Korn's last release was in 2013, with The Paradigm Shift, and its one of those albums that really gets you wondering and thinking.
Throughout the album it speaks of mental instability, suicidal thoughts, broken hearts, ect. As much as we wish it wasn't true, its quite possible people will relate to most of this album. Now, we can't personally say we can relate, but we can say, like most other albums, some tracks stood out way more than others.
For us, those tracks included "Never, Never", and "Mass Hysteria."
"Never Never" stands out because its completely different from every track on the album. While most of the album appeared to have come from a deep, dark, hateful place, this song was clearly written in a time of pain. Its pretty clear that he's had his heart completely broken and just wants to hide away from the world and to feel better. Most of the album makes mentions of suicidal thoughts, and I like that this isn't quite like that.
"Mass Hysteria" has a message in it that I liked. Despite the fact that he's clearly struggling and suffering, he decides to keep going on and passes that message along as well. . "Giving up, I won't stop fighting. Bring it on, it won't phase me. Anytime it makes me stronger." What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. While that is a cliche', its only a cliche' because its true.
There's an interesting theme to this album. Sinking, even drowning a bit in all that life throws your way, yet pushing through. There are some concerning lyrics and over all tracks, but over all its a pretty good album.
While Korn is not currently working on any new music yet, surely it will be in the works soon enough. Meanwhile they are resting up before they set out on a tour with Suicide Silence and Korn, where they are playing their first album in its entirety. You can catch that tour October 1 through the 30th, as well as Knotfest and Rock Allegiance in the mist of the tour. For more information, please visit their official website.
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