Korn review by Korn

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  • Released: Oct 11, 1994
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.1 (97 votes)
Korn: Korn

Sound — 10
This album was released in the early 90s which was the time period that really fronted the beginning of the nu metal explosion. Korn was such a band hailing from "Bako" Cali with aggression and prominence of self. Korn's first tracks are always cool and blind has to be one of the best of them. It is kind of eerie the way the drums start off and the guitar parts bump in at their proper points. The guitar lines that go into the rest of the songs on this album Clown and Shoots and Ladders especially give this album a dark overtone.

Lyrics — 10
John had a lot of problems at the time this album was being written. He had a wife, he was doing meth, and he was struggling to find lodging with the rest of the fellas. Most of the lyrics are about him and his issues. Ball Tongue is the name of the band's first manager for those of you who don't know and the song is about dealing with him. Clown has the absolute best lyrics because of the sheer aggressiveness that goes into the song. John's queer-ish voice also adds an aire of haze.

Overall Impression — 10
This was Korn's major breakthrough into the world of music. The launch of this album helped them front the nu metal wave and paved paths for other artists to follow. The seven-string guitars they used were also revolutionary and caused other bands like Mushroomhead and Meshuggah to follow in their steps. The best songs on this astounding debut album are Blind, Clown, Ball Tongue, Faget, and Shoots and Ladders.

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