Korn Premiere 'Love & Meth' Video

Meanwhile, "The Paradigm Shift" debuts at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling less copies than "The Path of Totality."

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Nu metal greats Korn have officially premiered a video for "Love & Meth" track, the second single off their latest album "The Paradigm Shift." The song had already leaked prior to the record's release and is based around a heavy guitar riff and an elevated chorus. As for the video, the clip shows the five-piece strung up like puppets as they are being controlled by a frantic conductor, jamming away in their distinctive style. Meanwhile, the album had hit the US charts following the October 8 release. As Blabbermouth reports, "The Paradigm Shift" landed at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart with 46,000 shipped in the US within the first week. The album's predecessor, 2011's "The Path of Totality," debuted with 55,000 copies. Before "Love & Meth," the band released the record's lead single, dubstep-fueled tune "Never Never," fetching somewhat mixed set of reactions from fans and critics. "The Paradigm Shift" also marks the studio return of guitarist Brian "Head" Welch after a decade-long absence. We recently caught up with Head's fellow axeman James "Munky" Shaffer to ask him a few questions on the behalf of UG community. "I mean we jumped in when we went to write this new record. It was probably a couple of hours - it didn't take any time at all," he told us. "It was super easy to communicate musically with him and personally. It didn't take any time; it was just effortless. We're both still metalheads and that doesn't change. You're always a metalhead."

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    Didn't watch the video yet, but i can understand why the album sales are less than PoT. If you put out a completely sh*tty album you can't expect your disappointed fans to buy the follow up. Which is really sad, because in my opinion The Paradigm Shift is pretty good, lots of oldschool Korn sound on there. I dig it a lot and can only recommend everyone to at least take a listen.
    "Oldschool Korn sound" Gawd I'm getting old.
    Dude, seriously... I remember seeing Korn when they were opening for Marilyn Manson and Danzig to support the first album. I think "Issues" was the last Korn album I've listened to. I = so old.
    It's not meant to be taken literally. I simply meant the old Korn sound from their first Albums
    Or, you know, it may be due to probably the most crappy and unrepresentative lead single in the band's history.
    I don't think PoT was a bad album... for Korn yes, for dubstep music, it was pretty decent. They just went from one extreme to the other too quickly.
    This video and the Never Never one have actually been some of the best videos of the year. This song is awesome. Really considering getting the album
    Then get the album. I listened to it with zero expectations, and i really enjoyed it. It's actually a nice alternative metal album.
    At first i thought the album was kinda weak, then it grew on me and i love it. Some parts remind me of the Untouchables album.
    This was really cool. At first I thought it was going to be ANOTHER band in a dark room singing to camera thing, but it had a really imaginative theme/visuals.
    The song and video definitely reminds me of Korn from an earliar time. Glad they're finding they're old groove. Their next single should be "Lullaby for a Sadist".. that was one of the first songs they previewed and it's one of the better songs off the new album.
    "Lullaby for a Sadist" is my favorite song on the whole album!
    Yeah, I was really surprised by it. The opening clean guitar is great, I hope they do more stuff like that in the future. Hearing that clip a couple months ago is what really piqued my interest for their new album.
    The main riff would be better without that annoying synth line over the top of it.
    I'll get down voted for agreeing with you, but, well, I agree. Not ragging on synth in general, but I find it distracting and out of place. I think it would have been better if they kept this a straight-forward rocker and still include synth elements on other songs. That way they could cover the full spectrum of sounds they all like but not necessarily mixing and matching. Gotta love that riff, though. Probably the grooviest thing they've done since the early 2000s.
    well they got away from that garbage dubstep s**t. Atleast on this song. That other single is God awful though.
    Path of totality is better than this boring/cliche album. Korn just happens to have a fan base of complete tasteless idiots who don't embrace change. Same can be said about metallica fans.