Best Slipknot Songs


The Top Ten

1 Psychosocial

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

This is one of there best songs ever made and slipknot is the best heavy metal band ever but power man 5000 is a close second

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2 Duality


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.


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3 Before 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

This one has so much power and is so expressive.

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4 Wait 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. - hanaan143

If someone told me that wait and bleed is number 4 I would laugh...

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5 Snuff

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

Best song from slipknot - payjo73

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6 People = 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.

The rawness and angst of this song gets me pumped every time

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7 Dead 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!

Lyricz, riff, and tempo. Perfect

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8 Eyeless

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

Drum=Fantastic, Vocals=Fantastic, Guitar=Fantastic, 10/10 would try again


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9 Spit 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! - goeminne.angelo

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

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. - Wolf92xd

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10 Left 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

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The Contenders

11 The Devil In I

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

Melodic, heavy and atmospheric. A perfect single for the upcoming album.5: The Gray Chapter

Probably one of the most djent slipknot song. What a beautiful deep and thick tone the guitars have in this song. Can't stop listening to it.

I usually steer clear of Slipknot's melodic songs: Duality, Wait and Bleed, Left Behind, but this... this takes the cake. It's the best song they made.

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12 Sulfur

Awesome intro, chorus, solo, and ending. Just listen to it you will see what I mean.

Way better than wait and bleed

guys actually listen to this song its incredible, you can't beat the drumming at the beginning of this song

The chemistry between the band members is amazing in this song

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13 Vermillion

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.

So unique, so great, so intense, just straight up their best song. An extremely special, why is it not in the top 10? - A7X3DGBB

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14 (Sic)

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 love this song! Full of sic energy! The end of this song is incredible, so great to headbang to. - V4noM

Hella Lit

A great song, but I prefer the original version and lyrics.This song "(sic)" (from their debut album: "Slipknot") is
just a speeded up version of an older song called "Slipknot" (yes, the song is also homonymous to the band's name), aka "Pentex Sucks", it was the 1st track from "MFKR" (their demo album), although is widely unknown, is an amazing Ode to hatred (on the enemy, it's minions, the weak and the apathic).

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15 The Heretic Anthem

I found this song probably their heaviest - someguy12345

Whoa... 16th, really?! I personally like this one better than Psychosocial, so I've got to upvote this! This is one of their greatest metal anthems for sure!

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!

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

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16 Disasterpiece

I jerk off to this.

Their best without a doubt. So many emotions packed into one song, and a badass headbanging beat.

This should be number 1...

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)!

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17 All Hope is Gone

This is masterpiece. Simply very best song from slipknot. Such an underrated song

Slipknot isn't popular anymore and one direction is, this is proof that all hope is gone. - gemcloben

People go on YouTube and wotch the videos he's flippin people off that's totally sick

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

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18 Surfacing

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

The epitome of Slipknot. Loud, fast and angry. This song got me hooked on them and it wasn't the sad, whiney new off the new albums.

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19 '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!

This song is very very sad. The lyrics are true and it really touches you if you pay attention to it. - Wolf92xd

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20 The Negative One

Should be really close to top 10, the vocals and especially the guitar parts are the best I've heard

What, 27... this is from the new album the gray chapter and the devil I is higher on the list. well that's bull I think it's up there in the top ten or at least like fifteen or something. 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.

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.

This song is so good it's better than #1 and it deserves the #-1 spot because its above everything else - A7X3DGBB

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21 The Blister Exists

That snare part is perfect - V4noM

Such an under-rated song of theirs, in my honest opinion. Should be much higher than #19.

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)

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22 Pulse of the Maggots


6?? this should be 1! Maggot for life - Trivium

This song should be number 2 with Psychosocial 1 and before I forgot 3

You're kidding me right? 2% of votes for this song? This is definitely my favorite, especially the verse that starts after that guitar solo. It's just so energetic! Love this song and Slipknot!

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23 My Plague


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

Excellent opening verse which really does make you want to take a bite out of a freshly ripped heart.

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.

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24 Killpop

Seriously it deserves much higher rating!

Amazing, chilling

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

This is definitely an amazing song, the chorus ''Maybe I should let her go, but only when she loves me.'' is literally chilling, very underrated song, deserves to be in at least top 5.

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25 Vermilion Pt. 2

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.

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

Emotional. Its relaxing. The way the upper vocals overlap the lower vocals is simply amazing

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26 Purity

The first Slipknot song I ever heard, and it's still my favorite, 13 years later.

Amazing chorus! - Metalhead31

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!

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27 Custer

I like the heavy lyrics and the catchy sound to it it makes me feel better and makes me get things done.

Powerful song, awesome vocal range. I love it!

I LOVE.5 and I think that the lyrics and intensity behind this song are just incredible. I know a lot of people like the original, raw Slipknot, but you have to evolve with a band as well, and this song captures a little bit of both worlds. "You form a line, to formalize, the former lies" - DeadlyKiwi

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

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28 Sarcastrophe

Sarcastrophe is an amazing song. Kind of reminds me of the Iowa period. The pure anger.. This needs to be higher.

The best of them

Another new and amazing one.

EPIC SONG. I can't believe only 0.4% voted it. Thrashy, angry, ass-kicking, 3 epic riffs, an unbelievable refrain. This song has everything

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29 Everything 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.

One of the first Slipknot songs I heard. I've heard it a lot of times and I still don't get tired of it. It's also one of my favorite songs in Iowa (which is not my favorite Slipknot album, but I still really like this song over a lot) I wonder why haven't people voted for this? I mean it's better than Duality and Before I Forget! haha. It's amazing from the first second to the last. - Wolf92xd

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.

