Review Summary: Jonathan Davis is good in trying (successfully) something 'new' every time. And "The Path Of Totality" is surely a 'must check out' thing for all Korn fans and/or ''not much of a korn fans''.
"I want to trail-blaze. I want to change things. I want to do things we're not supposed to do. I want to create art that's different and not conform to what's going on. We didn't make a dubstep album. We made a Korn album."
This is what Jonathan Davis said when asked about collaborating with many dubstep producers for their(Korn's) new album.
Although the 'pure' metal fans would show their averse to this album because of the 'computer n electronically generated music', this album has a different taste. Both metal n non metal fans are gonna like this album 'cause the sound is really catchy. The first single which was out from the album was "Get Up" feat. Dubstep producer Skrillex, the song was catchy as hell and got many plays in discos as well(which is quite unlikely for a metal band). J. Davis worked really hard for this album, and it shows. Their last album "Korn III - Remember who you are" was bit of a let down for their fans even if it landed on the US billboard top 200 at #2.
"The Path of Totality" is a 'must check out' album purely because of its 'newness' (not saying that rock has never mixed up with dubstep or electronic music before, but this album is surely different).
The stand out tracks of the album are "Narcissistic Cannibal (feat. Skrillex and Kill the noise)", "Get Up(feat. Skrillex)", "Bleeding out(feat. Feed Me)" and "Kill Mercy Within (Feat. Noisia)".
YES, all of the tracks have a "Feat" thingy in them. The negative thing about this is that the guitars n bass have been suppressed by the dubstep music, but the songs still have the rock/metal tinge in them.
J. Davis' voice with Korn's signature tuned down guitars AND dubstep make it a good (infact great) album.
Although, the album is receiving mixed reviews from everywhere but in my opinion (being a metal fan), this is one of the best albums of this year(also considering TH1RT3EN, A Dramatic Turn Of Events, and Worship Music).