Korn
The Path of Totality


2.5
average

Review

by Alex561 USER (2 Reviews)
May 13th, 2012 | 18 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: It's more machine now than man.

Ah, good old Korn, a band that has not only mastered the controversial sub-genre of metal, Nu metal, but has also recently done some experimentation within the past few years, with the expectations of See You on the Other Side, and the largely hated untitled album. Nearly two years ago, they released their 9th album "Korn III: Remember Who You Are", returning to old grounds with newly added touches, raising the hopes of diehard fans that the old Korn is back and still alive. But on The Path of Totality, a majority of those fans will be once again disappointed, for there is as much old sounding Korn on here as there is as many pears in an apple tree.

However, despite the music being a desperate attempt at trying to be a new and unique band by collaborating with 100 different "dubstep" and electronic artists, frontman Jonathan Davis lyrics and voice is still the same. It is probably the only thing about Korn that will never change, but with something such as Path of Totality, you'd think that Jonathan would try something new and different to give the album more of a boost, especially since it was mainly his idea to try and make a post-dubstep metal fusion album, with the other members going along with it.

So, in conclusion, if you're either a diehard Korn fan until the end, or a musically oblivious 8th grader who is looking for a new album to blast in the mall parking lot with your friends, then this album is for you. But if you're either an addict to their old albums or hate sudden change, then stay far away from this album as you can.

If you're still not sure about this album and want to try and at-least check out a song or two, my recommendations would be Get Up! and Chaos Lives in Everything, for it at-least has some fairly good singing and almost tolerable music.


user ratings (894)
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other reviews of this album
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  • Axel Thunderflex (2.5)
    An unbiased review of Korn's 10th studio album...

    Abhishek1411 (4)
    Jonathan Davis is good in trying (successfully) something 'new' every time. And "The Path ...

    Will C. (2.5)
    Korn has come to a fork in the road, and a difficult decision had to be made. I guess Korn...

    smiders (4.5)
    With “The Path Of Totality”, Jonathon Davies has his middle finger up, and for anyone ...

  • Philip Whitehead (4)
    An early indicator of what to expect in the coming years, although likely to polarise fans...

    pizzamachine (2.5)
    against all odds, Kornstep prevails - sort of....

    fish CONTRIBUTOR (3)
    The definition of "guilty pleasure", ultimately undermined by lazy songwriting...

    Deviant STAFF (0.5)
    Korn IV: Forgetting who you are...


Comments:Add a Comment 
Alex561
May 11th 2012


12 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

*is for you.

PuddlesPuddles
May 11th 2012


4787 Comments


We can't rebuild him. We have too much technologies

bloc
May 11th 2012


35024 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Band's best album

Tyrael
May 11th 2012


20974 Comments


classic bloc trolling

bloc
May 11th 2012


35024 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Haha, Ty.

But seriously, I feel like I'm getting better at it.

Tyrael
May 11th 2012


20974 Comments


I've listened to this too much I think

Korn is my 3rd most played artist

Alex561
May 11th 2012


12 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Yeah, because posting "bands best album" on a 2.5 rated review while having a 3.5 rating of it is trolling.

Rastapunk
May 12th 2012


771 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

You haven't described any of the sounds of the album.

Tyrael
May 12th 2012


20974 Comments


I think you've hung out with acad for too long andcas

your sense of humour has detoriated

bloc
May 12th 2012


35024 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

acad's hilarious though.

Spec
May 12th 2012


27298 Comments


I never listened to it.

sixdegrees
May 13th 2012


17731 Comments


dat summary.

Digging: Satomimagae - Koko

mangasm
May 13th 2012


672 Comments


Should I even waste my time with this?

aqualungcancer
May 13th 2012


573 Comments


Listened to one track. I'm used to music evolving and changing, I listen to Progressive after all, but this was just bad.

mangasm
May 13th 2012


672 Comments


True prog, damn I might give it a listen.

aqualungcancer
May 13th 2012


573 Comments


True prog? The only true prog is Jethro.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
May 13th 2012


28829 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

hashtagPROG

Digging: Charli XCX - Sucker

Tyrael
May 13th 2012


20974 Comments


BtBaM is the only true prog



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