Roadrunner Records
Release date
6 Feb 2007
Running length
14 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 (515) 0:59 8,842
2 People = Shit 3:35 391,494
3 Disasterpiece 5:08 273,784
4 My Plague 3:40 379,270
5 Everything Ends 4:14 280,659
6 The Heretic Anthem 4:14 265,417
7 Gently 4:54 218,666
8 Left Behind 4:01 388,900
9 The Shape 3:37 187,440
10 I Am Hated 2:37 222,692
11 Skin Ticket 6:41 174,481
12 New Abortion 3:36 177,734
13 Metabolic 3:59 166,301
14 Iowa 15:05 149,049

About this album

Iowa is the second album by American metal band Slipknot. Released by Roadrunner Records on August 28, 2001, it was produced by Ross Robinson and Slipknot. The title derives from the band’s home state, Iowa, which members have stated is one of their biggest sources of inspiration. With much anticipation for the band’s second album following on the success of their 1999 self-titled debut (Slipknot), pressures on the band were high. Their relationships with each other suffered and was later described as the darkest time of their career. It was also the first time that guitarist Jim Root had been significantly involved in a Slipknot album due to his joining very late in recording of their debut album, as Root was only featured on two songs from that release. Despite troubles within the band and with Iowa’s development, Slipknot promoted it for almost a year.

Iowa was a major success, it premiered in the top ten album sales charts in nine countries. Generally positively received, it includes some of their notable songs, such as “Disasterpiece”, “The Heretic Anthem”, “People = Shit” and the two Grammy-nominated songs “Left Behind” and the remix of “My Plague”. Critic John Mulvey proclaimed the album as the “absolute triumph of nu metal”. While more technical than their debut album, Iowa is considered to be the band’s heaviest and darkest. It has been certified platinum in the United States and Canada. A special edition of Iowa was reissued on November 1, 2011 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the record.

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  • GhostFame

    Slipknot and Iowa are their two best albums and they never reached the same level on the next ones [4]

    14 May 8:51pm Reply
  • Lord_Levi

    отрыгав концертный тур

    12 Mar 7:35pm Reply
  • CriticalSwitch

    Slipknot and Iowa are their two best albums and they never reached the same level on the next ones [3]

    25 Jan 4:43pm Reply
  • DaLucifah

    Slipknot's best album! [2]

    3 Jan 7:47pm Reply
  • AdamGontier-TDG


    1 Nov 2014 Reply
  • drmagg

    Amazing bass mixing. Album is pure angst.

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • CVince9

    This is really great.

    27 Oct 2014 Reply
  • web-knows

    this album is going to be sort of a classic in the future (because I came from it, just FYI)

    9 Oct 2014 Reply
  • NamelessDoubler


    27 Sep 2014 Reply
  • ivor138


    22 Aug 2014 Reply
  • TheHeraldWolf

    Slipknot's best album!

    24 Jul 2014 Reply
  • dravenxx6

    I don't care what an "Metal" fan says... this album will always be one of the heaviest and most angry pieces of music I've ever heard. So fucking good.

    9 Jul 2014 Reply
  • DaiTheFlu_

    Iowa could become classic status. It is still fresh and powerful and evil. Hard to top that. My fav. then their selftitled debut.

    25 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Dario97

    Slipknot and Iowa are their two best albums and they never reached the same level on the next ones [2]

    24 Jun 2014 Reply
  • InSearchOfTruth


    13 Jun 2014 Reply
  • GaboBenitez

    It's been literally years since the last time I listened to this album. I've just found out I remember ALL the lyrics, there was some point in my life where this was the only album I listened. EVERY DAY

    5 Apr 2014 Reply
  • agnessilvap

    why doesn't it let me scrobble (515)? It's way over half a minute [2]

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • guijoker

    The Best No Doubt.

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • AndrzFAL

    Their best album

    29 Nov 2013 Reply
  • mrpppatrick

    just brutal, like a direct punch in the face, Coreys voice on this one is pure hate

    29 Nov 2013 Reply
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