See You On The Other Side Review

artist: korn date: 11/29/2007 category: compact discs
korn: See You On The Other Side
Release Date: Dec 6, 2005
Label: Virgin
Genres: Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, Post-Grunge, Rap-Metal
Number Of Tracks: 14
Korn is dead, they've been dead, and will never be the same again!
 Sound: 7.8
 Lyrics: 7.3
 Overall Impression: 7.9
 Overall rating:
 7.7 
 Reviewer rating:
 7.7 
 Users rating:
 7.6 
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overall: 10
See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: Bu||eT, on november 26, 2005
46 of 57 people found this review helpful

Sound: They promised a very new sound. And I must say that they have accomplished that. Pretty industrial at points. Songs like Throw Me Away prove that. Also the old skool sound is back. Hypocrites is a song that could have been on the self titled record. There are four songs that have bagpipes and two songs with scat. So the old korn aspects are still there. The first time I heard it, I thought I didn't like it. But after a couple of listens I thought it was awesome so it is definitly a grower. They dismissed the clicks on the bass of Fieldy. On 1 or 2 songs he still has it though. He did some great basslines in songs like Open Up and 2-Way. // 10

Lyrics: Jonathan Davis was known for lyrics about anger and depression in many ways. This time the lyrics are very different. A song about organized religion, politics and the song Liar that is probable about Brian "Head" Welch (this has not been confirmed) who has recently left the band Korn. Every song has a different style of songwriting. On the previous album "Take A Look In The Mirror" Jonathan screamed almost everything. On this record he sings a lot more then ever before. The screaming is still there, don't be afraid. In songs such as Twisted Transistor, Hypocrites, Politics and Getting off. A big improvement for Jonathan Davis. // 10

Overall Impression: I'm gonna review every song. 01. Twisted Transistor - the first single of this album has a nice intro but the vocal layering gets a bit annoying. The most poppiest song on the album. Good song though 6.5/10. 02. Politics - a nice intro and bridge. Some good old screaming in this song 8/10. 03. Hypocrites - old skool Korn. Heavy downtuned guitars. This is about organized religion. The lyrics to this song are awesome 10/10. 04. Souvenir - one of my favorites as well. A cool instrumental bridge. Some good singing in the chorus bij Jonathan 10/10. 05. 2-Way - awesome bassline. The song is about sex. You can hear that the chorus of the B-Side Last Legal Drug has been put into this song as a bridge 9/10. 06. Throw Me Away - industrial song. This song has been put together really well. Awesome singing 8/10. 07. Love Song - Jonathan has said: "This song is for all my depressed gothic fans." It's not a bad song 8/10. 08. Open Up - cool bass again. Not much to say about this. Decent song 7/10. 09. Coming Undone - this song has a cool feeling to it. Pretty soft song. The pre-chorus has a cool riff 8/10. 10. Getting Off - most people didn't like this song. I thought it was decent. With death metal screaming in the verses. Pretty cool 7/10. 11. Liar - my favorite song on the album. A heavy ass song again. With great guitar playing by Munky. It has scat and a great bagpipe outro 10/10. 12. For No One - cool singing in the chorus by Jonathan 7/10. 13. Seen It All - lyrics are dominating. Kind of "Sad But True" (Metallica) lyrics 9.5/10. 14. Tearjerker - beatiful ending of the album. Jonathan singing high 9/10. // 10

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: unregistered, on october 27, 2005
36 of 131 people found this review helpful

Sound: Korn has lost their identity. They're not even korn anymore. I heard the first single of this shithole album, "Twisted Transistor," and I am disgusted with what Korn has become. I think when 'Head' left Korn, he took the soul of Korn with him. Just look at who they got to replace him. Rob from Otep, who's a f--king asshole anyway. I listened to the rest of this peice of shit album hoping for something better, but it's all shit. It's the same f--king riffs over and over again in every song. Davis can't sing anymore, Fieldy just slaps his bass and that's it, no actual playing from him, Dave can't play drums like he use to, and Munky and Rob should just stop playing because all they play is the same 3 riffs over and over in different orders. But, in a way, I saw all this coming anyway. After "Issues," Korn just seemed to go on a downward spiral. Releasing two f--king horrible albums, "Untouchables" and "Take A Look In The Mirror." And now "Souvenir Of Sadness," their worst album yet. Let's just face it, Korn is dead, and that's all there is to it. // 1

Lyrics: Davis has lost his ability to write good songs. He has lost his anger and his intensity, which is some of the key elements in classic Korn songs, and since when did Davis get so political. What the f--k? Every song on this peice of shit album is about or relates to something political or something about sex. No one wants to hear politics or sex coming from Korn. We just want to hear plain and simple hateful music with some actual screaming. That's another thing, when did Davis decide to stop screaming. He sings like a pussy whipped hip-hop f--ker now. Doesen't he realize that's what makes metal music so unique from any other music. Then again, he is friends with Fred Durst. I guess they can both suck together now. // 1

Overall Impression: Do not buy this album, it's not worth the money. It's the worst album I have ever heard from Korn. If you want a good Korn album, go with the following: "Korn," "Life Is Peachy," "Follow The Leader" and "Issues." Anything other then that is shit. Everything on this album is horrible. It's not even worth listening to. Korn is dead, they've been dead, and will never be the same again. // 1

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overall: 9
See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: trickydick, on november 30, 2005
14 of 16 people found this review helpful

Sound: I love this album! I have listened to Korn for years. Yes, the orginal Korn is a great album; although they did lose it in "Life Is Peachy." The sounds in this one has all the Korn you can handle; it has awesome bass, with plenty of screaming, yelling and what not, even the bagpipes. Everyone thinks they ruined there look and sound, I don't believe that at all. Every band is going to change after playing for 12 years, take a look at Metallica (my other favorite band). Those that don't all sound the same. Korn's giving us a new look. Any true Korn fan will love this album. Korn has changed, yes, but they will always have a fans like me behind them the whole way! // 9

Lyrics: Sure, at first, Korn was all about hatred and anger, and now they are about deep emotions and sadness but there is still the "craziness." Qouted by Munky: "We wanted to make a concept album, and I think this is the closest thing that we have done to that. It's a bit more progressive and a lot more emotional. It's not so much anger, anger, anger, like on previous Korn albums. It's got sadness and anger and darkness, and lyrically it's kind of a perverted album." // 9

Overall Impression: Overall I love it! Can't wait until next album. I think one of my favorites would have to be 'Liar' or even 'Souveneir Of Sadness'. The lyrics are so catchy. I can't stop replaying it over and over. 'Twisted Transistor' is a great song as well, although it's played alot on the radio. You can't tell me you don't tap your foot to the beat. It gives me goose bumps; that's when you know you enjoy a song! // 9

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overall: 9.7
See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: KoRnKid89, on december 01, 2005
8 of 11 people found this review helpful

Sound: The music on this album is sheer brilliance. Even though I love all Korn, past and present, I can say that I applaud the guys from getting away from that stereotypical chug-chug style of nu-metal. The band member who stands out musically in this album is definitely Munky. Most of us thought that his guitar sound would be lost and empty without head, but it is in fact the contrary. Munky has successfully been the most powerful musical force on this album as a single guitarist. There is no place on See You On The Other Side where you feel that the guitar leaves something to be desired. Also, Korn is constantly being put down for their music always sounding the same. Even though I've always disagreed with this, no one can say that this album's sound is standard Korn. The guitar has more flow and uses more chords than before, departing from the expected distorted one-note twangs. However, true Korn roots can be heard in songs such as "Hypocrites" and "Liar," in which the guys are chunking out stuff to turn mosh pits into warzones. David's drumming has also improved. There's less simple snare taps and more equal use of the entire drum set. If anything is missed, it's the slap and pop of Fieldy's bass, but never fear, he's still got it in "Open Up" and "For No One." // 10

Lyrics: The lyrics have undergone a major improvement on this album. Props to Jon. He's moved on from the occasional mediocrity and redundance of the concepts in his lyrics. He's no longer dwelling on the torment and depression of his childhood, and he's developed more musical emotions than hate and angst. "Politix" is a song that shows that Jonathan has stepped out lyrically to confront present issues of the world. Also, I believe the lyrics on this album are meant to be pondered over and for some of them to toy with your head, unlike the usual lyrical concepts associated with Korn, which are pretty straightforward and blunt. Jonathan's singing is a force all its own on this record, even as is sometimes flows perfectly with the guitar. It's easy to see that Jon is putting more diaphragmatic breathing into his singing instead of his sometimes "whiny" sound in which you can tell he's been singing from his throat and nasal passages by the moan that could be heard as he comes off of a high note. Blessed be the day! The scatting has returned. We've all missed the insane characteristic that is one of Korn's trademarks since Follow The Leader, and Jonathan brought it back on this record. And in case you are thinking so, he has in no way given up his awesome screaming; it's seems he just found places where it was more appropriate than in others, so the songs flow together better. // 9

Overall Impression: SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE is probably the most innovative album Korn's released sinced their unmatched self-titled effort. Although the guys have tried new musical styles on this album, they have maintained their ability to sound like no one else and at the same time keep the songs catchy. This latest effort by Korn seems to contain equal parts of heavy metal, industrial, porn rock, goth, and doom metal, and the mix actually works effectively. Almost every song sounds like it would translate well live, unlike some songson Untouchables, about which Munky told Revolver Magazine, "For us, they were outright boring to stand up there and play. And it showed." While I love this entire album, the most impressive songs on See You On The Other Side are "Politix," "Hypocrites," "2-Way," "Throw Me Away," "Open Up," "Coming Undone," and "Liar." I think this album is an instant classic. I encourage everyone, devoted Korn fans, former Korn fans, and those who don't even particularly like Korn, to get this album. The guys deserve any award possible for their effort on this. // 10

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overall: 1
See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: unregistered, on december 02, 2005
4 of 22 people found this review helpful

Sound: Oh God! Korn has delivered their worst album ever! This album has dull guitars, the same drums all along and a god damn boring scrape by Jon Davis. I don't want to offend any of the Korn fans or Korn itself but this album is a very big blunder! This is not Korn and it is not as good as Korn was! // 1

Lyrics: The lyrics of the album is very weak too. It's like pop or punk songs. It's nothing like KoRn. Davis is singig in a high-pitched voice, which is the most annoying in "10 or a 2-Way", and sings very bad lyrics. The pain has dissapeared from it! It's about politics, religion and sex. // 1

