Sound — 9
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!
Lyrics — 9
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."
Overall Impression — 9
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!