Korn
Issues


2.0
poor

Review

by USER (14 Reviews)
August 19th, 2005 | 19 replies | 4,866 views


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist


4 of 9 thought this review was well written

Korn – Issues

What does Follow The Leader, Issues and Untouchables all have in common apart from that they’re Korn albums??? They all sound the same, I like Follow The Leader and some of the Untouchables though, but this album scraps the bottom of the barrel. They are five annoying skits which only makes it eleven tracks and the tracks themselves aren’t any better.

As far as I’m concerned, this album wasn’t a commercial success and even it’s sequel Untouchables failed to set the world alight. This album has the most Nu-metal lyrics, they are mostly nonsensical and the band are obviously running out of ideas and better serve up something original for their next album which will probably be very unlikely.

There is only three “listenable" tracks, the single Falling Away From Me is a good well-constructed song, my favourite Korn song ever! It starts with a small quiet tune and then he goes to that “Jump-around" feeling. The verse is quite whiny but the chorus is a powerful one. Make Me Bad is a more effects song than riff oriented. The original line in the chorus “I feel the semen as it’s leaving me, no not again." but was changed for the album release.

It’s the usual Korn stuff with a twist of lemon. My third favourite is Let’s Get This Party Started. I hate the verses but the pre-chorus is powerful yet emotional. The chorus is angry and also emotional. It’s an attack at everything.

The rest of the album is ……phff. Trash is my most hated song ever. It is spine wrenching and it is so nu-metal, I cringe at the thought of that song. The skits shouldn’t be on the album, it is mostly a small guitar riff or a drum beat or Jonathan Davis repeating a few lines over and over again. Hardly good listening is it?

I don’t like Jonathan Davis’s voice. He tries to sound like his life has been so bad and he is this big deal when he was probably writing the songs in a big hall with platinum discs on the wall. The drums have got weaker since time has went by. They are starting to get simple which is a no-no. I like the bass though, everyone hates it but it does good for Korn. The lyrics are so cliché it hurts. Jonathan Davis just doesn’t have anything good to sing about anymore.

CONSTANT

2/5



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Comments:Add a Comment 
masada
August 19th 2005



2733 Comments


That has been happening to me too.

Dead_Trench
August 19th 2005



159 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Bad album, but good review.

Thor
August 19th 2005



10185 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The album had its moments, but it wasn't consistent all the way through.

NEDM
August 20th 2005



1113 Comments


that happens to me all the time constant. Im sick of fan fags.

Kage
August 20th 2005



1173 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I don't know where you get that Issues and Follow the Leader sound the same. They're quite different, and Untouchables has a completely different vibe and atmosphere to it. If you're soley talking about the actual instrumentals, then every Korn album essentially is the same. The production values of FTL, Issues, and Untouchables, as well as the vibes from them are really different.

Shattered_Future
August 20th 2005



1540 Comments


Only song I liked on this was Falling Away From Me. It has a catchy chorus.

Otherwise, I'm unimpressed.

Decent review though.

Ace_of_Bass2112
August 21st 2005



257 Comments


i never really liked korn and from what i get from this review ill want to avoid this album like the fuckin plague

Priestmetal
August 21st 2005



542 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I thought this was a decenbt album... when I was 10.

Adam Jones is GOD
August 21st 2005



113 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

My favourite Korn album

Its not even on my shelf these days though

mranti
August 28th 2005



50 Comments


i like your review, although i think the album isn't all too bad. 4U, Falling Away From Me, and Make Me Bad stick out the most, but the whole album in general is what anyone could except from the band. i think they got a little bit worse with each album, but who knows, the new guitarist may bring a different sound in.

wikuk
September 24th 2005



1110 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Good review, only one comment on Trash, you said it's nu-metal.

Korn equals nu-metal!

I can't relate to this review because i like issues but good review.

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
September 24th 2005



4927 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I bought the first 3 Korn albums (this is when I was probably about 8 when I got the first one) and this after this one I stopped. Horrible. Worse than the stench of elderly people.

ScuroFantasma
September 27th 2013



1557 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I like this album, but it think your review is well written. The song 'Trash' is one of my favourites though.

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BigPleb
September 27th 2013



36001 Comments


andcas' favourite album

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