Overall Impression: I didn't like this album at all! Buying it is just wasting of your money! Downloading it is just the unnecessary increasing of your hard disk space! Korn has become something different! I hate this CD, because it is just a far-fetched album. It didn't worth waiting for. Very big disappointment for me. And it will be a disappointment for all the people who loved old Korn until they delivered "Take A Look In The Mirror" whinch was the first step to become "un-Kornish"! I'm very sad! // 1

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overall: 8
See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: unregistered, on december 02, 2005
3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Sound: At first listen, we can tell this is still the Korn we know and love. Only they have matured and taken their writing and music to a whole new level. They have evolved into something more and I was awed by the sheer power that some of the songs on this album deliver to us. Note to reader: do not let Twisted Transistor fool you! Possibly the worst song they have ever written. Know this! It has no bearing whatsoever on the rest of the album! // 7

Lyrics: Korn have taken it one step further by introducing more complex lyrics that run far deeper than any of the lyrics presented to us in their previous albums. They no longer seem simple and regurgitated and although we loved our Korn simple and basic, this change is certainly welcome. The only criticism I would have about the new style of lyrics is the fact that Jonathan expresses political opinions through the song Politix (a horrible song) and it just doesn't seem to fit with Korn. These issues are better leftw ith bands such as Rage Against the Machine and System Of A Down. With this said I want to hear more angst and hurt about his past and childhood because I never get sick of it and that's the KoRn I grew up with! Furthermore, Jonathans singing skills seem to have vastly improved, especially when drawn in comparison with Take a Look in the Mirror and Untouchables. He sings almost angelically and you can hear a burning passion behind his voice further fueled by the thought provoking lyrical dialogue. The last two songs Seen it All and Tearjerker really help to showcase just what Jonathan is capable of. // 9

Overall Impression: I loved this album, although it does not match their self titled debut, Life is Peachy, Follow the Leader and Issues it vastly outweighs their more recent releases, Untouchables and Take a Look in the Mirror. This is simply because Jonathan seems to have a passion for his songs again and the instrumentals (even though Brian Welch has departed) are more dynamic than ever before. KoRn get very experimental on this album and some of the sounds that are produced sound so unreal and amazing. The only thing truly lacking is Fieldys insane bass lines. The Nine Inch Nails vibe of this album does not burden the sound of the band we know so well, KoRn, from infecting our ear drums. The most impressive songs on this album include Throw me Away (it takes the listener back to good ole Issues. The pain and passion behind Jonathans voice in this song really works and Davids powerful drums back this to create a powerful combination), Open Up (it is just evil man. And Korn used to sound like something from the depths of Hell. That's why I love it so much), Liar (simple basic guitar riff. This song is just fast and angry and the outro sees the return of Jonathans bagpipes. In addition to this we get the lyrical nonsense of such past songs as Twist and Ball Tongue making this an instant hit), Seen It All (it is so atmospheric and emotional. Reminding me alot of the Deftones. The build-up is incredible), Tearjerker (it really showcases Jonathans singing potential. We have never heard him sing like this before and this song runs so deep and the lyrics are so brilliant that you can't help but be swept away at the conclusion of this album). For the Korn fan who was tired of seeing the band screw themselves over with their previous two albums and wanted to hear something different that actually worked. Something that actually flowed. Something that actually meant something. Then this is the album for you. For the Korn fan who wants to hear some Follow the Leader, some Life is Peachy, some self-titled and some Issues. Give up! Korn have changed and it's time to accept this new fact and embrace what this album gives us. A blend of metal, industrial, atmospheric chaos that still sounds like Korn, only on a higher wavelength and using a different approach and method of song-writing. Kudos to Korn for stepping up and changing into something else without screwing up as they did on their previous two efforts. // 8

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overall: 8
See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: unregistered, on december 03, 2005
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Sound: The sound of this album is nothing compared to the sound of the other 6. Ever since head left to go worship jesus or whatever the hell he does, it didnt sound the same. Don't get me wrong I have always love Korn and there new styles and expirementing. This album has a very indusrial sound to it, but it sounds very good. The guitar riffs are much different but still kick ass for only one regular guitar player. There is no way the can have the same sound without head, but they can still have a unique sound to them. The way Davis sings still resembles all there other 6 CDs. The singing is pure and classic like it always has been. The one thing that bothered me about the sound was the crazy unique sound that fieldy had on the bass, that was like no other, but you do not here it that much on this album. // 8

Lyrics: The lyrics are still kinda dark in a way but they also have changed very much. It just doesnt seem that John still has the hate in him and wants to let it out. It seems like he is more about personal feelings like the self titled album. The singins is still almost the same, so if anything changed it would be the type of lyrics he uses. Don't be judged by Twisted Transistor, 'cause the lyrics in that song and the singing suck. But that is nothing compared to the following 13 tracks. // 7

Overall Impression: This album cannot be compared to any other album because all 7 of them are unique. But two kick ass songs on this album are liar and hypocrites. I think that they should of waited and found a new permanent guitarist for the band instead of hurrying and getting it over with. But this CD is worth buying, and its not if you are expecting the same old KoRn. Korn has changed over the years just like everybody else and people are just gonna have to get used to it. // 9

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overall: 2
See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: skindred, on december 05, 2005
3 of 12 people found this review helpful

Sound: Over the years Korn have gone from being nu-metal goods to just being samey, unable to create any kind of different sound which stands out from their older albums, See You On The Other Side is 100% the worst mix of songs that Korn have ever produced. The abscence of "Head" is present in the album and the flair Munky had when playing with Head is definately gone. // 4

Lyrics: I think from Korn self titled to Issues, Jonathon Davis just ran out of things to sing about, his constant whinging in each album gets more tedious each turn and its no different on SYOTOS, Twisted Transistor, Lier, Hypocrite, everyone as bad as the other with Davis doing the same repetitive and boring vocals which have gotten worse since Take A Look In The Mirror, at least in that he sounded a bit brutal, in SYOTOS he hasnt even been bothered to sing properly. // 1

Overall Impression: Compared to any of their previous albums: Korn have let themselves go and are definately a shadow of there former selves, although they've been like this since untouchables came out. What do I love about it: the fact I can press the stop button. What do I hate about it: that they have produced such a shit album that all the critics will slate them, I was a Korn fan a while ago, but as I said before, after Issues they just started losing it, in SYOTOS they've lost it. If it were stolen or lost, id shake the hand of the person who took it, and laugh with joy. // 1

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overall: 7
See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: unregistered, on december 01, 2005
2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Sound: Yes, they promissed a diferent kind of sound and they did it. Munky's riffs were great, David's drum went great too and JD's vocals still the same. The diference starts with Fieldy's bass, it's not the pecussion bass style he used before. The guitar too is diferent, it can be full of special effects or raw like the good old trash metals band such as pantera or metallica (when they actually were a trash metal band). And drums sometimes were like Joey Jordison of Slipknot but David still a great drummer anyway. I just get a little frusted 'cause awesome musics like "Eaten Up Inside" and "Appears" were rated as B-Side and they're better then some musics of the CD. But it its a great album. // 8

Lyrics: When I was talking about the sound I said JD vocals still the same but lyrics have one of the worse lyrics I ever heard in "Politics," the lyrics for "Twisted Transistor," the album first single, are kind of silly, and kind of reminded me of "Word Up!" (cover of cameo in their greatest hits). I really would like to hear the classical "I Hate You" stuff of their past album's again! // 5

Overall Impression: A good start for Korn's new age! I just can't wait to hear more from them! And Munky rocks! // 8

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overall: 6.3
See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: AmorVincitOmnia, on january 17, 2006
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Sound: If you wanted a change, this was it. They have many industrial sounding songs. Munky tried hard to make some good licks, but overall his work wasn't that impressive. Fieldy has a much smaller part in this album than all of his other stuff. David's drums seem okay from what I've noticed, but I don't pay as much attention to drums. // 6

Lyrics: Jon's vocals are as good as ever. The topics of his lyrics took a much needed change. Korn's best lyrics will always be on their Self-Titled album. Those weren't as angry and they weren't as sexually obsessed. These lyrics weren't bad, and JD really knows what he's doing. // 7

Overall Impression: The post-Head era begins, and it's not so bad. I wouldn't buy this album because it just doesn't compare to some of their other stuff, but I respect the creativity. It is definitely better than Take A Look In The Mirror, which was boring and typical. Korn will always be the best nu-metal band, and they don't deserve to be overlooked because of some of their Negative Nancy lyrics. // 6

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overall: 9.7
See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: unregistered, on december 06, 2005
1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Sound: As promised, Korn produces a new sound. In some songs, it's very industrial, other songs have that old Korn sound, and other's still have a new sound to it that takes Korn as a band to a whole new level. // 9

Lyrics: Jonathon Davis has never been a true singer, but this record showcases his skills. Some good yelling/screaming, but also some of his classic whispered/spoken lyrics. Most lyrics have powerful meanings behind them, and it's pretty cool to pick it out. I've always thought that JD had some of the coolest vocal sounds out there. // 10

Overall Impression: Overall, a great album for Korn. Nothing like their previous albums, but man, does it still rock. The industrial sounding songs are just plain awesome. I love the guitar/bass combo on this album, the clicky bass isn't as prevelant, but it meshes very well with the guitar. I am very happy with this disc, a good purchase. // 10

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overall: 6.7
See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: playfielder, on december 07, 2005
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sound: Well, the new Korn album. I have to say, it's taken me a while to get used to. But now that I have given it a couple of goes its not that bad. I don't like much of the industrial sound, but the heavier stuff, which I wish was still heavier, are the better songs. This album doesn't really sound like Korn, but a friend was like "check out this new band" and put it on, it wuold be good. I think over all it is missing something though. // 7

Lyrics: Jonathan is a great singer in my opinion. But this album, he does sing well. But I don't like the lyrics or the way he sings them. Most of the songs are sung to poppy! But on the brightside he did put on some sick scat lyrics, some melodies are good and he is more poetic in his writing. // 5

