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  • Summary: The seventh full-length studio release for the masked metal band Slipknot is its first with Michael Pfaff as percussionist.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 30, 2022
    91
    As a new release, it’s got more than enough exploratory factors to keep the band from sounding stale, but it also stays true to the sounds that have turned us all into maggots in the first place.
  2. 80
    ‘The End, So Far’ may rattle many of the metal faithful, but for the prowess and lasting impression of this record alone, this is a true Slipknot record. It’s unlikely that many fans who’ve been along for the whole ride would jump ship now.
  3. Sep 29, 2022
    80
    It’s perhaps not as instantaneous as the debut, as vile as Iowa or as catchy as Vol. 3, but it offers depth, discomfort and danger to those willing to dive into the recesses of The Nine’s collective consciousness.
  4. Sep 30, 2022
    80
    On The End, So Far, the nihilistic furnace still glows hot, but amongst the fuming metal riffs, Slipknot also fume in a more creative way.
  5. 80
    With The End, So Far, Slipknot haven’t reinvented themselves, but returned to their roots with an older, wiser and more concise outlook, resulting in a record that chews its listeners up almost instantly, and spits them out an hour later feeling beaten, battered and ultimately, cleansed.
  6. Oct 6, 2022
    70
    The End, So Far may not be a home run, but it proves that the band are still in it to win it, even if they're playing the long game.
  7. Oct 3, 2022
    46
    The End, So Far is lack-lustre at almost every turn.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. Sep 30, 2022
    10
    The album is amazing. The transition from one song to another is exceptional. They really tell a story! It has a mix of their previous work,The album is amazing. The transition from one song to another is exceptional. They really tell a story! It has a mix of their previous work, including the self titled album, down to Vol .3. If you are looking for their pure anger there are definitely songs that delivers that! This is one of their best albums! Expand
  2. Oct 2, 2022
    10
    I have seen many so-called "fans" complain about this album, apparently they want to listen to the same music for 20 more years, just becauseI have seen many so-called "fans" complain about this album, apparently they want to listen to the same music for 20 more years, just because it is "heavy", it is worth mentioning that it is the only argument to stand on an altar in Iowa, because it is "heavy, beyond that, compared to the other albums it's weak, this one instead is versatile, experimental, Slipknot has managed to evolve and not get stuck, it's a great and complete album. Expand
  3. Sep 30, 2022
    10
    This is by far the most experimental album of their discography. But it's simply amazing! Each song is unique in its way and most of themThis is by far the most experimental album of their discography. But it's simply amazing! Each song is unique in its way and most of them present a very beautiful composition within, mainly in the riffs and bridges. The bridge of Yen is probably the best one of the band, and Medicine for the Dead is a composition masterpiece. Overall this album sits alongside Iowa as the two best albums of Slipknot, in my opinion. Expand
  4. Sep 30, 2022
    9
    It’s awesome, super different, but a really interesting step in a new direction. The roots are there and I’m excited to see what the nextIt’s awesome, super different, but a really interesting step in a new direction. The roots are there and I’m excited to see what the next stage (and deluxe edition) will bring. Also, a listen with headphones is a must!! Expand
  5. Sep 30, 2022
    8
    Worse than Gray Chapter, Subliminal Verses and IOWA, but better than any other album of the discography.
  6. Oct 1, 2022
    5
    I've been a Slipknot fan for a long time, and I've listened to all of their albums. All albums had a song or two that wasn't really thatI've been a Slipknot fan for a long time, and I've listened to all of their albums. All albums had a song or two that wasn't really that great, but overall, they were pretty good. The End, So Far is, by far, my least favorite album. I wouldn't say it was horrible, but it was definitely underwhelming. I was excited from the moment I heard a new album was on the way, so when it finally released, I listened to it. My first thoughts were 'wait... is this Slipknot?' The album in my opinion seemed to be lacking a lot of the element that made Slipknot Slipknot. Where are the riffs? The screaming vocals? It wasn't until I got to Warranty that I recognized Slipknot's sound. But besides Warranty, it feels like the best songs were the ones released as singles (The Dying Song, Yen).

    Again, not horrible, but very underwhelming.
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  7. Nov 11, 2022
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Is it possible to leave a negative rating for an album. That's rhetorical. In fact, I'm suggesting -10 for not only the album, but the band as a whole. God I hope they read this - like all neurotic and ignorant **** who create "art" to mask their idiocy do. Starved for attention, much? The band can suck every inch of my d$%k. Expand

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