Top 10 Best Slipknot Songs

When it comes to heavy metal, few bands have made quite as much of an impact as Slipknot. Since bursting onto the scene in the late '90s, the Iowa-based outfit has been a force to be reckoned with, thanks to their blistering riffs, guttural vocals, and visually stunning live shows. With seven studio albums under their belt, Slipknot has a wealth of material to choose from, ranging from brutal mosh pit anthems to haunting ballads.

But with so many great songs to choose from, it can be tough to pick just a few favorites. That's where this list comes in. Compiled based on the votes of thousands of fans, this collection represents the cream of the crop when it comes to Slipknot's extensive discography. Whether you're a longtime fan or a newcomer to the band, there's sure to be something on this list that will get your blood pumping and your head banging.

From the bone-crushing brutality of "Duality" to the moody, atmospheric "Snuff," these tracks are sure to leave an impression long after the final note has faded away. So get ready to raise your horns and join the Slipknot faithful in celebrating some of the most electrifying heavy metal music of all time.
The Top Ten
1 Psychosocial

The best song among the heavier metal (including Death) songs. It's just epic! The best heaviest intro ever, and the best growl to ever be made with which the song takes off gets even heavier, more perky. I used to cut the riffing part of great metal songs and 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.

Absolute masterpiece, I loved it, not only one of the best Slipknot songs but one of the best metal songs EVER. Amazing guitar, vocals, the voice is unreal...
Also, the music video is awesome, probably the best I've ever seen. Seriously, go and see it. I could watch it over and over.

I don't know anybody who likes slipknot but this song sure rocks for me. EPIC RIFF.

This is one badass song right here. I was listening to it and my friend asks me what I'm listening to, I say Slipknot and he says "they suck" (we're both metalheads) I made him listen to this and he said it was AWESOME, I changed his opinion on Slipknot really quickly.

2 Duality

This song was extremely intense. The screaming was good, the lyrics were amazing, and the music video look very fun to be in. Slipknot really showed that they are amazing at making music with this song. I honestly don't understand why Psychosocial is number 1. The screaming, lyrics, and vocals just can't compare to Duality. I consider Duality the best song that Slipknot has released yet. Also, I can imagine a mosh pit with this song at a concert, and this song is perfect for it!

Closely followed by Psychosocial, Duality is my ultimate head banging song! The bass and drums are just insane and it makes my adrenaline rise every time I hear it. "I've gotta say, what I've gotta say, then I swear I'll go away, but I can't promise you'll enjoy the noise. I guess I've saved the best for last, my future seems like one big past, your left with me 'cause you left me no choice." Ahhh! Man I love this song!

I had listened to a few Slipknot songs before but this was the song that made me get into this full time.. "Duality" a song in which every signature move from fast drums to guitar solos to various vocal ranges to switch of genres have been exploited effectively is probably the best song by Slipknot without a doubt..

This is one of my favorite Slipknot's songs together with Before I Forget and Nameless (And it isn't on this list, I don't why... but anyways) In my opinion is one of those songs that leave you with a message and make you learn something. It's simply a masterpiece.

3 Before I Forget

Probably their best. I can't imagine my life without this song. It's difficult to choose because Slipknot has MASTERPIECES such as Duality, Psychosocial, Snuff, Dead Memories, Wait and Bleed... But you can't beat this song, it's the song that everyone should listen to, just perfect, just go and check it yourself.

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 slipknot's best song in terms of pumping you up with its amazing head banging beat hands down.. Not to mention when it slows right down showing off Corey's passionate distinctive voice... You feel the pain coming out of him. Especially live versions

Quite honestly the most extreme song by Slipknot and it seems tells in own story similar to that of duality and psychosocial, but the thing that separates this one is how its storytelling is also prevalent in the instruments...

4 Wait and Bleed

Just because a song wins a Grammy doesn't mean it's good. Wait and Bleed is way better than Before I Forget. When I first heard Wait and Bleed, I loved it instinctively. Corey Taylor's vocals are simply amazing. Duality is their second-best song and after that is Snuff. Before I Forget should be somewhere at the bottom of this list because its chorus is a bit lame.

Slipknot's last album is pretty good but way overrated because they don't have as much real anger in it. Slipknot's debut album is their best because they put the most anger and emotion into the music. Wait and Bleed is the best song off their best album.

What?! Song number 4?! This song and Spit It Out should be tied for number one! I think the song is about Corey's suicide attempt and how he stopped before he actually killed himself.

This song is not my favorite but if someone would tell me what song that truly describes slipknot I would definitely say "Wait and Bleed". I'm really sad this didn't make it to #1.
Hope Slipknot releases a new album soon
Maggots 4 Life

5 People = S***

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.

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.

