All Hope Is Gone

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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: 36 out of 59
  2. Negative: 10 out of 59
  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. Sep 16, 2015
    8
    "All Hope Is Gone" isn't bad, but it isn't as good as Slipknots previous albums. The music has its good moments and...less memorable. The"All Hope Is Gone" isn't bad, but it isn't as good as Slipknots previous albums. The music has its good moments and...less memorable. The albums starts with one of their worst intros ever, ".execute.". After that it's get good (for a little while). "Gematria (The Killing Name)", "Sulfur", "Psychosocial" and"Dead Memories" are four of the albums strongest tracks. After that you get five songs that are decent, but not really good. The last two songs "Snuff" and "All Hope is Gone" is two of Slipknots best songs ("All Hope Is Gone" is also the best song by the band according to me). I would recommend this album, but get it cheap.

    Best song - "All Hope is Gone"
    Worst song - "Vendetta"
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  5. Aug 18, 2010
    6
    This album is good, but not one of their best. Unlike their other albums, when you like all of the songs except one.. In this album you willThis album is good, but not one of their best. Unlike their other albums, when you like all of the songs except one.. In this album you will probably like 3 or 4 songs. In other words, this album is good....but not great. Expand
  6. FilipL.
    Oct 23, 2008
    5
    All we already knew that new album would't be so energetic like selftitled and iowa.. simply they've been into mainstream many All we already knew that new album would't be so energetic like selftitled and iowa.. simply they've been into mainstream many years from now, so they act like that. sad but true. 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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