All Hope Is Gone [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There comes a time in every band's life where they take off the masks and grow up -- then again, maybe not, as Slipknot have managed to dig deeper without ever shedding their grotesque veils. They're still wearing disguises but they have shed producer Rick Rubin, the metal legend who produced 2004's Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses, giving the nonet just the slightest hint of broader horizons beyond their relentless aggression -- not enough for the band to crossover, but perhaps enough to earn grudging respect from listeners outside of metalheads. Of course, such respect is hardly granted to bands that wear monster maggot masks, so Slipknot's retreat to ugliness on...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There comes a time in every band's life where they take off the masks and grow up -- then again, maybe not, as Slipknot have managed to dig deeper without ever shedding their grotesque veils. They're still wearing disguises but they have shed producer Rick Rubin, the metal legend who produced 2004's Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses, giving the nonet just the slightest hint of broader horizons beyond their relentless aggression -- not enough for the band to crossover, but perhaps enough to earn grudging respect from listeners outside of metalheads. Of course, such respect is hardly granted to bands that wear monster maggot masks, so Slipknot's retreat to ugliness on their fourth album -- a move telegraphed heavily by the cheery title All Hope Is Gone -- isn't entirely surprising, nor is it unwelcome as this isn't a regression, it's more or less a consolidation of strengths. Certainly, the album gets off to a throttling start with "Gematria," a cluster of cacophony and for the longest time on All Hope it seems as if Slipknot will never let up on this pressure, as this is an onslaught of densely dark intricate riffs. So effective is this onslaught that when things do get a little softer a little later on, the album threatens to collapse like a soufflé, but that's only because the slower moments emphasize the group's odd tendency to sound like anonymous active rock when they untwist their rhythms and lay off on the double bass drums. Nowhere is this latent tendency for macho schmaltz more evident than on "Snuff," a stab at a power ballad that sounds disarmingly close to Nickelback, a bewildering incongruity that feels even stranger given the album's otherwise merciless attack. One more power ballad like this would be enough to derail the album, turning it into the crossover Vol. 3 never was despite Rubin's flourishes, but All Hope Is Gone as a whole winds up being as bleak and unforgiving as its title.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2008
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • UPC: 016861793821
  • Catalog Number: 179382
  • Sales rank: 11,153

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 .Execute. (1:48)
  2. 2 Gematria (The Killing Name) (6:01)
  3. 3 Sulfur (4:37)
  4. 4 Psychosocial (4:43)
  5. 5 Dead Memories (4:28)
  6. 6 Vendetta (5:15)
  7. 7 Butcher's Hook (4:14)
  8. 8 Gehenna (6:53)
  9. 9 This Cold Black (4:40)
  10. 10 Wherein Lies Continue (5:36)
  11. 11 Snuff (4:36)
  12. 12 All Hope Is Gone (4:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Slipknot Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Slipknot Composer, Audio Production
Dave Fortman Producer, Audio Production
Ted Jensen Mastering
Jeremy Parker Engineer
Shawn Crahan Art Direction
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  • Posted June 13, 2011

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    this is slipknot at their worst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i heard a rumor going around that slipknot will be doing the same thing did perform without their masks and jumpsuits slipknot is following in the footsteps of kiss and britney spears

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    This is Slipknot at their best!

    This is Slipknot at their best! Throughout the album many emotions are captured. The first track is a short jam by the Nu Metal superstar. Quickly they go into a song about America and its greed of fighting. Mid-album you get a couple haunting songs of depression and sadness of memories being washed away. The album closes with the self-titled track "All Hope Is Gone" where the artists describe almost with anger that they've given up. A wide variety of emotions are woven into this album, making it very well put together and true. Slipknot's "All Hope Is Gone" is worth every penny and every second.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    This CD Rulz!

    This CD has been out for a while now, but I only just finally got it recently. Their 1st couple of albums were pretty good, though I loathed the fact that there was so much language in some of the songs, and some of their lyrics were pretty sketchy. Don't get me wrong, language doesn't necessarily bother me all that much, because it's just words, but it is my opinion that too much language, consistently, tends to kind of taint music. If the language isn't consistent, and rather only every here and there, it doesn't bother me, because hey...language happens sometimes. However, too much language taints music in my opinion. However, that's not to say that I didn't like any of the songs that the 1st 2 albums had to offer. On the contrary, they had some great songs, though I just downloaded the songs I wanted off iTunes and left the rest. Slipknot, though, does remain to be one of the leading names in heavy rock & metal music today, and they are very talented. Their 3rd album, The Subliminal Verses, was great! It had a lot of great songs to offer, and they didn't swear & talk morbid a crap load in that one. I had that one, but it got stolen or lost, but I have been meaning to get it again. However, this album of theirs is by far my absolute favorite. The sound of the songs in it are amazing, the language is only every here and there, and the several of the lyrics in this one are decent...some even deeply heart felt, (not saying that some of the lyrics in some of their other stuff wasn't heart felt either), but I would have to say that this album is by far their best one in my opinion. I am listening to it even as I type right now. If you're a fan of Slipknot or heavy rock/metal music and haven't yet bought this album, definitely do! It's outstanding!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Slipknot Rocks!

    This is a great album...awesome songs! Some of the music is so heavy it is hard to listen to at first but it grows on you. Great music to get you pumped up. It is definitely an acquired taste!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Less Rick Rubin = More Gooder

    Everyone has opinions, mine is if you like a band and they then hook up with Rick Rubin or Bob Rock, expect that album to sound over produced and not fullfilling the bands own identity but seem to just identitify its sounds with everyone else and be main stream.<BR/><BR/>Slipknot has rescued themselves from 'The Subliminal Verses". Theres nothign wrong with a band being what they are, thats why there are so many choices. But better to grow from within. But with "...Hope...", the onslaught Ive come to love is back.

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