Untitled

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  • Summary: Drummer Terry Bozzio only features in half of the tracks on Korn's eighth album, which ends their current contract with Virgin.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    Their best since 1999's "Issues."
  2. In setting aside its trademark sound, Korn hasn’t yet replaced it with something of its own, but at least the band is working on it.
  3. 60
    While his band's skeletal, rattling rhythms, swollen with synthesizer and studio ornamentation, feel more multidimensional than ever, Davis is most compelling when he retreats into the third person to describe an unnamed, uninspired singer with a "dumb-ass song" ('Ever Be').
  4. It’s neither poor enough to warrant a panning, nor progressive enough to deserve praising to a degree where recommendation to absolute beginners is necessary.
  5. Which may make it a change of pace for Korn, but it sure doesn't break them out of their midlife slump--if anything, it exacerbates it.
  6. Korn feel tired, bland and dated.
  7. Untitled should make no sense to any sentient being older than 18, but that isn't ageism, it's practical marketing

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 91
  2. Negative: 17 out of 91
  1. GothedP
    Aug 5, 2007
    10
    Great album. Maybe their greatest. Anyway it's in top 3 of Korn's albums. Critics, go FY!))
  2. ireviewthisshitforfunkornreview
    Aug 22, 2007
    10
    well this band has a taste of its own very differrnt from their old albums like ' issues ' but that may be to the miss happs of well this band has a taste of its own very differrnt from their old albums like ' issues ' but that may be to the miss happs of their old guitarist Brian Head Welch and their drummer who only features in half the album this album is brilliant but not as heavy and has taken a differnt type of croud Expand
  3. Aug 13, 2014
    10
    I know a lot of Korn fans didn't like this album but it was realy creative, they added some new sounds and the album was even better withI know a lot of Korn fans didn't like this album but it was realy creative, they added some new sounds and the album was even better with Terry Bozzio on drums.
    This KoRn album has a little of death metal , it has a 2 or 3 songs with an accoustic guitar and quite calm songs and some heavy intros and they added some new instruments to the songs.
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  4. TylerR.
    Jan 4, 2009
    8
    I gotta say right now, I find this album to be very underrated. I love Korn's work, they're an awesome band. Just because this I gotta say right now, I find this album to be very underrated. I love Korn's work, they're an awesome band. Just because this album sounds different from their other ones, doesn't mean it sucks. Now I won't say this album is perfect by any means. I'm not particularly fond of the last two songs, but the rest of the album has nice rifts and a cool atmospheric sound that I find pleasing to listen to. "Hold On,""Do What They Say,""Killing," and "Starting Over" are my favorite tracks on the album and a majority of the others work for me as well. Compared to their other albums, this album sounds a lot more experimental, but the sound works for me, personally. Expand
  5. Jul 7, 2011
    7
    At this point of Korns career, many argued they should have shut up shop, Losing two fulltime band members and having a replacement in theAt this point of Korns career, many argued they should have shut up shop, Losing two fulltime band members and having a replacement in the band. But the core was still there, so why bother?
    David Silveria left after the SYOTOS world tour on 'Hiatus' which then became retirement, Korn enlisted Terry Bozzio (most notably from Frank Zappa) and he only featured on half the songs on the Untitled effort.
    The result? The Untitled album was a step better than SYOTOS but was stil unimpressive and uninspiring. But as a Korn fan, I am used to constant experimentation and effects. This album is packed to the brim full of effects using pro tools. There are endless layers to the songs with perhaps the exception of 'I Will Protect You' 'Ever Be' and 'Killing' Which are all the least complicated and most impressive 'Korn-esque' Tracks on Untitled.
    The album doesnt deliver ANY knock out blow tracks, and there are no epic closing tracks as featured on most of their albums. Even the deluxe EP edition doesnt have a notable b-side.
    BUT this is from the point of view comparing it to the rest of their discography.
    As a stand alone album from an experimenting band re-finding their feet, it is quite an enjoyable album, the effects and pro tools fill any weaknesses and holes left by absent band members and gives the Korn sound an almost Goth/Industrial edge to it.
    Lyrically Jonathan expands into new topics with a song or ttwo venting frustration at Head Welch and war of words that emerged between himself and the band post breakup.
    All in all the album lacks the generic Korn charm but is a good attempt at a new sound and once again pushes boundaries not previously attempted by the band. But not overly succesfully so.
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  6. TylerG
    Aug 6, 2007
    6
    I think that this album is not for old school Korn fans, but I also dont think the "new school" will like it either. I just wasnt impressed.
  7. michaelc
    Jul 30, 2007
    0
    Their music has always been cold and soulless and this is no exception.

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