Best Slipknot Songs


August 2, 2015 - What do you think Slipknot's best song is? Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

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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]Later Slipknot is so much better than their first two albums, they are still aggressive, but more complex, melodic, and mature.
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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]How is this song not number one

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]Beautifully transitions from pent up frustration to an explosion of energy. This song is just like saying *F* out loud at a bus stop

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.
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.
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.


[Newest]I agree with all the post dedicated to this song. Definitely #1.

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]Best lyrics I ever heard in music
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6People = 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]I don't there's ever been a song make me feel so much aggression and adrenaline than this, it's epic

7Dead 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]Really sad but good song

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]Best Drum song of all time

9Left 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]This song with headphones makes me go mental. Definitely in the top 3.

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]If you ever saw slipknot live you'll understand why this should be number 1

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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.
[Newest]Yes love this song!

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]This is Slipknot's closer. It shows their hate and anger and what fuels the band.

15The 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]This song got me to start listening to slipknot it has an almost grim melodic sound to it. I could listen to this song all day and not get bored of it

16The 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]Definitely one of there best songs why its not top is beyond me

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]Needs to be in the top 10

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]Vote up for the Damaged One

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]Makes me feel like a real maggot

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..

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