Overall Impression: See You On the Other Side is a different album for Korn. I think it overall is missing something, but this album has alot of energy and is a good listen in the end, none of the tracks are horrible or anything. 01. Twisted Transistor - this isn't a bad song. reminds me of Manson a bit. Which is annoying, I also loved Korn cause they were so original they didnt remind me of anyone. This song is quite catchy, so you might like it after it gets stuck in your head 7.5/10. 02. Politix - pretty sweet riff at the start. Like I said before, Jon sings his lyrics really weird and poppy. David is bringing out the double pedal a bit. Chorus is catchy 7.5/10. 03. Hypocrites - first heavy song. Not bad. Nothing really "special" about it. Has intresting lyrics about religion. Good listen 8/10. 04. Souvenir - best track on the album I think. Surely one of the better tracks, nice and heavy nice "rolling" lyrics in the verse. Cool effects. Pretty mad chorus to headbang to or what ever 9/10. 05. 2-Way - first really industrial song. Pretty sick bass line in the verse. Jonathan sings weird here again. Same with the Chorus. Not too special, but not bad 7.5/10. 06. Throw Me Away - I quite like this track. Shows Jon's emotional side. Pretty sick to chill too. Korn write nice slow tracks. I love the Chorus "Don't let them throw me away! Kick me and I'll be okay" 9/10. 07. Love Song - didn't like this song too much. Pretty weird industial track. Chorus not too bad. But still, next please 6/10. 08. Open Up - another industrial one. Not really Korn. Cool bassline. Has a cool hidden little song thing. Some great scat 6/10. 09. Coming Undone - reminds me off some off the hip hop tracks. Has an annoying clap/snare sample all the way through it. Proberly wouldn't be too bad for a party 7/10. 10. Getting Off - nothing special bout this track. Pretty heavy. Apparantly Jonathan is "getting off to you" 7/10. 11. Liar - pretty sweet heavy song, has a bit of energy. Not bad listening 9/10. 12. For No One - heavy track, atleast at the start. I like the drumming in this. Noting great bout this. Nothing bad as well 7/10. Seen It All - industrial. Nothing special to even say about this. Pretty weak track. Has a secret song ending thing 6/10. 13. Tear Jerker - slow song. really nice track. makes me feel sad, so korn still have that quality where they can make you feel different ways. Nice way to end I think. Good high singing 8.5/10. // 8

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overall: 9.7
See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: Zerofactor, on december 10, 2005
1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Sound: The overall sound of this album is awesome. Do not listen to the negative reviews, people who write them either; already made up their mind about the cd before it came out, are stuck in 'old school Korn' past, or don't even know what the hell they're talking about. Each song has it's own unique sound, I actually found myself struggling to chose a track that I felt wasn't as good as the rest, because they're all simply great! The only stipulation I have with this album is the fact that a few of the best songs were left as b-sides. // 10

Lyrics: The lyrics written by Jonathan Davis are better than they've ever been before. Not only do the lyrics improvement increase the interest I have in each song, but it also has matured Korn, to better fit the older listeners (myself, going on about eight years listening to them now). JD definetly still has his talent. // 9

Overall Impression: If I had to chose a best album of 2005, I would chose Korn's new album, See You On The Other Side. It's true that some of the other KoRn albums don't even compare to this one, but to be honest I love each one equally. So if you're interested in this album and would like to know if you should buy it, the answer is yes. Go buy it now! // 10

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overall: 10
See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: unregistered, on december 07, 2005
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Sound: The sound of Korn has changed dramatically but still encompasing their same elements: crushing guitar chords, great anxious and powerful lyrics, creative song writing and well put together. Their musical innovation is revolutionary in my mind. Each and every song is different and great in its own way. I gaurantee you that followers will again try and mimic this brilliant use of lyrics and sound from Korn. // 10

Lyrics: The lyrics are creative and powerful. Every song on the album has Davis singing some way or another. Throw Me Away has his most impressive vocals and the last song TearJerker grabs a hold of you and never lets go with great painful singing leaving you wanting more. // 10

Overall Impression: The overall feeling of this album is fresh and potent. Korn still hasn't lost their ability to throw emotional punches of despair and loneliness but has created new sounds from electronics and even piano on the last track. After listening to this album you will feel that it was very contructive and straightforwad with 14 good punches in the face. Very rarely do they let up and allow you to breathe and contimplate what you've heard, they just keep pulling out the intense and anxiety filled vocals with heart pounding beats. // 10

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overall: 7
See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: unregistered, on december 07, 2005
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Sound: Korn has been evovling from day one. While their has always been a signature sound (hard guitar/bass, rap-metal) the band manages to reinvent themselves with every new album. "See You On The Other Side" is no different than any other Korn album as it is the same as any of them. Personally, I though Korn had been moving forward as far as quality with every album- but "Take A Look In The Mirror" had been the most their most lacking and least satisfying in my opinion. "Untouchables" had a very distinct sound- with plenty of hard hitting tracks like "Here To Stay," "Thoughtless" and the stand-out in my opinion "One More Time." "Issues" was chock-full of old-style Korn with just a touch of the commericial Korn that was on "Follow The Leader." The self-titled debut album and "Life Is Peachy" were works from an unpolished band quickly developing into their own. So, with all the emphasis on Korn making a "St. Anger" album. I wouldn't go that far. True, they lost their gutairist and found new producers but after a quick listen, it was clear what band I was listening to. // 7

Lyrics: I gave this album a quick spin at my computer while at work. The best way to enjoy an album and find out where it stands is playing it loud while driving. But, listening to it at low levels and only skimming, I found 75% of the album to have sure-shot songs that would receive plenty of play. "Souvenir" was probably my favorite. And while the style adjustment is evident, this is still Korn. This is a band that has put out 7 albums selling 25 million of them, and if you've seen them in concert you know how hard they rock. So, first impression is that it's going to be worth the $15 I paid for the CD. // 7

Overall Impression: There is no reason for a serious Korn fan, or a person with a luke-warm interest not to pick up this album. Even though the emphasis has been on the experimenting with sound and loss of the gutairist, it's still the same band you've known and loved. There are plenty of rockin' tracks here. I don't know how I'd rate it (on a 1-10 scale) and I'm not saying that the album needs to grow on me, but over time you really start feeling or not feeling songs and that's when they become classics. // 7

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: unregistered, on december 09, 2005
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Sound: Okay! It's Korn we're talking about right? The guys who always pushed the envelope! I must say they've done it again! This album is so experimental and fresh, very fresh, the kinda shit that you want to add to your musical collection more often! It really expands your musical mind! One other thing about this record being done is very cool, they lost a guitarplayer and Munky stepped up and did a hell of a job creating guitar riffs all alone and Jesus Christ did it turn out good? All of 2005 you've been hearing about this album's release date and shit, expectations sure were high, and Korn really meant what they said! // 10

Lyrics: My first impression of the lyrics is: Jonathan isn't as sad/lost/confused (I don't know) as he was on the other albums. On this he takes on certain people and lifestyles and lots and lots of tabu! The song Hypocrites takes on the friggin liars in church. Religion is okay but the guys "running" it. Are such fuckers and Jon really slaps them in the face once and again with his "Hypocrites" shouting! Awesome lyrics! Then we have some sex related songs and if I'm the only one who finds that great send me away! They are still showing their teenage styles in some way! Plus Jon's vocal skills, Jesus Christ! He's hitting those very high notes and at the same time growling some bad ass shit in the background! // 10

Overall Impression: I think this album is like a mix of Untouachables - Take A Look In The Mirror and maybe some Nine Inch Nails type of deal. I would buy this record 10 times if I had too (the artwork is amazing too). // 10

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: unregistered, on december 10, 2005
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Sound: They said they would re-invent and they nailed it. I dont care what anyone says, korn has produced and amazing mix of their old sound and new industrial touches. The guitar effects are amazing in songs like transistor and heavy as hell in songs like hypocrits. Fieldy has changed his style a bit but still goes back in songs like open up. Jon has a perfect mix from singing to screaming. After 10 years it's like korn is starting all over again with a new sound and vibe that packs a hell of a punch. They are growing back up after they hit the ground with TALITM. // 10

Lyrics: John has a whole new way to deliver. Sometimes he has trouble getting his thoughts out but mostly he nails them all. In terjerker jon touches the passion he used to have in earlier albums such as Peach and s/t. It was a big controversy that jon isn't singing about the same old crap, but how long can he sing about the same thing. I think he does an awesome job on this album and jon is back in his groove. // 9

Overall Impression: With brian leaving korn took the huge step to reinvent. Monkey opens up and fills brians void, fieldy is just as good as ever, david uses some great effects and dominates, and jon is back. I recommend this album to anyone. I was expecting a flop after TALITM and they definitely proved me wrong. Korn is back 10 fold. // 10

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: Bass_Playa17, on december 10, 2005
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Sound: This is somewhat of a good album. It has its ups and downs. The sound is mostly like blending "Take A Look In A Mirror," and "Untouchables." Munky sounds like he could carry the band on in some songs. But in some songs, Head needs take charge. This album is basically about religion, politics, sex and some depression. But like all the recent Korn albums, Jonathan has lost his depression/anger touch. Its sounds like pop/rock music (thanks to Twisted Transistor). Fieldy has lost a lot of his legendary bass riffs. Theres mostly one good song that has a good bass riff and thats the song "Open Up." Davids drumming is awesome. He has his perfect moments in the whole album and it makes all the songs stand out. Overall they did promise new sound on this album, I think they weren't kiddin'. Jon also did bring back the good ol' bagpipes in like 3 songs. // 6

Lyrics: Jonathans lyrics were pure genious back in the old Korn days. But like I said, he has lost his depression/anger touch. The lyrics in this album are somewhat good on this album. Some songs sounds like old skool Korn, like "Politics" and "Hypocrites." Theres a lot of singing in this album. Like before on the "Take a Look in a Mirror" album he screams in most the songs. Don't get me wrong theres still screaming in the album, just not as much as the previous album. Overall the lyrics are pretty straightforward. But, they could be better, because I feel like I'm listenin' to the Untouchables album again. // 6

Overall Impression: Overall I like this album very much. Its not their best work, but you could hear that they did their best and proved that they sometimes don't need Head around. The songs that I like are Twisted Transistor, Politics, Hypocrites, Souvenir, Throw Me Away, Love Song, Open Up, and Liar. Thats about half of the 14 songs on the album. If get this at Target, you could get a free song from target. com that Korn didn't put on this album. I don't like the lack of Fieldys bass riffs. Thats why I listen to Korn. If this album was stolen or lost I might buy it again or burn it off my favorite songs (above) off of my friends. If you want anger on this album, then don't buy it. If you liked Take a Look in a Mirror and Untouchables then you will like this album. // 8

