The Path of Totality
Style: Nu-dub metal
Release date: 6 December ,2011
Playing time: 37:00

After the 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 on there.


01. Chaos Live in Everything
Kill Mercy Within
My Wall
Narcissistic Cannibal
Burn the Obedient
Let's Go
Get Up!
Way too Far
Bleeding Out

Label: Roadrunner Records
Distribution: Warner Music (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 75/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 5 December, 2011
Website: www.korn.com