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Which Korn album is your favorite?

Korn25
Untouchables17
Follow The Leader15
Issues12
Take A Look In The Mirror8
Life Is Peachy7
[Untitled]4
See You On The Other Side3

Total votes: 91


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Posted by Dane Train on 06.11.2007 at 23:28
The Nu Metal pioneers, Korn have been putting out albums for some years now. While much of their fan base has dwindled, many of their albums are still talked about. So here is the question, what is your favorite album from Korn?

For me, I am going with 2002's Untouchables. This album showed Korn going in a new, more Avant-Garde direction. Maybe it was because of their Faith No More influence. Maybe they were wising up? Maybe it was a fluke? Not sure. But the opening track, "Here To Stay" might be my favorite Korn song ever.

So how about the rest of you?



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MordecaiHexagram

Posts: 45

Age: 24
From: USA

  20.01.2011 at 19:40
You can't go wrong with their first album.

Their newest album is surprisingly good too though.
Sonic MrSumo

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From: Australia

  21.01.2011 at 00:47
Whilst Follow The Leader has the best individual songs (Justin is their best song), I think Take A Look In The Mirror is a more complete album.
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MissMetal86

Posts: 10

Age: 28
From: USA

  28.01.2011 at 10:17
Untouchables FTW
Maim

Posts: 196

Age: 27
From: USA

  28.01.2011 at 19:07
Hmmm, tough choice - I'm honestly torn between Life is Peachy and Untouchables. While I think Untouchables is arguably their most original release, Life is Peachy was pretty original as well for it's time - lots of funk, old school hip hop, a mix of hard rock, hardcore, and a pinch of metal - and also, is considerably more aggressive. So with that being said, I pick Life is Peachy.
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Rebel Monster

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Age: 24
From: Denmark

  01.02.2011 at 18:01
[Untitled]

I don't know why but it's the korn album i have listend most to
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Empyror

Posts: 87

Age: 31
From: USA

  06.02.2011 at 02:10
Untouchables got me into Korn. When they first came out everybody loved them and I hated them. I heard Thoughtless off this album and fell in love with the whole album. I went back and listened to their old stuff again and finally "got it." This album has a more melodic and mature sense of songwriting than any of their other releases because Jonathan had just got done doing the Queen of the Damned soundtrack and had taken many music lessons from his co-composer Richard Gibbs of Oingo Boingo fame. I think a lot of Gibbs' classical influence on JD bled into this album.
John Sandman

Posts: 55

Age: 25
From: Portugal

  02.04.2011 at 02:00
Hard choise between "korn" and "follow the leader". But I choose "follow the leader" because it's the album that i've listened the most from them.
And... The first metal song that I heard and liked was "freak on a leash"
Kennoth

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Age: 23
From: Croatia

  25.04.2011 at 04:37
I'm glad people appreciate Untouchables as much as I do. Truly their most mature work. In case you're interested in my further insight about it, my review pretty much covers it.
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king_matt

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Age: 17
From: USA

  25.04.2011 at 06:37
I really like their self-titled album the best. It shows great instrumental skills and it's a unique and creative album. I cannot get the song "Clown" out of my head.
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Nefarious
Doom Knight

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Age: 31
From: UAE

  25.04.2011 at 10:35
I voted for their debut.

I'm quite a fan of the first 3 releases but i honestly cant stand Untouchables & say it was the album that killed my interest in Korn. I had begun to lose interest with Issues but Untouchables just confirmed for me Korn were going in a musical direction i wasnt a fan of. I prefered the dark & raw vibe of the first album while Issues/Untouchables just came across to me as expensively overproduced McMetal for the masses.
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Thought Police

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Age: 30
From: UK

  25.04.2011 at 11:06
Surprised Life Is Peachy isn't higher up. Is one of Korn's three good records.
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Nefarious
Doom Knight

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Age: 31
From: UAE

  25.04.2011 at 11:26
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 25.04.2011 at 11:06

Surprised Life Is Peachy isn't higher up. Is one of Korn's three good records.


Agreed.

I almost voted for it myself but thought their debut was just slightly better.
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FinnishSammich

Posts: 144

Age: 18
From: Finland

  04.05.2011 at 15:53
Their self titled debut is the best. Next comes Untouchables and Follow the Leader.
king_matt

Posts: 449

Age: 17
From: USA

  25.05.2011 at 02:48
Written by Nefarious on 25.04.2011 at 11:26

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 25.04.2011 at 11:06

Surprised Life Is Peachy isn't higher up. Is one of Korn's three good records.


Agreed.

I almost voted for it myself but thought their debut was just slightly better.

Indeed.
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Mr. Doctor
Skandino

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Age: 22
From: Sweden

  25.05.2011 at 13:17
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 25.04.2011 at 11:06

Surprised Life Is Peachy isn't higher up. Is one of Korn's three good records.


Which are the other two then?
I'm not that familiar with their discography but I really enjoy their debut. Pretty agressive shit tbh.
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Thought Police

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Age: 30
From: UK

  25.05.2011 at 14:40
Written by Mr. Doctor on 25.05.2011 at 13:17

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 25.04.2011 at 11:06

Surprised Life Is Peachy isn't higher up. Is one of Korn's three good records.


