All Hope Is Gone [Special Edition] [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. [A Special Edition of the CD was also released, including bonus tracks and a "making of"/in the studio DVD.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2008
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • UPC: 016861793852
  • Catalog Number: 179385
  • Sales rank: 37,239

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 (4:47)
  13. 13 Child of Burning Time (5:09)
  14. 14 Vermillion, Pt. 2 (3:39)
  15. 15 'Til We Die (5:45)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Making of All Hope Is Gone
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Slipknot Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Slipknot Composer
Dave Fortman Producer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Jeremy Parker Engineer
Shawn Crahan Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    this cd is very very very very awesome

    i love slipknot they are the best of the best i heard rumors of slipknot making a follow up album to all hope is gone i heard this rumor when i saw at the mayhem festival earlier this year slipknot is one awesome band i suggest everybody get into slipknot and the insane clown posse and i also suggest you read the harry potter books also harry potter frikin rules

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 13, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    one very lame album stick with megadeth or metallica or slayer!!!!!!

    this band is dumb stupid and unintelligent slipknot is in the same league as britney spears i heard a rumor going around that britney spears will be on the follow up to all hope is gone and that dr luke and max martin are producing slipknots next studio album

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A great album

    This was my first Slipknot album. Prior to this time, I assumed they were "just another death metal band." This album showed me that they were so much more, and prompted me to go back and give their entire catalogue a listen.

    I would suggest that this album is a much heavier, better produced version of Vol.3, the Subliminal Verses, but also shows a progression and evolution that shows not only that this band can rock hard, but can also shoot for the emotional chord.

    I highly recommend this album to anyone seeking to give Slipknot a try. This is not a disappointing album, and it gets better with each listen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    one very amazing album by one very amazing band

    slipknot rocks they know how to make real metal music slipknot is in a league of their own like seriously they rock and they know how to kick butt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    one very awesome studio album by one amazing metal band

    this is slipknots best cd plus they including everything they made from their first 3 studio albums slipknot is the best of the best this is one very addicting metal band

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Before Listening..

    I don't much care for their masks, it's not what metal or music should be about. It's purely a gimmick, and when their self-titled release came out in 99 I was in my idol worshipping stage. I'm buying this CD when it comes out on the 26th, simply for the fact that I LOVE these guys' music. Not for popularity or lack-of..... I can't wait to listen to it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Wow. You need an adrenaline rush?? Buy this CD and listen to it. I find myself going back to track 4 (Psychosocial) over and over again...but all the tracks are good. Definitely not something you want to listen to if you're trying to fall asleep or mellow out (lol). Now Corey just needs to work on another Stone Sour CD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome!!

    For me this Cd is everything I hoped for. Definitely a little bit softer, in the sense that in previous albums they just went heavy all the way and in this one they have some softer songs. Some hardcore fans might be a little thrown off by it, but I think is great and placed in the right places because it feels like a roller coaster goes up and down. You can definitely hear a little bit of stone sour vibe in there, but I don't think is bad at all, it makes it more deep and the message gets through. Anyway the album is great from beginning to end. Gematria is the best reflexion of what slipknot is about. Psychosocial is amazing and I cant stop listening to it. Also I love Sulfur. You can feel that yes they were trying to make it more comercial, but that isn't a bad thing at all, and the CD is still heavy and way better than anything that is out right now. I LOVE IT and you should buy it, don't even think about it because you are not going to be dissapointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another mediocre album....

    It's sounds to me like everyone else in this band knows what Slipknot is supposed to sound like except Corey Taylor. This could have been their heaviest most creative album to date, but Corey still seems to be stuck in Stone Sour mode the majority of the time. That's what side projects are for. Songs like Vendetta are a classic example. The music is great but Corey's contributition comes off as lazy and half assed as James Hetfields sellout offerings. Thanks for ruining a potentially great album Corey!! For the record, Gematria is what Slipknot truely is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Knot For The Weak Of Heart

    I am new to the world of Slipknot. The hardest hitting music I listen to is NIN, Rage Against The Machine, and Tool. But when I saw that this album hit Number One on Billboard's chart, I thought I'd give these guys a try. My reaction? WHOA. Slipknot makes Marilyn Manson look like preschoolers. The album is the equivalent of a jackhammer to the frontal lobe: machine gun fire-guitars, deafening tribal drums, and throat-shredding screams all set to lyrics of hate, disdain, disgust and, well, HOPElessness. Yes, there are some quieter moments to settle down this beast of a CD, but for the most part, ALL HOPE IS GONE is evil thru and thru. Along with the band's gruesome, horrific imagery - including some pretty damn scary facial wear - Slipknot is like Satan's house band: Guitar Heroes From Hell. I like the album a lot. I've listened to it over and over. Currently suffering from suicidal depression, it has become the &quot un&quot fortunate soundtrack to my life. And any band that dropkicks the Jonas Benders from the top of the charts is #1 in my book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    this album is sooo differnt from their first 3 studio albums not just from a producers point of view but from corey taylors point of view when i first got into slipknot in 2001 i was shocked by their album iowa after i heard iowa i know they would end up making a acoustic song which in my opinion was a good move for slipknot but slipknot will always remain insane and crazy this album is their best album yet if you do not own it buy it im getting the one with the bonus dvd trust me slipknot reminds me of two james cameron films aka both terminator movies

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