The Korn dubstep record is nigh. The nu-metal stalwarts’ 10th (!) studio album, The Path To Totality, comes out on December 6 and will be made up entirely of collaborations with producers specializing in that genre’s scraped-metallics squeals and intestine-rattling basslines, because, well, why not. (Frontman Jonathan Davis has a more cosmically minded explanation: “The title The Path Of Totality refers to the fact that in order to see the sun in a full solar eclipse, you must be in the exact right place in the exact right time. That’s how this album came together. I think all the producers feel the same way. I’m not sure it could ever happen again.” I feel like the publicist left Davis saying “It was the best senior year ever!” off that quote.) A preview track, the Skrillex-assisted “Get Up,” below.
Before listening to this song, I have to admit, I was thinking “Hmm, could this be a candidate for F2K11?” After all, they are no strangers to our worst-song countdowns. But it’s actually not entirely terrible. Certainly the HEY WE ARE LOUD aesthetics of the people involved match up better than other collaborations that I’ve subjected myself to this week.
In other Korn news, they’re playing Roseland on November 4 with this alliterative trio of dubstep-leaning acts:
Tickets go on sale Friday morning. This seems like a really serious
bandwagon jump artistic transition!