Korn
The Paradigm Shift


4.5
superb

Review

by Townsendium USER (10 Reviews)
October 20th, 2013 | 84 replies | 2,479 views


Release Date: 10/08/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Korn have redeemed themselves, The Path of Total shit can be put behind us once and for all

2 of 23 thought this review was well written

Hahaha oh boy oh boy, sputnikmusic is packed with KoRn haters, so it's not gonna surprise me at all when I get a metric f**ktonne of negs for this bitch.

I have a been a huge KoRn fan for about 2 years. Yeah, not the best time to become a fan. I fell in love with their album "Untouchables", and from their, I basically raided HMV for their stuff. You can imagine how hyped I was for The Path Of Totality, and how badly I was let down by it. After that *** storm died down, I awaited KoRns next effort. And when I heard they were recording a new album, without the aid of dubstep, I was ecstatic. So, I went and bought the special edition soon after the release. And oh boy I was not let down at all...

The Paradigm Shift sounds like a combination of Untouchables, Issues, and their debut. It quite literally gave me and eargasm. Every song kicks ass. The sound of the guitars brings back memories of listening to Untouchables for the first time, and the emotion that has been poured into the lyrics makes this album possibly KoRns best effort yet. Jon has a knack of writing lyrics about being bullied in High School, sex, drugs or how *** the music industry is. Yes this album contains some of those elements, but Jon has widened his lyrical style, incorporating lyrics about domestic abuse, relationships torn about, and hints at coming-of-age. The songs are all beautifully woven from each members heart strings, creating a masterpiece of emotional Nu-Metal.

Many Korn fans were afraid when they heard Never Never, for it contains quite a lot of electronic elements. And to be honest when I first listened to it on VEVO, I felt my heart sink. But, surprisingly, it is the only song on the album that relies so heavily on electronica. The rest do contain some house-influenced synths, but it's no way near as awful as The Path of Total ***, in fact, it really adds to the sound, making it original yet similar to their classic sound.

So, all in all, if you're a KoRn fan, you will NOT be disappointed. Korn have most definitely redeemed themselves, and have built on their classic nu-metal sound. Go buy this bitch, and if you don't mind sparing about £3 extra, buy the deluxe edition, that contains two more superb songs, and the Reconciliation DVD. For everyone else, if you like Korn, or are just a fan of nu-metal in general, give it a listen, if you don't love it as much as I do, you're bound to still find something you enjoy about it.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Townsendium
October 20th 2013



51 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Instant negative vote - 0 fucks given

SnakeDelilah
October 20th 2013



6446 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

>Instant negative vote
>Says that 0 fucks were given
>Still acknowledges the neg he received


Here, have another if you don't give a fuck.

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Brostep
Staff Reviewer
October 20th 2013



3414 Comments


Hahaha oh boy oh boy, sputnikmusic is packed with KoRn haters, so it's not gonna surprise me at all when I get a metric f**ktonne of negs for this bitch.


Well this is why. Look, if you actually want to get better I can give you some constructive criticism, but if you're just gonna be an idiot and pump out low-quality reviews then you're gonna keep getting negs. Some of course will be because of your taste but most will be because sentences like these do not belong in a review.

SnakeDelilah
October 20th 2013



6446 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Oh, and please for the love of god, do not say 'haters' on this website. PERIOD.

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2013



9595 Comments


I wouldn't waste your time Brostep. Was gonna actually read this but looking at the amount of **** in
it, I just wouldn't take it seriously. Cursing in a review is fine every once in a while but the
amount you did it is just unnecessary.

Shuyin
October 20th 2013



11422 Comments


wow is this really that good?

id be lying if i said i didnt enjoy their first 2 albums

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43
October 20th 2013



43 Comments


"Hahaha oh boy oh boy, sputnikmusic is packed with KoRn haters, so it's not gonna surprise me at all when I get a metric f**ktonne of negs for this bitch."

If I neg you, it'll be for this, not the review

demigod!
October 20th 2013



44132 Comments


i have a hard time believing this is anything above average

so i won't!

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Gwyn.
October 20th 2013



14990 Comments


what a fantastic review

pos!

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StallionMang
October 20th 2013



5383 Comments


Review by Townsendium

Neg'd

Townsendium
October 20th 2013



51 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

StallionMang...you are a cunt

StallionMang
October 20th 2013



5383 Comments


I actually read it BTW, still keeping my neg.

demigod!
October 20th 2013



44132 Comments


name rules unfortunately however review does not

DrHouseSchuldiner
October 20th 2013



5643 Comments


album surprised me a little but ehhh

Hoppoman
October 20th 2013



634 Comments


If sputnik is full of haters, how is it all this album's reviews are 3.5 up?

KILL
October 20th 2013



71253 Comments


cos retards

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demigod!
October 20th 2013



44132 Comments


yeah the retard/hater ratio is pretty even tbh

KILL
October 20th 2013



71253 Comments


havent even decided which side i'm on yet

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2013



21768 Comments


never never and prey for me are pretty catchy

sapient
October 20th 2013



1928 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

name rules unfortunately however review does not [2]



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