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* PromotedFanboy: Jay Weinberg went to a blind audition in L.A. one day in 2014 and discovered that he was 20 minutes away from jamming with a band he'd idolized for 15 years.


** LIBERATE! [[labelnote:BANANAS!]]MY MADNESS![[/labelnote]] and Sexin' on myself[[labelnote:actual lyrics]]Section off myself[[/labelnote]] from Liberate

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** LIBERATE! [[labelnote:BANANAS!]]MY "LIBERATE! [[labelnote:BANANAS!"]]MY MADNESS![[/labelnote]] and Sexin' "Sexin' on myself[[labelnote:actual myself"[[labelnote:actual lyrics]]Section off myself[[/labelnote]] from Liberate


** LIBERATE! [[labelnote:BANANAS!]]MY MADNESS![[labelnote]] and Sexin' on myself[[labelnote:actual lyrics]]Section off myself[[/labelnote]] from Liberate

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** LIBERATE! [[labelnote:BANANAS!]]MY MADNESS![[labelnote]] MADNESS![[/labelnote]] and Sexin' on myself[[labelnote:actual lyrics]]Section off myself[[/labelnote]] from Liberate


** LIBERATE! [[labelnote:BANANAS!]]MY MADNESS![[/labelnote]] and Sexin' on [[labelnote:myself]]Section off myself[[/labelnote]] from Liberate

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** LIBERATE! [[labelnote:BANANAS!]]MY MADNESS![[/labelnote]] MADNESS![[labelnote]] and Sexin' on [[labelnote:myself]]Section myself[[labelnote:actual lyrics]]Section off myself[[/labelnote]] from LiberateLiberate


** LIBERATE! [[labelnote:BANANAS!]]MY MADNESS![[/labelnote]]

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** LIBERATE! [[labelnote:BANANAS!]]MY MADNESS![[/labelnote]]MADNESS![[/labelnote]] and Sexin' on [[labelnote:myself]]Section off myself[[/labelnote]] from Liberate


** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3ADK6gsDGg Solway Firth]]

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** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3ADK6gsDGg Solway Firth]]
Firth]]"



* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq-zaD1poAE Surfacing]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3I3-KTJbtY (sic)]]"
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqK1FrO3BdM People = Shit]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xtPqRB9hTY Disasterpiece]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkObgKrscpk Everything Ends]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wgP2DKSIfg My Plague (uncensored)]]"

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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq-zaD1poAE Surfacing]], [[https://www.Surfacing]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3I3-KTJbtY (sic)]]"
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqK1FrO3BdM People = Shit]], [[https://www.Shit]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xtPqRB9hTY Disasterpiece]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkObgKrscpk Everything Ends]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wgP2DKSIfg My Plague (uncensored)]]"



** "Death Because of Death" in ''We Are Not Your Kind''.

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** "Death Because of Death" in Death", one of the interludes on ''We Are Not Your Kind''.



* GenreShift: Slipknot started out as a NuMetal band, but with their album ''All Hope Is Gone'' have moved into more of a GrooveMetal direction. ''.5: The Gray Chapter'' on the other hand, returns to their nu metal roots while still keeping elements of their later albums.

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* GenreShift: Slipknot started out as a NuMetal band, but with their album ''All Hope Is Gone'' have moved into more of a GrooveMetal direction. ''.5: The Gray Chapter'' on the other hand, returns to their nu metal roots while still keeping elements of their later albums.past two affairs.



* LatexPerfection: Sid's WANYK mask can be easily mistaken for an actual human face, at least if you don't know what he looks like.

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* LatexPerfection: Sid's WANYK ''WANYK'' mask can be easily mistaken for an actual human face, at least if you don't know what he looks like.



* {{Mascot}}: The goat from ''Iowa'' perhaps?

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* {{Mascot}}: The That goat from ''Iowa'' perhaps?