Which are the other two then?
I'm not that familiar with their discography but I really enjoy their debut. Pretty agressive shit tbh.

Yeah their debut and, arguably, Untouchables, which is defo my fave, has the best sound (just try and ignore the lyrics). Some people like Issues and Follow The Leader but aside from a few tracks I was never that keen. It's debatable anyway, just avoid everything after Untouchables.
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Guib

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Age: 23
From: Canada

  25.05.2011 at 18:16
None
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Skandino

Posts: 15318

Age: 22
From: Sweden

  25.05.2011 at 21:09
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 25.05.2011 at 14:40

Written by Mr. Doctor on 25.05.2011 at 13:17

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 25.04.2011 at 11:06

Surprised Life Is Peachy isn't higher up. Is one of Korn's three good records.


Which are the other two then?
I'm not that familiar with their discography but I really enjoy their debut. Pretty agressive shit tbh.

Yeah their debut and, arguably, Untouchables, which is defo my fave, has the best sound (just try and ignore the lyrics). Some people like Issues and Follow The Leader but aside from a few tracks I was never that keen. It's debatable anyway, just avoid everything after Untouchables.


Oh yeah I forgot about Issues. I do like it quite a bit... Ithink I really like it because I have so many nice memories of it. One of the very first songs I enjoyed around 7 years old. I still think Falling Away From Me is a cool song after all those years. I don't care about the lyrics.. I mean, the debut has some horrible lyrics and I still think is cool as fuck.
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Angelic Storm
Melodious

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From: UK

  26.05.2011 at 17:29
Written by Mr. Doctor on 25.05.2011 at 21:09
I don't care about the lyrics.. I mean, the debut has some horrible lyrics and I still think is cool as fuck.


Agreed, some of the lyrics on the debut aren't great, but it still doesn't detract from the fact that most of the songs are amazing. I mean, "Shoots & Ladders" lyrics are just ridiculous, but I still get goosebumps now when THAT mid-section riff comes in being creepy as all hell before exploding into the part where Jonathan's screaming "Knick knack paddy whack, give the dog a bone..."

Even the haters can't deny that when Korn started they were doing something fresh and new, that nobody else was doing. Korn will always be leaps and bounds above almost all the bands in the genre they spawned, and those first 2 albums still stand up as great stuff today. xD
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Skandino

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Age: 22
From: Sweden

  27.05.2011 at 09:28
Written by Angelic Storm on 26.05.2011 at 17:29

Agreed, some of the lyrics on the debut aren't great, but it still doesn't detract from the fact that most of the songs are amazing. I mean, "Shoots & Ladders" lyrics are just ridiculous, but I still get goosebumps now when THAT mid-section riff comes in being creepy as all hell before exploding into the part where Jonathan's screaming "Knick knack paddy whack, give the dog a bone..."


Same thing happens to me with "Divine" with that bass line and Jonathan just going pissed off as all hell "FUCK YOU"
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Angelic Storm
Melodious

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From: UK

  27.05.2011 at 10:37
Written by Mr. Doctor on 27.05.2011 at 09:28
Same thing happens to me with "Divine" with that bass line and Jonathan just going pissed off as all hell "FUCK YOU"


That is a very intense song, and that part is amazing. xD I was fortunate enough to hear the first album when it first came out, and it was a very tense experience cos I'd never heard anything like that before. Indeed, nobody else at that time had either. lol

Its a shame that Korn soon became vilified by many metal fans because of the trend that many seen them as the orginators of. But Korn had a great ability of ramping up the tension in their songs, and then unleashing total chaos at just the right moment for maximum impact. So many songs on the first album showed that to great effect. They are above the nu metal tag as far as Im concerned, and those first two albums still give me goosebumps when I listen to them now. 99% of so-called nu metal bands can't touch Korn at their best, as far as songwriting nuance and being able to sound truly menacing goes.
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Skandino

Posts: 15318

Age: 22
From: Sweden

  27.05.2011 at 11:55
Written by Angelic Storm on 27.05.2011 at 10:37

That is a very intense song, and that part is amazing. xD I was fortunate enough to hear the first album when it first came out, and it was a very tense experience cos I'd never heard anything like that before. Indeed, nobody else at that time had either. lol


I haven't heard their second album yet but he s/t is still some of the most intense albums I've heard (and definitely the most intense in Nu Metal). My band loves to do a cover of blind every now and then to end our practice sessions Same with "Killing In The Name". It's just nice to end everything with a high note and scream your guts off.

My band is very trve metal XD Haters gonna hate.
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Angelic Storm
Melodious

Posts: 6656
From: UK

  27.05.2011 at 13:44
Written by Mr. Doctor on 27.05.2011 at 11:55
I haven't heard their second album yet but he s/t is still some of the most intense albums I've heard (and definitely the most intense in Nu Metal). My band loves to do a cover of blind every now and then to end our practice sessions Same with "Killing In The Name". It's just nice to end everything with a high note and scream your guts off.

My band is very trve metal XD Haters gonna hate.


Woah you haven't heard "Life Is Peachy"? :O You're kidding! If you love the S/T, you really need to hear it, it's great stuff.

You have a band? Kewl! What sort of metal do you play? xD

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