Why is this song on the 11? It represents the true Slipknot. Most of Slipknot's best songs come from the album Iowa, which was considered one of the better metal albums. Psychosocial is a good song, but it's poor compared to each of the songs on Iowa.

These kids on this list pick out the softest songs with the best chorus. I honestly don't even know if the have heard this song. This song deserves #1. Please grow up and listen to this song. I would give my personal top ten list but that's none of your BUIS-A-NESS!

6 Snuff

It's fun when people first listen to Slipkot's Snuff, that's so soft, they try to listen to more Slipknot material and they got surprised because of their HEAVY (with capital letters) style. But heavy doesn't mean bad.
I listened to Snuff, and it was just the beginning of my long relation with Slipknot. It got me into true heavy metal with serious screaming and epic drums and riffs.
Today, I prefer HEAVY metal than soft stuff (which doesn't mean soft stuff is bad, it isn't). But, I have to say it's still my favourite. Not only because it was the first, but because it's also emotional, full of awesome sentences and lots of meanings. It's a tie between this and Before I Forget to me, but thanks to what this song means to me, must be the first.
Sorry for my bad English, I tried to do it as good as possible.

This is probably the heaviest of Slipknot's songs. Mentally, it may not be physically heavy, but when that second chorus hits and the instruments start building up for the solo, if your brain isn't freaking out, then there is something wrong with you. This is definitely a Slipknot song. They prove once again that they can make a song in the lower reaches as far as tempo goes and make it purely Slipknot. No other group I know of could take a chance like this and knock it out of the park. When compared to each of the songs of Iowa.

I honestly don't like Slipknot, but this song is just otherworldly. A song that perfectly resembles betrayal, with the confused feeling of feeling of love left after all that person has done. This shows that the band you would least expect has a strength in acoustic-esque ballads. I can't believe this isn't even in the top 3. "My own was banished long ago, it took the death of hope to let you go" then the instrumental break is honestly one of the most powerful moments in rock in the last few years. Shame on you all for not bumping this to number 1.

This should be way higher than it is. Honestly my favorite song from Slipknot, filled with passion and emotion. This song is so emotional and deep, and being the last song the band wrote with bass player Paul Gray before he passed away it makes it that much more emotional. You can feel a real sense of pain in this song, which is hard to find today and I think ultimately it should be higher up in the rankings.

7 Spit It Out

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.

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..

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!

While 13 happens to be my favorite number, it is far too low a position for this song, top 5 at least! This song is great. It's fast, it's heavy, and it's off their best album. Gotta love it.

8 Dead Memories

This is a perfectly well-constructed song, It's slower than the other bangers on the album, kind of like a power ballad actually but it's still awesome nonetheless. This might not be as popular as other songs like Before I Forget, Disasterpiece, Spit It Out or even Psychosocial, but I'm glad it at least made it to the top ten.

I like how here they sound like more mature musicians, you know, from a lyrical and instrumental point of view they really grew as a band. And as much as this album has been hated and bashed through the years, I think it really showcases what these nine guys were capable of doing; They were not your generic nu metal band and they proved themselves here. This is a combination of heavy and experimental tracks, and it is successful in its own way because of that (So much it even topped the charts back in the day, being the first Slipknot album to do so) and probably the most important thing: This is the last album which features all the original members. I'm ...more

One of the first songs that I ever heard by the band. It's really special to me even to this day. It's not as fast or aggresive as the other ones in the album or in the entire Slipknot discography, it has a slow tempo but it's really dark, and heavy, more than just hearing the song you need to understand it. I'd include this in my top 20 Slipknot songs, and I'm glad it's here in the top ten.

Brilliant song, brilliant tune, beats, chorus... Just one of slipknot's beautiful songs. Hats off to slipknot for making insane music, in not just this song but in all their songs. Each song in this top ten list can be shuffled anywhere because of the difference in the quality of the songs being so minute. The metal gods are pleased.

To me this is the most meaningful song of them so far, also making a reference to Se7en one of the hardest thrillers to watch at middlenight

9 Eyeless

How can be this low? I know it's in the top 10, but this position isn't fair at all. It's not only the best from the first album but one of the bests if not the best. Pure adrenaline, probably the best drums ever, the perfect Corey voice and a spectacular rhythm, that will make you headbang in every second.
Seriously people, a masterpiece.

This song is amazing. You get mad too when you hear it. It has twisted lyrics and and agressive sound, and the last scream by Corey it's just glorious. And I forgot to mention this is one of the first songs I heard from them. It totally introduced me to the band, and thank god it did. I'd put this track on my top 10 songs by Slipknot.

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!

This is the greatest song in history. If you like Slipknot, you'll love this song. It has an amazing ending, and great vocals. You gotta love the screaming.

10 Left Behind

This is far worse than Butcher's Hook, (515), and Tattered And Torn.
Worst slipknot songs:
1. Left Behind
No need to compare every other horrible song to this.