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: unregistered, on december 10, 2005
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Sound: Korn's 7th album and easily one of the best to date, after the disapointing "back-to-basics" of Take a Look In The Mirror, I am more the pleased that they are again evolving as a band. I have always admired the guitar in Korn being a guitarist myself, and with the loss of Head I was more then worried but Munkey steps it up a notch and does his job flawlessly. The bass on the other hand seemed to lack compared to other albums wich took away from the "sound" I associate with Korn. // 9

Lyrics: Davis goes back to the Untouchables kind of singing that was very melodic, but still throws in alot of "scat" style elements he has become known for in the past. The lyrics are alot more mature compared to endless songs about the hardships of childhood there are more songs that adress real issues such as Hypocrites. // 8

Overall Impression: This easily compares with all of Korn's previous releases, each album has something for the listener. This CD has a bit of everything. From the old-school songs like Liar and Hypocrites, to Twisted Transistor wich sounds like a clash between Word Up and the Follow the Leader album. The thing I like most about the album is it's different it's not the same music again and again, bands have to evolve and create different music, some people will always complain about this but those who understand and appreciate the music see that the artist is trying something new and hopes you like it. It's just like with Freak on a Leash and Got The Life those songs where alot different then anything they had done before but people liked them so it was cool. This is for any Korn fan who isn't stuck in the past and thinks all their albums should sound like Life Is Peachy. If I lost this I would buy a new copy just like any Korn Album they have been a favourite band of mine for a very long time and to this day they have only made one or two songs that I do not like in any way shape or form (Cameltosis being one). // 10

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: unregistered, on december 12, 2005
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Sound: Ok to start this off, if my review even gets on here, I've read a lot of these really sh--ty reviews saying Korn has gone on a downward spiral after Issues. Look Korn is Korn you can tell people what they are and what they're not you guys are f--king fogs. Korn is what it wants to be and I think this album is awesome just as good as the others. It's got its heavy shit and is light shit is a happy medium between all the albums. And what's this crap about oh they'd be better with head? Sure he was great and yea they got that guy from Otep but he plays only backstage and doesn't do albums get your facts right. I'm basically pissed at you guys. Come on where's the real Korn fans? // 9

Lyrics: The lyrics are great I don't think John has lost his touch I mean you criticize him but ok let's see you do you asshole. John is an amazing singer ranging from soft lully tone to heavy suicidal screams. and as always complex as a motherf--ker you have to look up this shit to understand it and you still might not even if you do. Love you john you're my god. // 10

Overall Impression: Well coming to an end this album was not to far from the old skool shit and I love the songs coming undone, politics, and seen it all, great stuff. This album will definitely get Korn some popularity but that's beside the point it's Korn, and you can't tell them who to be. // 9

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: unregistered, on december 12, 2005
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Sound: Here's the facts boys and girls, they dropped off the face of the earth since they released issues, an album I didn't think was their best by any means, obviously debateable with true fans, not you posers who cry and whine and only liked the self title. Anywho, despite my see saw battle with issues at least it sounded different than the previous three, then untouchables and take a look were just carbon copies of each other and it seemed they lost their originality that made them solid. They found a newer sound and if it took losing head then I'm all for it. They still possess the raw, grinding guitar but this time its blended with fieldys thumping bass line instead of being drowned out, I actually enjoyed hearing the riffs, which weren't Munky's finest but he's still damn good on songs like souvenir, for no one etc. This blening I think is a tribute to the superior production on the album. Dave is also back, mixing in some killer double kicks like on Liar, but still keeps it old skool simple at times, which suits the music theyre goin for, not like the self-title or Peachy where Dave was ahead of the game being a little to complex. I also enjoy the additon of the synth and industrial sounds, it's add some texture to the music that they lost with head, at times it does remind me of manson, NIN (barely) and even Radiohead, but mostly I think Jon brought his love for goth that he revealed on the Queen Of The Damned soundtrack. Not necessarily their best sound, but close to it, but the range and variety is suberb and compares ot no other album, theyre is really no repetition like u may have fund in the past. // 8

Lyrics: Jonothan really displays his talents as a writer on this album, and I think Tearjerker, Politics, Hypocrites and Throw Me Away are perfet examples. He is seems to move past all that tortured soul pre pubescent bullshit and focus on some more serious issues like religion and my fav part was that politics didnt follow the current trend of bashing bush but rather bashing those who bash politics 'cause it's cool. I think we see a deeper side of Jonothan now that hes older and more mature, by far his best lyrics despite 10 Or A 2 Way. // 9

Overall Impression: I would suggest downloading a few songs first, I know it sounds terrible, but korn fans searching for that self-title magic that you really shouldnt be doing 'cause it was 11 years ago, may not like it. But it really is a solid listen all the way through and I think theyre best since issues. There are a few songs like 10 Or A 2 Way and Getting Off, where it seems they're trying to impress the fans from way back, but they don't have to do that anymore, the rest shows why with a broad range showing their diversity and talent. So long head, I look forward to another album where they spend a little more time on it because I think they've stumbled on a new sound they can expand on. // 9

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: unregistered, on december 12, 2005
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Sound: It has been long time since Korn released they're previous album "Take A Look In The Mirror" wich flopped a bit with the sales and videos and they released a year later they're "Greatest Hits Vol. 1" with few new songs; Another Brick In The Wall Pts 1-4 and Word Up covers. After the new year they're guitar player Brian "Head" Welch decided to leave the band behind for religion and such a things. Everyone was afraid of the future of the Korn and I was personally afraid too of it, but I was wrong. They started to write "See You On The Other Side" in the start of 2005 and released the album 6/12 all around the globe with the new smashsingle "Twisted Transistor." First the album is starting with weird-electro-sounds and Davis shotuing "Music!" and guitar loops playing. Then it hits to the actual song and the guitar riff starts to play a fresh-sounding groovy riff that is gets everybody jumping all around the floor. Jon is experimenting some Marilyn Mansonish vocals here and there is some good-ol'-screaming by him near the end of the song. The next song "Politics" starts with '80's sounding guitar riff and the vocals are reminding me off Ozzy Osbourne somehow, which ain't a bad thing at all. Then the aggressive pre-chorus "Don't wanna talk about politics!" shows the angry side of Jonathan again and I think that he isn't referring to goverment, it's more like that he is reffering politics to normal lifes politics, gaining power and such a things. Then it comes to catchy and massive chorus where Davis sings clean and very catchy sounding tune. Near the end it goes to the bridge where we get some heavy banging and near the end the chorus explodes in to bigger stratosphares. Then the well talked song "Hypocrites" starts with a industral-sounding intro where Jonathan repeats with electro-voice "You're messiah was never mine" over and over again with some creepy guitar sounds at the background. The song is prooving that old Korn ain't totally gone it has some old school based riffs and vocals are sounding like "Take A Look In The Mirror"; raw and pissed off. Definatly one of the greatest songs off the new album. This is where the album starts for me; "Souvenir" and then perverted song "10 or a 2-way" kicks in. With some funky groovy drumbeats. "Souvenir" is also sounding a bit like old Korn and it has some great chorus and the verses are sounding nice with Jonathan's voice changing channels. Then it shows the new industrial side of Korn with the songs like; "Throw Me Away" which sounds really NIN for me, like Trent would have written that song. Then "Love Song" which has definatly some Depeche Mode influences and Jonathan tearing his heart at the verses and the acapella part near the end are really fresh sounding. Next tune "Open Up" is all Fieldy's. It has some really funky and groovy slapping in it and great humming part done by Jonathan at the bridge, what sounds really different comparing to old Korn. "Coming Undone", "Getting off", "Liar" and "For No One" are showing some old school based guitar walls and vocals. "I've seen it all, still can't taste it" - Jonathan singing in the next song called "Seen it all" all the instruments sound really like faded in the whole song and it's definatly a fresh sounding song for me at least. The bridge is really emotional where Jonathan pours his heart out "I'm just a child..." and when you look at the albums cover you'll see that he Davis is singing about that one. "Tearjerker" probably the most diverse Korn song ever. Weird sounds made by Glass Armonica and Jonathan is singing really beautifully through out the whole song and at the end it explodes with the whole band and Jonathan tearing his heart. It's indeed a close endener for the almost perfect album. It seems that Korn are as powerful as they were in 1998 when they released their groundbreaking album "Follow the leader" and following with the masterpiece "Issues." They've reinvented themselves and they're REBORN totally. The departure of Head was probably only a good thing for Korn musically, so they could reinvent themselves and be again big as they were, but it's not the 90's. Maybe future shows how big Korn will be again. Jonathan said in a finnish interview that they'll need to sell 4 million copies of "See you on the other side" and with they're 8th album that they could be alone without the Virgin/EMI -deal. Only the time shows, but now sit back and enjoy of the new Korn album wich is kicking some major-ass! // 9

Lyrics: Then "Love Song" which has definatly some Depeche Mode influences and Jonathan tearing his heart at the verses and the acapella part near the end are really fresh sounding. // 10

Overall Impression: It seems that Korn are as powerful as they were in 1998 when they released their groundbreaking album "Follow The Leader" and following with the masterpiece "Issues." They've reinvented themselves and they're reborn totally. The departure of Head was probably only a good thing for Korn musically, so they could reinvent themselves and be again big as they were, but it's not the '90s. Maybe future shows how big Korn will be again. Jonathan said in a finnish interview that they'll need to sell 4 million copies of "See You On The Other Side" and with they're 8th album that they could be alone without the Virgin/EMI-deal. Only the time shows, but now sit back and enjoy of the new Korn album wich is kicking some major-ass! // 10

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: CrosseGod18, on december 13, 2005
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Sound: The sound of this album is different from anything I have ever heard before. But hey, that is what Korn is all about right? It is kinda almost post-nu-metal? If there is such a thing, they are still metal and very hard at times, however there times when they slow it down alot which is a nice but at the same time startling phenomenon, as is everything that they have come out with. Korn lives! // 9

