Korn's Munky Says Next Album Will 'Feature More Guitar' Than 'The Path Of Totality'

The band's guitarist, James "Munky" Shaffer tells that while Korn's sound will continue to evolve, it is unlikely that the band's next CD, will sound its predecessor.

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Korn's latest album, "The Path Of Totality", saw the band teaming up with dubstep producers and DJs to add a whole new electronic layer to their sound. The band's guitarist, James "Munky" Shaffer, tells that while Korn's sound will continue to evolve, it is unlikely that the band's next CD, which the group is currently writing, will sound its predecessor, Blabbermouth reports.

"I wouldn't say it's a 180[-degree turn] from the last album, but we're definitely taking a different approach," he said. "We're not going with the dubstep style, but we are using a lot of interesting recording techniques."

Asked if the next album will be a bit heavier than "The Path Of Totality", Munky said: "I think it will be. I think once Jonathan [Davis] puts vocals on it, it has... it's more melodic and the guitars are more aggressive and much more in your face. I think what we did before was bold and took a lot of balls, in regards to the album devoted entirely to dubstep. To me it's very much a Korn album, but I want to feature more guitar on this album, on the one we're writing right now, we still have one foot in the electronic [style], not necessarily the dubstep [sound], and we still have a fresh approach on the guitar riffs with some melodic vocals. Jonathan is great at sort of delivering the aggressive lyrics and vocals."

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    I haven't seen Korn live yet, but I want to this time they go on tour. How long is their set usually?
    Jim #4
    lol "more guitar"...thats to be expected since there werent any on totality
    Oh really? They decided to remember the title of their 2010 album?
    Doesn't matter will still be sh*t if J-Devil has his f*****y dub-step way
    Path of Totality wasn't that bad of an album, it wasn't as good as their other albums, but it was decent enough. (And no, I'm not a dub step fan)
    When path of totality came out, people were saying about dubstep not just being a fad. And now we are here. Korn should admit they were following the trend
    So what if they wanted to incorporate dubstep into their music? That's their decision, they can take their music wherever they want to. Sure, they have their fans to cater for but in the end, it's their choice. Some people (as hard to believe as it is) like dubstep.
    I'd rather hear "there will be no new album"... haven't enjoyed anything this band did since "TALITM". The emotions are all gone.
    Will always love this band, and I do respect what they did on PoT and their more "rockish" albums like SYOTOS and Untitled. KoRn:III wasnt their best album, but was still really good. I hope when Munk says more "aggressive and melodic" that it will incorporate riffs from the more raw and heavy KoRn style....regardless, KoRn forever!!! \m/