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  • Summary: The California alt-metal outfit finally returns with a successor to the smash hit 1999 album 'Issues.'
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 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. 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: 28 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
  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. scotts
    Sep 20, 2002
    10
    this is a great album i listened to it a my cousins and its fab so ill hopeFULLY get a copy SOON (hint, hint)
  3. murata
    Jun 1, 2005
    10
    it's a real music with high quality..
  4. PaulS.
    Aug 27, 2002
    9
    This album rules, so all you critics can go and fuck yourself. The onslaught of koRn is here so make way.
  5. spiked
    Feb 13, 2004
    9
    this cd has awesome songs and fast pace heavy metal
  6. Jul 7, 2011
    8
    The Untouchables album, 5th in Korns illustrious and varied career, was also their most experimental at the time, with alot of emphasis onThe Untouchables album, 5th in Korns illustrious and varied career, was also their most experimental at the time, with alot of emphasis on sound effects and making the rhythm section pound harder than ever.
    While at the same time keeping the stereotypical Korn sound. Jonathons songwriting was amateur at best, but his vocal capacity is vastly improved with smooth transitions between melody and low growls.
    Its a very atmospheric album reminiscent of the FX used in Follow the Leader, but overall it doesnt live up to the classic nature of the aforementiond. It is basically the Issues album downtuned with more effects. While its nothing spectacular and is one of their lowest selling albums. Its actually very underrated, its heavy, funky, soulful, and very angry and aggressive, everything that Korn became big for. and much much more. I love this album despite its many technical flaws. Its a worthy album from an underrated band
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  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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