Untouchables

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  • Summary: The California alt-metal outfit finally returns with a successor to the smash hit 1999 album 'Issues.'
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Blender
    100
    Their best, most expansive album. [#8, p.112]
  2. 90
    It's sort of beautiful in its ugliness, a metal record lovingly buffeted by details and white noise.
  3. Even after one listen it's apparent that 'Untouchables' is a monster of a record.
  4. By cutting away some of the fat and finding new ways to deliver their trademark roar, the members of Korn manage to offer a strong and lean album that maintains their place as innovators in a genre with few leaders
  5. Q Magazine
    80
    The riffs are cleaner and catchier than on previous records. [Aug 2002, p.126]
  6. The song, sentiment and anger remain the same.
  7. Untouchables ends up heavy on stadium rock bluster, with precious little of the musical texture and intricacy that made Follow the Leader one of the few transcendent albums of its genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 36
  2. Negative: 5 out of 36
  1. Feb 20, 2012
    10
    I have been a KoRn fan for already three months, and i can´t say their records are very good (except for a few) but this one isI have been a KoRn fan for already three months, and i can´t say their records are very good (except for a few) but this one is different. It may be heavier than their other albums, and it´s very probable that you won´t understand anything until the tenth time you hear it, but it´s worth enough. Untouchables is a Heavy/Industrial/Alternative/Whatever Metal album, long and full of strength. Since the amazing Grammy-awarded Here to stay and the epic Thoughtless too the depressive ballad Alone I Break It´s a modern classic. Expand
  2. KornLuver
    Oct 6, 2002
    10
    KoRn Kicks Ass
  3. Cody
    Apr 26, 2006
    10
    Korn's all-time best album! Thoughtless is the most emotional and angry song on the album, making it the best. Buy or die!
  4. fanny
    Sep 9, 2003
    9
    not their best but it's close
  5. Chimp
    May 20, 2004
    9
    Jon Davis cant sing? Jon Davis sings like a queer banshee? I dont think so. This album is really good, and all artists continue to sing about Jon Davis cant sing? Jon Davis sings like a queer banshee? I dont think so. This album is really good, and all artists continue to sing about what they used to do! The Rolling Stones still sing about girls for instance, and their 60! Expand
  6. Feb 20, 2012
    8
    A low 9, accompanies Korn's most produced and dynamic effort that vastly improves with each listen. There is enough depth and innovation hereA low 9, accompanies Korn's most produced and dynamic effort that vastly improves with each listen. There is enough depth and innovation here to keep the band at the top of their genre. 'Make Believe', 'No One's There, fan favourite 'Thoughtless' and 'Here to Stay' make a point in proving that despite their bashing in popular culture Korn are very capable of creating a superb and imaginative piece. Expand
  7. SwingerJay
    Jul 23, 2002
    0
    Once again jon davis trying too hard to be deep, when in all reality..he isnt. I expect an apology from them to the fans for wasting their Once again jon davis trying too hard to be deep, when in all reality..he isnt. I expect an apology from them to the fans for wasting their time, and money...on this shit they call music. Excuse me, where are the $$$ in the word art? Expand

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