You want heavy?
You want melodic?
You want great guitar work?
You want great drumming?
You want epic?
You want a great bridge?
You want a catchy chorus?
You want something agressive?
You want something badass?
You want something intense?
You want something ferocious?

Listen to Left Behind

So much meaning. You can hear Corey's passion through his vocals on this one. He was so angry about being homeless, thus being left behind in society. No other song beats this one.

Another classic. This is one of the best choruses Slipknot ever made. I like the man riff, the lyrics, the chorus, the screams, everything! this song is awesome, one of the best ones in Iowa in my opinion.

The Contenders
11 Sulfur

This is probably in my top five favorite Slipknot songs. I don't know why, but it gives me a different vibe than other Slipknot songs. I can't describe, I just love it. If I was forced to hear this everyday, I'd do it with no problem, haha. And the video is awesome too. One of my favorite songs on one of my favorite albums by the band.

I can't believe... 15... I think what this song is full deserve for be #1.. It is best of Slipknot.. Listen it before you will vote, and you will vote only for this song I know..

Sulfur should definitely be in the 5th place instead of Snuff...It is an overrated song...I am not saying that I don't like but, to me, Sulfur is better than Snuff!

Similar structure to Psychosocial, but with better lyrics. Favourite Slipknot song by far should easily be up the top near psychosocial.

12 The Devil In I

Gray Chapter is probably their best album yet, it is more complex, mature, heavy, dark, ominous, meaningful, and atmospheric then all of the other albums Slipknot have made, especially Iowa and Slipknot. Devil in I is my second fave song from this album, losing only to killpop.

Vermilion was my favorite but I think this was their best. I'd say this was their best album, I didn't think they'd make another after Paul and if they did it wouldn't be great. But most songs on this album felt very powerful. I'm glad they came back from their tragedy.

This should be in the top 5 to be honest, it's been out for 2 years almost 3 now. Before this song came out, psychosocial and heretic anthem were my 2 favorites, but now for the past couple of years, honestly this my favorite slipknot song

Catchy riff that gets you headbanging every time. The powerhouse vocals and drums bring out the intensity of the song, while it has it's melodic parts you can feel. Even though it's new, it is very well one if the best!

13 (Sic)

One of the best songs in this list. It should be over a lot of songs that are in the top 10, not because they're bad, but because they aren't as good as this. This is a masterpiece, Slipknot defining, One of nu metal's best, what more do you want? This is unbeatable, it should be in the top five, but people always blindly vote for Duality and Before I forget. They're good songs, but a little bit overrated in my opinion. This isn't overrated and it's musically and lyrically better than those too. Vote for this!

This list is just wrong. You can tell it is just new slipknot fans. Three songs from their newest album? Come on, their self titled album is the best by far, way harder, way faster. I like their new stuff but I always go crawling back to their older stuff. This song is just disgustingly raw, love it.

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.

Are you kidding me slipknot top ten without (sic) being in it? I can't rate which song is their number one but this song should be on the top ten, Pshychosocial, dead memories, and songs like that are good enough but don't deserve a top ten status, come on fellow maggots vote sensibly

14 Disasterpiece

Amazing vocal performance, everything about this song is amazing! It gets you pumped and angry! Way better than before I forget, wait and bleed, and psychosocial... This is REAL slipknot at their finest. The definitive slipknot song in my opinion, and a must listen to anyone who hasn't heard this spectacular song yet!

This song describes what Slipknot is about; heavy intense METAL. As a true maggot, I can't understand why psychosocial is #1. The only thing it's accomplished is be their most mainstream song. Any song from the first 2 albums deserve to fill the first 10 spots.

Corey himself said that he is often looking forward to perform this song live, as it amps him up. Between the perfect mix of delicious percussions, bad ass riffs and the violent lyrics, any set of metal crowd hearing this would go nuts!

This is the song that not just the band favors the most, but when they all come together in the last 40 seconds of the song, and if you think not look up disasterpiece live at download 2009 and disasterpiece live at London 2002. You will be in for a ride!

15 Vermillion

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.

Such an Under-rated song. Probably the most underrated song in Modern Metal History. The lyrics are so deep, that people don't understand. Crahan and Corey did a tremendous Job with the song. Most Definitely Top 3 Material.

Well this song still my favorite, why you people only vote for the Screaming song and those new or older song. This is the greatest one, and still legendary with awesome Videoclip (Which is add some stories, unlike any other song except Left Behind and Dead Memories. )

This song keep reminds me to live. I was broken, but this song tell what happen if I don't live it carefully. I don't want it build up inside me, I wont have an imaginary friend. This song never be forgotten for almost 6 years.

16 The Heretic Anthem

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!

