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New Study Says Slipknot Are The Top Artist To Listen To When Angry

In an angry mood? Slipknot are the band for you, according to Spotify data

Iowan metal titans Slipknot have been deemed the top artist to listen to while angry, at least that’s according to Spotify data.

Ticket search engine TickX used Playlist Miner to explore a multitude of Spotify playlists that included the words ‘happy’, ‘love’, ‘sad’, ‘chill’, ‘sexy’ and ‘angry’ to find the most popular songs and artists for each mood. The data they sourced found that Slipknot are the most popular artist people listened to when angry.

The most popular ‘angry’ song is Disturbed’s nu-metal anthem Down With The Sickness, although two Slipknot songs also feature in the Top 5.

READ THIS: Remembering Knotfest 2014: The most important show of Slipknot’s life

The researchers say they were able to create “the anatomy of an ‘angry’ song” using the Organise Your Music tool. Here is your average angry song:

  • BPM at 130
  • Valence (positivity) at 49/100
  • Danceability at 54/100
  • Energy at 86/100
  • Duration of 226 seconds (3 minutes and 47 seconds)
  • Average year of release is 2007

Mid-noughties bands really had a lot of angst, huh? If only they danced more…

Here are the angriest songs, artists and genres according to Spotify listeners.

Angriest Artists

1. Slipknot
2. Three Days Grace
3. Linkin Park
4. Disturbed
5. Avenged Sevenfold

Angriest Songs

1. Disturbed – Down With The Sickness
2. Three Days Grace – I Hate Everything About You
3. Slipknot – Duality
4. Trapt – Headstrong
5. Slipknot – Before I Forget

Angriest Genres

1. Alternative Metal
2. Dance Pop
3. Emo
4. Dark Trap
5. Detroit Hip Hop

Earlier this year, Slipknot were also found to be the number one band to make you drive like a maniac. So whatever you do, don’t listen to the playlist below while behind the wheel.

To really get your anger out, catch Slipknot on tour in the UK next year. Get your tickets now.

Slipknot UK/Ireland tour 2020

14 Dublin, 3Arena
16 Manchester, Arena
17 Newcastle, Utilita Arena
18 Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
20 Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena
21 Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
22 Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
24 Birmingham, Arena
25 London, O2 Arena

Posted on December 4th 2019, 2:50pm
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