Best Slipknot Songs


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The Top Ten

I don't know anybody who likes slipknot but this song sure rocks for me. EPIC RIFF.
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...
Simply the best, first Slipknot song I've listened to and in my opinion the best one. EPIC
[Newest]Amazing song.

I love it!
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2Before I Forget
Thanks slipknot, for this amazing song. This is obviously your best work, and that is saying a lot. I know someone who hated Slipknot, but loved this song.
This is one of the best metal songs ever! I absolutely love it!
Stay sic fellow maggots!
Slipknot have made many awesome songs
before I forget was the first to listen so I like it and believe that's the best
theirs best song
[Newest]A lot of people hate nu-metal (including me) but slipknot are the only good nu-metal band

THe best slipknot song ever mad good lyrics drumming bass (RIP Paul)
This list is stupid... Who votes here? Little kids? This is easily number 1. 2nd is Before I Forget, Eyeless or Psychosocial 3rd and 4th and Wait And Bleed 5th.
[Newest]I put my fingers in my eyes

4Wait and Bleed
What?! song number 4?! this song and spit it out should be tied for number one! I think the song is about coreys suicide attempt and how he stopped before he actually killed himself.
The lyrics are fine, the song isn't. In fact, surprises me to see it this higher.
Just because a song wins a Grammy doesn't mean its good. Wait and Bleed is way better than before I forget. When I 1st heard this song, I loved it instinctively. Corey Taylor's vocals are simply amazing. Duality is their second best and after that Snuff. Before I forget should be somewhere at the bottom of this list. Its chorus is a bit lame.


THIS SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE! Its amazing! When I first heard it, I feel inlove with it like instantly! Before I forget is an okay song too! But I just love this one! This and Spit it out, completely awesome. I think before I forget should be like... Three.
[Newest]Come on this song makes you want to fight a crowd full of enemy's it's that good should be number 1 maggots

Its the best song :) Very deep and lots of meaning in it. They couldn't have done better with this song:)
Snuff.. Enough said. :)

it takes a lot of talent for a band to make such a good song in a different genre
This song is very deep and heavy but you can also tell that it was made by a metal band
[Newest]How can it be this low? This is the best song ever. Come on people! It's snuff we are talking about. It gives me the feels and each verse reminds me of something different.
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6Dead Memories
Awesome lyrics..
Great music and vocals also!
Song is simply great..
But I think it should be ranked higher :(
In top five at least!
One of the best metal songs ever! Can't stop listening to it! It's mindblowing!
Great song, really accessible, killer guitar and a serious performance from Joey. SLIPKNOT RULE!
[Newest]This song should be number 1

7People = S***
I know you're all thinking about how songs make you feel emotionally, but I couldn't care less. I'm a musician and in this song Slipknot displays some of their best musicianship, which is really what makes the band. Not masks, awards being won, an image, etc.
Great song and screams. The drums in this song are my favorite
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. This should at least be in the top 5, if not #1.
[Newest]It makes your heart exploded with because so much energy on this song

8Left Behind
This song is actually LEFT BEHIND, it should be in the top 3! What is HAPPENING?! This is trademark Slipknot! Amazing!
Good song not my favorite but in the top 10 really good lyrics
Chorus is good
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
[Newest]Slipknot at their best

this is not only the best songs by slipknot, but also the best metal songs ever composed by any of the bands in the entire universe. just listen to the song and feel why it is the best. the screaming, sick lyric, awesome energy, everything makes the song simply THE BEST! Go sLiPkNot!
Sexy track, I masturbate with my ear drums mentally with the music that tickles my insides
Slipknot is the best.
I love you slipknot, with my all heart.
You're the best. You are the king...
Hello from turkey to MAGGOTZ
[Newest]One of their best

10Spit It Out
Can't quite understand why this isn't in the top 10.
You can feel the adrenaline raging through your body when you listen to this!


This is Slipknot! Great Song!
Maybe the songs above are more melodic and maybe this is not the Slipknot song I would listen to all the time, but when you choose the number one song for a band, you have to choose a song that defines the band. Spit it out would be the one, I think..
Definitely the best should be #1 great vocals, great guitar and sid has a big part in it. And on one of their best albums
[Newest]I love its contrast of quiet to absolute metal


The Contenders

Awesome intro, chorus, solo, and ending. Just listen to it you will see what I mean.
guys actually listen to this song its incredible, you can't beat the drumming at the beginning of this song
[Newest]This song... ! Just awesome!

