Yep, Korn did it again. With every album they change their sound and yet you always now it's Korn. It's their most experimental album since "Follow The Leader". And it's purely exhilarating.
There was a mojor loss within the band as guitarist Brian "Head" Welch decided to leave the band due to personal reasons. Remaining members said that breaking up was never an option and that they tried to turn this loss into an oportunity. An oportunity to "reinvent" their sound. And they did... they really did.
They all stepped up as musicians. Especially Munky who is now the only guitarist in Korn. He produced some wonderful riffs (very popular first single "Twisted Transistor", "Liar", "Coming Undone", "For No One"). David presents his skills most clearly on "10 Or A 2-Way" and on "SYOTOS" you can hear Fiedly's spectacular bass playing again. If it comes to Jonathan, his vocals have greatly improved over the years. The band produced a lot of catchy songs that just won't get out of your head. The album is heavy and at the same time very melodic. Some of the songs have a very epic feel in them. And I can guarantee that you'll be stunned when you hear "Tearjerker".
The more I listen to this album the more I adore it. My personal favourites are:
"Liar", "Love Song", "Tearjerker", "Coming Undone", "Souvenir", "Open Up" and "Throw Me Away".
The limited edition comes with a second CD - it has three really good bonus songs, two remixes of "Twisted Transistor" (one being extremely great) and two live videos. And the package is the best I've ever seen (with a pop-up artwork!).