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

Simply the BEST song by Slipknot! This was my first Slipknot song I even seen and I thought it was amazing. Now I like Danger, Keep Away, Tattered and Torn and Wait and Bleed, but this is simply my favourite!

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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.

The drumming bass and lyrics for this song is awesome. It's just plain epic really. - UltraLunalaX

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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 song is awesome and probably the heaviest song on vol 3. The subliminal verses. I just love the lyrics, the instruments and how powerful it is. - UltraLunalaX

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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.

This, Sic, The Blister Exists, Left Behind, and The Nameless might be my favorite Slipknot songs

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

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5 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.

This song sometimes speaks to me. When I'm at my bad mood I sometimes listen to this - RoseCandyMusic

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6 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

I was listening to this and I started the sample here and it was on the same part
Also this song is really good

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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!

The lyrics are strong and have a lot of meaning into them. - UltraLunalaX

It's a good song, but I don't think it really works as a Slipknot song.

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8 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

Such an intense song with a great chorus and Vocals. Not the best slipknot song, but still great in my opinion - UltraLunalaX

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

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9 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!

The screaming and instruments for this song is absolutely sick. - UltraLunalaX

Listen to those screams! - Userguy44

Sexy track, I masturbate with my ear drums mentally with the music that tickles my insides

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10 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

I always can't help but headbang every time I listen to this song. It's a great song. - UltraLunalaX

This song is an absolute banger!

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The Contenders

11 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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12 Sulfur

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

Way better than wait and bleed

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 Disasterpiece

The definition of rage

First song I heard now I listen to it while I sleep

IS THERE ANOTHER WAY TO LIVE (DIE) because it's the only way to die... I'm not supposed to be here, I'm NOT SUPPOSED BEEE... come on!

I jerk off to this.

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16 The Heretic Anthem

I found this song probably their heaviest - someguy12345

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!

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!

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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17 All Hope is Gone

Verse chorus solo chorus breakdown verse chorus

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

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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 The Negative One

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.

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

This song should be way higher. Such an awesome song with a great and creepy intro. The Negative One deserves number one.

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20 The Blister Exists

Whenever I get new earphones or headphones or any listening gear, I paly this song to judge them and when it says "can you feel this? " If I like it then I am keeping it,if not I am returning it. Simple.

That snare part is perfect - V4noM

This song can make a 80yr old headbang... Its that alive!

Amazing drumming by Joey. Under-rated!

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

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21 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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22 Killpop

Top 5 for sure. Brilliant song

Top 10

Seriously it deserves much higher rating!

Love it

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23 '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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24 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

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25 Purity

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.

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

Amazing chorus! - Metalhead31

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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26 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.

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

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

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27 All Out Life

This is one of the best songs ever the pure energy in it is incredible I can't wait for we are not your kind (there new album)

This song goes so hard love the beginning it always gets me pumped easily my favorite slipknot song.

What! This is by far there best song when this came out I got so pumped up for it #1 for me!

Get this higher - Not_A_Weeaboo

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28 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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29 Sarcastrophe

This is my perfect Slipknot song, and a formula they hadn't really used before. It starts off with a barely audible (gasp) CLEAN guitar riff, and some tribal (?!? ) drums. However, at around the minute mark, there's that epic drum roll, the main riff comes in, and

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

Another new and amazing one.

What should be a lot higher than this

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30 Everything Ends

It's crazy how much I love this song when I'm mad. It makes me feel better because Taylor is angrier than me... Pure violence and deeps lyrics!

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.

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31 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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32 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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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 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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35 Unsainted

I mean, it's not as good as psychosocial, duality, wait and bleed, before I forget, snuff and other songs but still this song is just plain epic! Proves that Corey Taylor is just as epic as ever. It may not be their heaviest song on their recent album but still this song is just plain awesome. - UltraLunalaX

Hell Yeah! This song and All Out Life are both proof that Slipknot can still rock even with the losses of Jordison and Gray. RIP Paul Gray - CaptDeadeye

This song is too catchy! I listened to this the first time and it's been weeks that it keeps sounding in my mind.

This should be top 5. This got everyone into slipknot - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

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36 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

The most underrated song and my favorite one (love)

This song should be in the top 10. There's so much raw emotion! How could you not love this song?

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37 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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38 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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39 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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40 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

41 The Shape

Their best song to be honest
It's extremely underrated - Idiot244

This song is awesome and horribly underrated.

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

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

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42 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".

43 If 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..

"Close your eyes" and disappear into this atmospheric work of art. You can feel the hurt and pain through Corey's vocals. Absolutely amazing. So powerful

Best song for me in the Gray Chapter!

A really good song should be in top 20 if not even top 10

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44 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.

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45 Blackheart

Best Metal music! - Amirjdog

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...

46 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

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47 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,

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48 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!

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49 New 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?

I got a new abortion the other day

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50 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

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