13 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The shift to an electronic direction on Korn’s 10th album reveals a band craving change. Frontman Jonathan Davis wrote on the Roadrunner Records website that the group is creating “future metal” by incorporating dubstep, drum and bass, and house music into its old formula. The King Midas touch of dubstep luminary Skrillex is noticeably present—especially in the opening song, “Chaos Lives in Everything,” where gigantic walls of aggressive electro textures accompany the band’s cathartic nu-metal. Skrillex ramps up his production on the standout cut “Narcissistic Cannibal” (also featuring Kill the Noise), where an arsenal of mechanics interlock with the flesh-and-blood workings of the band’s human attack. KTN also appears on the bonus track “Fuels the Comedy,” a kinetic fusion of Korn’s signature sound braided with rapcore and dubstep. Excision Datsik and Downlink appear on the second bonus song, “Tension.” Overall, The Path of Totality doesn’t sound so much like a new direction for Korn; it plays more like the remix of an entire Korn album of which there's no original version.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The shift to an electronic direction on Korn’s 10th album reveals a band craving change. Frontman Jonathan Davis wrote on the Roadrunner Records website that the group is creating “future metal” by incorporating dubstep, drum and bass, and house music into its old formula. The King Midas touch of dubstep luminary Skrillex is noticeably present—especially in the opening song, “Chaos Lives in Everything,” where gigantic walls of aggressive electro textures accompany the band’s cathartic nu-metal. Skrillex ramps up his production on the standout cut “Narcissistic Cannibal” (also featuring Kill the Noise), where an arsenal of mechanics interlock with the flesh-and-blood workings of the band’s human attack. KTN also appears on the bonus track “Fuels the Comedy,” a kinetic fusion of Korn’s signature sound braided with rapcore and dubstep. Excision Datsik and Downlink appear on the second bonus song, “Tension.” Overall, The Path of Totality doesn’t sound so much like a new direction for Korn; it plays more like the remix of an entire Korn album of which there's no original version.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

GoBluz ,

Follow the Leader all over again!!!

Jonathan Davis and Korn did it again! Like Follow the Leader, it's a completely new sound but it's still Korn! They continue to impress...

Ballin Panda Bear ,

Rock + Dubstep

i love it when 2 genres collide (like Dubstep and Rock.) in my opinion, it's a good combo.

srkorn7885 ,

Best KoRn album since the 1st!!!!

I have been a KoRn fan since 93. I was thirteen screaming "I can see.... I can see.... I'm going BLIND!!!". I have enjoyed every album, but this one takes them to a new level. (again) It seems like the fusion of rock and dubstep was made for JD's voice. For those of you that are jumping on KoRn's back about this not being a "metal" album need to think outside the box. KoRn has never made a album that sounds like another one of they're albums. If you want to hear the same thing over and over just go back to listening to your .... And justice for all album!!! Oh wait..... You are probably the ones that were mad when Metallica changed too. Bottom line is..... KoRn you rock always have and always will. I would say don't change but us true fans know you always will evolve and take things to a different level and the "haters" may not like it but they will love the ten other bands that will try imitate what you guys did first.(again)And that's why we love you!!!

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