Later, it was reissued in December with a slightly-altered track listing and mastering as the result of a lawsuit. It was the first release by the band to be produced by Ross Robinson , who sought to refine Slipknot's sound rather than alter the group's musical direction.
This is the only album to feature original guitarist Josh Brainard who left at the end of recording in late while the band was back in Iowa for a break. Jim Root, who recorded two tracks at this point, would appear full time on subsequent albums. The album spans several genres, but is generally noted for its extensive percussion and overall heavy sound.
It was well received by fans and critics alike and was responsible for bringing Slipknot a large increase in popularity. The album peaked at number 51 on the Billboard , and has gone on to become certified double platinum in the United States, making it the band's best-selling album.
In , it was voted the best debut album of the last 25 years by readers of Metal Hammer magazine. In , following the band's demo release, Mate. The album's recording process was "very aggressive and chaotic", as producer Robinson strove to capture the intensity that the band created when performing live. Within three days all the drums were recorded, which contributed to the raw, live sound on the album that the band considered integral to its musical direction.
The reasons for his departure were unclear; it was widely thought to have been because of family constraints, however, Brainard dispeled these rumours, explaining that "some decisions were made that I wasn't particularly happy with. The mixing stages turned out to be very challenging, as drummer Joey Jordison and producer Robinson mastered the entire album with analog equipment, instead of the then more common method of using digital formats.
Jason  and "Eyeless" appeared on an episode of The Sopranos. Slipknot's musical style is constantly contested; the genres in which the band are categorized vary depending on the source. However, this album is regarded as nu metal , while showing influences of other genres. The band's use of percussion, turntables, and samples gave the album a dense, layered sound. Alternative Press hailed the "inventive sampling, creative guitar work and an absolute percussive overload",  while Q described the album as "a terrifying racket".
Some of the dialogue was reportedly taken from a Charles Manson documentary. The dialogue is, "The whole thing, I think it's sick. We were called The Pale Ones then and the song was originally called "Slipknot". It sounded completely different as Corey wasn't in the picture at that point.
But it wasn't ' sic ' until everyone else was in the band and we brought it to [producer] Ross [Robinson]. It was hilarious. Everyone had their headphones tied to their head so we could all slam and go crazy while we played. Ross was throwing potted plants at Joey. It was the most insane thing I'd ever seen. Slipknot received acclaim by critics and fans; following its release the band gained popularity beyond their own expectations.
They're The Osmonds. These guys are something else entirely. And it's pretty impressive. The album became the "biggest selling extreme metal album at the time. After the album's release, the band had to remove two tracks after allegations of copyright infringement.
Many readers believed the story to be true, including Corey Taylor: "I still think the story's real. It fucked our whole world up when we read it. Can you imagine a girl being buried in a box and have all this lecherous bullshit drip down on her from this guy?
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