** Played down after that, due to their feud with Mushroomhead. Many noted that both bassists wore Pig masks (Mushroomhead's bassist also had the stagename Pig Benis). His later masks still had somewhat of an upturned piggish human nose, though, which carried on to Alex's We Are Not Your Kind mask.

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** Played down after that, due to their feud with Mushroomhead. Many noted that both bassists wore Pig masks (Mushroomhead's bassist also had the stagename stage name Pig Benis). His later masks still had somewhat of an upturned piggish human nose, though, which carried on to Alex's We ''We Are Not Your Kind Kind'' mask.



* PublicMediumIgnorance: They don't and have never played DeathMetal[[note]]though it does show up in some of their influences, and they are known to be friends with various death metal acts, with Thomson in particular being known for his friendship with [[Music/{{Suffocation}} Dave Culross]][[/note]]. Yet they've somehow become the public face of extremity in metal.[[note]]Though, their first album/demo, Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat, was pretty heavy and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwDed5zAjE8 the closest they've come]] to being DeathMetal[[/note]]

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* PublicMediumIgnorance: They don't and have never played DeathMetal[[note]]though it does show up in some of their influences, and they are known to be friends with various death metal acts, with Thomson in particular being known for his friendship with [[Music/{{Suffocation}} Dave Culross]][[/note]]. Yet they've somehow become the public face of extremity in metal.[[note]]Though, their first album/demo, Mate.''Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat, Repeat'', was pretty heavy and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwDed5zAjE8 the closest they've come]] to being DeathMetal[[/note]]



* SignificantWardrobeShift: They create new masks for each album, and usually alter their stage clothes as well. Jones and Thomson's masks have undergone the least change stylistically from their originals, while none of Taylor's masks from ''Vol. 3'' on have had anything ''remotely'' in common except for the fact that he wears them on his face.
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: Paul Gray's wife was a few months pregnant with his child. [[TearJerker You can tear up now]].

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* SignificantWardrobeShift: They create new masks for each album, and usually alter their stage clothes as well. Jones Jones' and Thomson's masks have undergone the least change stylistically from their originals, while none of Taylor's masks from ''Vol. 3'' on have had anything ''remotely'' in common except for the fact that he wears them on his face.
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: Paul Gray's wife was a few months pregnant with his child. [[TearJerker You can tear up now]].



** The 10th Anniversary Edition is effectively the definitive edition. It contains nearly every song mention above, including "Purity" ("Frail Limb Nursery" was not included, possibly because there literally wasn't enough room for it on the CD); "Eeyore" is finally made into a separate track (placed in the middle of the album). This edition contains "Snap" (a song only released on the demo version), three new remixes for "Wait and Bleed", "Surfacing" and "(sic)", and a live DVD.

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** The 10th Anniversary Edition is effectively the definitive edition. It contains nearly every song mention mentioned above, including "Purity" ("Frail Limb Nursery" was not included, possibly because there literally wasn't enough room for it on the CD); "Eeyore" is finally made into a separate track (placed in the middle of the album). This edition contains "Snap" (a song only released on the demo version), three new remixes for "Wait and Bleed", "Surfacing" and "(sic)", and a live DVD.



* AlbumTitleDrop: Twice in ''All Hope is Gone'', both for the title track and during the opening track ".execute." Also note that the title track is the [[{{Bookends}} final song on the album]].
** ''We Are Not Your Kind'' is repeated in "All Out Life", which [[SubvertedTrope does not appear on the album tracklist]].

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* AlbumTitleDrop: Twice in ''All Hope is Is Gone'', both for the title track and during the opening track ".execute." Also note that the title track is the [[{{Bookends}} final song on the album]].
** ''We Are Not Your Kind'' is repeated in "All Out Life", which [[SubvertedTrope does not appear on the standard album tracklist]].



