For those of you who have a history of listening to hard rock/metal and have enjoyed the dubstep movement that has been exploding lately, I have something that will probably be right up your alley. Korn's latest release pairs them with some of the biggest electronic music producers going today. The list includes Skrillex, Noisia, Excision, Downlink, 12th Planet, Feed Me, Kill the Noise, and Datsik. Hard hitting guitars meet grinding synthesizers, John Davis' screams team up with abrasive wobble bass, and the final product is something uniquely different from the majority of what you've been hearing lately. Speaking of John Davis, he has labeled this new hybrid sound as "Future Metal" and claims that the new release is "very well-rounded, with a mix of mellow, upbeat tracks; possibly the most well-proportioned Korn album of all time." While it does sound like a Korn album overall, it's made refreshingly new by tastefully substituting distorted guitars and fret-rattling bass with elements from dubstep. Korn's label, Roadrunner Records released the following statement to describe the album:
The Path of Totality is unlike any previous Korn release; it's an experimental record which finds the band shifting gears and exploring new territory. The result is something completely new, yet utterly and definitively Korn.
So call it "dub-metal", "Korn-step", "metal-step", "future-metal" or just plain awesome; it's worth a listen. "We're mixing metal and electro music, and you're not supposed to do that. Since day one, Korn has always been all about going against the grain, experimenting, and trying to take music different places."