February 4, 2023

Welcome to Dissected, the place we disassemble a band’s catalog, primarily based on the precise science of private opinion, late night time debates, and the love of music. This time, we observe Slipknot’s profession, from their 1996 full-length demo, Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat., to their most up-to-date effort, 2022’s THE END, SO FAR.

Slipknot are one of many greatest bands of the twenty first century. From their theatrical presentation to the brutality of their music, it didn’t take lengthy for the band to seize the ears and hearts of listeners across the globe. For the reason that launch of their 1999 self-titled album, the masked marauders have continued to push their inventive muscle mass to the check, increasing upon their model of heaviness.

From the visceral cuts off of 2001’s Iowa, to the somber ambiance off of 2008’s All Hope Is Gone, to the sonic evolution displayed on 2019’s We Are Not Your Form, Slipknot have intertwined ferocity and emotion into their work.

From the start, Slipknot have at all times been a band about household; earlier than the group even took the world by storm, you had 9 dudes from Des Moines, Iowa, seeking to simply jam collectively. With the unlucky passing of bassist Paul Grey, in addition to the stunning ousters of drummer Joey Jordison and percussionist Chris Fehn, Slipknot’s lineup has taken some hits through the years.

That stated, on every of their releases, the band has at all times introduced one thing fascinating to the desk. Whereas not each launch is throughout good, there’s one thing to be appreciated all through all of the band’s materials. When compiling our votes collectively, we noticed lots of commonalities throughout the board. That stated, there have been a couple of contenders for No. 1 — a positive signal of a strong discography. So, let’s not wait (and bleed) anymore, and see how we ranked Slipknot’s albums from worst to finest. — Michael Pementel

Editor’s Observe: This rating authentic ran in 2019, however has since been up to date with the inclusion of Slipknot’s 2022 album, THE END, SO FAR.

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