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Until one of you losers can describe the differences between Black Metal, Death Metal, Industial, and Nu Metal, I'm just going to call them metal. Why you're so concerned with the categorization of Slipknot's music is beyond me.
Things Slipknot is not: Rock, Country, Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B, Techno, Pop... what's left if not metal?
by gold July 07, 2004
1.knot made so that it will slip along the rope or line around which it is tied. 2.knot made so that it can b undone easily by pulling on either of the free ends. This is the real definition of the word slipknot, not the band that all the kids who think they are goth listen to.
"Goth" Kid:Slipknot isn't a real word, it's the hardcorest fucking band alive
Me:It is a real word; go look it up in Webster, you fucking dick suck.
by Jotaku December 20, 2004
Nu-Metal band of the 90s - 00s. Sometiomes mistaken for Black Metal or Other genres, usually by critics. All the fans know its Nu-Metal. They have 3 albums, another on its way. 9 Members.
I Went to see Slipknot
by Martin March 08, 2004
a fucking (sic) band. they stand for what is right. they where homemade tribal masks to say that you should not care what you look like because everyone has a talent or something else great about them. they do everything for their fans (commonly reffered to as "maggots"). they can be falsely compared to nu-metal, they cannot be pinned to a certain type of music. their style is SlipKnoT. and out to all you stupid ass mother fucking cock sucking wanna be emo or punk posers out there. you think they suck because you have obviously either no taste in good music (hint the emo and punk) or you have never heard any of their songs. there will never be another band like SlipKnoT, ever. they are the single greatest metal band of all time. if you think they are not talented. listen to a mick thompson guitar solo or a joey jordison drum solo. the rest of the band can do the same as what you hear on these tracks (jim root, chris fehn, shawn crahan, corey taylor, paul gray, sid wilson, craig jones have not recorded solos, they simply kick ass in the songs) all you dumb fucks ARE entitled to your own opinions (no matter how fucking stupid they are) and theres nothing we can do to change your empty minds. so piss off and listen to SlipKnoT mother fuckers.
SlipKnoT kicks fucking ass!
by maggot #133 January 22, 2006
A band that recieves a lot of hate from most self-proclaimed metalheads for some unknown reason. Because they're too commercial? Because they have no talent? Because they got a LOT of band members?? Because they wear MASKS??

Well, I will go ahead and reply to these:

1. Too commercial
Well, let me ask you something. When has anyone really played a Slipknot song on TV, the radio, or anything else?? Slipknot did not rely on mainstream help to get popular. They simply became loved by their fans and with their help, they became this famous. And what's wrong with a band being popular? Why exactly does being popular mean that a band sucks? Your "Metallica" and "Slayer" are no less famous than Slipknot, and no less commercial either, for that matter. But they're still kickass bands. So, who cares??

2. No talent
This is the most bullshit thing anyone can say about Slipknot. Go ahead and actually LISTEN to their songs for once, idiots. While it may not sound like it at first, there IS a lot of technical proficiency involved in playing those riffs. And, you say they got no guitar solos? I can name three:
1. Vermillion
2. Welcome
3. Pulse of the Maggots
Go ahead. Listen to them. Guitar solos right in your face. If that's not talent, then I don't know what is.

3. Lots of band members
Yes, I DO agree that some of them are quite useless, but they still help to make the music the way it sounds, even if it's a simple drum crash by Clown. They also help add to the band's image. And to those of you who say image is just a sellout device to get more money, then let me ask you - what bands besides grunge bands have ever not given a damn about image? Even Iron Maiden had quite an image to go with their music, and they're one of the greatest metal bands around. Who cares about how many members a band has, or what they look like? If they rock hard and please the fans, isn't that all that matters?

4. Masks
Most of the band members have shown themselves without the masks by now. So therefore, you can't say it's to "hide their ugliness" or "hide in embarrassment because they know they suck", which they don't anyway. Lead singer Corey Taylor and guitarist James Root also play in a second band called Stone Sour, and they don't wear masks there. Once again, the masks in Slipknot just add to the image. It shouldn't matter any more than the music.

In conclusion, Slipknot is an amazing, talented band that deserves more respect from metalheads everywhere. Just because they're a "new" band doesn't mean they suck. Take the time to listen to them, and you'll see what I mean.
Idiot: Pff Slipknot is such a fake nu-metal band! They've got no talent and hide their ugliness with stupid goth-wannabe masks!

Non-idiot: You're completely wrong. First of all, Slipknot has lots of talent, and if you listen to their new album, you'll actually understand (or maybe not >_> ). And second of all, they've all shown their faces already. They're not hiding anything.

Idiot: .. but.. 80s metal is the only good music around!

Non-idiot: It IS good, but it's not the ONLY good music. Go and expand your horizon, you moron.
by SomeBadJoke December 17, 2006
1) Slip knot: A type of knot, the most common attach a line to an object, and tighten when tension is applied to the free end of the line. Also used for hanging the condemned in the middle ages.
2) Slipknot: A mediocre, nine-piece nu-metal band that has,thankfully, faded from the public spotlight. It's fairly common for pimply, angst-ridden, 'misunderstood' adolescents to be big fans.
Melodramatic teen: Like my face, my soul is (acne) scarred. I listen to slipknot to drown out the constant burden of everyday teenage life, and to find a common thread with my misery. No one understands the depth of my tortured soul. I'll give them a glance into my misery by hanging myself with a rope tied with a slipknot.
by jeffy dahmer March 06, 2007
a band that takes 9 people to make the same sound a retard in a kitchen could make
Maggot/Faggot : dood i luv slipknot dere so brootal!
by Smoke99blunts February 23, 2008
Slipknot - The Band.

I was reading through the definitions people wrote, and 99% of them obvisoly know nothing about them. The proberly heard a few songs or saw a video for them and quickly went on the internet to cry about somthing that was diffrent!!

Slipknot is a 9 man band (all though there is no need for some of them) But the fact they are there they can put on some of the best live perfomance ever.

I read in one bit on this site that the drums suck, that shocked me alot, Joey is one on the top drummers in the metal scene. People say that they wear masks beacuse there are scared to show there face, wrong, they do it as again it is another great gimik to get them noticed and it looks good for a live show.

The guitaring in slipknot is great, James and Mick on guitar, and Paul on Bass, pull of some chunky and heavy songs. Then add all this with coreys vocals makes it one great band.

Now before you go 'waaa a fan boy wrote this' this style of music is not my fav, i prefer death metal or grindcore, but i also liten to all varites of music, from Bob Dylan to Cannibal Corpse.
Now I Wait And Bleed.
by RuffRat August 25, 2005