Sound — 10
Issues has got to be the most drastic change from original Korn. They used realy strange effects even for them. They also showed a deep connection with their fans by letting them design the cover for this album. This CD is also the very last of the "perfect Korn sound" which started to fade on the albums to come.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics seem darker and more down to Earth than what you would normaly expect from Korn. The effects were just weird as heck but added to the depressing tone to the album. As always the lyrics pertained to every day life like in "Counting" how many of us can't stand ourselves or in "Somebody, Someone" how we need some body to carry on. The most depressing song I felt was "No Way" just the way he sings the song makes you feel depressed. John I think has mastered how to set the mood for an album instead of mixing it up like in pervious ones.
Overall Impression — 10
This album was just like the older Korn style and hardly like the new. I feel "Falling Away From Me," "Lets Get This Party Started," "Make Me Bad," "Trash" and "Dirty" were the best songs on this album. I realy hated how they had short songs like "Am I Going Crazy," "4U," "Wish You Could Be Me," "It's Gonna Go Away" and "Dead" they were just a waste of space but it added to the mood. If this album was lost or stolen I would buy it again and for all my friends as well.