Lyrics: The lyrics are as different as the music at times. Sometimes angry and others sad heart-on-a-plate stuff. A good mix. Davis had grown so much as a lyricist over the past 12 years and this album is no exception. Although the message of the lyrics may be different at times, Davis has an uncanny way with them and always makes thems sound and fit the must perfectly! // 10

Overall Impression: Overall I would say that this album cannot compare to any previous albums because it is in a league of its own. Munky definitely stepped up after Head stepped out and you can really tell. Korn is a group of guys who do what they want, thats the way it has always been, and I believe this album is a reflection of how they've felt recently, as always the music is great, if it were stolen or lost I would buy it again and determine which of the two it was. Pay someone to beat me up if I lost it, or put a hit out on the one who stole when I got my welfare check! // 10

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: unregistered, on december 13, 2005
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Sound: A very new and unique sound, kind of reminds me if Nine Inch Nails meet "Life Is Peachy" Korn. But it's a wild nu sound. They all have I guess you can say "mature" in their musical talents. Fieldy isn't just slapping throughout the whole CD, he's doing more advanced tactics. This is his best bass playing, so far. David got more heavier and groovier with his drumming, reminds me of Nine Inch Nails. Since the departed of Brian "Head" Welch, James "Munky" Shaffer agreed to do not 1, but 2 guitars in this album. It's great playing but not as impressive as there self-titled 1994 debut though. Overall musically, very good but not the best they had. // 8

Lyrics: Mr. Jonathan Davis, known for the infamous "I f--king hate you" lyrics. He has sang about his childhood, drugs, and school yard bullies, had a big affect on my life. But in this album, he has gone to a different topic, politics. But in the end, he still stays true to himself and accomplished that nu-metal "hate you" concept. Very good Mr. Davis. // 10

Overall Impression: I love these guys, they changed my whole life. It was a heartbreak to see Head leave like that, but hey, it was bound to happen sooner or later. This album isn't as good as their debut but better than Follow The Leader, Issues, and Take A Look In The Mirror from my point of view. Maybe they'll bring some bad ass unheard shit to the table if, they were to get a new guitarist. Like it said on the sticker on the album, "This is the evolution of heavy..." // 9

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: unregistered, on december 14, 2005
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Sound: Korn have definitley made a new sound, but there are stil some old Korn characteristics there. But the album kinda reminds me of the "Queen Of The Damned" soundtrack (which JD done by the way). It also reminds of "Follow The Leader" with loads of effects being used by Munky. I mean come on the first 2 albums "Korn" and "Life Is Peachy" don't have very much effects, if any, to them. I think when they really sold out when they came to "Follow The Leader" that's when they got the effects. But anyways, this album sounds alot like the "Queen Of The Damned" soudtrack. Munky really hasnt got his "edge" anymore. I think, and I know alot of other korn fans also, that when "Head" was around, Munky was able to calabirate with him more to come up with some excellent, errie, ominous, sickass riffs. The last albums he had head to come up with riffs as well as himself. But now that he hasnt head around, he can't do that no more. As for Jon's singing, I think he should actually sing a little more. I mean listen to "Last Legal Drug," that's a very R'n'B and rap influenced song. He should have a bit more screaming also. Oh and by the way they should still let Feildy do his slapping, and I think that David's drumming has increased by like ten-fold! He should drum like that more often. "Eaten Up Inside" shows Jon's vast vocal range, good singing but do us a favour Jon, leave out the rapping and hip hop shit! Rap and metal don't mix anymore! Although the vid for "Twisited Transitor" kiled me LMAO. // 8

Lyrics: I think Jon's lyrics skill need to be looked at more in detail. He hasn't got that balls or sheer hatred anymore. I don't feel like as though he was motivated enough to be writing songs about politics and organised religion. I prefer the way he was in Korn the self titled album and life is peachy. He was more deep then. His personality was much more focused on his lyrics. Now it's all about sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll and money! I personally don't know the guy myself, but you can hear it in his lyrics, the guy has changed alot since 1993. Even in take a look in the mirror. I thought his lyrics better than the songs in this album. I'm very disappointed with lyrics. I think that, there was alot of pressure on jon, I have to admit. The pressure being that everybody saying "It's time for you to grow up and start writing about something a bit more humane, something that matters more to the world." I don't think jon was ready for this yet, hopefully if they ever make a next album, and that this album doesnt break them up, that he'll be more focused. Also the sex thing is still there, which is a bad sign. Leads me to think that he aint got nothing else to write about, thats what I'm so pissed at. // 1

Overall Impression: I think that Korn have certainly went in "new" direction. With the industrial sound, and the singing and the lyrics. The drumming on the album is sick! Really good David keep up the good work. Munky I think can do alot better, but in saying that, his companion aint there nomore. Bring the funk back in and let Fieldy slap! I also thought that when Jon said there was gonna be an industrial charge to this, I thought they wouldve sounded like American Head Charge, which wouldn't have sounded bad. But it's very rap-metal, pop influenced. Jon being a fan of Duran Duran. All in all I don't think this album compares to any other albums. The best ones for me are "Korn" and "Life Is Peachy." Those were the days. If I lost or had it stolen probably wouldn't buy it again. But in saying all this there are alot of people who dig this album, so therefore it's probably my fault I don't appreciate this album. // 5

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: unregistered, on december 22, 2005
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Sound: The sound of this particular CD is dark and mysterious. Wonderful adaptation of Korn's old sound and the new way they are going after loosing guitarist "Head." Very wonderful effects, very dark and heavy, almost chilling. Guitars clashing with rave-ish techno. Wonderful combination. // 10

Lyrics: Jonathan Davis never ceases to amaze me. He delievers the powerful lyrics on this CD in a very haunting way. His voice has matured greatly over the past few records they have put out. His growl that he uses in bone gripping. Last legal drug has a great example of this when he says "Le Petit Mort." Hypocrites in the beginning goes from a whispered, "Your Messiah Was Never Mine" to a scream "Hypocrites." And then the Korn that we all know and love bust out some amazing musical talent. Tearjerker is a very un-Korn like song, but Jonathan delivers the lyrics in such a haunting fashion. Wonderful job Jonathan. Well done. // 10

Overall Impression: I personally love the album. I do not think that you can compare Korn albums to other Korn albums. They are all unique and this one is no exception. Hypocrites, Liar, Open Up, Throw Me Away, Tear Jerker, and from the special edition Eaten Up, Last Legal Drug. They are all wonderful. Cannot say enought about this wonderful CD. I bought two special editions so yes If I were to loose them both I would be right back out again to buy it. // 10

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: supreemo, on december 26, 2005
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Sound: So this is Korn's newest album. While when I was first introduced to this album I was a little uncertain how the music would shape up because of Head's (guitarist) recent resignation. In my mind Korn was always a quintet and it was hard to imagine them as a quartet but when I opened the CD case and looked through the booklet and saw that picture of Korn I was imediatly relieved. It just looks right. Now at first I was skeptical about the new single "Twisted Transistor" but I began to love it. The guitar really helps to capture your attention in the chorus. Many songs have a lot of power chords throughout, which is good and gives a little more of a wink to the old Korn years, but I miss how melodic Head made certain songs. now if you look at a song like "Coming Undone" the music is nothing short of incredible. All it is is a few chords but it makes for an intense few minutes. the only song I'm upset with is "Souvenir" because it just sounds mundane, or half ass. There is also some techno in songs like "Throw Me Away" and "Seen It All." in "Throw Me Away" it is kinda weird and sounds too much something Statis-X would try to do, however in "Seen It All" it adds a nice, eirie wuility to the music. To conclude I think Korn, even without Head, are going full force and coming off awesome. // 8

Lyrics: As per usual Korn fasion, the lyrics are really dark and depressing. I was a little confused by "politics" because the chorus seems to talk about a girl who is willing to do anything to get somewere. A lot of the songs talk about sex and love. I like the lyrics in "Souvanir" because it gives a good metaphor: souvanir of sadness, and tells about people who wait to be loved and appreciated but should go out and find it. I like the lyrics in most of the songs because they are really catchy. While listening to songs like "Twisted Transistor" and "Getting Off" you can't help but sing a long and I think that's the goal, to make a song that you like because it makes you want to sing along. "The greatest lyrical example I would have to say is "Coming Undone." That song is so powerful you can't help yourself. You sing a long, you bob your head, you just go all out nuts. That song is definately going to become a Korn classic. In conclusion I'd say that Jonathan Davis has written some good lyrics and once again captivated the minds of many unsuspecting youths across north america. // 9

Overall Impression: While comparing to the other Korn albums it seems obvious that Korn can do no wrong. Although I still stand on my opinion that "self-titled" is the best Korn album but this is still a good CD. This CDis much more expansive than the others, as in their trying out new things, and proving that even though their only four they can fend for themselves. The most impressive songs onthe record are Twisted Transistor (catchy chorus and awesome guitar), Love Song (creepy and incredibly well writen lyrics), Coming Undone (powerful music and vocals), Getting Off (utterly amazing chorus). What I love most about thos CD is the vocals, Jon has always been amazing but now he shows his more melodic side and it rules. The only thing I hate is the techno is "Throw Me Away," way too gay. If it were stolen I'd get my friend to burn it. But that's just me. // 9

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: unregistered, on december 26, 2005
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Sound: The sound on this album is vey imdustrial. The sounds interlock with Davis' singing brilliabtly making memrobable melodies. Munky said that the sound takes liseners on a 'Journey'. I would say that somes it up. Oh and buy the way the bagpipes are back! There is alsp scat. The sound is not as heavy as earlier albums but I think that's a good thing as it brings out nore creativity and more clever riffs. It's not as heavy but still sounds like Korn. Not many metal bands have experimented with this sound and I have to say the sound is brilliant. The sound in my opinion sort of takes you on a journey like Munky described and it kept me ooked listening to it. Overall brilliant sound! // 9

Lyrics: The lyrics are pretty random songs about sex, religion, politics, sorrow like in 'Tearjerker', and other stuff. I think it makes a nice change to hear davis sing about other things and not just his childhood but I think he tries to be a bit to clever on politics (one of the only rubbish tracks) he fails miserably 'Wanna talk about polictics?' I mean he's writing a song about polictics but he doesn't care about polictics. Shouldn't he write a song about something that interests him. That way he might write a good song. On a nore positive note on the rest of the album he makes catchy choruses and the lyrics seem to draw the listener in so they must be quite good. // 8

