For two and a half decades, Slipknot have had a penchant for shock. From the masks to the guttural growl of vocalist Corey Taylor, it’s all been a cathartic stream releasing a flood of emotion, and none of this screams louder than their lyrics.

Over the years their dark words have always inhabited a questionable realm. It could be the choice of words and their direct meaning, or it could just be the maniacal way Corey enunciates them, inferring a separate meaning entirely. Either way, check out some of Slipknot’s (sic)kest lyrics.

The Evolution of Slipknot's Terrifying Masks

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