This is one of the most intense songs I have ever listened to. Why this is not One is beyond me. Amazing lyrics, aggressive vocals, and in the end, the vocals just blow you away. Better than psychosocial, maybe tied with duality.
I just don't understand why this isn't even on the top 10. What were the people thinking when they chose Psychosocial over this? All Hope Is Gone isn't all bad, but the change in style was a major downfall.


Are you kidding me slipknot top ten without (sic) being in it? I can't rate which song is their number one but this song should be on the top ten, Pshychosocial, dead memories, and songs like that are good enough but don't deserve a top ten status, come on fellow maggots vote sensibly
[Newest]Deserves #1. my absolute favorite Slipknot song

Vermilion isn't even in the top ten?

Are you guys kidding me?

This song is down so low
Agreed vermillion is brilliant and should be in the top ten :(
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. The fact that the song's message can be different for every listener- depending on what THEY have gone through in the past- insures that this song is relatable to everyone, from the most hardcore maggot to a Justin Bieber fan. Why is this song not in the top ten? There is no answer.

14The Heretic Anthem
I found this song probably their heaviest


As a pure metal fan Iowa is definitely my favorite album and this is a great song, makes me proud of being a metal head
How can you say you are a true maggot and not have this song in your top 10? ITs simply amazing and gets your adrenaline pumping! If you're 555 than I'm 666!
[Newest]World #1 metal song ever made!

Awesome composition! Good Guitar work nice drumming! Nice choice upal! I've loved the song too!
This was the last song they played at Sonisphere this year! IT WAS AWESOME! R.I. P Paul Gray
Brilliant song to scream into the ears of society! This is when they made some good music! Before Dead Memories that horrible song
[Newest]Their best work ever

If there are ANY maggots on this site, please vote for it, it the BEST! Before I forget and snuff SUCK, they AREN'T slipknot, slipknot is the grindcore/hardcore metal from the first 2 albums, the other 2 are them trying to be progressive rock, VOTE FOR THIS! (all caps VERY NECESSARY)!
come on people! better than every song to top 5... Eve oh yeah
This is BULL! This song is the best by slipknot, before I forget sucks compared this, joey just takes this song away on drumming
[Newest]Amazing vocal performance, everything about this song is amazing! It gets you pumped and angry! Way better than before I forget, wait and bleed, and psychosocial... This is REAL slipknot at their finest. The definitive slipknot song in my opinion, and a must listen to anyone who hasn't heard this spectacular song yet!

17The Devil In I
Melodic, heavy and atmospheric. A perfect single for the upcoming album.5: The Gray Chapter
This by far the best slipknot song amazing riff mick is a genius awesome lyrics love the whole regular singing then start screaming when Corey says come step inside see the devil in I
The Lyrics, combined with the great energy of the music makes me excited for their new album. This is in MY top 10.
[Newest]By far the best I've ever heard

18The Blister Exists
This song can make a 80yr old headbang... Its that alive!

Amazing drumming by Joey. Under-rated!
The best song ever its (THE BLISTER EXISTS)
Come on guys! How can this not be in the top 10? Their live concerts of this song are AMAZING! Their headbanging just sends a jolt of energy through u! The playing is awesome too! Defineteli a top 10! Coreys vocals are great hear too!
[Newest]This song gets you insane, head banging all around your room... This has to be the best one out there...

19Pulse of the Maggots
6?? this should be 1! Maggot for life


This song should be number 2 with Psychosocial 1 and before I forgot 3
This song should be much, MUCH higher than 15. This might as well be Slipknot's anthem. It's like Undead for Hollywood Undead or Sick Of You for GWAR. This is my favourite song off of Vol.3 and deservingly so. This has one of Slipknot's best guitar solos. Beaten on by a handful of handful, I unfortunately mean like 7 or 8.
[Newest]Listen to this song all the time

20My Plague
'I'm Just a Bastard, But At Least I Admit it' Lyrical Genius beats all the rest easily.


Actually, I'm trying to find the other best slipknot song, not only Psychosocial, Before I forget, etc. , and I think this song is the best one for me...


Excellent opening verse which really does make you want to take a bite out of a freshly ripped heart.
[Newest]This list is all messed up. This song easily in top 10..

21Gematria (The Killing Name)
fantastic lyrics. cool drumming. gets you pumped!


Come on people... Come on ): WE WILL BURN YOUR CITIES DOWN!
F-ing Awesome song. Their next best after purity in my opinion

22The Nameless
Really good guitar and lyrics probably my favorite song from slipknot!


