Slipknot Songs Ranked

Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. The band was founded in 1995 by percussionist Shawn Crahan, drummer Joey Jordison, and bassist Paul Gray. After several lineup changes in its early years, the band settled on nine members for more than a decade: Crahan, Jordison, Gray, Craig Jones, Mick Thomson, Corey Taylor, Sid Wilson, Chris Fehn, and Jim Root. Gray died on May 24, 2010, and was replaced during 2011–2014 by guitarist Donnie Steele. Jordison was dismissed from the band on December 12, 2013. Steele left during the recording sessions.5: The Gray Chapter. The band found replacements in Alessandro Venturella on bass and Jay Weinberg on drums. After the departure of Jordison, as of December 2013, the only founding member in the current lineup is percussionist Crahan. Fehn was also dismissed from the band in March of 2019 prior to the writing of the We Are Not Your Kind album. Here are all of Slipknot’s songs ranked.

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20. My Plague (Iowa, 2001)

“This song might not be slipknot’s best, but it is so good. It has amazing lyrics, like the top comment says. It is the best on the Iowa album, and the Iowa album is their best album, so that is saying a lot.”

19. All Hope is Gone (All Hope is Gone, 2008)

“This is one of my favorite songs in A.H.I.G., behind Sulfur and Gematria. It’s not as overrated as Psychosocial and it’s just as awesome. It deserves to be on the first page not on the second lol. I wonder why this isn’t as popular as Duality or Before I Forget. Maybe a lot of people haven’t heard it.”

18. The Negative One (.5: The Gray Chapter, 2014)

“First album Joey jordison isn’t in but I’ll admit Jay Weinberg can slam some drums in this song. Corey Taylor’s voice is amazing and badass lyrics and the fact the he can sing complex words in this song makes it just even more awesome and the intro from Mick Thompson and Jim Root is bad ass and throughout the song the guitar riff is amazing. I’m not gonna lie though none of their songs are better than psychosocial the intro to that was the best guitar riff, drums, everything.”

17. Surfacing (Slipknot, 1999)

“Brilliant song to scream into the ears of society! This is when they made some good music! Before Dead Memories that horrible song”

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16. The Heretic Anthem (Iowa, 2001)

“While it may not be their most popular song, its easily their heaviest and most underrated song. If you can’t headbang to this you should be burned at the stake.”

15. Disasterpiece (Iowa, 2001)

“Corey himself said that he is often looking forward to perform this song live, as it amps him up. Between the perfect mix of delicious percussions, bad ass riffs and the violent lyrics, any set of metal crowd hearing this would go nuts!”

14. Vermillion (Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), 2004)

“This song is so in-depth. Even the vocals add to the story. The way Corey Taylor changes his voice from a calm state to a desperate cry absolutely captures the descent into madness that the song’s protagonist goes through. Every line in the song can be interpreted differently depending on who is interpreting it, and that’s what makes it so beautiful.”

13. (Sic) (Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, 1999)

“One of the best songs in this list. It should be over a lot of songs that are in the top 10, not because they’re bad, but because they aren’t as good as this. This is a masterpiece, Slipknot defining, One of nu metal’s best, what more do you want? This is unbeatable.”

12. Sulfur (All Hope Is Gone, 2008)

“This is probably in my top five favorite Slipknot songs. I don’t know why, but it gives me a different vibe than other Slipknot songs. I can’t describe, I just love it. If I was forced to hear this everyday, I’d do it with no problem, haha. And the video is awesome too. One of my favorite songs on one of my favorite albums by the band.”

11. Left Behind (Iowa, 2001)

“Best song by slipknot! Psychosocial is good but doesn’t deserve number one or even two for that matter same with before I forget that songs too overrated”

10. The Devil In I (.5: The Gray Chapter, 2014)

“Gray Chapter is probably their best album yet, it is more complex, mature, heavy, dark, ominous, meaningful, and atmospheric then all of the other albums Slipknot have made, especially Iowa and Slipknot. Devil in I is my second fave song from this album, losing only to killpop.”

9. Eyeless (Slipknot, 1999)

“It’s not only the best from the first album but one of the bests if not the best. Pure adrenaline, probably the best drums ever, the perfect Corey voice and a spectacular rhythm, that will make you headbang in every second.”

8. Dead Memories (All Hope Is Gone, 2008)

“This is a perfectly well-constructed song, It’s slower than the other bangers on the album, kind of like a power ballad actually but it’s still awesome nonetheless. This might not be as popular as other songs like Before I Forget, Disasterpiece, Spit It Out or even Psychosocial, but I’m glad it at least made it to the top ten.”

7. Spit It Out (Slipknot, 1999)

“This song it’s a band classic. Better than Before I Forget and Duality in my opinion (those two are also classics but this one is better to my ears). It’s awesome, and when you hear the song while watching the video it’s even better. You can feel Corey’s rage in this one, and the rapped chorus is fantastic. One of Nu-Metal’s best songs in my opinion. This, wait and bleed and (sic) are three Slipknot gems that deserve to be at least in the top five. I love them”

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6. Snuff (All Hope Is Gone, 2008)

“This is probably the heaviest of slipknot’s songs, mentally, it may not be physically heavy, but when that second chorus hits and the instruments start building up for the solo, if your brain isn’t nutting it’s pants, than there is something wrong with you. This is definitely a slipknot song. They prove once again that they can make a song in the lower reaches as far as tempo goes, and make it purely Slipknot. No other group I know of could take a chance like this and knock it out of the park.”

5. People = S*** (Iowa, 2001)

“This song catches Slipknot at their most honest period. They all hated each other during and it shows in songs like this one. Putting all of that anger into songwriting for a band like Slipknot leads to only one thing… Pure awesomeness, not just in this song but the whole album.”

4.Wait and Bleed (Slipknot, 1999)

“Slipknot’s last album is pretty good but way overrated because they don’t have as much real anger in it. Slipknot’s debut album is their best because they put the most anger and emotion into the music. Wait and Bleed is the best song off their best album.”

3. Duality (Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), 2004)

“This song was extremely intense. The screaming was good, the lyrics were amazing, and the music video look very fun to be in. Slipknot really showed that they are amazing at making music with this song. I honestly don’t understand why Psychosocial is number 1. The screaming, lyrics, and vocals just can’t compare to Duality. I consider Duality the best song that Slipknot has released yet. Also, I can imagine a mosh pit with this song at a concert, and this song is perfect for it!”

2. Before I Forget (Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), 2004)

“This song BEFORE I FORGET must be number one. It the best song I ever have heart I my life! They have awesome lyrics, and music. Slipknot is one of the most special band in the world, all their songs are very good but this one is, just AWESOME! I BELIEVE that this song will live forever! This song always will be popular, thanks Slipknot for this incredible song!”

1. Psychosocial (All Hope Is Gone, 2008)

“The Best song among the more heavier metal(including Death) songs… It’s just EPIC. The Best heaviest Intro ever and the best growl to be ever made with which the song takes off gets even more heavier more Perky… I used to cut the Riffing part of great metal songs put them as my ringtone. But when I heard this, I decided nothing can beat this! Because, NO NEED TO CUT… The Intro does it for you! Love it…”