.5: The Gray Chapter

Slipknot album

.5: The Gray Chapter is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band, Slipknot. .5: The Gray Chapter was released on October 17, 2014 through Roadrunner Records.[3]

.5: The Gray Chapter
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 21, 2014
RecordedMarch 1 – July 28, 2014 at Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood, California and Jim Root's garage
Genre
Length63:57
LabelRoadrunner
Producer
Slipknot chronology
Antennas to Hell
(2012)
.5: The Gray Chapter
(2014)
Day of the Gusano: Live in Mexico
(2017)
Slipknot studio album chronology
All Hope Is Gone
(2008)
.5: The Gray Chapter
(2014)
We Are Not Your Kind
(2019)
Singles from .5: The Gray Chapter
  1. "The Negative One"
    Released: August 1, 2014
  2. "The Devil in I"
    Released: August 24, 2014
  3. "Custer"
    Released: October 10, 2014
  4. "Killpop"
    Released: April 28, 2015
  5. "Goodbye"
    Released: January 5, 2016

It is Slipknot's first album to not feature bassist Paul Gray who died on May 24, 2010.[4] It also did not feature drummer Joey Jordison who was fired from the band in December 2013.[5]

The album peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200,[6] #18 on the Top Hard Rock Albums,[7] and at #2 on the Top Rock Albums.[8] In 2014, the song "The Negative One" was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Metal Performance.[9]

SongsEdit

No. Title Length
1. "XIX"   3:10
2. "Sarcastrophe"   5:06
3. "AOV"   5:32
4. "The Devil in I"   5:42
5. "Killpop"   3:45
6. "Skeptic"   4:46
7. "Lech"   4:50
8. "Goodbye"   4:35
9. "Nomadic"   4:18
10. "The One That Kills the Least"   4:11
11. "Custer"   4:14
12. "Be Prepared for Hell"   1:57
13. "The Negative One"   5:25
14. "If Rain Is What You Want"   6:20
Total length:
63:51

ReferencesEdit

  1. Tagat, Anurag (November 18, 2014). "Slipknot - .5: The Gray Chapter". The Hindu.
  2. Owen, Neila (October 23, 2014). "Slipknot – .5: The Gray Chapter". Allmusic. Retrieved October 30, 2014. Combining the punishing, pummeling metal of the band's early work with the more melodic focus of their later years, The Gray Chapter shows off just how unexpectedly wide the band's range is, going from a plaintive, atmospheric ballad like album-opener "XIX" to a thrash-inspired pummeling like "Sarcastrophe" without missing a beat.
  3. ".5: The Gray Chapter - Slipknot - Releases". AllMusic. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  4. "Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray Found Dead in Hotel". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  5. "Slipknot's Corey Taylor On Joey Jordison: 'We Just Weren't Able To Work Anymore'". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  6. "Slipknot Album & Song Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Archived from the original on May 25, 2019. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  7. "Slipknot Album & Song Chart History (Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 23, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  8. "Slipknot Album & Song Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 23, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  9. "Slipknot, Anthrax, Mastodon, Motörhead Among Grammy Awards Nominees". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved May 9, 2015.

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