This song makes me go crazy in the best ways possible
I love it and should be in the top 5
Too epic for number 10
C'mom! The Nameless should be in the top 10! This is the wrong spot to put this song in. The chorus part is very amazing and so is the guitar part. This has to to be possibly one of my favorite Slipknot songs. Maggot for life!
[Newest]At least in the top ten! This is my favorite song ever!

23All Hope Is Gone
This is masterpiece. Simply very best song from slipknot. Such an underrated song
People go on YouTube and wotch the videos he's flippin people off that's totally sick
Slipknot isn't popular anymore and one direction is, this is proof that all hope is gone.


[Newest]All hope is gone is supposed to be at least at top 5. But its not thanks to the teenager fans

24Vermilion Pt. 2
This is such a touching song. One of the most touching songs of this band, and one of the most meaningful, not the best, but it is better than some songs in the top 10.
I really love it thit
Incredible! The vocals in this song as amazing! I love they can change from heavy and do tat amazing
This is the best band ever, in my opion at least. However, of all the perfection that makes up this band, Vermilion pt. 2 has to be my favorite, tied only to Pulse of the Maggots.
[Newest]Just the best song, they should make more songs like this one.

25The Negative One
I absolutely love this song when I first got it I listened to it everywhere all the time. One of the heaviest songs they have put out so far. I love the Guitar parts but my favorite is Sid Wilson putting out sounds that sound like they belong in a horror movie. It is chaos at its finest and also the first slipknot song I had. I listen to it before every single footnalll game and it makes me just want to straight up murder someone on the other team.
The craziest song ever, it's so perfect♥
First single from their upcoming 5th studio album!
Sounds great, I can't wait for the rest of the album


[Newest]Their new album is great

26Everything Ends
NUMBER 33? This song is AMAZING. I thought this would be one of their most notable and top songs.. So hard not to scream along to this.
Top songs are all mainstream. This song is slipknot at their best. How could this song be at 33?

Too hard for the little kiddies probably.

Iowa is one of the most underrated albums ever in my opinion.
Why this is not on number one? Nothing can beat this lyric.
[Newest]The first song I listened to. I listened to it when I was 10

27No Life
Please vote sensibly. This is surely one of their best. This song defines their style and its lyrics is deep. If you haven't heard it, hear it and then see.
AMAZING... Any slipknot fan has to love this song, it is true nu-metal and my favorite just after eyeless and wait and bleed... As you can probably tell their first album is my favorite.
in my opinion their most unique sounding song.
[Newest]Without a shadow of a doubt this is SlipKnot at their rawest, absolute best.

awesome song, and great to rock out to.


Amazing song, amazing riff #1 for me

Hands down, one of my favorite slipknot songs, you wont regret taking the time to listen to this one. Definitely in my top 5 songs. Seriously.
I think that it's easy to see with this only being at number 40 is that Slipknot have too many awesome songs! Brilliant band!
This song deserves more... It has to be on top 10! This one kills every body's ears, the lyrics is beyond the eternity cause this song is purity!
[Newest]This song is perfectly titled, its heavy metal purity.

30Three Nil
I love this song! Its simply amazing! But my overall favourite is by far 'Danger - Keep Away'. One of the most amazing songs in history!

31The Virus of Life
I feel like most thought this song was an instrumental piece or something. It is one of their creepiest songs.
Feels like you're inside the mind of a serial killer/rapist... But in a good way. Great riff in the prechorus and really catchy. BRING ME TO MY KNEES!

Vendetta is one of their best songs. The instrumental is enough to be a good song, but at the same time, the lyrics are good. This song isn't the number one best song by slipknot, but it deserves more credit than it has. Check this song out, you will probably like it.
Brilliand drumming, singing, bass... such an underrated song
The fastest double bass drums I've ever heard

33I Am Hated
Underrated song, one of the best on Iowa
What the hell this song is amazing come on at least in the top ten

The most underrated song and my favorite one (love)
It's definitely the creepiest song I have ever heard.


Definitely the best song on Chapter 5. This deserves a place in the top ten. Pure adrenaline, aggression, tight rhythm with a good build up to a open melodic chorus, excellant!
This should be in top 10 not 79 gotta be kidding me
This is one of the best of the new album. Just amazing.
[Newest]Best song on Gray Chapter!

Dammit man, this song being so low is a mistake
Are you kidding me, this is the best song ever. It's starts off really creepy, then really gets going'. It's a masterpiece. How is it 28th. #1

Amazing song. So emotional. I can't belive this is so low, and Eeyore isn't even on the list!
Corey's only song where you hear true psychotic, darkened vocals. Probably one of the only Slipknot songs I like and can't find any other music I like except this song.

