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Slipknot Streams Full New Album ".5: The Gray Chapter"

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After releasing single tracks day by day, the wait is finally over and fans can now see if new Slipknot material stacks up against the old.

Today you can stream all of ".5: The Gray Chapter" by heading over to this location (use the buttons at the top-right corner to switch between songs).

Be sure to also check out our latest weekly podcast, in which we reviewed the album ourselves.

Due out October 21st, the band's first full-length studio album since the death of Paul Gray can be pre-ordered at iTunes here.

The track listing is as follows:

1. XIX
2. Sarcastrophe
3. AOV
4. The Devil In I
5. Killpop
6. Skeptic
7. Lech
8. Goodbye
9. Nomadic
10. The One That Kills The Least
11. Custer
12. Be Prepared For Hell
13. The Negative One
14. If Rain Is What You Want
15. Override (bonus track)
16. The Burden (bonus track)

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17 Comments on "Slipknot Streams Full New Album"

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1. Principal Skinner writes:

CRAP. intro blows, first song has potential, then crap crap crap crap. I laugh at everyone that jumped back on the fagwagon, just like you did for All Hope is Gone. Will you ever learn? haha maybe for the next huge failure in a few years...

# Oct 19, 2014 @ 1:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. tommy the joker writes:

WTF are you talking about up there Mcd***er, this album blows away there last 2 releases, much more like the early days of iowa.
As a former fan of the band, ( 9 year's removed) this was a pleasant surprise to hear and will be picking this album up for purchase.
I've been critical of taylor and the band since 05 but for me they pulled through with this one, solid album.

# Oct 20, 2014 @ 1:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. spiral_architect writes:

I'M GETTING THIS WHEN IT COMES OUT TOMORROW.

# Oct 20, 2014 @ 4:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Mr Singh writes:

I will be honest there are a few songs i like, the devil in i, the negative one, sacrastrophe, killpop, custer, the burden, the rest of the songs are boring and lack direction, i have to skip them cause they are basically so boring, and the opening track sucks also. I dont think anyone that is being honest can rate this album a classic really you have to be wearing tinted sun glasses and ignore the truth.

# Oct 20, 2014 @ 6:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. CorpusUpir writes:

Best Slipknot album in a long time. I love it!

# Oct 21, 2014 @ 5:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. spiral_architect writes:

OK I LISTENED TO THE FULL ALBUM ON MY DRIVE HOME FROM PICKING IT UP AT THE MALL. I DON'T KNOW WHETHER TO CALL IT SLIPSOUR OR STONE KNOT. IN ANY EVENT, THIS ALBUM ACTUALLY BREATHES AS IT SWITCHES FROM BALLS OUT TO BALLAD. I LIKE THE VARIETY.

FOUR SKULLS OUT OF FIVE.

# Oct 21, 2014 @ 4:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. TheMock writes:

Best album since....if not better than Iowa.

# Oct 21, 2014 @ 8:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. TheMock writes:

It sounds nothing like Stone Sour like the douchers prior stated. Its a perfect mix of old and new. I've not been so happy with an album since Machine Heads "Through the Ashes of Empires."

# Oct 21, 2014 @ 8:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. TheMock writes:

Hell...they even thrown in MANY flashbacks to first album. This entire new album is sic.

# Oct 21, 2014 @ 9:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. spiral_architect writes:

LIKE I SAID, IT SOUNDS LIKE STONE SOUR IN PLACES.

# Oct 21, 2014 @ 9:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Valentine_no_more writes:

This album is a hit and miss one. It is good but it doesn't feel like a lot of effort was put into it. Just because it has a whole bunch of tracks doesn't make it better.

# Oct 22, 2014 @ 6:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. OverkillExposure writes:

I enjoy it quite a bit. Very creative and fresh, and after all these years, surprisingly aggressive for a mainstream band many fans had previously dismissed as "SlipSour," which this is most certainly knot.

# Oct 22, 2014 @ 7:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Mr Singh writes:

Post number 11 is correct album seems rushed to me also, there is no classic hits on this album like the self titled and iowa, sic, eyeless, prosphetics, only one, tattered and torn, scissors, purity, on iowa, gently, disasterpieaces, end of everything, my plague, iowa song, gently, these are the best songs with meaning and agression and not forced, i have to give the gray titled album a 4 out of 10 rating.

# Oct 22, 2014 @ 9:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Mr Singh writes:

I also have to say track 12 was a lame 2 minute song which was not needed, marilyn manson already done a song like that back in the 90s, well no more comments from me on this album.

# Oct 22, 2014 @ 9:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. RememberMetal? writes:

I don't dislike it. The lyrics in the opener and other scattered lines are bit ... adolescent but it IS Slipknot, not Robert Frost.

Track for track, it's better than "All Hope is Gone". It's nothing like "Iowa" despite the hype stating otherwise but I will accept that it is a much more malevolent, eerie, and punishing twist on "Subliminal Verses." That being said, you could really feel Jordison's influence on "Volume 3". On "5" drums are prominent but not the dominant and signature force they were. The same can be said for the bass lines, especially compared to "Iowa", where they positively reigned in the mix. Overall though, I like the new one and I expect I'll enjoy it more over time.

Way to go Slipknot. :)

# Oct 24, 2014 @ 1:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. anon writes:

The "hype" (as stated by Taylor) was that it was supposed to sound like a combination of Iowa and Vol. 3.

IMO, with aggressive tracks like Custer and Negative1, they *almost* nailed it.

# Oct 24, 2014 @ 7:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. spiral_architect writes:

I LIKE THE OPENER. IT MIGHT BE SOMEWHAT ADOLESCENT, BUT AFTER ALL, IT IS TITLED XIX.

BY THE WAY, I HAVE VISITED ROBERT FROST'S GRAVE IN BENNINGTON, VT SEVERAL TIMES!

# Oct 24, 2014 @ 2:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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