* ClusterFBomb: ''Slipknot'' and ''Iowa'' are rife with cursing; ''The Gray Chapter'' has a lot but is not quite as bad as the former two (with the exception of "Custer"). [[AvertedTrope In contrast]], ''All Hope is Gone'' had just enough to earn a Parental Advisory label, and ''The Subliminal Verses'' was [[AvertedTrope almost curse-free]] due to Taylor getting tired of claims that he couldn't write lyrics without profanities.

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* ClusterFBomb: ''Slipknot'' and ''Iowa'' are rife replete with cursing; ''The Gray Chapter'' has a lot but is not quite as bad as the former two (with the exception of "Custer"). [[AvertedTrope In contrast]], ''All Hope is Is Gone'' had just enough to earn a Parental Advisory label, and ''The Subliminal Verses'' was [[AvertedTrope almost curse-free]] due to Taylor getting tired of claims that he couldn't write lyrics without profanities.



* ObsessionSong: Both versions of "Vermilion", although more so the first. Also: "The Nameless", "Iowa", "The Virus Of Life" as well, in a somewhat...rape-ier kind of way. Not to mention "Gehenna" on ''All Hope is Gone'', as well as "Prothestics" on the self-titled album. Corey enjoys writing about obsession.
** "Danger, Keep Away" although it's kind of hard to tell from the IndecipherableLyrics.

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* ObsessionSong: Both versions of "Vermilion", although more so the first. Also: "The Nameless", "Iowa", "The Virus Of of Life" as well, in a somewhat...rape-ier kind of way. Not to mention "Gehenna" on ''All Hope is Is Gone'', as well as "Prothestics" on the self-titled album. Corey enjoys writing about obsession.
** "Danger, "Danger - Keep Away" although it's kind of hard to tell from the IndecipherableLyrics.



* RapRock: Despite Corey Taylor's perchance for talk-singing, the likes of "Snap", "Interloper", and "Spit It Out" has him outright rapping.

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* RapRock: Despite Corey Taylor's perchance penchant for talk-singing, the likes of "Snap", "Interloper", and "Spit It Out" has him outright rapping.



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** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3ADK6gsDGg Solway Firth]]

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* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Shawn
** TheLancer: Corey
** TheSmartGuy: Sid and Craig
** TheBigGuy: Mick and Jim
** [[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]]: Jay and Alessandro.


** Subverted after that, due to their feud with Mushroomhead. Many noted that both bassists wore Pig masks (Mushroomhead's bassist also had the stagename Pig Benis).

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** Subverted Played down after that, due to their feud with Mushroomhead. Many noted that both bassists wore Pig masks (Mushroomhead's bassist also had the stagename Pig Benis). His later masks still had somewhat of an upturned piggish human nose, though, which carried on to Alex's We Are Not Your Kind mask.
* PromotedFanboy: Jay Weinberg went to a blind audition in L.A. one day in 2014 and discovered that he was 20 minutes away from jamming with a band he'd idolized for 15 years.


+DJ Starscream (Solo)

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+DJ Starscream (Solo)(Wilson)



* '''Alessandro "V-man" Venturella''': bass ([[http://loudwire.com/slipknot-corey-taylor-new-bassist-identity-leak-so-upset/ confirmed]] by Corey himself, at least after a fan noticed his tattoos)
* '''Jay Weinberg''': drums (was intended to stay unconfirmed for a while for various reasons in spite of a preponderance of evidence in his favor; nevertheless, his identity was leaked in late 2014 by a former drum tech)

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* V: '''Alessandro "V-man" Venturella''': bass ([[http://loudwire.com/slipknot-corey-taylor-new-bassist-identity-leak-so-upset/ confirmed]] by Corey himself, at least after a fan noticed his tattoos)
* J: '''Jay Weinberg''': drums (was intended to stay unconfirmed for a while for various reasons in spite of a preponderance of evidence in his favor; nevertheless, his identity was leaked in late 2014 by a former drum tech)



* AlliterativeName: Joey Jordison.

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* AlliterativeName: Joey Jordison. Joey is actually a nickname, his full name is Nathan Jonas Jordison.