WHAT? Gently not even in the list, this song should be in in top 20 AT LEAST, what my fellow maggots forgot about how great the song is. There are two versions and both are good enough, IOWA version is real kick ass, but MFKR version, man its an epic

39Prelude 3.0
Best Album intro ever



41Butcher's Hook
This song is so underrated it shouldn't be 44
Rank this in top 5

Another new and amazing one.
The best song off the new album!

Every time I hear this song it feels like I'm at a slipknot show. This song really captures their live sound in it!
This song, especially the chorus with the chanting just gets my blood pumping so much! When I'm in the gym, I always listen to this, it gets me pumped, ready to face anything. In my top 8
Great song. Deserves a better place.

44Opium of the People
Amazing, it is so energetic and fist pumpingly brilliant
Quite underrated/unknown song but pure awesomeness. Vocals are amazing!


It say the thuth

45Wherein Lies Continue
THIS IS AMAZING, it's not one of the main and should be, the chorus is insane!
I won’t control or restrain things I do not understand!
Way way better than before I forget, just listen to it, you'll see why I voted this awesome song!
By the way psychosocial still their best song
One of the most underrated songs in existence.

There isn't much I like on the new album, mainly because I think slipknot lost identity, it sounds good, but not like them, however, this song really stuck out to me, and I have to say oddly enough, is my favorite song on the album. The lyrics are very dark and have a the feel of and atmosphere of their debut album or Iowa, I literally can't stop playing this over and over. One of slipknots best songs for sure
Not so fond of the new album, the style just doesn't mesh with me (i blame on this joey's departure) but this is not only one of the albums best songs, but definitely one of slipknot's best songs period! This song really reminds of their debut album due to it's dark and creepy feel, and slipknot once again show how great they are at balads without having to maje them be all sappy. Amazing song, very unique as well
Awesome song with amazing lyrics. Truly one of the better songs of their new album.
[Newest]This Should Be No. 1

47The Shape
Most underrated song I love this song, although I never see them play it live =/

heaviest song by the heaviest band in the earth


For those who said Slipknot doesn't have impressive guitar work.
It's so deep. , the story behind it is amazing

49This Cold Black
What has this world come to? If you're a true Slipknot fan you would know that this is one of their best songs. It is said to be the heaviest song on All Hope is Gone. The lyrics, vocals and guitar work are amazing! This Cold Black and The Blister Exists are my favorite Slipknot songs! If you haven't heard this song yet listen to it! It will make you headbang for sure.
This Cold Black = This top ten
Great Song, very Heavy!

Great song, not very well known and I don't think it was played live very much. give it a listen you'll enjoy every second
One of the best songs of Slipknot! M/

51Skin Ticket
72nd? Where are the REAL MAGGOTS!? This, purity, eyeless, gently, and left behind are my personal faves, but 72nd? Wow... SKIN TICKET for TOP 10! Come on maggots! Show skin ticket some love
This is one of the angriest songs I've ever heard, DEFINITELY deserves a lot more credit
Scissors and this are something, something dark and awesome!

52'Til We Die
I love the song because it helps me remember Paul... plus very sad :C
No matter how much I listen to it it never gets old!
Way down on the list, undoubtedly one of the best songs of slipknot. Way better than psychosocial!
[Newest]This song is so amazing!

53Danger - Keep Away
This is one of my favorite songs... It has a nice rhythm... It should have been in the top 20 at least

54If Rain Is What You Want
This is the darkest and most emotional song of the band and do not in top 20? What the hell is going on here?! I love the lyrics, but specially the riffs in the song. They are so dark and so meaningful. Ahh come on guys this song has to be in top 10..

One of best songs, top 5 in my opinion..
Come on people, lets get it higher
Why is this song down here... As soon as I hear the opening drumbeat start up, my blood pressure escalates. I have grip makes permanently forged into my steering wheel because of this song. This needs more votes pronto!
This song is really good, even though this Slipknot song is not too popular...


I love the lyrics...


One of their best songs ever. I don't see why it's so low. Seriously, maggots! CHECK THIS ONE OUT!

58Only One
How the hell is this not in the top 10? It's so amazing! Lot's of good hardcore energy! A (sic) song to mosh to!

