Best Slipknot Albums

The Top Ten

1 Slipknot

This album, along with Iowa, are really their best albums, it shows them and the state of mind they were in from the beginning and its essentially the very essence of the band, this album is so angry, so creepy, heavy, everything you'd want in a metal album full packed with the best lyrics, musicianship, and emotion.

The first time I listened to slipknot I was 9 or 10 years old when I got older at the age of 16 to 20 I just got into slipknot at 14 years of age then Slipknot change My Life forever Slipknot is full of Rhodium the screaming the Yelling and the masks
Are epic masks were generally scary and creepy some of the band members could be in a Horror movie

The most powerful, energetic and all out mad album! This was and always will be the real Slipknot!

The Subliminal Verses has the best Slipknot's songs (DUALITY and BEFORE I FORGET) and more masterpieces that still are on the top of heavy metal, such as The Nameless, The Blister Exists...

It's difficult to choose. "The Subliminal Verses" has the two best Slipknot's songs to me (DUALITY and BEFORE I FORGET), but this one... Just can't stop listening to it. Every song is mind blowing, you can feel the adrenaline, headbanging til the end. And of course, has also BRILLIANT masterpieces almost to the level as the two mentioned (EYELESS, WAIT AND BLEED, SPIT IT OUT, (SIC), PURITY), definitely it's the one which has more awesome songs, so it's the best album.

2 Iowa

The heaviest album to come from any metal band ever. The anger, sadness, death, despair and pure violence is second to none.

Love the intensity, anger and overall emotion. The album is like a long trip into hell and back. The whole album consists of heavy drumming, excellent sampling, great guitar riffs and overwhelmingly powerful vocals on the part of corey taylor

The most evil and hard core album from Slipknot. Absolutely brilliant!

Heaviest of the lot! Absolutely takes no prisoners! And I went Quietly! Classic!

3 Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses

This is album is a completely different level of absolute perfection. Every song stands out as amazing, and they all mix together aggression and melody in an amazing way. It has songs like "The Blister Exists," "Before I Forget," "Circle," and the two-part "Vermillion." Lastly, instead of sounding over-produced and unoriginal, the album has a unique raw sound that ends up defining it. Best Slipknot album and one of the best of all time.

One of Slipknot's moodiest, most adventurous, and surprisingly artistic efforts. Also, my favorite. Iowa is a close second. The incorporation of acoustic and melodic elements, with the maintenance of insanely unhinged moments like The Blister Exists and the crescendo of Vermilion, was a brilliant stroke without veering into radio-friendly, overly processed and easily-digestible territory (All Hope is Gone). Danger - Keep Away is one of my favorite tracks of all time.

The only Slipknot album where I LOVE every single song. Self-titled, I'm on the edge about Prosthetics. Iowa, not really into the title track. All Hope Is Gone, not a big fan of This Cold Black and Herein Lies Continue. Even though my favourite Slipknot song is from All Hope Is Gone (Sulfur), Vol.3: The Subliminal Verses is my favourite Slipknot album... Scratch that, it is my favourite metal album of all time

This album is kind of like an emotional journey for me. It has the more melodic songs like Vermillion and Danger - Keep Away, and then the angry songs that made them famous like The Blister Exists and Before I Forget. And (hence my username) it contains one of the best songs ever composed in Duality. Overall a masterpiece that I have listened to only about 500 times.

4 All Hope Is Gone

What an album man!, this is so kickass, all Slipknot albums are awesome, but this, with songs like Psychosocial, Sulfur, Gematria, Vendetta, Dead Memories, and my favorite, ALL HOPE IS GONE!, SO HEAVY!

This should always be considered their best album. Vol. 3 The Subliminal Verses was good too but nothing compared to this. It's the album that's most metal and has the sickest guitar solos. It has great songs like Psychosocial, Dead Memories, All Hope is Gone, Snuff, The Butcher's Hook, Vendetta, and my personal favorite Slipknot song ever: SULFUR!

Best album ever of slipknot, I love most songs of this album specially it's most popular song psychosocial, what a energetic song this is, lyrics are also great

I definitely believe this is the best album not only because of the great songs like Psychosocial, Sulfur, and All Hope Is Gone, but because of the songs like Snuff and Dead Memories. Those two songs got me through some pretty rough times.

5 .5: The Gray Chapter

Their most focused, groovy and atmospheric album to date, "The Gray Chapter" is the first Slipknot album that impressed me with every track on repeated listens. All of the songs here compliment each other very well and the flow between each is almost seamless. The whole album is soaked in a dense fog of emotion and energy. Not a single song here feels out of place and the final track is a perfect way the close the album. Also, the two bonus tracks that come with the deluxe edition are incredible. A score of 9.5/10 for me. The only issue I had was with some tracks overstaying their welcome toward the last chorus. That's it guys, the Knot's best album to date is worth voting for and making the #1 spot!

Amazing effort! Pulling off an album without Joey AND Paul (RIP) may seem impossible, but Slipknot not only release an album, but a AMAZING one! I'd suggest songs but there are far too many to pick from! My favourite, however, is probably Custer. Yep, a triumphant return for the 9! Looking forward to the tour!

What?!? This should at least be higher than all hope is gone!.5: The Gray Chapter, Self Titled, and Iowa are the best slipknot albums released! I don't get how Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses AND All Hope Is Gone are higher than this, just because it's newer doesn't mean it's not better than the older albums!

Incredible theme to this album (tribute to Paul Gray, while also having a lot of songs reference drug abuse and the emotions the band felt over his death) and overall amazing musicianship with each song showing their talent much more than their work from their first two albums did

6 Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.

The album that started it all. Raw yet well produced with great, sometimes whacky/experimental songs, it's a great album. Definitely recommend songs such as Slipknot, Gently, and Only one.

Heaviest in their discography a full out Industrial-Death metal onslaught

Their first album ever.

They captured a certain vibe on MFKR they haven't been able to replicate since. Really cool, experimental album that was fairly unique-ish.

7 We are Not Your Kind

This should 100% be swapped with vol 3 this is definitely one of there best albums so far you can definitely feel it in the energy of many of the songs. its like a mix of Iowa, self titled and all hope is gone.

Self titled and IOWA will always be their best, but after them, this is the album. Better then the rest.

Self-titled was always the best one for me. But, to he honest. This one is about to beat it. Slipknot released their strongest and most experimental record.

This is way better than gray chapter and all hope is gone in my opinion

8 9.0: Live

2nd best live show from slipknot (knot fest is #1)

9 Antennas to Hell

I don't think anyone that comment on this realizes it's a best of album

Best slipknot album purely for the track selection. It's a best of: album. So its got to be the best. Maggots forever, long live the knot and R.I. P Paul Gray

Start to finish this is an amazing best of album this really is the best of slipknot especially if you have the 3 disc edition! So Amazing!

This is truly an awesome album my favorite song is vermilion

10 Crowz

This should have been done and released, it had some brilliant tracks.

I'm sad I gotta go to YouTube every time I wanna listen to this album

My favorite song from this is Me Inside (Demo)

This has never been released

The Contenders

11 Disasterpieces - Live at London Arena 2002

Nice show in London, maybe the best live show ever!

12 The Basement Sessions

Most psychedelic and authenitc album of them. This 'rotten song and lyrics' sometimes bring more frustration and negative energy and therefore more energetic (negative-energetic) than their future works ('Slipknot' and 'Iowa')

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