their other albums. This is good music all around. Expand
  4. Apr 8, 2014
    8
    The album is good but it did have that energy.My favourite is All hope is gone , gehenna and vendetta. But still, they can't beat the previousThe album is good but it did have that energy.My favourite is All hope is gone , gehenna and vendetta. But still, they can't beat the previous album: Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses. Expand
  5. RyanB
    Jul 25, 2009
    6
    Slipknot definitely have some good songs on this album, but in my opinion, Vol. 3 was more intricate and more interesting. The soft tracks on Slipknot definitely have some good songs on this album, but in my opinion, Vol. 3 was more intricate and more interesting. The soft tracks on the album sound like they belong with Stone Sour, while the heavier songs are no departure from Slipknot, which, while good in some ways, leaves a lot to be desired. Expand
  6. Oct 27, 2014
    4
    Their worst album to DATE!!! the only good songs on here are Psychosocial and Sulfur the rest are watered down with acoustic guitars or theyTheir worst album to DATE!!! the only good songs on here are Psychosocial and Sulfur the rest are watered down with acoustic guitars or they just are not as good as the others. Expand
  7. Sean
    Sep 4, 2008
    0
    It is pathetic that people actually consider this overproduced trash metal. This band is not a real metal band- they just dress up like one It is pathetic that people actually consider this overproduced trash metal. This band is not a real metal band- they just dress up like one and use studio tools to appear as if they sound vaguely like a metal band. They are a disgrace to real metal artists like Mastodon, Sepultura, Soulfly, Corrosion of Conformity and Pig Destroyer. Instead they use the weak and tired formulas of Korn and Mudvayne to present this heaping pile of garbage which is neither creative nor original. Don't waste your time with this fake commerical hard rock excuse of an album. Expand

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