See you at the music store buying the new Korn album
What's so different? Well, while you do get Jonathan Davis' instantly recognizable vocal stylings, you will also hear his most diverse performance to date. He sings better than ever on this disc and tries some new patterns and melodies that have never been on a Korn record before.
As for the music, Korn is still using their heavily downtuned style, but there are less of their mysterious guitar “pings.” Instead you are treated to some slickly layered guitars and excellent filler melodies that sound more mature. Fieldy's bass sounds like it has finally grown up as well. The slap sound that he's known for has been replaced with a thicker straight ahead approach.
The majority of the songs on this release are pretty solid. The lead single, “Twisted Transistor,” as well as “Politics,” “10 or a 2-Way,” and “Liar” are probably my faves at this point and should be checked out by fans of heavy music or those who want to see what Korn is up to these days.
The deluxe edition is the real buy for this release. Not only do you get the 14 songs off of the regular edition, but you also get a bonus disc with three b-sides (“Eaten Up Inside” and “It's Me Again” should have been on the regular CD because they're so good), two remixes and two live videos. The deluxe version also has amazing packaging and artwork.
The deluxe edition also includes a one year membership to the Korn fan club. There isn't too much content on the site right now, but they promise a lot of exclusive stuff in the future, and the layout of the site isn't too bad, either.
Some may not know what to think of this disc from one listen. But after playing it numerous times throughout the holidays I can say that I really enjoyed this CD and if you have an open mind, let Korn take you on a really wicked musical journey. 9 out of 10.
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