The ‘Knot conquers again! Readers of the British metal magazine Metal Hammer have voted Slipknot’s self-titled 1999 album the best debut of the past 25 years. The album didn’t just beat the competition, it slaughtered them, with over 32 percent of the total vote.

Coming in a distant second was Korn, whose self-titled 1994 album received 8.88 percent of the vote. Just behind Korn was Guns N’ Roses’ breakthrough 1987 album ‘Appetite for Destruction,’ which brought in 8.84 percent of the vote.

Even though Pantera self-released four full albums before being signed to Atco, their major label debut ‘Cowboys From Hell’ took fifth place with 6.2 percent of the vote.

Metal Hammer put together the list from over 16,000 votes as a part of the magazine’s 25th anniversary celebration.

Metal Hammer Readers' Top 10 Debuts of the Past 25 Years

1. Slipknot – 'Slipknot' (32.27%)
2. Korn – 'Korn' (8.88%)
3. Guns N’ Roses – 'Appetite for Destruction' (8.84%)
4. Rammstein – 'Herzeleid' (6.92%)
5. Pantera – 'Cowboys From Hell' (6.2%)
6. System of a Down – 'System of a Down' (4.67%)
7. Linkin Park – 'Hybrid Theory' (3.78%)
8. Machine Head – 'Burn My Eyes' (3.35%)
9. Bullet for My Valentine – 'The Poison' (3.01%)
10. Rage Against the Machine – 'Rage Against the Machine' (2.78%)