Korn - Life Is Peachy review
|Album:||Life Is Peachy|
|Release date:||October 1996|
05. Porno Creep
06. Good God
07. Mr. Rogers
09. No Place To Hide
13. Ass Itch
14. Kill You
Following my path of righteousness I kept on listening to Nu-Metal, I kept on finding crappy things but I also found stuff like this album (and some others which I'll review later). Korn never fails to impress me, they still bring a weird "destructive" feeling which, in time, becomes really addictive; and even more when the music comes from their awesome "Life Is Peachy" album, I'll dig more ok?
After their splendid debut album, Korn had to create better music based on natural progression, they did a great job with the follow up believe me. This new record presents a more skilled band, still they weren't the prodigious guys playing 1 hour long solos or something, but they surely improved their songwriting and their structures a lot, you can appreciate this fact when listening to "Chi's" funky approaches or the astounding breakdowns and intermezzos found in "Mr. Rogers" and I could go on forever, but I'll talk about something else.
So Korn polished their playing capabilities, that's great indeed, but that meant something else as well…they lost the "I don't give a fuck if I'm flawless or not, I just bring you down with "Ball Tongue" mothafucka" attitude found in their debut album, so the hostility and utter violence becomes a little mild in the general playing-list of "Life Is Peachy", it takes one listen to tracks such as "Porno Creep" or "Kill You" to find out Korn experimented with non aggressive stuff.
What I wrote above is not a bad thing, you can find utter violence in this album as well, in fact one of Korn's most hostile writings ("Good God") is here to merciless punch you in the face, you'll also find a really aggressive song called "Twist" which was previously meant for the self titled album, it never made it to the final list though. And to be more precise, I think is more than impressive when a band changes from "just violence" to "violence, experimentation and skilled music" don't you?
Life Is Peachy is one of their best albums to date, the musicianship is better, the structures are better, the songwriting became intricate and the fun factor is still there (K@#%!). So I don't know if this one is better than the previous album, the self titled was more straight forwarded, this one is more complex, I won't be able to tell, but Life Is Peachy surely is a great piece to hear on a regular basis.
Best Tracks: "Twist", "Chi", "Good God", "No Place To Hide", "A.D.I.D.A.S", "Kill You"
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