Overall Impression: I never thought I would say this but wow Korn have done it again. Brilliant! Not quite as good as Ubtouchables but very good. All the tracks a brilliant apart from politics and souvenir. 12 brilliant tracks at the price of an average of 10. Sounds good to me. All twelve are brilliant but best five are Twisted Transistor, Love Song, Liar, Open Up and Tearjerker. Overall brillinat! // 9

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: Artemisian, on january 05, 2006
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Sound: Korn is one of my favourite bands, and this album certainly didn't disappoint. Indeed, it exceeded my wildest expectations. See, I'm an industrial fan, so See You On The Other Side suited me to a tee. The strength of the guitar lines has disappeared, true, but it's my opinion that Munky still pulls it off admirably. David Silveria shows off a fair bit, and Fieldy is a bit more subtle than usual. This album is just terrific. The Atticus Ross influence is very strong, especially in tracks like Love Song, and in the electronic tweaking that's never far away. The bagpipes return in full force, hallejuah, and so does the scatting. Indeed, there's one of the oddest noises I have ever heard a human being make on the end of Open Up, a string of gibbering that runs in and out of your ears, sounding like something that belongs in a horror movie. // 10

Lyrics: Jonathan Davis' lyrics have certainly picked up, though they still suffer from the usual limitations. His singing has certainly improved though, check out Tearjerker for proof of that. He's actually sounding like a genuinely talented vocalist, as opposed to an appealingly unique one. He's even got a falsetto, for god's sakes. Politics is certainly something Korn have shied away from in the past, but the song by that name still oddly does the same. "Don't wanna talk about politics" Davis informs us, which sounds like a band defending it's politically apathetic lyrical stance in a world increasinly full of bands that perform from soapboxes, e.g. Green Day. There's a very real feeling of malice throughout the album, best seen in Seen It All. To sum it up, Davis has stopped whining about his life, and set about threatening that of others. // 8

Overall Impression: I'm torn between this and Untouchables as my favourite (something that'll make a lot of old-school Korn fans despise me, I am certain), but right now, this is winning out. Maybe the shine will wear off, who knows. Personal favourites are most of them, but some stand out. Coming Undone and Souvenir are the best of the majority, but Tearjerker to me is a wonder all on its own. It verges on being a ballad, and that's something Korn has/never/done. Indeed, it's almost acapella. Shocking. I love the experimentation on this album, and I love that so many Korn fans hate it. To me, that means the band is growing, and I'm more than happy to come along for the ride. It's nothing like anything they've done before, but I will say that just as on Issues and Untouchables, Korn is an old dog learning some very impressive new tricks. // 10

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: Scottypunk, on january 13, 2006
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Sound: Well Korn promised a new sound and I don't think anyone can deny that this really is a new side to Korn. I have to honestly say that I din't quite get into SYOTOS straight away, even though I liked the opening track "Twisted Transistor" the other songs din't really have a huge effect on me, once I arrived at "Throw Me Away" though I felt a strange feeling that only Korn can stimulate inside of me. My hair stood on it's end and my head and feet as if by magic just started moving, I was in a state of euphoria which only this amazing group can bring out of me! The next songs we're all amazing, therefore, I decided to give the first half another shot. I then realised the beauty of this CD, even songs which I didn't like at the beggining e.g. "Politics" & "Hypocrites" are now some of the songs I sing the most. The guitar is perfect, Munky really did a great job without Head, he truly is a great guitarist. David drums as if there were no tommorow, and Jonathan sings like only he can. The only negative thing is that even though Fieldy comes up with some great Bass Lines, we don't hear the clicking of his bass very much. The bagpipes are very well recieved and make a great return. // 9

Lyrics: The lyrics in this album are amazing, many think that he's selling out but his lyrics are just astounding. "Hypocrites" is a great song to sing to as I just visualize Head in my Head (no pun intended) and proceed to scream the chorus to him. Once again Jonathan takes us on a magical trip with his amazing singing, one of the most beautiful songs is "Tearjerker" where our hero sings high, incredible. // 9

Overall Impression: I have always loved Korn and always will, this CD is a good comeback for them. It doesn't compare to the amazing "Follow The Leader" or "Issues" but it does a damn good job. My favourite song is probably "Throw Me Away," closely followed by "Twisted Transistor" and "Open Up." A lot of people call them sellouts and fake now, well say what you want to say but Korn are still alive without head, and are making a f--king good job of their music. // 9

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: unregistered, on january 16, 2006
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Sound: For starters Korn have lost their sound and anyone who says they havn't is just a fucking liar. The loss of Brian has just turned the guitar sound to crap. When anyone thought of Korn they thought of the dynamic duo, Munky and Head! But now it seems that with Head gone Munky has lost all confidence in his playing and also in his writing, churning out the same three riffs in every song, using about a million different FX pedals to hie the fact that without Brian he can't play anymore. // 1

Lyrics: Jon has lost his fire and passion that many Korn fans grew to love. His anger was the sole reason that anyone cared about Korn back in the day but now it seems that he's lost every single influence he's ever had. When Korn wrote about bullying, sexual misconduct, and shit that people cared about, then and only then did they make an impact. // 1

Overall Impression: If your a Korn fan and your reading this and you think that I'm slamming the band becuase I just don't like them your wrong, I used to be a fan but becuase of this peice of shit and the other peices of shit they've brought out as of late its easy to see why I'm not anymore. I think that Korn should call it quits purely on the basis that they've bought out two albums of complete genius and five albums of shit. // 1

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: twisted 05, on january 25, 2006
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Sound: See You On The Otherside, Korn's 7th studio album and first without Brian 'Head' Welch. Originally a 5 piece band the departure of head has effected in many ways. The sound has some similarities like the hard hitting sounds of 'Liar' and 'Hypocrites' but the more softer style of 'Tearjerker'. I think Munky (guitarist) has done a good job as the only guitarist, and Jon Davis' vocals are a great contribution. The album I think doesn't match any of there other albums but it is something different. // 7

Lyrics: The lyrics have a big impact in this record especially with songs like liar. Jon Davis' vocals once again show why he is one of the best voices in the metal area. // 8

Overall Impression: The album doesn't match the likings of the life is peachy or take a look in the mirror. But Hypocrites and twisted transistor do stand out. the fact that there missing one of there key members is a big down. The change of music is also a let down compared to there other stuff. They sound better as a 5 piece band. // 7

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: unregistered, on february 27, 2006
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Sound: This band has definately changed their sound, but this is not at all a bad thing. Part of this reason is, it is their first release without one of their founding members/guitarist Brian "Head" Welch. Also, I dont know why so many people "bash" this album because they change their sound. All of Korns albums have been different sounding. Sure this album sounds different from the others, but you can still tell its Korn. It's dark and sounds like nothing else out there. Korn are back. // 10

Lyrics: The lyrics are completely different on this album. Jonathan Davis isnt singing about his childhood or bad experiances. Two songs with great lyrics are Hypocrites and Politics. Politics I can agree with because I don't understand Politics. Hypocrites I read in an interview was partially inspired by Head. But I'm not sure. // 10

Overall Impression: Korn is my favorite band so this is coming from a real fan. I love this album and I would by it again if it were lost or stolen. I have already bought it twice. The regular version and the special edition. One thing I do miss that was on the older albums and live is Head's backing vocals. I am really going to miss that about them but Munky will do fine live I'm sure of. Anyway, if you like Korn at all I would pick up this album. It's one of a kind and it's awesome. // 10

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: KoRnHead, on march 03, 2006
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Sound: On this review I will be talking about the delux edition: their most recent album is probly one of the worst things I've seen from them. I think it would have been better if they hadn't had a pop producer or worked with the matrix on this album. Over all this is their first album withou Brian "Head" Welch playing guitar so this gave us the chance to see how Munky would handle it. Disk two was more older style Korn than this new (and horrible sounding) Korn. // 9

Lyrics: They lyrics in this album were more hip-hop beat then Metal. John has realy changed his style of singing, but in "Love Song," "Liar," "Hypocrites" and "Seen It All" were the only old style Korn songs on Disk 1. One song that caught my attention was "Tearjerker" (originaly going to be called "Saturated Lonliness") because it was the highest I've ever heared John sing in his whole career. Disk 2 was more like the style many of us have grown up with. The songs on disk tow are: "It's Me Again," "Eaten Up Inside," "Last Legal Drug (Le Petit Mort)," "Twisted Transitor Dante Ross Mix," and "Twisted Transitor Dummies Club Mix.".Disk 2 is also an enhanced CD with "Hypocrites" and "Twisted Transitor" live in Moscow. // 9

Overall Impression: This album isn't like any of their previous work and hopefuly it won't continue to be this way eather other wise they won't be "Here To Stay" and they'll be "Getting Off" the charts. The most impressive songs would have to be "Love Song," "Liar," "Hypocrites," "Seen It All," "Getting Off," "Coming Undone," "Throw Me Way," "Tearjerker," "It's Me Again," "Eaten Up Inside" and "Last Legal Drug (Le Petit Mort)." I hate how it strays far from the original sound but this new sound is okay I guess (not okay enough to stay though). If this album was lost or stolen I would maybe buy it again, but not for my friends like their other albums. // 8

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: unregistered, on march 27, 2006
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Sound: After Head's departure from Korn, the band chose to experiment with other genres for their upcoming album. They promised something completely new. They switched record label and joined EMI. Right from the beginning of the opening track, I noticed the sound was different. It was much cleaner and clearer than the other Korn albums and it sounded much different than the old KoRn songs. Some Korn fans were dissapointed with this album because it wasn't as heavy as the older stuff but think about it for a minute. After a decade of the heavy, dark sound we're used to hearing from KoRn, isn't it about time that they changed it a little? At first, it was a strange listen but the more you listen to it, the more it grows on you. It's not as heavy as the other records but the sound quality beats the old albums' in about every way. Also, there are short interludes in some songs that feature bagpipes, which reminds me of the opening of Shoots and Ladders. Also, the album's closing track, "Tearjerker," demonstrates Jonathan's softer side and is a very well composed song. It truly shows that Davis can sing with passion and energy. // 10

