Korn III: Remember Who You Are

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7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 63 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 40 out of 63
  2. Negative: 5 out of 63
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  1. Sep 2, 2013
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    Just two questions: Who's idea was this? And what the hell were they thinking?

    The first five minutes of the album start out descent enough. "Uber-time" is interesting and Oildale (Leave Me Alone) is good through the first half until the bridge where the "oh-too-familiar" JD crying and freakouts from the 90's return and they're corny than ever (no pun intended). The rest of the songs
    Just two questions: Who's idea was this? And what the hell were they thinking?

    The first five minutes of the album start out descent enough. "Uber-time" is interesting and Oildale (Leave Me Alone) is good through the first half until the bridge where the "oh-too-familiar" JD crying and freakouts from the 90's return and they're corny than ever (no pun intended). The rest of the songs sadly follow the same format.

    Also about halfway through I noticed the drums didn't match the vibe of the groovy sound they were going for on this album. While Ray is a great drummer, his sound was not right for this album, then again nothing on this album sounded "right".

    The worst song on the album is "Fear is a Place to Live." Possibly the worst line I've heard ever was in this song where Jon keeps screaming "I always get f*cked in the end". C'mon guys a little re-wording there would make a world of difference.

    Songs like "Oildale", "Lead the Parade", & "The Past" all have promise but fall apart halfway through. If you're an average Korn fan go ahead and pass on this one, if you're a huge fan, you may want it for your collection or at least use it as a coaster.
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57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  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. 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]
  3. 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.