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  • Summary: The fourth album for the metal band was produced with Dave Fortman.

Top Track

Snuff
Bury all your secrets in my skin Come away with innocence And leave me with my sins The air around me still feels like a cage And love is just a... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  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: 41 out of 67
  2. Negative: 10 out of 67
  1. ALH.
    Aug 26, 2008
    10
    Slipknots career has culminated to this album: it is the best summary of their music in one unbelievably impressive whole. the best metal Slipknots career has culminated to this album: it is the best summary of their music in one unbelievably impressive whole. the best metal release of the last 5 or so years...beat this Metallica. Expand
  2. Jun 21, 2022
    10
    My favorite slipknot album.
    This album have it all, melodic songs, death metal stuff, 2 incredibles ballads
    It's perfect, slipknot made an
    My favorite slipknot album.
    This album have it all, melodic songs, death metal stuff, 2 incredibles ballads
    It's perfect, slipknot made an excelent job with this album, this is why reached the top 1 on the billboard 200, this album have everything i want, it makes me sad how this album is the most hated by the band & in general is the album with the worst ratings, but i can't really found something wrong in this album, it's an absolute masterpiece.
    The best songs:
    Gematria (The Killing Name)
    Psychosocial Sulfur
    Dead memories
    Snuff
    Gehenna
    This cold black All hope is gone 'Til We Die.

    If you like metal, please give it an oportunity to this masterpiece.
    Thank you Slipknot.
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  3. Oct 5, 2019
    10
    It's a good album with good music, and Psychosocial is good and it's just a very good album, with amazing masks, and good head banging music
  4. KyleM
    Dec 17, 2008
    8
    It's got good lyrics. It's got anger. It's got nice twists. But it just doesn't have the slipknot twist. I'm giving It's got good lyrics. It's got anger. It's got nice twists. But it just doesn't have the slipknot twist. I'm giving it 8 just because it's slipknot. Expand
  5. Sep 15, 2019
    6
    This album is not that bad, songs like Psychosocial, Sulfur & Snuff are exemples of the few realy good songs in this album, but the most ofThis album is not that bad, songs like Psychosocial, Sulfur & Snuff are exemples of the few realy good songs in this album, but the most of the songs in this album are like OK. Expand
  6. CPD
    Feb 12, 2011
    5
    Rather uninspired when compared to their early work. Although decent on its own, this album will find its greatest demise in being compared toRather uninspired when compared to their early work. Although decent on its own, this album will find its greatest demise in being compared to its predecessors. 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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