Korn III: Remember Who You Are

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
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  1. Kerrang!
    80
    As painful and draining Korn III undoubtedly must have been to create, there's no doubt that it re-asserts the quartet's status as one of metal's most innovative bands. [10 Jul 2010, p.50]
  2. They've gone back to the coiled, furious sputter of their debut but there's no disguising that Korn is an older band, substituting precision for frenzy without diluting their power.
  3. Super producer Ross Robinson has been given the unenviable task of bottling lightning, and he's certainly earned his money this time round; from Jonathan Davis' tortured, primal yelps to the pounding drums and a bass sound that ebbs and flows violently through your extremities.
  4. Korn III (a reference to this lineup as the third incarnation of the band) moves forward more than it retrenches, referencing some stylistic trademarks while introducing some fresh dynamic sensibilities.
  5. 70
    His persistent self-flagellation could do with more hooks, but Remember packs pain by the pound.
  6. On Korn III: Remember Who You Are, the band has jumped back to the sound and attitude that made it famous - if without particularly inspired tunes - and Mr. Davis, almost 40, seems to have regained some of his younger self as a lyricist.
  7. Remember Who You Are is the sound of a band not so much rediscovering their past as recycling it.
  8. The draw is Davis, who spits scarred-teen scat like a guy whose parents just signed him up for military school. Not easy when you're pushing 40.
  9. Uncut
    40
    Their formula--downtuned guitar, chunky rhythms, serial killer vocals--is proven, but ugly enough that it'll only resonate with fans. [Sep 2010, p.96]
  10. Q Magazine
    40
    Nu-metallers try to recapture former glories. Fail.
  11. The band's ninth album, Korn III: Remember Who You Are, is boring, melodramatic, self-righteous, dim-witted, and chock full of cliches-just like most everything else Korn has released over the past two decades.
  12. Hell, the fact that I don't ever have to hear Korn III again is enough to put a smile on my face.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Sep 11, 2010
    10
    The best KoRn album since... wait... which one was their last one? Oh, whatever, this album was **** amazing from start to finish. This band,The best KoRn album since... wait... which one was their last one? Oh, whatever, this album was **** amazing from start to finish. This band, and album are definitely in my top ten of all metal bands and albums in the history of forever. I would recommend this to anyone who likes the KoRn, any album that you have been listening to for the last six years begging for a new one. Full Review »
  2. Dec 7, 2011
    10
    Awesome ! That's what i can say about this album. **** good instrumental and amazing vocal. I cant stop listing to it. One of the best presentAwesome ! That's what i can say about this album. **** good instrumental and amazing vocal. I cant stop listing to it. One of the best present what i got ever on Christmas Full Review »
  3. Sep 24, 2015
    7
    It seems a bit too light to be considered a comeback to Korn's roots, but I digress; Korn III is still fine, and features a few really strongIt seems a bit too light to be considered a comeback to Korn's roots, but I digress; Korn III is still fine, and features a few really strong points that push the album into the green. Full Review »