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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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Alone I Break
Pick me up been bleeding too long Right here, right now, I'll stop it some how I will make it go away. Can't be here no more Seems this is the only... See the rest of the song lyrics
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: 26 out of 31
  2. Negative: 4 out of 31
  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. 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. Sep 25, 2016
    8
    Thematically heavy, Korn uses "Untouchables" to deliver a dark, moody, and emotional sound for the majority of it's 14 track run. The lyricsThematically heavy, Korn uses "Untouchables" to deliver a dark, moody, and emotional sound for the majority of it's 14 track run. The lyrics are based on personal experiences from lead singer Jonathan Davis' life. Drawing inspiration from things like a past of being bullied and the undesirable situations and emotions being experienced at that time, Davis and the band are able to deliver a surprising amount or rage in their music, despite the more solemn sound.

    While definitely still angry all the way through, the actual aggression doesn't come out in their sound until Embrace. There it hits that expected sense of energetic heaviness one would expect from Korn. As a result Embrace, Beat it Upright, and Wake Up Hate stand out of the highlights of the album.

    Still, serving as a proudly raised middle finger to the pretty and popular, Korn's Untouchables are interesting expressions of what it feels like to be stepped on. The sadness and anger inherent to being an outcast are on full display. While this may not be the Korn album I find myself constantly returning to for the majority of it's songs, it's still one I enjoyed a great deal and have a lot of respect for.
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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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