I love before I forget and duality and snuff. But holy this song blows all of them out of the water, when I heard this song in concert it was honestly the best experience I think anyone can have

Who ever saw slipknot live must put this song at no. 1! Unfortunately, only the first 2 albums really rock. The new ones are about as hard as Justin Bieber...

While it may not be their most popular song, its easily their heaviest and most underrated song. If you can't headbang to this you should be burned at the stake.

17 Surfacing

This was definitely the push that made me move.. my ignition into Slipknot!

Hell, this track is like the whole 300 army and stands at the top of my list!

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.

I am very ashamed of the top 10. Where is disasterpiece and sic? Or SURFACING? Surfacing kicks so much ass your nose will bleed.

Brilliant song to scream into the ears of society! This is when they made some good music! Before Dead Memories that horrible song

18 My Plague

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.

The only reason the top 3 are there is because theirs people who only know like 3 songs this one is my favorite I loved the Iowa album along with vol. 3 and al hope is gone those are my favorite in order.

One of my favorite Slipknot songs among many. If I were to choose, it'd be this one. Psychosocial is right up there but I'm not crazy about the lyrics.

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

19 Vermilion Pt. 2

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.

My opinion, it is the best Slipknot song ever, Bloodstone Mix is really good song. Very heart wrenching. This is made me cry every time, Maggot 4 life (Sic)!

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

Disregarding the lyrics, I like to imagine this what a cannibal feels when he's eating his girlfriend out of sad necessity.

20 All Hope is Gone

Underrated, yet was the debut single of the title album.

Maybe it's because this song is very politically charged, which makes it all the more effective by Corey's voracious and dominating death growls (Which are understandable as well) that makes me enjoy the song a lot. With versatile instrumentals as well (Especially Blast beats by Joey Jordison), it makes this a hidden gem and one of Slipknot's best and most engaging.

RIP Paul Gray :(.

This is one of my favorite songs in A.H.I.G., behind Sulfur and Gematria. It's not as overrated as Psychosocial and it's just as awesome. It deserves to be on the first page not on the second lol. I wonder why this isn's as popular as Duality or Before I Forget. Maybe a lot of people haven't heard it.

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

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

21 The Negative One

This is the most underrated Slipknot song ever. Tracks like The Devil in I and Custer have been overshadowing The Negative One, a song that has generated a ton of recognition and deservedly so. Very good intro that gives the right vibes, the guitar reminds me of Bloody Roots by Sepultura, badass drumming by Weinberg replacing Jordison which is no easy task, and of course brutal vocals. While I don't believe this is Slipknot's greatest song, it deserves top 10.
1. Psychosocial
2. Duality
3. Wait and Bleed
4. Before I Forget
5. The Heretic Anthem
6. Surfacing
7. The Negative One
8. Left Behind
9. Disasterpiece
10. (sic)

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.

I've been waiting 6 years for this. I expected a good song, and them they released this. I'M IMPRESSED. It is already my second favorite song by Slipknot. The mix of my two favorite albums, Iowa and Vol. 3. I think that this will be the very best album of Slipknot. This song is heavy and sick, the lyrics, the screams, the vocals, the guitars, the drumming... it's perfect. Thanks Slipknot!

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.

22 Killpop

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

Not so fond of the new album, the style just doesn't mesh with me (I blame on this joey's departure) but this is not only one of the albums best songs, but definitely one of slipknot's best songs period! This song really reminds of their debut album due to it's dark and creepy feel, and slipknot once again show how great they are at balads without having to maje them be all sappy. Amazing song, very unique as well

If you read Snuff reviews then you know it helped the sadness I felt from a harsh breakup. This helped with my harsh feelings I felt. It was a real release.

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.

23 Pulse of the Maggots

This song should be much, MUCH higher than 15. This might as well be Slipknot's anthem. It's like Undead for Hollywood Undead or Sick Of You for GWAR. This is my favourite song off of Vol.3 and deservingly so. This has one of Slipknot's best guitar solos. Beaten on by a handful of handful, I unfortunately mean like 7 or 8.

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!

Number 12!
Pulse of the maggots is by far their best song!
Few songs come even close to match the epicness of its intro.

20? Bump it up, this is even better than I thought it would be. I had really high expectations, too,

24 The Blister Exists

Come on guys! How can this not be in the top 10? Their live concerts of this song are AMAZING! Their headbanging just sends a jolt of energy through u! The playing is awesome too! Defineteli a top 10! Coreys vocals are great hear too!

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.

This song gets you insane, head banging all around your room... This has to be the best one out there...

Great vocals, great guitars, great drum beats, every thing is so heavenly awesome,
Why isn't in top 10?

25 Purity

Put me in a homemade cellar, put me in a hole for shelter. This song has so much meaning. It's about Corey reading a story about a girl being buried alive while being trapped in a box.

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.

This song deserves more... It has to be on top 10! This one kills every body's ears, the lyrics is beyond the eternity cause this song is purity!

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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