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However, the key word here is "initially"...because now the above opinion could not be further from the truth. Confession time: Korn is among my all-time favorite bands, yet I didn't really give this 2005 effort the fair shake that it deserves. It would be safe to say that I had a prematurely made-up opinion about it. In my defense, this task was easy to do, when considering the new album's experimentalism was a total surprise, making it likely to leave many fans cold after the first couple listens. But sure you mark my words, when I say this: I officially retract my last review (a long, long overdue statement)! Reading between the lines, this is the kind of record that grows on you. And grows, and grows, and grows...and grows! In fact, it may never - or at least rarely - cease growing in appreciation. Yes, the new material is bound to sound different. Hence, one might think that the band are afraid of riffing, and that their rhythm section sounds a bit weakened. These things are simply not the case, though. Instead, look at it this way: Upped levels of creativity, breaking new ground, breadth, and epic-ness.Read more ›
Well, in a way, they were. "Mirror" was the old Korn's death cry, and when Brian Welch left the band, the final nail was hammered into the coffin. However a lineup change and a label change seem to have conspired to create something that is, if nothing else, creative and new.
The album kicks off with the propulsive, but melodically challanged, "Twisted Transistor." While deffinitly not my favorite song on this album, it is representative of the changes to Korn's sound. At first listen, this album reminded me of Orgy. Indeed it borrows heavily from the softcore industrial sounds of Nine Inch Nails, Orgy, Static-X, et al, as well from one of their stated influences, Ministry. Even when there are no electronics in the mix, the aggressive pulse in most of these songs still bring to mind industrial music.
The band also seems to have discarded the impressionistic chords and rich wall-of-sound textures in favor of a more horizontal approach. No doubt this is a result of Head leaving the band - without another guitarist to bounce ideas off of, James Shaffer's guitar parts reflect a thrashier sensability. The low-tuned guitars in many cases have lost their bass-y deffinition and now act as an abrasive noise texture. Fieldy's bass lines no longer seem to double as percussion parts and he is more taken to using the fuzz pedal.
...and "evolution of heavy" indeed.Read more ›
It is atmospheric and ambient, while at the same time holding onto KoRn's very groovable melodies. It pulls in different genres of music, while at the same time being true to that KoRn sound. The major influence, as far as I can tell, is industrial. The 1 minute beginning to the cd and to Twisted Transistor is a perfect example of this, pulling in different sounds, experimenting, keeping you unbalanced until the opening guitars of Twisted Transistor pulls it together. This continues throughout all 14 tracks; songs sometimes bleed into one another, all contain about the same feel which can either be a good thing or a bad thing. Sometimes, groups that keep a similar sound throughout have a chance of becoming boring or repetitious. In my opinion, KoRn treads this line, but every song is more of a hit than a miss.
While the cd is heavy in tone, I think fans will be divided. Its not as raw as some of their earlier works. You won't find songs like Blind or Daddy that have such raw emotion in them. And, unfortunately, the bass guitar work, the sound oh so familiar to KoRn fans, that sounds like percussion at times is lessened. There are a few songs that have it, but overall its not as standout as it once was which I'm a little disappointed in.
I'm not one to give ratings for each individual song. I will point out a couple that are my favorites on the album. Throw Me Away, Love Song and Coming Undone are my favorites because of the tone.Read more ›
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This album is great and my order didn't take long at all to come in.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
Cd case was cracked in four places. The lid came right off when I opened the package. Cd playback skips and disk was damaged on arrival.Published 13 months ago by Nick