Arguably the most mallcore pseudo-metal (not nu, children, because that implies mainstream metal, whereas Slipknot is rock) band on the planet. Essentially talentless, this Iowa-based hard rock band incorporates a NEW N XTREME(!!1) approach to music by consisting of an unconventional 9 members, attempting to cover up their all-around mediocrity. The instrumentals are typically poorly done but blended well with all the rest, the drumming being as weak as the lyrics, and Corey (the vocalist) can often be heard panting in between shouts due to his dismal lack of physical fitness. On the topic of genres, Slipknot is often incorrectly labeled a metal band because their instrumentals and vocals do not resemble that of Tom Petty, and their mask gimmick was stolen from GWAR, a joke metal band that really isn't that bad. Synonymous with "poser", "mallgoth", "faggotry" and a number of other unsavory words that are more or less implied.
Chris to friend: Yeah, I just pre-ordered a copy of Aes Dana - Formors from Oaken Shield.
Friend: The shipping on that's a bitch. Goddamned intercontinental...
Chris: *Nods head* It's worth it though. They're a fucking amazing black metal ba--
Random maggot: OMGDUDE SLIPKNOT IS THE BEST DEATH METAL BAND EVER YOU PUSSY LISTEN TO THEM INSTEAD
A mallcore/mainstream industrial rock (not metal, you stupid faggots) band, often incorrectly stated as being the band that Slipknot ripped the mask gimmick off of. I don't really feel like delving into Mushroomhead's uninteresting history of mainstreamage, so I'll just give a bit of FYI on masks for metal bands and fake metal bands ripping them off... GWAR (real (yet admittedly a joke) metal band) started it. All these nu fucks are ripping THEM off and pointing fingers at each other. End.
Mushroomhead is as metal at Slipknot, which is as metal as a kid in Abercrombie & Fitch clothes.