Top 10 Reasons to Hate Slipknot

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1They are mainstream sellouts

I disagree but that's just my opinion

Slipknot gets all this recognition for making bad, lame music. There are modern metal bands like Havok, Evile, Municipal Waste, or Gama Bomb. - ryanrimmel

Disagree. They are just trying to do new things. Just because they make melodic songs, doesn't mean they are selling out. Their early stuff was popular anyway, so they'd have no need to sell out. - Scretty_MUFC

If they had no masks and stage show of evil clowns humping drums and whatnot, people wouldn't even know who slipknot is. They are a lame emo band being passed off as metal.

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2They give metal a bad name

Wrong. Although I think of Slipknot as my least favorite nu-metal band, the nu-metal thing wasn't bad and neither were they for that matter. Fans of the band will likely listen to something else metal-sounding too. For example I like Slipknot, Metallica, and Tool and they are three different types of metal bands, and I'm fine with that.

Also The Blister Exists is an awesome song. - NuMetalManiak

People listen and/or look at Slipknot and assume all metal is like that, and then go around talking about how bad metal is. - ryanrimmel

That is true. Though I am actually a fan of Slipknot, I do agree that in some respects they have done damage to the genre - EvilAngel

No. Slipknot added to metal. Slipknot is their own genre. No band sounds exactly like Slipknot and they have their own sort of rawness. They have and will mark a place in rock and metal history

Damn right they do

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3Their music isn't good

I have listened to lots of Slipknot's work, and I could only find 1 or 2 songs that I actually enjoyed. People claim them to be the best but they don't stack up to bands like Slayer or Anvil. - ryanrimmel

All Hope Is Gone was pretty average, but even that had some good songs, such as the title track, Sulfur and Snuff. Their music may not be very technical, and their guitar work is nothing special, but they make some pretty decent stuff. - Scretty_MUFC

It's all a matter of opinion. I love Slipknot, and I'll respect your opinion if you don't, unless you're an elitist who calls me a retard for liking them. - NikBrusk

I don't get why people think slipknot gives metal a "bad name" It's different, deal with it.

Can a reason get any more subjective than this?

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4Their fans think they're the heaviest band ever

They are heavy for their genre (Alternative Metal and Nu-Metal), but compared to death metal, they aren't that heavy. - Lem

I've been a Slipknot fan for a year and I can tell you, they're not the heaviest band out there. Sure, the heaviest for Nu Metal but not everything else. It's true they can't compare to Slayer and Mayhem. I do hate the fans who think they're the heaviest metal band that ever existed - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Ya anyone who thinks that needs to get a life. Behemoth and mayhem are like 500 million times heavier. I mean I like Slipknot but hell no, they aren't the heaviest. There are 100's of bands tons of times heavier. Like when I download a Slipknot album my phone only gains like 2 lbs heavier. When I download a behemoth album, I need to get a 6 ton block to lay my phone on because it's too heavy to carry ok!

I used to. I still think they're very heavy, but not as heavy as bands like Slayer, Amon Amarth, or Cannibal Corpse. - NikBrusk

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5They have 9 members

Slipknot shows us a very new side of metal that has created a whole new sub-genre within metal that I have never witnessed before. The fact that they have 9 members plays a key part in how the music is formed as it adds power and a very alternative rhythm that is not imitated in any other metal band I have listened to. I like the idea of having more members than a conventional metal band would have to create new and interesting music - such is Slipknots contribution to the metal world

It takes work to get 9 members to work together, meanwhile single singers just have music playing in background

Slipknot's musical aspect of their songs sounds like there are 3, maybe 4 members. There are 9... A singer, 2 guitarists, a keyboardist, a DJ, 2 Percussionists who sit there and hit one drum, a set drummer, and a bassist. With all those "musicians" it still sounds very basic and generic. Dream Theater can make twice the musical sound Slipknot has. - ryanrimmel

They have so many members so they can make their live shows incredible and to stop using backing tracks for samples etc. The more drums there are the heavier, the more powerful and the more furiously massive it sounds. Also, Clown (Shawn Crahan) and the nose one (Chris Fehn) don't just hit one drum, they've had their own drum sets since the start. - partyonpeterick

It is true that quality > quantity, but keeping a large lineup for nearly 10 years like Slipknot did isn't as easy as it sounds. So you should at least give kudos to them for doing that. - NikBrusk

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6The masks

Right.. The masks are what Slipknot are all about, its what makes them so unique. It contributes a theatrical dynamic to the music that adds to their sound and makes them very entertaining and interesting to watch. Their masks and music is so disturbing... I Love It

The masks aren't for hiding the identities idiots

Have you heard the term "looks don't matter"? - NikBrusk

The masks ARE slipknot... Without them they would just be some screaming emo band that nobody ever heard of. The masks appeal to 13 year olds... Their fanbase.