Lyrics: The lyrics retain most of the dark and twisted themes from sex to violence. While it definitively isn't as dark, it feels like Jonathan took a lot of time writing songs like "Tearjerker" or "Throw Me Away." While the swearing sometimes feels useless in some songs, for example "Love Song," it isn't overdone to a point where it is just constant F words. Fans will be dissapointed to hear that Jonathan's famous growling is for the most part, absent in this album. The only songs in which he does growl is "Liar" and an interlude. This is sort of a disadvantage since the growling is always so full of energy and makes the crowds go crazy at shows. Also, some songs retain the quirky sexual themes, such as "Getting Off" (the title is very self-explanatory) with a chorus like "I'm getting off, I'm getting off to you!" The lyrics in this album demonstrate the wide range of Jonathan's writing skills. // 8

Overall Impression: While some will disagree and say that this album demonstrates how Korn has declined as they got older, these people need to learn that when it's been a decade that the artist has been making the same type of music, change is necesary in order to keep the fans and, at the same time, bring new ones in the music. Although the lyrics are a little dissapointing and the new sound might shock you, it definitively is a huge step above other experimental albums, Overall, this is a great album and while it isn't for everyone, it's a definite purchase for Korn fans and music lovers alike. Pick it up now and see why Twisted Transistor will be stuck in your head for weeks! // 10

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: Ploosh_Meister, on april 20, 2006
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Sound: This is something extremely different for Korn. It seemed as if they were going to steer back into the less experimental side of things with the release of Take A Look In The Mirror, but this is there most experimental yet. I am a great fan of Issues and Untouchables, the experimental KoRn albums, but this in my opinion, is too much. It's just not Korn anymore, but sounds more like some industrial rock pop band. I suppose the music is very good though, if you enjoy that. However for Korn fans, this may be a little too different. // 7

Lyrics: The lyrics are not good. Full-stop. Sure every Korn song in the past has just been about hate, and the lyrics on Take a Look in the Mirror were repetitive and poor, but in the past Korn have had some very immaginative lyrics. Perhaps a change of subject was needed, but this is poor. For Example, the lyrics in getting off are ridiculous and just seem stupid, and hop-hop lyrics such as 'Subwoofer kickin' in/Porn on the TV screen' are utter rubbish. Johnathon Davis needs songwriting lessons. His voice is very different too, like in 'Love Song' where he sounds like his nose is blocked. The vocals do fit well with the music in most songs though, just that what is being said is normally complete trash. // 6

Overall Impression: I think this album is poor. It's not what a Korn fan would expect and puts them into a completely different genre. I read recently that Johnathon Davis thinks Korn are straight up heavy metal but that's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. This album is far from it. Though it does have it's good moments, it is not the Korn that once made a genre defining record or that allowed it's fans to connect with songs emotionally. // 6

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: Luccio, on june 26, 2006
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Sound: After the loss of fellow axe-slinger Brian "Head" Welch, Korn, and James "Munkey" Shaffer and to re-invent their music, and ultimatley, the way they construct their guitar pieces. And it seemed to pay off in the form of this CD. From the hodge-podge of sounds that is the intro to Twisted Transistor to the slow, fading outro to Tearjerker, it is an all-around great CD. Having already heard the pair of singles that this album brought to the table, Twisted Transistor and Coming Undone on MTV, I was expecting a great album, but this met and exceeded my expectations. This CD has everything to please different Korn fans. It has the heavy, distorted riffs (Souvenir, Liar, Coming Undone, Getting Off) and the somewhat airey riffs of Tearjerker. Overall, the sound has stayed true to the original, but also offers a little difference. // 9

Lyrics: The lyrics cover a variety of topics, from politics to the departure of Head. Liar, for example, explains about Brian "Head" Welch leaving the band because he "found God" and not communicating with any of the band members. And Politics explains about, well, politics, and what we are doing to get an advantage over each other. Also, Jonathan's somewhat-of-a-signature screaming/rambaling is present in songs like Liar. And his whispering is also present in Tearjerker. Very like past albums. But very good. // 8

Overall Impression: There are many impressive songs on the album. All of it are finely pieced together, but a couple stand out. Liar, Coming Undone, Twisted Transistor, and For No One are my personal favorites. Korn is also one of the "better" nu-metal bands out there, and is easily reconized amongst the dozens of posers. If it was lost/stolen, hell yes I would buy snother copy because this is one of the better nu-mteal CDs. // 8

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: Dr. Metal Head, on october 24, 2006
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Sound: KoRn has always had a sound of their own, from the drums to Jon's voice, if you heard a song you could tell it was them right from the start. This however, is no longer true, instead of the interesting lyrics and cool riffs and rythms, there is now the same old same old sound and it's very generic in every sense of the word. Once they were unique and cared about the music, now all they care about is making album after album to appeal to anyone so that they can make a lot of cash quick. Besides the awful same sounding guitar riffs in this album, the drums which used to be a highlight for me when I listen to KoRn, now sounds like every other band and sometimes even worse. Another thing that I loved about KoRn was how awesome the bass lines were and how much it really contributed to each and every song, but now it's barely there and there's no inovations or really cool rythms, instead when you can hear it, it's just the same old shit that every other bassist does and there's no real heart to it anymore. Like everyone else, KoRn now sounds like a generic wana-be band that's in it for the cash and nothing else. There's no inovation, structure, unique sound, or heart in the music anymore and it not only makes KoRn's sound awful to hear, but it also brings them to a level of any other generic band that makes music now. // 1

Lyrics: One of the biggest reason I and so many other people loved KoRn was because of Jonathan Davis and his lyrics. He not only had the perfect voice that complemented KoRn in each way, but his unique and disturbing lyrics that he put his heart and hate into were amazing and really showed how talented he was. Often, he talked about himself, his childhood, or people that hurt him, so all the lyrics were very powerful and emotional, because he wasn't just talking about an issue or something fun to do, or anything like that, it was because it was how he really felt and the hatred was very real and powerful in all their songs. His skills in singing were great and his writing was also great because of how he really felt, so it wasn't just the same old singer that we've heard in hard rock and nu-metal today, it was something real and you actually felt for him and his anger actually helped many people with their own anger. Like I've said he's great and one of my favorite singers ever, but that was before this album came around, now instead of the hate, anger, unique sounding lyrics, and emotion, there is the dull, dry, and boring generic lyrics that plague almost every band now. No longer are the songs personal, now they are about politics, religion, and other issues that most bands discuss. Not only his the personality ripped from all the songs, but the anger and hate are no more as well. All of those things, hate, emotion, and personality is what drove the songs, but now there's no emotion, personality, or anger only dry useless shit that can be found from all the bands that just want money and fame. Jonathan barely sounds like himself and it doesn't even seem like he put any thought or effort into writing and singing these lyrics. If anything, that would be the biggest disspointment, the fact that the once great singer/writer is no more, the lyrics, and songs are worthless and I can't stand them. // 1

Overall Impression: Head left the band and maybe he knew an album like this would happen, maybe he knew KoRn would sell out and become nothing, but a heartless, souless, bunch of pussies who can't write or play music anymore. Sure, there's a lot of people that like this album, but that's because they either don't know good music or never liked KoRn before they made this mess. KoRn no longer cares about the music or the fans, all they care about is making the money and keeping a "popluar" image to make sure people will buy their effortless attempts at making boring and generic music, instead of unique, emotional, interesting, and hate charged music that has touched people. They've not only lost the respect of real fans, but they've let down many people who loved them and loved what they stood for and for the kickass tunes that they made. After this many years, the inventors of nu-metal have fallen and I don't think the old KoRn will ever return. In the end, KoRn has become what they used to make fun of and hate, I wish that they would look themselves in the mirror and realize what's happened, but I think all that's in them now is greed. The KoRn that I and many people loved have died and will most likely never return to their previous greatness. // 1

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: Joe_Dull, on march 15, 2007
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Sound: I love Korn's sound on this album, it's dark, emotional and has loads of bass, and yet I find myself jumping around for most of the songs. That's a very good thing. This album is much more power chord based than they're previous albums (which were based on a guitar riff over a bass line), and I think that was a good desicion, and probably made because the former lead guitarist Head, left to become a missionary or something. Overall I love the sound of this album, it's the perfect mix of metal and funk. // 9

Lyrics: The lyrics are very varied on this album, from what I can tell at least 2 of the songs are about sex or masturbation (10 or a 2-Way and Getting Off) and then there are most political one's like, Politics and Hypocrites. Then there are a few emotional songs, and a song about vandalism, For No One. Dispite the differences between the songs, the lyrics are always catchy and thoughtful. // 8

Overall Impression: 01. Twisted Transistor - this song has a cool intro and the opening riff blows my mind every time. I also love the transposition in the bridge. A kick ass opener. 02. Politics - this song has a great riff and some angsty growling, and some cool lyrics, "Everybody's race/Lying to my face." 03. Hypocrites - a good riff and a catchy chorus in this song. 04. Souvenir - catchy tune, and a really cool bridge. 05. 10 Or A 2-Way - this is a song about sex, with a kind of techno sound. "Never meant to show up here anyway/Only f--king you till the season change." A very strange bagpipe/Darth Vader breakdown in there as well. 06. Throw Me Away - I love this song, it has a really good melody and a brilliant chorus. The screaming part at the end of the bridge is really great. 07. Love Song - another great song with really great lyrics "One sip of the blood that I found/Lying here, I'm dying here." 08. Open Up - this song is so varied it's unbelievable, first there's a really good song, with an amazing humming part in the bridge, then an acoustic section with a marimba in the backround, and then another strange bagpipe breakdown with some kick-ass sped up scrat. It doesn't get much better than this. 09. Coming Undone - a song that forces your body to jolt in time with the rhythm, and sing along with the CD. 10. Getting Off - about, eh, jacking off to a fantansy. This has some really cool growling in the verse and the bridge. 11. Liar - this song absolutely kicks ass in everyway - the bouncy bass line, the "oh my God" section, and the catchy chorus, and the growling (finally, a growling bridge), a straight up. 12. For No One - this is a cool song with some funny moments ("We're throwing bricks right through their windows/And then we drive away). A really funky, rappy Korn song with a great chorus. 13. Seen It All - a nice chorus in this one, but the section in the middle is amazing. It comes out of nowhere, and it really shows the emotional side of Jonathan Davis. And yet another bagpipe breakdown. 14. Tearjerker - completely different from the rest of the album, this is a beautiful song sung basically solo by Davis, really showing off his vocal and lyric-writing talents. "Even ghosts get tired and go home". When the band kicks in near the end you know you're hearing something special. Overall a brilliant album that should appeal to all metal fans. If I lost it I'd burn it again, since I have it on my PC. For the amount of mind-blowing moments this album delivers it is definately worth the J15. // 10