This song fools you into thinking your listening to some one scream, but he is not screaming, he is some how rapping lake Rage against the machine, but is so much better, he has an anger that no one else has ever captured, and I love this song

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30 Gematria (The Killing Name)

fantastic lyrics. cool drumming. gets you pumped! - abhishek_mj2005

How is this song all the way down here?

Probably my second favorite song on the album behind Sulfur. This is so good, and that solo is just as awesome as the other parts in the song. The first time I heard this song I didn't like it, but it was just sort of time for me to realise that I really liked it. It deserves to be in the top ten. - Wolf92xd

Awesome, just pure heavy metal. Great song two part intro song to kick off a kick ass album!

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31 Prosthetics

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

Why the hell is this so low -.-?

The only song that's keeps me up at night, still creeps me out to this day. Incredible song writing

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32 AOV

This song is underrated, you can see that since this is not even in the top 25. I don't know why, it's one of the best songs in The Gray Chapter and it's also one of the most powerful Slipknot songs. The lyrics are also true and if you understand them you will like this song even more, It's way way better than all the songs in the subliminal verses in my humble opinion, and it has a fast heavy tempo. This song has a lot of elements which makes it so damn good. Jay really showed off his ability in the drums in this album, I will miss Joey but what can I do?. And returning to the song. It's just awesome. It should be way higher, maybe someday people will really appreciate this song and stop voting always for the same overplayed and overrated songs. - Wolf92xd

AOV has to be top five. The song has everything, and it is so representative of Slipknot. It's a thunderous ride. One of the best songs they've ever recorded.

Needs a video so more people are exposed to it.

I know it's new. I know typically, bands tend to release their best stuff early on, but this song is incredible. Super heavy and a great combination of Corey screaming and singing. Hands down my favorite.

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!

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33 I 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

Another song of the many gems in Iowa. The way Corey screams here it's awesome. I hear this song while playing need for speed and I always end in first place, it gives me that hatred vibe towards the other competitors lol. - Wolf92xd

My favorite slipknot song I hate the fact that this is number 38?

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34 Iowa

It's definitely the creepiest song I have ever heard. - Lem

"Relax, it's over, you belong to me, I fill your mouth with dirt." Definite creepy material. It's the best love song you know. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Deserves to be in top 5. - wrests

The most underrated song and my favorite one (love)

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35 Liberate


awesome song, and great to rock out to. - xrrrockstar

Amazing song, amazing riff #1 for me

Sure it is on the top ten of the album, and I think it should be in the top 25 of this list. - Wolf92xd

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36 No 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.

Without a shadow of a doubt this is SlipKnot at their rawest, absolute best.

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.

I love this song, it was the second slipknot song I listened to, and I was like he can sing and scream so well. This song made me get into slipknot, it made me want to listen to more, because it had a great blend of scream and singing, with the same insane and hardcore hateful music

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37 Skin 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

This one song describes the Iowa album perfectly. It strikes true fear while listening to it, and makes me just feel angry. I can't scream along with it, because it makes me feel like I am ruining this song's beauty.

Scissors and this are something, something dark and awesome!

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38 The Shape

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

This song is awesome and horribly underrated.

One of the best songs off of Iowa, and certainly overlooked in this list.

The part at 2:14 is easily the best thing slipknot have ever done

39 Slipknot

Slipknot's song "Slipknot" (homonymous to the band's name, "aka. Pentex Sucks"), is the 1st track from "MFKR" (their 1st demo album), although is widely unknown, is an amazing Ode to hatred (on the enemy, it's minions, the weak and the apathic).
NOTE: their song "(sic)" (from their studio album "Slipknot") is just a speeded up version of this song, with new lyrics: "You can't see me, for I hide within the Umbra" = "You can't kill me, cause' I'm already inside you".

40 Get This

Who ever didn't put this in the top ten

Suck these nuts

I can't help singing along to this song, it's fast paced and badass. Should be in at least the top 20.

What the guy below this said.

41 Wherein Lies Continue

One of the most underrated songs in existence.

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

Perfect chorus One of the best vocals ever... I wont control or restrain things I do not understand... Pefect for me it can beat also psychosocial I'm nto sure but I think it can burt sure songs like eyless people=shit are nothing to this song

42 Gently

This song is one of the first that Slipknot made. It deserves more credit.

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

U can't call this song Nu-metal, Should be in the to 10,

43 Three 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!

44 Danger - Keep Away

The only Slipknot song I listen to.

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

Beautiful. Always helps when I'm down

45 742617000027

Shouldn't be in the top ten but it's totally sic man...

This song is absolutely crap

Its an intro track that's seconds long. I'd actually excuse it, though it does an effective job in immersing you to Slipknot's debut album. - CrimsonShark

46 Vendetta

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

My favourite Slipknot song. I really enoy it more than before I forget or psychosocial.

47 The 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!

48 Nomadic

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.

54?!? Really? Show this song the love it deserves!

Deserves to be MUCH higher - Lem

49 The Nameless

Underrated. Quality song. Top 5 in my opinion.

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

Really good guitar and lyrics probably my favorite song from slipknot! - jeff_is_g

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!

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50 Opium of the People

One of my favourites. Great panic guitar. Nice and truly lyrics with godly vocals. Like every time in SlipKnot with Joey - amazing drum work.

So underrated, but after "Vermilion Part 1-2", "Duality", "Before I Forget" and "The Nameless" this one would be number one of "Vol.3 the Subliminal Verses". So, It is so underrated just like "Prelude 3.0". One of Live Concerts is titled like this song, and not just for no reason.

So sadly that SlipKnot fans forgot about this song.

- Star Crescent

Amazing, it is so energetic and fist pumpingly brilliant

Quite underrated/unknown song but pure awesomeness. Vocals are amazing! - BeeBlue

It say the thuth

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