less positive experience of having to work my way through the Jonathan Davis
solo release with his Simply Fucking Amazings, it was a relief to see that there
was a Korn album on the way. Even, mind you, if I didn't exactly reach the
point of orgasm with the latest Korn effort I listened to ('Untitled', 2007).
Is all honky dory with 'The Path of Totality', then? Not quite, but it's a lot
better than 'Korn', which I found rather boring and uninspired.
This time Korn have hooked up with a number of dub musicians, and the result is
for the major part surprisingly good. Particularly songs like My Wall,
Narcissistic Cannibal and Let's Go have an indemissable drive and ought to make
booties move around the clubs on both sides of the Atlantic.
On the other hand, you have a song like Sanctuary that isn't really going
anywhere. Bleeding also falls into the category of 'not moving much' in my view.
Sonically, the good old trademark Korn clack-clack bass sound is ever-present,
this time infused with the electronically induced dub sounds. I kind of miss a
crunching guitar in a few instances (and I'm wondering if Munky isn't too?!),
but then again; the album still functions.
Summing up, 'The Path of Totality' is not an instant classic, but it's an
appreciated experiment with a new territory, and there's a handful of good songs