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#3 SLIPKNOT Slipknot - Top 10 Debut Albums In Metal

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Metal Injection is counting down the Top 10 Debut Albums in Metal, as voted by you, the Metal Injection junkie! This week we discuss why #3, Slipknot by Slipknot, deserves a spot on the list.

Guest speakers include members of The Black Dahlia Murder, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Nuclear Blast, MetalSucks, Metal Injection, Earache Records, Metal Blade Records and more!

Here is the Top 10 Debut Albums In Metal Countdown:
#9 GHOST Opus Eponymous
#8 MACHINE HEAD Burn My Eyes
#7 MASTODON Remission
#6 THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Calculating Infinity
#5 TOOL Undertow
#4 DIO Holy Diver
#3 Slipknot Slipknot
#2 Guns N' Roses Appetite For Destruction
#1 METALLICA Kill 'Em All

View our previous Countdowns:
– The 10 Most Controversial Moments In Metal
– 10 Most Influential Heavy Metal Albums

Posted by Metal Injection on November 1, 2016 at 2:51 pm

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  • God Of Emptiness

    This list sucks. How can you do a top 10 debut metal albums list with no death metal?

  • Dead1

    Erm…epic fail boys as debut Slipknot album was "Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat" released in 1996.

    Slipknot now pretends it wasn't an album in the same way Pantera pretends their first 4 albums don't exist.

    This list so far has proven to be shit – other than Dio it's a list for millennials by millennials who clearly don't have a fucking clue about metal.

    • sicair

      Oh man, you're so right! The stuff that came out 40 years ago is soooo much better than the stuff that came out 20 years ago, which is still better than the stuff that comes out now. Since the millenials are so obviously shit at thinking for themselves and decide not to like real metal (read: only what I, a whiny manchild on the internt, like) the world is obviously going to end.

      Seriously, if you don't agree with the list, don't read the list. It's not hard.

      • Dead1

        Actually a lot of the stuff that came out 20 years ago (1996/97) was on par with stuff 40 years ago in terms of quality -we're talking some great albums by Pantera, Sepultura, Slayer (albeit cover album), Carcass, Cradle of Filth, Edge of Sanity, Helloween, Iced Earth, In Flames, Nevermore, Strapping Young Lad, Bruce Dickinson, Children Of Bodom, Dark Tranquillity, Dimmu Borgir, Machine Head, Hypocrisy, Katatonia, Opeth, Theatre Of Tragedy, Cryptopsy etc etc.

        Metal only started to get shit after 2005 as digital production was fully embraced and as the underground metal scene became merged with the mainstream metal scene.

        • sicair

          I disagree. You don't have to look far to find amazing metal. Job For A Cowboy's latest album was incredible. Band like Fallujah, Rivers of Nihil, Archspire, And Beyond Creation are really pushing the envelope. Prog has a breath of new life thanks to bands like Periphery and Animals as Leaders, and black metal is innovating with the likes of Der Weg Einer Freiheit. And some of the bands you mentioned (Cryptopsy, Devin Townsend) have put out fantastic music in recent years.

          People who complain that there is no good, new music are completely out of touch with the scene in an era where finding and listening to new music is literally easier than it has ever been. I have zero sympathy if you're unwilling to spend a few hours on youtube to find some new talent.

      • Johansbutt

        How do you know whether or not you agree with the list if you don't read it?

        • sicair

          normally I'd agree with you, but you pretty much know what you're gonna get with metal injection

    • Up Yours

      MFKR was a demo….get over it. That would be like insisting Tool's Opiate was their first studio album, when in fact it was Undertow. But your last comment says how 'qualified' you are to offer an opinion. So in reality, who gives a shit what you think.

      • Dead1

        It was originally a self released album. The band decided it was a demo later on to fit the whole marketing campaign of self titled being their debut (as stated same story as Pantera).

        Historical revisionism be damned!

        • MicHaeL

          "MFKR" was barely SlipKnoT, though, just as much as PanterA's official lebl-debut wasn't really PanterA.
          I guess then you can start nitpicking about loads of other bands as well.

  • ghoulsNghosts

    This list is so, so, so bad. At least finish the #2 and #1 spot's strong with Death "Scream Bloody Gore" & Entombed "Left Hand Path". Flip a coin.

    • Dead1

      I seriously doubt it.
      It will probably be Metallica's self titled album for both 1 and 2 judging by the way things are going.

      • Unholy Impetuous Ritual Plague

        I don't think that'll even happen. The top one will be Babymetal, Disturbed, Korn or Limp Bizkit.

  • Big Norris

    I still slam this album from time to time… I was 17

  • Smoked2Sleep

    I am not really into Slipknot too much, but this album has some cool songs on it. Its honestly the only slipknot album i really like.

  • The Quad-Laser

    How do Tool, Mastodon, Ghost, and Slipknot qualify as Metal? I'm guessing Korn's taking the next spot. This list SUCKS.

  • Unholy Impetuous Ritual Plague

    I don't see Testament in this list.