Top 10 Best Slipknot Albums

The Top Ten
1 Iowa

You cannot deny that this album is the best. I love every song on this album. If you want to get to the dark songs from Slipknot, you won't find them in .5, Vol. 3, or MFKR. This is as dark as it gets. The guitars play amazingly, and I love how the masks looked, especially Corey's. And don't say Corey Taylor's mask looked the same. Yes, it did, but I love how they made it a darker shade. They got extremely creative at this time when it came to concerts and music. Hope you agree with me.

Vol. 3 was a close second, but Iowa takes the cake. For me, something hard to quantify makes it just so intense and brings something up inside me that few other albums can, but that, and the nostalgia factor aside. The riffs, the anger, the production, the lyrics, and just the general quality of musical arrangements and songwriting are top-notch. Like I said, Vol. 3 was close but not quite at the same level for me.

2 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 till the end. And of course, it also has BRILLIANT masterpieces almost to the level of 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.

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 is essentially the very essence of the band. This album is so angry, so creepy, heavy, everything you'd want in a metal album, packed with the best lyrics, musicianship, and emotion.

3 Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses

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.

This album is on 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. It's the best Slipknot album and one of the best of all time.

4 All Hope Is Gone

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!

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.

I love each and every Slipknot album immensely. They never fail to deliver. I wouldn't call you crazy for saying any of their albums is your favorite. This makes it hard to decide which the best one is. But All Hope Is Gone is what made me really love Slipknot.

5 .5: The Gray Chapter

Their most focused, groovy, and atmospheric album to date, ".5: The Gray Chapter" is the first Slipknot album that impressed me with every track on repeated listens. All of the songs here complement 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 to 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 released an album, but an AMAZING one! I'd suggest songs, but there are far too many to pick from! My favorite, however, is probably Custer. Yep, a triumphant return for the 9! Looking forward to the tour!

6 We Are Not Your Kind

Been a fan since the beginning. I've liked this album since I first heard it, but it has done nothing but grow on me. I've had "We Are Not Your Kind," as well as Tool's "Fear Inoculum," on repeat for about a month now. I love Slipknot's self-titled and "Volume 3..." but I honestly think "We Are Not Your Kind" has become my favorite Slipknot album.

One deciding factor is how complete it is from start to finish. I don't want or like to skip around songs at all when listening to it. I think of it similar to a movie. You wouldn't watch scenes of your favorite movie out of order, so why listen to songs of your favorite album out of order? The artist put all the songs (including interludes) in that order for a reason: to tell the whole story in a specific way, which I think is very cool and interesting.

That being said, "Birth of The Cruel" is probably my favorite track, but I love them all, including the interludes! I hope Slipknot is here for another 20 years. They are indeed legendary!

7 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.

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

Their first album ever.

8 Antennas to Hell

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!

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

It's the Greatest Hits album, containing the greatest hits. Need I explain more?

9 9.0: Live
10 Crowz

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

The Contenders
11 The End, So Far

Best album yet, they may continue to make upgrades as this or keep within the style so far if going in the future with it all from here. Interesting, and very smart release, I think they do a good job on each unique creation.

12 Disasterpieces - Live at London Arena 2002

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

13 The Basement Sessions
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