* ButtMonkey: Alessandro and Jay, the two replacements for Paul and Joey respectively. Not even the band holds them in high regard, and aren't afraid to publicly lambaste them. Taylor and Crahan, however, have both said this is a method of testing them, to see if they can deal with the pressure of possibly being the permanent replacements for two longtime members.

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* ButtMonkey: Alessandro and Jay, the two replacements for Paul and Joey respectively. Not even the band holds seemed to hold them in high regard, regard initially, and aren't weren't afraid to publicly lambaste them. Taylor and Crahan, however, have both said this is was a method of testing them, to see if they can could deal with the pressure of possibly being the permanent replacements for two longtime members.members. Given that they're on their second album, it seems they'll be staying a while.



* DemotedToExtra: Craig Jones used to play guitar on his early days in Slipknot before he switched to less prominent keyboards.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: They call their style of music "Metal Metal".

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* DemotedToExtra: Craig Jones used to play guitar on during his early days in Slipknot before he switched to less prominent keyboards.
keyboards and sample work.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:
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They call their style of music "Metal Metal".



* GentleGiant: Thomson. Whilst he looks pants-pissingly terrifying, he is apparently really a tender, {{poetry}}-writing, [[KindheartedCatLover cat lover]], though a rather embarrassing arrest from 2015 shows that he (and his brother, for that matter) [[CantHoldHisLiquor should probably stay away from the booze]].
** As one Website/YouTube commentator (rather simply) put it: "He looks scary and angry but has a nice voice."
* IAmTheBand: Shawn, given that he's the only original member. Various other members have all said in interviews that Slipknot is first and foremost his band.

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* GentleGiant: Thomson. Whilst he looks pants-pissingly terrifying, he is apparently really a tender, {{poetry}}-writing, [[KindheartedCatLover cat lover]], though a rather embarrassing arrest from 2015 shows that he (and his brother, for that matter) [[CantHoldHisLiquor should probably stay away from the booze]].
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booze]]. As one Website/YouTube commentator (rather simply) put it: "He looks scary and angry but has a nice voice."
* IAmTheBand: Shawn, given that he's the only original member.member left. Various other members have all said in interviews that Slipknot is first and foremost his band.



* LimitedWardrobe: The jumpsuits, although when ''All Hope Is Gone'' came around each member came up with a unique costume design, as can be seen in the current page image. They now bounce back and forth between these getups and the jumpsuits.
** Also, V-man and Jay, the new members, wore similar masks during the .5 era, as the band felt that to immediately give them the same status as their predecessors would be seen as disrespectful. Apparently, they had been given the challenge to design a mask for themselves, but after failing to produce a result of sufficient quality, the privilege was revoked. Come the next album, V-man and Jay finally had creative freedom for their masks.

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* LimitedWardrobe: LimitedWardrobe:
**
The jumpsuits, although when ''All Hope Is Gone'' came around each member came up with a unique costume design, as can be seen in the current page image. They now bounce back and forth between these getups and the jumpsuits.
** Also, V-man V and Jay, J, the new members, wore similar nearly-identical masks during the .5 the ''.5'' era, as the band felt that to immediately give them the same status as their predecessors would be seen as disrespectful. Apparently, they had been given the challenge to design a mask for themselves, but after failing to produce a result of sufficient quality, the privilege was revoked. Come the next album, V-man and Jay As of ''We Are Not Your Kind'', they've both finally had creative freedom for succeeded in impressing the others with their masks.mask designs.



* {{Mascot}}: That goat from Iowa perhaps?

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* {{Mascot}}: That The goat from Iowa ''Iowa'' perhaps?



