COLOUR: Pink EXTRAS: Limited Edition
In a way, it’s almost predetermined as to whether the fifth studio album from Iowan rabble-rousers Slipknot is a worthwhile investment of your time. Over the course of fifteen years, in a clear defiance of both generation gaps and the musical food chain, the band have enthralled and enraptured just as many as they have terrified and displeased with their primitive, intense take on heavy alt-metal. Leaving no room for fence-sitters, it makes sense that both sides would continue on their respective paths.
With that said, it’s worth mentioning that there’s more to .5: The Gray Chapter than meets the eye. For the first time in many years, it feels as though Slipknot have something to prove – not only to their listeners and their detractors, but above all else, to themselves.