Sound — 10
All Hope is Gone is for those who enjoy Metal! It has a mixture of all of SlipKnoT's previous albums with the screaming for verses and clean for chorus. For this album SlipKnot decided to record the album in Jamaica Iowa. The line up is also the same since the last album with: Sid Wilson (DJ) Joey Jordison (Drums,) Paul Gray (Bass/ Backing Vocals) Chris Fehn (Percussion/Backing Vocals) James/Jim Root (Guitarist) Craig '133' Jones (Media) Shawn 'Clown' Crahan (Percussion) Mick Thompson (Guitar) and Corey Taylor (Lead Vocals/Songwriter).
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are good but in some songs they are a bit wierd. The lyrics do suit the music well especially in songs like 'Sulfur, 'Psychosocial' and 'Snuff.' Corey Taylor's voice has healed after it's break while recording Vol. 3 and he is at his best! Corey Taylor is still the Baritone Voice.
Overall Impression — 10
This album is a lot better then some of the other metal albums to be released this year. If you have my taste in music I would say it isn't as good as Death Magnetic (Metallica, ) it is way better then Shogun (Trivium) and Indestructible (Disturbed.) The only thing I don't like about this album is track one (.execute.) because it is just wierd noises probably done by Craig Jones/Sid Wilson.