Sound — 8
Korn is back with "Untitled" and pushed their Alternative Metal sound more towards the Progressive/Industrial, basically a continuation of See You on the Other Side. More of an spacey feel to it a lot of melodic songs but evened out with some rocker like Bitch We Got a Problem and Hold On but heaviest song on the album to me is "Killing", but for the most part songs Like "Kiss" and "Hushabye" blends with and forms the album into an up and down somber rollercoaster. Munky also use many different guitars and amps instead of the barrage of effects like in other albums also using the very cool 8 string guitar on "Bitch We Got a Problem" and other various instruments. Fieldy has a fifteen string bass which is awesome, and Jon coming back on drums along with Terry B. great drummer which adds to the Prog sound they're already conveying. Overall sound is different even for KoRn but only adds to the excitement of the album.
Lyrics — 7
The lyrics are well, they're getting better as far substance because with this album it's not as polital as SYOTOS but it's dose deal with the KoRn usual (Suicide, Life, Death, Love, Not being Loved) so nothing different except maybe I will Protect You which a song to his kids and is also about his disease and Evolution. Their songs on the album with some enpowerment lyrics but other than that nothing different. Not much to say though Love it though.
Overall Impression — 9
The album is different than the other albums overall sound the Nu-Metal is their but doesn't overwelm the other entire album which I kinda miss but the I also understand and like change I mean you don; t want the same sound lyric or anything over and over or else it will get stale quick. The songs are great and wasn't what I expected whcih I nice I like surprises and even when it showed on the internet early when I went out to buy there where things that still surprised me. I love that it mixed Indutrial and Prog along with the new metal song the made so famous. You can't help but love because you get everything in one package.