Korn
Korn III: Remember Who You Are


2.0
poor

Review

by Maniac!s Main. (Broba Feiticeira) USER (6 Reviews)
July 28th, 2010 | 258 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Seriously? Yeah, seriously...

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now in your late 20's. Your favorites like Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Disturbed had all fallen away from you and have been replaced by the likes of Opeth, Brand New, P.O.S. and other immensely more talented groups/artists.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.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Counterfeit
July 28th 2010


17819 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Don't know how this one is gonna go over, but here it is.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 28th 2010


31618 Comments


Did you use the words "fallen away from you" in a Korn review intentionally?

Digging: Theo Parrish - American Intelligence

Mordecai.
July 28th 2010


8282 Comments


lol

CutMan
July 28th 2010


1798 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

The angst really does seem disingenuous. I try to never accuse an artist of not meaning what he writes, but I just don't feel the sincerity that was in the old stuff.

Fun to read review. Little short on details when it comes to the actual music, but I was entertained.

Counterfeit
July 28th 2010


17819 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

haha, i didnt even think about it.

HumanGenome
July 28th 2010


195 Comments


he married a porn star?

success

bailar12
July 28th 2010


1766 Comments


enrique pos'd

Counterfeit
July 28th 2010


17819 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

much love
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bailar12
July 28th 2010


1766 Comments


enrique approves

Burn2Burn
July 28th 2010


2378 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

album's pretty good.

Counterfeit
July 28th 2010


17819 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

naaahhhhh

PanasonicYouth
July 28th 2010


7412 Comments


count who is that i'm probably completely oblivious but goddammit GIVE ME A NAME TOTAL HOTNESS

tables
July 28th 2010


126 Comments


Eva Longoria

PanasonicYouth
July 28th 2010


7412 Comments


ugh i should have known that

Counterfeit
July 28th 2010


17819 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

its ok i guess, but i have this bias against it. maybe cuz its a cop out to fans. and it comes out totally pathetic and boring.

Obfuscation24
July 28th 2010


3939 Comments


*insert lol nu-metal or lol KoRn comment here*

Apollo
July 28th 2010


10373 Comments


good review..still havent heard this and probably won't

fr33convict
July 28th 2010


11703 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

maybe cuz its a cop out to fans. and it comes out totally pathetic and boring.

I agree. It lacks any real passion and the delivery is weak.

Counterfeit
July 28th 2010


17819 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

dont bother. man.

fr33convict
July 28th 2010


11703 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

Fine I won't.






























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