Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Korn - Album Review

3 ninja stars out of 5

Jonathan Davis needs a better psychiatrist. Either that or he is a very convincing liar. 8 albums into his career as the lead singer of Korn he's still talking about how messed up his life is and how much he hates God (if he believes in him at all) for it.

But now he has a new reason. For breaking up his band. Three years ago Brian "Head" Welch left the band to allegedly follow God and recently drummer David Silveria has left due to exhaustion. It's too bad that Davis can't come up with anything else because the rest of the band shows some good artistic growth on this their second self-titled LP.

With the absence of Silveria Korn decides to pull a Smashing Pumpkins circa Adore and decides to go industrial to some great results including "I Will Protect You" and "Do What They Say" and Monkey throughout the album has some of his best guitar work to date.

Although there are bright spots, Davis still has one of the more interesting voices in rock music and does some great vocal overlapping in songs like "Starting Over", it is ultimately his writing that pulls this album down. Ironically on "Hold On" he tells his detractors "I think it's time for you to move on." I think he needs to take some of his own advice.

Standout tracks - "Life and Luxury" "Hold On" "Kiss"

Misses - "Ever Be"

4 comments:

BRUGG said...

KORN IS STILL MAKING MUSIC?
GOD HELP US! A BAND WITH SO MUCH
CREATIVE TALENT THAT THEY COULD'NT COME UP WITH AN ALBUM TITLE FOR THE SECOND TIME NOW. ROCK ON!

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