Before I Forget (song)

"Before I Forget"
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Single by Slipknot
from the album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
ReleasedJune 13, 2005
Format
Recorded
GenreNu metal[1]
Length
  • 4:38 (album version)
  • 4:20 (radio edit)
  • 3:37 (single mix)
LabelRoadrunner
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Rick Rubin
Slipknot singles chronology
"Vermilion Pt. 2"
(2004)
"Before I Forget"
(2005)
"Duality"
(2004)
Alternative cover
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"Before I Forget" is a Grammy Award-winning song by American heavy metal band Slipknot. It was the third single from their 2004 album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) and was cited as AOL's top metal song of the decade.

"Before I Forget" borrows elements from a much older Slipknot song "Carve", recorded before their self-titled album. The earliest version was in 1996 with Anders Colsefni on vocals. "Carve" was for the SR Demo 1997, referred to by fans as Crowz.

"It's about standing your ground and deciding to be a good person, no matter what people say," recalled singer Corey Taylor. "[Producer] Rick Rubin was convinced the chorus wouldn't work.[3] I told him he was crazy. Lo and behold, it's one of our biggest songs and we won a Grammy for it."[4]

The last 18 seconds of the full-length song feature morse code in the left channel spelling "Slipknot", and Taylor muttering, "You're wasting it", reversed.

The song was featured in the video games MotorStorm, Rock Band 3, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and Guitar Hero Live.

Grammy win

After being nominated six times, the band won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. It was the second track from the album to be nominated: "Vermilion" was nominated in 2005 for the same award.

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