Tuesday, January 24, 2012

CD Review: Korn Paves "The Path Of Totality"

American Nu Metal band Korn return with their tenth studio album entitled “The Path Of Totality.” Produced by lead singer Jonathan Davis, the new album features special guests including Skrillex, Noisia and Excision amongst others. On this new release, Korn takes a big step towards electronics, meshing the worlds of heavy metal and electro-house music.

Right from the opening track “Chaos Lives In Everything,” you'll notice a difference in Korn’s sound as club beats and synthesizers replace buzzsaw guitars and booming drumbeats. According to Davis, he wanted to “create art that’s different and not conform to what’s going on.” Songs like “Burn The Obedient” and “Sanctuary” sound like an experiment with music as Korn tries to test the boundaries in their new electronic sound. The album’s first single “Get Up!” has become successful, selling over 200,000 downloads in the US alone and making the Top 10 of Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs. The song features a great, shout-out-loud chorus over some of the most rock-oriented music on the new album. The album’s second single is “Narcissistic Cannibal” and is a more typical Korn song with its song structure and deep meaning. The album closes with “Bleeding Out” a slower, darker song that is just plastered with electronics.

The new album reached #10 on the Billboard Album chart upon its release in December. Korn will begin their month-long tour on March 3rd in San Bernardino, CA. For more information on Korn’s new album, please visit korn.com.

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