Review: ‘Korn – ‘Untitled’’

Korn's untitled 8th album comes on the heels of their "MTV Unplugged" CD and their foray into more electronic textures on 2005's "See You on the Other Side."

Korn’s untitled 8th album comes on the heels of their “MTV Unplugged” CD and their foray into more electronic textures on 2005’s “See You on the Other Side.” One of the most successful acts of the so-called nu metal pack in the post-grunge nineties, the California group is struggling to find a relevant sound in the new millennium.

After the brief carnival-esque “Intro,” the disc kicks off with “Starting Over,” a faintly electronic ditty balancing singer Jonathan Davis’ falsetto wail and his screechy rap-rock yell. Davis’ lyrics try awfully hard to be shocking and/or meaningful with such aphorisms as “God is gonna take me out” and song titles like “Bitch We Got a Problem” and “Killing.” The real shock is hearing how dated the album’s sound is.

Korn - 'Untitled'

Virgin Records
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