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“Untitled” by Korn

Artist: Korn
Title: “Untitled”
Label: Virgin Records
Release Date: 7/31/2007
Genre: Nu-Metal
Rating: 3.5/5

Korn is never hesitant to push their own established sound into new areas and showed us this with the album “See You On The Other Side” which offered up tracks like “Twisted Transistor” and their most recent MTV Unplugged adventure which showed the group able to strip down to bare essentials as well as offer “mash-ups” to their fans. Their latest release comes to us untitled with Jonathan Davis citing that it allows the fans to call it whatever they wanted to but many are simply calling it “Korn” or “Untitled” – for the purpose of review we shall stick with the latter. “Untitled” once again finds Korn adventuring deeper into layers of available sound and bringing a very Atmospheric and Dark Metal vibe to the front for their new album. There are moments of heaviness that will appeal to their most staunch supporters but they also manage to slow it down to extreme subtlety on occasion as well. The album would be the second that was recorded without Brian “Head” Welch who has since left the band after finding religion and it’s now the first without drummer David Silveria who had gone on hiatus before the group went into the studio. Drums are instead courtesy of monster player Terry Bozzio, Brooks Wackerman and also Jonathan Davis. Together, the three offer up many different flairs of percussive instrumentation. “Starting Over” begins the album and seems almost an announcement on the band’s continuing to go forward despite the changes they have found in recent years.
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