59Killers are Quiet

Extremely underrated song from Vol. 3, one of my personal faves

Stamina is 25?! Stamina is N.3! Paul Gray goods riffs and good drumming Joey and corey is total super! This song is real name a Slipknot RIP paul gray

62Child of Burning Time
This song his achely good
This is not slipknots best 10 songs it is more stone sour than slipknot but man likeu voted snuff and dead memories you must vote this...the vocals are excellent most of you haven't heard it thts why its last...HEAR IT AND REMEMEBER...for me its in top 20 for sure

63Be Prepared for Hell

64Tattered and Torn

If you are a true maggot you will understand what this means

Word for word, this song has more concentrated emotion than any other, Corey Taylor even said it was his favorite. It tells Corey's story better than most, if not all songs by Slipknot. That, coupled with stupendous musicality and vocal prowess makes Metabolic the greates and most underrated of Slipknot songs.
This is what I call heavy. Corey has in my opinion his best studio screams on this song. It also has one of the most heaviest riff what I have ever heard. Too bad this song is not noticed even by fans ;_;
This is one of their best songs. Iowa is clearly the best and most heaviest album. Especially this song.. Absolutly incredible. You can tell who's a real fan of Slipknot by their album knowledge...

66Vermillion Pt. 2 (Bloodstone Mix)
My opinion, it is the best Slipknot song ever, Bloodstone Mix is really good song. Very heart wrenching. This is made me cry every time, Maggot 4 life (Sic)!
My favorite Slipknot song. Very sad and makes me cry. Pt1 and Pt2 are very good, but this is really great. Very touching song.
Makes me cry every time!

67555 to the 666
I'm guessing you mean the heretic anthem? Awesome live. I love it.
Gets me whating to jump around every single time I hear it!

68New Abortion
New Abortion is here? Come on people, this is one of the heaviest slipknot's songs ever, is top 10 at least!
How is this not in the top ten? Are you people to busy with the new album to remember their BEST era?
So underrated but definitely one of my favorites
[Newest]I got a new abortion the other day

69Get This
Who ever didn't put this in the top ten

Suck these nuts
What the guy below this said.

70Me Inside
This song is just outstanding... If you don't like this song you are not a true slipknot fan, it has such an amazing build up into that part when he says "I WASN'T PROMISED A THIING" just so good.

Is a roadrunner record demo. and you can't thumbs down because it's a fact

why doesn't anyone consider colsefnis days of mate. feed. kill. repeat. instead of all their mainstream bull. yet I love this song the most, whether its slipknot or not...

Shouldn't be in the top ten but it's totally sic man...
This song is absolutely crap

74Dogfish Rising

If you love Purity, you will love this song because it's the original "Purity". I actually like both versions of the song so yeah. You wont regret taking the time to listen to it.
If you love Purity, you will love this song because its the original.

I'm not even sure this is a song (considering it doesn't have any instruments in it), but it still represents how dark the Iowa period was.
How is this so low?
Slipknot rule but this, this is just a horrible song


78Don't Get Close

One of my favourites from the MFKR era, the bass in this song is simply sic!

80Do Nothing / Bitch Slap
Th this is one the bbestslipknot songs that I personally like other than some songs. This song deserves to be in at least top 20. The top ten chosen songs are too mainstream.

One of my favourite songs on The Grey Chapter, the tempo as well as lyrics, riffs and drumming make this song

The album is a real masterpiece so it's very hard to choose a best song. But I guess Nomadic takes the cake. Insane intro, brilliant bridge to what may be Slipknot's most haunting chorus, and finally the memorable. All in all, a great track that is seriously under-heard, because if it were heard by so many people, it would be in the top 10-15 at least and not be rotting here at 83rd.
Deserves to be MUCH higher


83The One That Kills the Least
This is bloody marvelous

84The Burden

So deep and sad... it should be more higher

86Some Feel




90Drum Solo

I never come this site again... I have no enough time to listen songs. So I came this site and check top ten songs and listen them. But one day I accidentally hear this song in Sri Lankan radio station. It's so emotional. After I become a metal fan...5 years I missed this song. So now I found slipknot BEST SONG... !
Come on guys! This song makes me cry! This would be in the top, I don't say first but nearly. Think about that please
AWESOME song. Even better than Vermilion pt. 2 but this should really be ranked higher (Danger - Keep Away too)

This is a totally dark, brooding song that seemingly could only be dreamed up by a bunch of complete psychopaths. "You were designed for my punishment"
I love that heavy doom/gothic sound
[Newest]This should be way higher than 38

93Frail Limb Nursery

94Til We Die (Outro)

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