Korn
Life Is Peachy


4.0
excellent

Review

by Samuel Mclean USER (9 Reviews)
November 6th, 2012 | 25 replies


Release Date: 1996 | Tracklist

Review Summary: KoRn churn out a darker release than their debut, and without bad consequence.

Since my last review garnered enough attention from ad hominem vomit spews and malefic comments aimed at my stances and mentality. I shall attempt to review this with absolutely no personal input, because I can't win with you people.

KoRn were the first ever band I got into, I got into them through this album so it is a blast to the past so to speak.
Unlike Slipknot, I do not loathe even hearing their name anymore because KoRn don't exactly make shoddy material. Well, at least from mine and a few others standpoints they don't.

This album represented the band in their prime, and had a difference from their first album, there were heavy funk elements. Reggae even in some areas, and the songwriting had continued to be as darkly written and emotionally jarring as the last album, though with some black-humour put in for good measure. They had matured over the release difference from what I can gather, and I am really happy for them. As this album is possibly their best to ever come from them. Not to say their newer material is bad, because to me it is certainly not.

This is also possibly their darkest album to date, incorporating more violent lyrics and general social-disgust and awkwardness than they had in the last effort, and managed to scare me a little in one particular song, which is "Kill You" the most notorious song on their album aside from -possibly- "K@#Ø%" depending on what you consider more worrying, profanity, or profanity and murder threats.

Oh, and who can forget the lovable mania of the possibly most recognizable intro to any album ever. Twist, where I thought my speakers had broken upon first listen.

Jonathan was really, really at breaking point so many times on this album. "Good God", "Chi", "Kill You". Hell there is probably more but you can literally feel the man's rage and pain in his voice, almost at all times. It's quite harrowing.
Unfortunately, there are always one stale point of the album. That is in the track "Swallow" which is good for the first listen, then for some reason just gets... I don't really know, worse? The more you hear it. I think it might just be the repetition of the lyrics.

The musicianship of the album is, just what you'd expect from KoRn on a sophomore effort. David Silvera really shows his talent on this album, Munky and Head churn out awesome riffs and tunes, while Fieldy just slaps away on that bass. That guy is just one of the defining aspects of KoRn, without him I'd honestly not feel the same listening to KoRn.

In short, the album is one of the many to be held aloft as a truly, amazing album. Despite it's drop down on Swallow, it still is one of the best albums of the 90's era.

Recommended tracks:

Twist
Chi
Lost
Good God
Porno Creep
Kill You



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  • William Forest Collins (4.5)
    Basically Korn part 2, but with some slight tweaks to the formula that keep this album out...

    Will C. (3.5)
    "Life is Peachy" is NOT meant to be taken seriously. This album is pure comedic relief aft...

    Jeremy Bentham (3.5)
    On Life Is Peachy, Korn take the sound they established on their self titled debut and pus...

    Josh Bowers (3.5)
    Life Is Peachy treks through the remarkable(A.D.I.D.A.S, Porno Creep) to the terrible(Kunt...

  • barosjn (4)
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Comments:Add a Comment 
Jalix
November 6th 2012


111 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is, technically the same review. The last one messed up.

Jalix
November 6th 2012


111 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

All's fair in the world of music, we all move on.

ThroneOfAgony
November 6th 2012


3485 Comments


best album ever omg

KingHarkinian
November 6th 2012


435 Comments


Life is dumb.

KingHarkinian
November 6th 2012


435 Comments


Song 13 is my jam.

ChopSuey
November 6th 2012


2392 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

not bad. I prefer the 1st Korn album, follow the leader and issues over this

ThroneOfAgony
November 6th 2012


3485 Comments


If you say it's "not bad" then why is it at a 1??

ThroneOfAgony
November 6th 2012


3485 Comments


Song 13 is my jam.[2]

Hell yes, or Good God or Chi or Swallow or omg they all rule hard

DarkSideOfLucca
November 6th 2012


3273 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I really liked Twist way back in the day, Good God was fun too. I just realized these guys aren't even in my itunes anymore aha I really grew out of them.

ChopSuey
November 6th 2012


2392 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I meant the review is not bad

DirEnRefused
November 6th 2012


2179 Comments


First paragraph has no place in a music review. Remove it. Also, work on your formatting.

CaptainDooRight
November 6th 2012


29369 Comments


wheres beach

Digging: Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta III ? Saturnian Poetry

CaptainDooRight
November 6th 2012


29369 Comments


yea



ClintC
November 6th 2012


12 Comments


Clint C has just touched your life

Apollo
November 6th 2012


10307 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

review sucks

RevenantBlue
November 6th 2012


136 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

As another reviewer pointed out, removing that introduction (which has nothing to do with the album) would make this a significant improvement over your last review. Brush up on your grammar just a bit; there were places a semi-colon would have served you better than a comma.

Elsewhere, try to expand the paragraph concerning the band. Support everything you bring up. What else does Jon contribute to Korn's sound? How exactly would Fieldy's absence change the way you feel listening to Korn? Why is this one of the best albums of the 90's?

Once again, an improvement over your last review. Keep working at it.

Jalix
November 7th 2012


111 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"First paragraph has no place in a music review. Remove it. Also, work on your formatting."

It was a bad apology for inciting what could be said to be a totally pointless shitstorm on the last review.

Jalix
November 7th 2012


111 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"and wtf sammy why rec those two albums? They're nothing like this one, you should've rec'd their debut, or Issues, or Follow the Leader. if you had to recommend a modern album you could've done Korn III. Just sayin, trust me im an expert on these dudes"

Oh sir. I have to bring this up again? No, no I won't because you actually seem like a decent guy. My reason for recommending those albums are because they happen to be ones I like, and I forgot to fill in the last two due to laziness.


Jalix
November 7th 2012


111 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"review sucks"

Then all I can say is, don't come on my reviews. Or in your manner of speaking. "Fuck off"

ChopSuey
November 7th 2012


2392 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

"It was a bad apology for inciting what could be said to be a totally pointless shitstorm on the last review. "

then I'd type it in the comments section




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