* PaperThinDisguise: Weinberg. Root has gone on record as having vowed to never reveal the drummer's identity, as none of them are sure if he'll stick around or not; that being said, his height, hair color and length, and disclosed background elements line up with Weinberg, and the setup that was seen at Knotfest (SJC Custom snare, toms, and kicks and Zildjian cymbals, both of which have been used extensively by Weinberg over the course of his career; additionally, SJC is a fairly small-time manufacturer, so there's less of a chance for false positives) is probably the strongest indicator that the rumors are true. Sometimes called the worst-kept secret in music of 2014; within a few months of his joining, a disgruntled former drum tech leaked an itinerary list onto Instagram that finally confirmed both him and Alessandro Venturella.

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* PaperThinDisguise: PaperThinDisguise:
** Jay
Weinberg. Root has gone went on record as having vowed to never reveal the drummer's identity, as none of them are claiming no one was sure if he'll he'd stick around or not; that being said, his height, hair color and length, and disclosed background elements line lined up with Weinberg, and the setup that was seen at Knotfest (SJC Custom snare, toms, and kicks and Zildjian cymbals, both of which have been used extensively by Weinberg over the course of his career; additionally, SJC is a fairly small-time manufacturer, so there's less of a chance for false positives) is was probably the strongest indicator that the rumors are were true. Sometimes called the worst-kept secret in music of 2014; within a few months of his joining, a disgruntled former drum tech leaked an itinerary list onto Instagram that finally confirmed both him and Alessandro Venturella.


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* SignificantWardrobeShift: They create new masks for each album, and usually alter their stage clothes as well. Jones and Thomson's masks have undergone the least change stylistically from their originals, while none of Taylor's masks from ''Vol. 3'' on have had anything ''remotely'' in common except for the fact that he wears them on his face.



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* Chris Fehn's replacement has performed live with the band, but has not had his identity revealed.


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[[caption-width-right:350:The band as of 2018. Clockwise from top left: 7, 5, 3, V, 4, 6, 0, 8, J]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The band as of 2018. Clockwise 2019. Left to right from top left: row: 4, 8, V, 5, 7, 5, 3, V, 4, 6, ?, 0, 8, J]]
J, 6]]




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** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpATBBRajP8 Unsainted]]"



[[folder:I challenge you to all out troping LIFE!!!]]

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[[folder:I challenge you to all out troping LIFE!!!]][[folder:WE ARE NOT YOUR TROPES]]



** "Death Because of Death" in ''We Are Not Your Kind''.



* IAmTheBand: Shawn, given that he's the only original member. Various other members have all said in interviews that Slipknot is first and foremost his band.



* IAmTheBand: Shawn, given that he's the only original member. Various other members have all said in interviews that Slipknot is first and foremost his band.

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* IAmTheBand: Shawn, given that he's InTheHood: Sid in the only original member. Various other members have all said in interviews that Slipknot is first and foremost his band.''We Are Not Your Kind'' era.



* KaleidoscopeHair: During the ''Vol. 3'' era, [[http://kulfoldi.zeneszoveg.hu/img/userimages/6/x150086_1_9902.jpg.pagespeed.ic.O9jSnNLzpt.jpg Corey]] wore a mask that covered only his face, so he decided to add to the look by dyeing his hair red, blue, black, and purple.
* LatexPerfection: Sid's WANYK mask can be easily mistaken for an actual human face, at least if you don't know what he looks like.



** Also, V-man and Jay, the new members, wear similar masks, as the band feels that to immediately give them the same status as their predecessors would be seen as disrespectful. Apparently, they had been given the challenge to design a mask for themselves, but after failing to produce a result of sufficient quality, the privilege was revoked.

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** Also, V-man and Jay, the new members, wear wore similar masks, masks during the .5 era, as the band feels felt that to immediately give them the same status as their predecessors would be seen as disrespectful. Apparently, they had been given the challenge to design a mask for themselves, but after failing to produce a result of sufficient quality, the privilege was revoked. Come the next album, V-man and Jay finally had creative freedom for their masks.
** Whilst promoting ''We Are Not Your Kind'' and amidst the legal conflict between Chris Fehn and the band, their official photoshoot as well as "Unsainted" featured a new percussionist in a generic-looking mask that looks more like a low-budget zombified [[Series/GameOfThrones Gregor Clegane]] than the burlap masks V-man and Jay wore on their debut.