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7Fans are opinionated

I think their fans are opinionated however there are exceptions. I really really like Slipknot actually, but I don't really like nu metal much. They don't really sound like nu metal honestly. Comparing them to drowning pool, god smack, and Korn, which are all mainstream nu-metal bands. They are their own genre, which is why I like them. They have that raw sound to them. I think it would be ok to say they are the best band for what they do. Like I mean, comparing them to Metallica or Whitechapel wouldn't be fair, because they are completely different types of metal respectable in their own ways so, I don't think it would be wrong if someone said Slipknot is their favorite band because that is their opinion. Someone might not think Metallica is any good, but you might think their the best. It all depends on your taste. Personally I'd put Slipknot in a top 10. Truly, aside from history, Slipknot has a raw sound that other bands don't have. Core metal is raw sounding but it's all ...more

Slipknot is my favourite band and I also use the official slipknot app to meet other fans (aka-maggots) and we are not opinionated. Just because they are our favourite band it does not mean that we think they are the best or the heaviest. We get something out of their music that other music does not portray to us. I know a lot of slipknot fans that listen to Iron maiden, Metallica, Slayer and many more. Myself I listen to slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold and stone sour mostly (I'm only 17 so I'm not into the older classic bands as much although I respect them for what they do). Most people who hate on slipknot probably go in the YouTube comment section to see what their fans are like but you should not trust that toxic place. I can understand if you dislike a band or their fanbase, but don't stereotype a band of their fans please.

They are claimed by fans to be better than Metallica, Iron Maiden and even Sabbath, where as I'd have Slipknot as being maybe the 90th best metal band ever. They do not let people tell them otherwise. - ryanrimmel

They think it's a-okay to let Donnie Steele play backstage. Need I say more?

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8They aren't original

This is the most ridiculous thing I have seen here. This list is beginning to contradict itself massively. 9 members, masks and a DJ and you're talking about originality?! This band sounds nothing like anything I have heard, they have a unique place in metal.

You just went on about the fact that they have nine members and a DJ, now your saying their unoriginal. If that was a normal thing to have in a band like them you wouldn't even be pointing that out.

Name one band that did what Slipknot did before they were a band. And don't say Mushroomhead, since they were formed the same year. - NikBrusk

I haven't heard anything original about them, they use generic, bland riffs and tunes. - ryanrimmel

9They have a DJ in the band

This a real stupid reason to hate Slipknot. That's like hating Metallica because there's a bassist. - NikBrusk

This is literally a guy dressed in a Walmart Halloween costume making weird and unnecessary noises to the music. - ryanrimmel

Who wants a DJ in a band seriously? What are they trying to pull although I like 2-3 songs...

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10Corey Taylor is not a good metal vocalist

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Stone Sour (His other band). Corey isn't meant for screaming in Slipknot or anything. He has a good voice which he shows in Stone Sour, but in Slipknot he ruins it. - ryanrimmel

This is just wrong. Corey Taylor is a fantastic vocalist with an amazing range. - Scretty_MUFC

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The Contenders

11They made Donnie Steele play backstage

Watch Undertakerfreak1127's video about this and you'll see what I mean (I love Slipknot, but they went too far).

As much as I love Slipknot, this was pretty messed up. Just because one of your members died, doesn't mean you can treat his replacement like crap! - NikBrusk

Ya, honestly that did kinda suck

12They ripped off Mushroomhead

No they didn't, the band started back in 1996, they had masks then, but a couple different members.

13They are just a pop rock group

They are metal, you're ignorant for thinking that you have to scream to be metal

Slipknot is mall core 12 year old music. Just "heavy, gimmick" pop music like avenged 7 fold, 5 finger death punch all awful bands. Shouldn't even be in a discussion with actual metal bands ie skeletonwitch amon amarth entombed exmortus etc.

That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard 😂. I'm assuming the only people who even voted this were grindcore and deathcore fans. Just because they aren't "brutal" doesn't mean they aren't actually metal. Slipknot does not = 5 Seconds Of Symmer

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14They're overrated

Yeah, their fanbase is way to huge for a mediocre band like that...

The reason they have a lot of fans is because not all people like to hear creaming into the microphone

Their fan base is huge because they're good, dumbass.

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15They treat Paul Grey like he's a hero despite of his death being caused by a drug overdose

If your friend, the one that pulled you through thick and thin, died from an overdose how would feel?

Don't you ignorant liars insult Paul Gray! He got the band to where they are now, and so what if he died from drugs? He died, and at the loss of a friend, I see why. Kinda obvious.

What the hell that's not even how u spell his last name it's GRAY not grey. With an A you dumbass. And I will torture anyone who says anything bad about Paul Gray

Jim Morrison, The Rev, and other musician died of an overdose. Does that mean we can't like them? - NikBrusk

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16They're a nu-metal band

Then don't listen to them if they play a genre you dislike! - NikBrusk

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17They try to be satanic

They're not actually satanic though. It's just for shock value.

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18Rap and metal don't mix well

A lot of their songs touched on this mix of genres and I believe it works really well. Songs like Surfacing, Diluted, Left Behind and Duality are awesome with this mix

Depends, The Negative One And Spit It Out Were very Near Rap And There Platinum Sellers lol

Yes, they do, if they're doing it right (and Slipknot pretty much do it right) - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

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19Their fans

ThEstela are the most retarded reasons to hate a band simple as that.

Yes, I sit next to one in my tech class. He thinks they're actually good... WOW.

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20Their brainless fans act like Joey Jordison is the greatest drummer of all time when there are far superior drummers out there

John Bonham, Keith Moon, Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, Bill Ward, Ian Paice, Dave Lombardo, Stewart Copeland, Charlie Benante, Mike Portnoy, Ginger Baker and Danny Carey just to name a few

Out of all the dumb reasons on this list this is the dumbest for sure

Seriously? Is this real? We don't think joey is the best at all. He's not. Dick.

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1. They have 9 members
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3. They are mainstream sellouts
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