|KORN : "Take a Look in the Mirror" korn epicrecords review Untouchables (in Italian)|
review by Sara De Vita____
I must admit that for me “Take A Look
In The Mirror” has been a true “initiazion” to the Korn sound: I had to
do a tiresome work of “historical research” and assimilation, before
writing down this review (extremely wanted).
album that charges with energy any listener, never resulting repetitive,
banal, or noious!
very good work for this California band, that plays on a perfect
assemblage between rhythm and solo. Extreme sounds, truly hitting the
stomach... a perfect recording giving back 1000% the Korn sound.
songs, plus a bonus track, of pure genius, completely departing from the
The CD opens immediatly at full force with “Right Now”, song full of stout riff and an exemplary bass working, that accompany a displacing charge of drumming. Choirs that underscore Davis voice performing interpretative heterogeneities of extreme precision and perfect assemblage. Aggressive and complete!!!
smoother (if this word can indeed be used), and similarily strong is “Break
Some Off”, with a mid tempo play, clean voice, and accelerations,
grwl voice almost screaming, that characterizes the song, allowing it to
grow, to explode in almost death-grind sonorities.
back to the old sound, more pure and less standard: funky, hip hop,
death and sometimes even brutal contaminations enrich the work creating
truly unique musical moments, merit of a genius, the one of Davis &
co., that perfectly conforms to professionality and experience. A return
to the pipes in “Let’s Do This Now” is truly appreciated,
giving to this song an almost dreaming atmosphere.
aggressive, misplacing, powerful is “Play Me”, song in duet
with Nas (special guest) that recreates a sort of play between the hip
hop and the more modern and aggressive metal.
I listen to this disc, I realize that all the celebration made two
months before “Take A Look In The Mirror” is more than justified:
nothing commercial, all experimental, only using old standards extremely
personal, that so much pleased the metallers from all the world from a
good and ingenious is the choice to propose as bonus track the cover of
“One” by Metallica, song that more than anyone else is the
symbol of the more evolved metal (capable of evloving more and more).
in all, a theatric work, precious, rich, wanted and surely beloved by old
and new fans(such as me).
Sara De Vita