*** Became an AscendedMeme thanks to [[https://twitter.com/CoreyTaylorRock/status/1129223019996409856 this]].



** Craig sometimes goes by the nickname 133. He got it from the speed of his first computer.



* AlbumTitleDrop: Twice in ''All Hope is Gone'', both for the title track and during the opening track ".execute."
** Also note that the title track is the [[{{Bookends}} final song on the album]].

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* AlbumTitleDrop: Twice in ''All Hope is Gone'', both for the title track and during the opening track ".execute."
**
" Also note that the title track is the [[{{Bookends}} final song on the album]]. album]].
** ''We Are Not Your Kind'' is repeated in "All Out Life", which [[SubvertedTrope does not appear on the album tracklist]].



* ClusterFBomb: ''Slipknot'' and ''Iowa'' are rife with cursing; ''The Gray Chapter'' has a lot but is not quite as bad as the former two (with the exception of "Custer"). [[AvertedTrope In contrast]], ''All Hope is Gone'' had just enough to earn a Parental Advisory label, and ''The Subliminal Verses'' was [[InvertedTrope almost curse-free]] due to Taylor getting tired of claims that he couldn't write lyrics without profanities.

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* CarefulWithThatAxe: ''Slipknot'' and ''Iowa'' were rife with these, and not just from Corey (Sid did basically this over the entirety of "(515)"). From ''Vol. 3'' onwards, Corey resorted to controlled HarshVocals, with the rest of the band chiming in here and there, yet averting this trope.
* ClusterFBomb: ''Slipknot'' and ''Iowa'' are rife with cursing; ''The Gray Chapter'' has a lot but is not quite as bad as the former two (with the exception of "Custer"). [[AvertedTrope In contrast]], ''All Hope is Gone'' had just enough to earn a Parental Advisory label, and ''The Subliminal Verses'' was [[InvertedTrope [[AvertedTrope almost curse-free]] due to Taylor getting tired of claims that he couldn't write lyrics without profanities.profanities.
* ConceptAlbum: ''We Are Not Your Kind'' has been teased as an "[[VillainProtagonist evil vs good]]" kind of concept.
** In a way, ''.5: The Gray Chapter'' is one as its songs are rooted in the band dealing with grief after Paul's passing.



* EtherealChoir: "Unsainted" begins with what sounds like a boys' choir singing the hook melody before Corey chimes in.



* MotorMouth: Corey, oh so much.



* PsychoStrings



* StalkerWithACrush: "The Virus of Life" seems to come from the perspective of one.



* LeFilmArtistique: If Shawn's the one directing, expect this.



** The live version of "Wait and Bleed" and the live scenes in "Spit It Out" use concert footage. "The Blister Exists", "Left Behind", "Duality", "Before I Forget", "Psychosocial", and "Sulfur" are more traditional "band plays the song while other stuff's happening" videos.

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** The live version of "Wait and Bleed" and the live scenes in "Spit It Out" use concert footage. "The Blister Exists", "Left Behind", "Duality", "Before I Forget", "Psychosocial", "Sulfur", and "Sulfur" "Unsainted" are more traditional "band plays the song while other stuff's happening" videos.


* #3: '''Chris Fehn''': custom percussion, backing vocals (fired in March 2019, but recent back and forth have left his status in Slipknot unknown)


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* #3: '''Chris Fehn''': custom percussion, backing vocals (fired in March 2019, and while arguments were made by his lawyer that his position in the band hadn't changed, it was confirmed he was removed after the announcement of ''We Are Not Your Kind'')



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* 2019 - '''''We Are Not Your Kind'''''


* #3: '''Chris Fehn''': custom percussion, backing vocals (fired in March 2019, but recent back and forth have left his status in Slipknot unknown)



* #3: '''Chris Fehn''': custom percussion, backing vocals (fired in March 2019)

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