SLIPKNOT

CARDIFF IN­TER­NA­TIONAL ARENA, WALES

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Holy Vision | Slipknot -

De­cem­ber 5, 2008

TEN YEARS AGO this month, Slipknot un­leashed the al­bum that would con­sol­i­date them as the big­gest band to hit me­tal since Me­tal­lica. All Hope Is Gone would see the Des Moines heavy­weights land their first Num­ber One on the Bill­board 200, con­firm­ing to the main­stream what the me­tal world al­ready knew: that this phe­nom­e­non wasn’t go­ing any­where. This shot, taken from the band’s blistering head­line set at Cardiff In­ter­na­tional Arena, was just a glimpse of the stage-conquering be­he­moth that the nine mis­fits from Iowa had grown into. All Hope Is Gone would also prove to be the last al­bum to fea­ture Joey Jordison and, most fate­fully, Paul Gray, who would pass away two years later.

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