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The Path of Totality

KornAudio CD
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Korn embrace the future on The Path of Totality, their tenth full-length studio album and second for Roadrunner Records.
Infusing dubstep anarchy into their signature sound, the legendary quartet stand on the cusp of a musical revolution for both hard rock and electronica. Korn are no strangers to revolution or innovation though. In fact, they've been purveyors of heavy music's ... Read more in Amazon's Korn Store

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  • Audio CD (December 6, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • ASIN: B005V1WVPA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,495 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Korn embrace the future on The Path of Totality, their tenth full-length studio album and second for Roadrunner Records. Infusing dubstep anarchy into their signature sound, the legendary quartet stand on the cusp of a musical revolution for both hard rock and electronica. Korn are no strangers to revolution though. In fact, they've been purveyors of heavy music's progression since forming in Bakersfield, CA in 1994 and becoming one of the most influential entities that the genre has ever seen.

Korn usher in a new horizon for heavy music with The Path of Totality. Collaborating with dubstep heavyweights Skrillex, Excision, Downlink, Noisia, Feed Me, 12th Planet, and Flinch, Korn have constructed a hypnotic hybrid of dubstep and metal. Bouncing from polyrhythmic guitar pummeling into drastic electro drops, the music is dark, dangerous, and definitive Korn.

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93 of 103 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Depth Of Experimentation December 6, 2011
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I have been a long time fan of Korn and though I have mixed feelings about particular albums for the most part I enjoy everything they've released to date. This is a band that has never been afraid to experiment with their sound and never have truly had a signature sound as each album has a feel all it's own. Whether it be the sheer rawness of their 1994 debut or the spacey dramatics on Issues, each release has significant differences that allow it to stand on it's own.

The Path of Totality is by far their most drastic experimentation to date. Featuring a wide array of various Dubstep, Drum and Bass, and Electro House artists. We have heard Korn utilize more electronica in their music (Issues, Untouchables) and the finished product was of excellent quality. (in my opinion) we see the same on The Path of Totality. I feel it was a brave step in an interesting direction and that the mixture of electronic elements breaths new life into a band that has, for the last few albums been straying away from experimenting with their sound.

The DVD included in the Special Edition is worth the extra cash. It includes the entire Korn Live: The Encounter that was broadcasted on HDNet in 2010. This live concert was in support of Korn III - Remember Who You Are and features mostly tracks from that album, however their are some excellent older tracks scattered here and there especially towards the end.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
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If you can accept that a groundbreaking band such as Korn deserves the right to stretch out in new, bold directions as they choose, consider the following:

ELECTRONICS:
There are many warp/vortex like electronic sounds here that sound similar on each track, with beats that break up the song with moments of nearly complete silence one half second, to heavy electronics the next coupled with plenty of loud drums with a nice groove if you like this style on occasion.

VOCALS:
Combine that with Jonathan Davis, a bit more laid back here. Other than GET UP, you won't hear much of his awesome screaming vocals on this album sadly. Instead, he chooses to sing most of the lyrics and does a good job of it. But I miss the aggression of his voice. He lets the music be the aggressor here most of the time as he sings the verses and choruses.

MELODIES/RIFFS: There are some seriously CRUSHING riffs that take no prisoners on this album, but to be a bit critical, they eventually begin to blend into each other from track to track. Separately, they can be impressive, but not enough original sound synths were used, so you'll tend to hear a lot of familiar sounds throughout each track, as though they were substituting these synths for guitars. But the synths aren't as expressive or adaptive it seems. This is my biggest criticism nex to the overall lack of Davis' trademark screams.

With time, this album may grow on me, but after two listens, the lack of Davis' aggressive screams and the repetitive sounding synths hurt what could've been a very varied album with plenty of original tracks. Instead, it mostly melts together.

There are some very cool sounding tracks here to discover, and on their own separate from the rest of the album, they'd be stronger.
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29 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent amalgamation of korn and electronic December 7, 2011
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i have always found something to love in everything korn has produced. although they have had a few missteps in their 10-album career (not a huge fan of most of "take a look in the mirror"), i have always admired their tendency to flirt with other styles of music and/or sounds, and i think jonathon davis was right in that this time they nailed it. as soon as i heard dubstep music and the possibility of a korn collaboration, i instantly had a feeling that the two styles would compliment each other nicely. after listening to "the path of totality" at least ten times through at this point, i can say my early predictions were indeed the case. this album is atmospheric, heavy, and has many textures. i highly suggest listening to it in headphones, so you can hear all the subtleties in the album. jonathon's vocals are extremely catchy throughout the entire album, just don't look to his lyrics for any higher-learning (not that we ever really did). davis has always been his best a. in the beginning when his tortured emotions were probably more warranted and b. when his lyrics are vague enough that they can really be applicable to many of life's predicaments. it is when he tries to get political (i.e. illuminati) that he fails. korn has never really been a thinking man's metal band to me, so i think they should stay that way (as odd as that may sound). overall this is the best performance JD has given us in a long, long, long time. don't let the other reviewer's distaste for the "lack of growls" fool you. this is the definitive JD singing experience, and there are definitely some fun growls, scat, and bagpipe to be heard (like any korn album should have). the music itself sounds great. Read more ›
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3.0 out of 5 stars a fun experement
this album has a few gems, and i appreciate the band reaching out with new styles. some songs on this ablum however, both musically and vocally, are just terrible. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Van Leibensperger
5.0 out of 5 stars KORN if buying
I have this album not from amazon but still critiquing great album I love everything about korn greatest band just all around great
Published 1 month ago by Jose Alaniz
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Great album not sure why everybody hated it so much. It still sounds like Korn just with an electronic collaboration .
Published 2 months ago by Karl M Larson
5.0 out of 5 stars KICK DOWN THE DOOR
Awesome .... Addictive ... Powerful ...FUN! Love all the music on this album. From start to finish, it's a WINNER!
Published 3 months ago by L. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars This Album Rocks!
Korn is simply incredible! This is a different blend of the Korn most fans are used to, but the combination of dub-step and heavy riffs make it a must buy! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Racer
5.0 out of 5 stars Not "typical" Korn
But it's awesome. If you like an music with electronics, or, are interested in the rock/electronic hybrid, pick this up!
Published 4 months ago by CantSpliceThis
5.0 out of 5 stars Korn - The Path of Totality
I purchased this cd for my husband for Christmas. It arrived on time before the holiday and in perfect condition. We're very happy with this item.
Published 5 months ago by Christina
5.0 out of 5 stars Wat.
I passed over this the moment it came out a couple years ago .. and here I am, re-introduced by a good coworker that pointed me to a couple songs and just told me to LISTEN. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Justin M Rader
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Album
The sound quality is great and easy to download to my computer. I would recommended this album to anyone interested.
Published 6 months ago by Dan Tazbier
4.0 out of 5 stars Korn: The Path of Totality
Korn mix up their sound with electronic dub step to great effect. Korn work with a variety of dub step DJs to craft some dark songs of rock. Read more
Published 6 months ago by John
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