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See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: Lonelyvampyre, on april 20, 2007
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Sound: Well, it's been a while since I got this album. I put it in when I first got it and listened through. I had to stop about 30 seconds into 10 or a 2way. That song is probably the worst song Korn has ever done In my oh so humble opinion. I've been listening to Korn forever and I own every album. I'd most describe this album as: Untouchables(My least favorite of the previous albums; think Embrace/I'm Hiding) - Fieldy's signature bass skills + Some MTV and whatever the hell 10 or a 2 way is. Weird funk? Strange Gay Porn music with a bassline thrown in? I'm not sure. But I digress, The overall sound of the album isn't like that and thank whatever deity you may or may not worship that it isn't. I understand what they said when people said it sounds like NIN. It sounds like With Teeth NIN. Which is melodic and not very abrasive. That doesn't really sound like Korn, but on some songs, that's what Korn sounds like.(Throw Me Away and Open Up's breakdown for example) This album is very experimental for Korn though. Hopefully with the next album they'll master it and combine it with some elements from their older stuff like say, Issues or S/t. And hopefully Fieldy will rise from the grave and click Korn back to their glory days. // 6

Lyrics: Generally the album holds one major problem with me. And it's always either the lyrics or the sound. On almost all the songs I don't like one of them. Or I do like both and then one of them will just change and I wont like it. A good example of this is Getting Off. Up until the chorus with the repetition of the track name it was fine. Then it just got annoying. I feel like the album is almost incomplete. Like they forgot to mix it or something. Like they just said, "f--k it, It will go platinum anyways" and left it at that. a lot of the chorus' need work. Especially towards the later end of the album. They could've done a lot more. Jon reminds me of Marilyn Manson on this album(who I love) but a much less poetic/metaphoric version(which is bad). The lyrics are what really cause so much difference with Korn's sound. And sometimes it's not even the words he chooses but the way he delivers them. Sometimes I find myself wondering how he came up with such a strange melody but whatever. Some lyrics are brilliant(Souvenir, Coming Undone, Love Song's Chorus, Liar's verse) but others aren't so great(Getting Off's chorus, 10 or a 2way, Liar's chorus), // 5

Overall Impression: Allow me a song by song breakdown: 01. Twisted Transistor - it's really poppy. Definitely for the MTV crowd. Sadly, I have to say that it's actually one of the better songs on here overall. 02. Politics - I didn't really like this song much at first. it's only ok. I wouldn't have picked it as a single, but I wouldn't have picked many of the other songs as a single either. It was ok though. Still not a favorite of mine though. 03. Hypocrites - it's not bad. It has the bass. The lyrics are abit repetitive though. Loses points for that. 04. Souvenir - easily the best song on the album. Possibly one of Korn's best songs ever. it's amazing compared to everything surrounding it. Why it wasn't a single is beyond me. The music is great. The lyrics actually seem to fit. Just awesome. Top Notch Korn. 05. 10 Or A 2way - I hate this blasted song. What the hell is it anyways? It started off well and then it all goes to shit! The guitars couldve at least done SOMETHING. I can't believe the worst song on the album immediately follows the best. As I said, the song started out fine and, as is the case with much of the rest of the album, this is the first of the many songs to come where I feel like something just doesnt't fit right. 06. Throw Me Away - starts well. The Industrial sound was abit surprising at first. The lyrics start in ok, eventhough it's slow and doesn't really sound like the Korn I love. But at least it sounds good. Honestly one of the better songs on the album, which feels strange to say looking back at Take a Look in the Mirror. (9/10) 07. Love Song - First glance I thought "What? A Cure cover?" But I was wrong. And that would've been strange anyway so yeah. It's ok I guess. I feel like the verse could've used some work. At least the chorus is good. Catchy. I let out a huge laugh the first time I heard him scream "Motherf--ker!" The lyrics are cheesy but it isn't bad. Could have been better though. 08. Open Up - the first song to disappoint me genuinely since 10 or a 2way. It comes on ok. Verse doesn't sound bad. The chorus isn't special. Could've been better in my opinion. At least it isn't as bad as Getting Off's chorus. I just felt like the song drags on forever. It's so long! Even longer than the closing track and the random outro was unneccesary. Actually, I think the outro is more like 2 or three hidden tracks combined into about a minute in a half. Xylophone, a random bagpipe and then a bong hit? Loses points for that (8 if outro is excluded. I stop mine at 4.47). 09. Coming Undone - another saving grace. Not bad. Looks like they actually tried to mix it well. Pretty perfect in my eyes. 10. Getting Off - it actually sounded a little like Korn! The bass! It exists! The high clear vs. Growling vocals are interesting and not too bad but the chorus is just annoying. Very Repetitive. Not enough thought put into it. If the chorus was better it would get something like an 8 or 9 but. 11. Liar - also sounds abit like Korn! what's this, 3 songs now? Anyways, it doesn't sound bad. The verse is cool. The prechorus is good. The chorus; pretty lame actually. Sorta like the one before this, but it's not near as bad. Nice Scat halfway in that reminds us of the old Jon. 12. For No One - starts well. Apparently the bottom half of the album stole a lot of the Korn sound on this album. The verse is abit different but not a bad different. Still different though. The Chorus reminds me of Jon trying to be Aaron Lewis from Staind. Funny since Lewis wouldn't be singing if not for Jon. Nice Breakdown. It isn't too bad. The Chorus' is repetitive though (but it's not like we haven't seen that before). 13. Seen It All - pretty different. The verse has a strange delivery. I don't really like it. The chorus isnt bad. And it's even similarly structured to the last few songs except it's better worded so that it doesn't get annoying. The song all but dies halfway through and has a piano acapella breakdown type thing with a traditional breakdown following into the chorus. Everything is good except when the verse is going. I wish there was afew more songs with good verses and a decent chorus. 14. Tearjerker - starts interestingly. Reminded me of Deftones to be honest and that's a huge compliment. Before doing this review I had never made it to this song. I didn't have the patience and would just put on Issues or S/t or TALITM. it's really atmospheric. Almost acapella. Then it sorta fuzzes out and comes back. Really experimental. Perhaps it was Head who was holding back the experimentation in Korn? Either way the newness was interesting. The song is ok and some will like it but I like more upbeat music. It has to catch me. At least have a catchy bassline or chorus or verse or breakdown or something. Come on Jon, you did alright with Hollow Life and Alone I Break, what happened? If I wanted something slow I'd go listen to something crappy. But I want Korn and I know some will like this song. I just don't like slow songs by my heavy bands(generally speaking; Same goes with bands like Chevelle, Deftones, and Incubus). Honestly, when I sat down to review this I thought my score would be a lot lower but as I listened to each song carefully I found that the innovation was perhaps returning. The Industrial was a nice change and I'm surprised it hasn't showed before hand with them touring with bands like Static X for ages. I just feel that a lot of the songs could have been mixed better and a little bit more thought could have been put into the lyrics. I'd like to see how Chopped Screwed Live and Unglued's remixes are but I'm not up to buying it. I'd say it's barely Korn's worst album. And that isn't saying much since their others are all pretty good. Untouchables only beats it by a hair. Anyways, if you're a Korn fan with an open mind than this ones for you. Jon draws on a lot of his other influences so if you're only into hardcore metal you probably wont like it. // 8

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overall: 10
See You On The Other Side Reviewed by: KoRnBizkit16, on november 29, 2007
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Sound: The sound is beyond comprehending. This totally kick-ass album is my favorite the band has ever put out and, in my opinion, it's their most creative work. Their new sound is sort of industrialized, kind of like Nine Inch Nails almost (Atticus Ross produced the album, so is this maybe a coincidince). For all the Korn fans who despise this album because they took a new direction, They shouldn't call themselves Korn fans anymore if they don't want to support the new things they're doing. Yeah, Head left and it was best for all of them, but I think it was meant to be because Korn needed something new to fall back on and this new sound was perfect. // 10

Lyrics: I'm guessing the days of JD's lyrics of troubled childhood, anger, and hurt are gone. Now, Korn tackles new, more traditional metal influences. Songs like "Politics", "Liar", the anger-stirring "Coming Undone", and the goth-infused "Love Song" are just a few of the powerful ideas from within Jonathan's mind. It doesn't get more metal than this style of Korn. // 10

Overall Impression: I love this album so much that if it got stolen I would probably dismember the person that stole it. This was originally the first Korn CD I got into, but it hooked me so fast I was listening to all the Korn music I could find. I'll review each song: 01. Twisted Transistor - this was the song that got me hooked on this incredible god of a band. The intro is a little overdone but the song rocks throughout. 02. Politics - an anti-government song. Korn still writes songs thaat can help people deal with anger and this is definitely one of them. 03. Hypocrites - a song about being opposed to organized religion. I'm sure a lot of us can relate. 04. Souvenier - one of the songs that totally defines this album. I heard a rumor that the name of the album was actually supposed to be called "Souvenier of Sadness" (dunno if this is true or not). 05. 10 Or A 2-way - song about chicks only using guys for sex. awesome bass part. 06. Throw Me Away - another song that totally makes this album. Awesome synth-effects and chorus line. 07. Love Song - nice gothic feel. Totally depressing but cool at the same time. 08. Open Up - there's the fieldy we remember. Kick-ass bass line and a little bit more like old Korn. See at least they remembered to keep it a little bit old-school. 09. Coming Undone - possibly Korn's most popular song since "Freak On A Leash". It's plenty original and heavy as hell. 10. Getting Off - sort of a crossover between nu-age and nu-metal. Good death metal vocals towards the end. 11. Liar - another remniscience to old Korn. Great song about? I'm not too sure. 12. For No One - very punk/gangster sounding. I got a feeling fieldy did a big number in writing this one. 13. Seen It All - this is probably the mascot song for this album since the cover art is supposed to be represented here. Nice feel for what's to come after it. 14. Tearjerker - emotionally ripping. Makes you want to break down about absolutely nothing. Really a big thing for Korn since they've never really done anything other than hardcore upbeat songs. // 10

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