See You On The Other Side

  • Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Dec 6, 2005
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Los Angeles Times
    88
    While some recent Korn records sometimes got lost in the sludge, "Twisted Transistor" and other new tracks reach back to find harsh, and intimate, hard-rock hooks. [6 Dec 2005]
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    Sonically stunning stuff. [16 Dec 2005, p.80]
  3. If rap-metal were ever meant to evolve, See You on the Other Side is the record that does it.
  4. Korn have succeeded in bringing mainstream producers to inject freshness into their songs, without entering into a Faustian bargain and compromising their music.
  5. The New York Times
    70
    "See You on the Other Side" turns out to be Korn's version of a Nine Inch Nails album - a good one. [5 Dec 2005]
  6. Q Magazine
    70
    Fusing strange, arresting rhythms with gothic atmospheres, these surprisingly modern-sounding soundscapes should earn Korn a deserved second wind. [Jan 2006, p.127]
  7. Its center becomes weighed down with bland mid-tempo numbers and the final song detracts from the powerhouse close the record might have had.
  8. Billboard
    60
    For the most part, the producers simply add audio garnishing to Korn's signature sound via loops and Pro Tools trickery. [10 Dec 2005]
  9. Unfortunately, singer Jonathan Davis can't find the focus and freshness to match the band's reanimated riffs.
  10. Blender
    60
    Less scary but more melodic, Korn guns for hits, not street cred. [Mar 2006, p.113]
  11. Has a polish that verges on parody.
  12. New Musical Express (NME)
    50
    If you scratch below the surface of 'See You On The Other Side' you'll find little of substance. [3 Dec 2005, p.43]
  13. Uncut
    40
    Korn are too lumpen to handle 'sophisticated.' [Jan 2006, p.102]
  14. Despite this album's production credits reading like a PhD thesis, Korn's commercial masterplan is fatally undermined by certain glaring weaknesses, the main one being that their singer is a dunderheaded, sexist, self-pitying fool.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 127 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 57
  2. Negative: 6 out of 57
  1. Dec 10, 2016
    9
    A healthy dose of progression and a touch of pop actually help the band get back in touch with their heavier side. The results are some ofA healthy dose of progression and a touch of pop actually help the band get back in touch with their heavier side. The results are some of their darkest material that's brimming with energy and excitement. It's without a doubt one of Korn's most focused on refined albums. The results are nothing short of excellent.

    No doubt the discerning metal fan picked up on that bit I said about the hint of pop running through this album and may be ready to turn away from this Korn album. To do so would be a mistake. While the production group known as "The Matrix" was involved in the production of this album, this still manages to be some of Korn's heaviest and darkest material. A big shock given that The Matrix is known for working with the likes of Britney Spears and Shakira. Their pop influence does shine through in the music, but not enough to turn off metal fans.

    This is actually one of Korn's best albums. They've lost none of their lyrical edge and don't really stray far from their roots at all. They've just polished up their sound for something a little more far reaching in the metal/hard rock community. They managed to do so without selling out and screwing over their longtime fans. That's darn impressive. Even better, they made an incredible album because of it.

    9.3/10
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  2. Jul 6, 2016
    8
    See You on the Other Side is a great experimental effort for the band. It´s very industrial and moody sometimes, but still sounds a lot likeSee You on the Other Side is a great experimental effort for the band. It´s very industrial and moody sometimes, but still sounds a lot like Korn. It´s a very interesting sound. I won´t say it´s one of Korn´s best albums (they have released too many by now), but I will say it´s better than Take a Look in the Mirror. Some songs go unnoticed, but the cool stuff here is great. Full Review »
  3. Sep 24, 2015
    8
    Definitely a sudden change of pace for Korn, but it's certainly not a bad thing in a time where changing things up seem to be best for anDefinitely a sudden change of pace for Korn, but it's certainly not a bad thing in a time where changing things up seem to be best for an artist that created one of the world's most hated genres. Full Review »