Review Summary: Seriously? Yeah, seriously...10 of 12 thought this review was well written
It's 15 years later, your music tastes have grown exponentially in the past years, you're now in your late 20's. Your favorites like Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Disturbed
had all fallen away from you and have been replaced by the likes of Opeth, Brand New, P.O.S.
and other immensely more talented groups/artists. But you heard something from your younger cousin the other day, you heard Korn had a new album. While you hadn't listened to them in years, you can't help but be overwhelmed with nostalgia. So, you're off to Target to buy Korn III: Remember Who You Are
, just kidding, you torrent it like everyone else.. After hearing some of the drivel of their newer works on the radio, you have no idea what to expect. What you're in for is a ride.
It opens with Uber-Time
, some ambient noise and some random speech and a guitar makes it actually sound like you're going to be hit with something epic. But then, Oildale (Leave Me Alone)
hits. It sounds good at first, it actually sounds somewhat great. Could this be the return to form that we were promised? But then Jon starts. The chorus hits and the lyrics sound more uninspired than ever. WHY DON'T YOU JUST LEAVE, ME ALLOOOONNNNEEEE
You think, seriously Jon? You are 40 years old, we've seen your slamming porn star wife. The breakdown is even worse though, you almost want to turn it off already. You have nothing to complain about, how am I supposed to take you seriously? By Lead The Parade
you almost can't take it anymore. Is this really what has happened to the band you at one time called your favorite band? It's enough that they bent over for the fans who wanted them to be all angsty again. But to take it this far? Musically it's just another Korn album, nothing new, nothing special. Same down-tuned guitars, same semi-talented same bass riff over and over again...
You want to turn it off, but you feel the need to give it a full listen, it may be bad, but hey, this was your favorite band at one point. They at least deserve you listening to it in entirety. By Are You Ready To Live?
you're relieved by the fact that there's only two songs left. But towards the end of it, Jon almost starts to bawl. You shut it off, you couldn't possibly take another 5 minutes of this album.
While it was better than previous efforts, it is still a terrible attempt at a return to form. Dial down the angst and please at least try to do something different musically. Or better yet, please just disband.