Top positive review
on 26 August 2011
Not being a Korn fan as such I bought this for 2 reasons: I heard 'Got the Life' on the radio and saw the album artwork. I was a big fan of Tod McFarlane back then and the radio single just got me immediately and I thought, what the hey? I made a very good decision.
The first 12 tracks are seconds each of nothing, in a humourous attempt to mess with our minds, albeit in a very Type O Negative kind of a way (pointless, but kind of fun). 'It's On' heralds the album with a fanfare. It's heavy, hook-laden and bombastic. And utterly brilliant. Then comes the even betterer 'Freak On A Leash'. It's a classic of theirs by now (2011), as is 'Got the Life'. Both 5 star tracks indeed. And made for radio play. 'Dead Bodies...' is a great track but not reaching the heights of the 2 preceding tracks. 'Children of the Korn' is more fun than anything else. It's a strange hybrid of hip-hop and metal, but more metal than anything else, and it's quite dark. 'BBK' is my favourite track. It's just tonally perfect and has the best pay-off chorus ever. 'Pretty' s ok. Not bad. Not great.
'All in the family' is another rap/hop/metal deely. Again it's good and it is more rap n b than metal. 'Reclaim my PLace' is pretty good, a straight up Korn song. 'Justin' is excellent with a very twisted chorus. And 'Seed' needs to be given time to blossom but it is ultimately spot on. 'Cameltosis' is the best of the rap tracks as it's actually the best marriage between the 2 genres and is a much better song. 'My Gift to you' is a very goog closer but has an eternity of silence at the end and a 'hidden track'. Hidden tracks are usually better of staying hidden or being given their own place on the track listing.
A truly mammoth album that will always be one of my favourites. I have never been enamoured to collect any of their other albums for some reason, but I am happy that I at least own this.