"My Plague" and "Left Behind" battle it out for fan favorite from Slipknot's sophomore masterpiece, IOWA

"My Plague" and "Left Behind" battle it out for fan favorite from Slipknot's sophomore masterpiece, IOWA

- By Ramon Gonzales

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Slipknot's seminal sophomore release, we are letting the Maggots sound off on which song is tops.

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Slipknot's seminal sophomore album, Iowa. Widely regarded as one of the band's most important recorded works, the album was responsible for some the band's most enduring tracks.


Breakout singles including "People = Shit," "The Heretic Anthem," and "Left Behind" remain essentials in any Slipknot setlist, though the album also included deeper cuts that manage to resonate with the most hardcore of fans. Tracks like "Skin Ticket," "Disasterpiece," "New Abortion" and the terrifying descent that is "Gently" have all been cemented as cult classics in the band's teflon catalog.

While the band's 1999 self-titled debut made the band of masked Iowans a household name, it was this follow-up effort that solidified Slipknot as a global phenomenon. The album confirmed a new era of domination and a new generation of heavy artists that pooled the very best from various subcategories of metal to create a sound that was fresh as it was volatile. Iowa marked a changing of the guard, and a reign that Slipknot has maintained ever since.


To commemorate the album's major milestone, KNOTFEST is leaving it to the Maggots to make the determination of just what singular track remains the most favorite from such a monumental compilation. The Knotfest Bracket Challenge will give fans the chance to voice their opinion of just which track sticks the most, even after 20 years. The third round of voting was completed on Saturday August 21st and the results can be seen below.

Of the album's 14 masterful tracks, just 2 remain in the running for the fan favorite from the modern classic. The bracket will pit the following songs against one another to determine which track from IOWA is among the fans' voted favorite.

Seat 1 - "Left Behind" Vs. "My Plague"

Cast your vote for your favorite track from Iowa - HERE

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