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Whereas their debut album came out of the blue, catching everybody unaware - By the time that 'Life is Peachy' was released, people was chomping at the bit for more Korn, and were hoping that they could produce something completely new all over again - Did they manage to reinvent the wheel again? Not really
This is still a very fine metal album, 'Twist' does manage to bring something new to the table, Jonathan Davis pulling off a passable impression of the Tasmanian devil over the top of a squalling backbeat - Its a short sharp shock that lasts less than a minute and bleeds into one of the finest songs they recorded, 'Chi', which brings to mind the work of their debut album.
'Good God' is the centrepiece of this album, another song they created which perfectly slotted into DJ's setlists the world over. Some of the album is beset by silly little interludes that annoy rather than entertain (Porno Creep, Low Rider) but this is still high class entertainment from a band riding very high.
'Life Is Peachy' is the second studio album from Korn, it was released through Epic Records in November 1996 and consists of a total of fourteen tracks. The album provides for 48 minutes of music entertainment, it's not so strong as the bands debut album in my opinion but does however provide for quite an interesting overall listening experience. With this album Korn further focussed its music in the genre of nu-metal, it's really quite similar in sound to the bands debut album; not so packed full of quality however and really just an inferior copy of the bands first album 'Korn'.
The album begins with the 50 second 'Twist', a pretty decent way to begin the album and one which the band follows through launching into the four minute 'Chi'. The guitar riffs are heavy, a hip-hop influence can definitely here be heard, and a couple of cover tracks have even here been included. Covered here are Ice Cube's 'Wicked' and War's 'Lowrider' also; both these cover tracks are well put across by the band and for those that are familiar with the originals these are definite tracks of music which highly entertain.
Of the tracks which the band actually wrote here I'd have to say that those which are best put across by Korn here are 'A.D.I.D.A.S.', 'Porno Creep', and final track 'Kill You' also. All three of these really are excellent; the nu-metal sound of Korn is exceptionally well put across in both 'A.D.I.D.A.S.' and 'Kill You', 'Porno Creep' is one of my favourites from this album however for pure value of fun. It sounds as though it would better belong in a porn film, and given the title of the track this is something that shouldn't really come as any massive surprise.
This is not the best album that Korn has ever written as a band, by the bands standards it's actually fairly average but does still include a good few top quality tracks. This album is incredibly similar to the bands debut album 'Korn', the tracks are not so powerfully put across by the band but most definitely there is still a strong guitar presence here. The band implements elements of hip-hop incredibly well into its sound here; hip-hop and metal are combined to great effect by the band on a number of occasions and when Korn gets the formula right here the music is absolutely brilliant. Most of this album is fairly unspectacular, there are definitely shining moments of excellence however and if you can find this album cheap enough then definitely give this a listen. The current Amazon price for 'Life Is Peachy' is £2.98; an absolute bargain in my opinion and one which is clearly crying out to be taken advantage of.
After the massive debut hit with the self titled album ? Korn ? fans were expecting great things of this band. 2 years after the first album Korn released this great masterpiece. ? Life is peachy ? is an excellent album and is a must with all Korn Fans.With this album, Korn have delved deeper into the metal market, with this album there riffs and chords are more metaller than ever, even some influences from the underground black metal scene. The songwriting has improved a lot, and there are a bigger range for metal fans all out there. The riffs and chords might not be hard hitting, but the rhythms and the vocals hit home everytime. 1. Twist - - - - - - - A very strange song none to say the least. Weird lyrics, well not really lyrics but a load of old shouting and mumbling. A funky but short song, a favourite in all korns minds as they always open their live shows with this one. Original piece of work. There are 2 versions, one without instruments and one with, the instrumental one has lots of whirring guitaring noises and heavy drumbeats, the un-instrumental gives fully effect to the song. 2. Chi - - - - - - Good song, starts off straight away with a loud scream from john then the instruments come into play. Chorus has some very weird lyrics and some eerie and squeky guitar noises. A good song which starts off calm, but then steadily goes heavier and heavier. You really have to be a true fan to appreciate this song. The bridge has a very loud screamy part, so mothers be warned!! 3. Lost - - - - - - One of my least tracks on the album, but still an okay song. Machiny type guitarine noise and heavy drumbeats and thumping bass help this to be one of the heaviest songs on the album. Quiet verses, heavy melodic chorus and heavy screamy bridge happens in this song, which is just trademark song. Lyrics are catchy too, but not original korn!! 4. Swallow - - - - - - - - - One of the songs that I har
dly listen to on the album, but I don?t know why because it is a classic. A excellent chorus, which rhythms a lot, and a funny verse with some rather provocating lyrics which takes the fun out of himself. Ending is also the same. Whirry guitaring and high pitched picking, loud bass makes this also one of the heaviest on the album. Great song! 5. Porno Creep - - - - - - - - - - - A very short instrumental song, but which some humming in! Not bad but definetely the worst on the album. Repetitive riffs and chords, not to mention lyrics, not the worst song ever but one of the worst korn ones ever! 6. Good God - - - - - - - - - - Has to be one of the best songs on the album. Verses are short, echoey and have a tingly feeling to them. Nice riff to accompany, good lyircs which suit the song. A lot of swearing so be warned. Pre-chorus is a bit scrambly and screamy, then it harmonises and then screams with a thumping bass riff and loud guitars with johnathan shouting. One of the best korn chorus?s. Then a lot of screaming in the bridge with a bass solo, then it ends with the chorus once again. A classic korn song which they released. 7. Mr. Rogers - - - - - - - - - - Excellent song! At times in this song he kinda sounds like Brian Molko from Placebo, which could be a bad thing. The intro is short, quiet and then breaks into the main song which is a loud guitar riff a little outside riff to it. Then the verses are once again quiet with a background harmony to it. Chorus is loud with lyrics I cannot understand. The thing that makes this so different is that the bridge is seperated into 2 parts, one quiet then it goes very, then the song ends, fades down!! 8. K#?@ - - - - - - - No im not drunk, that?s the actual name of the song on the album. The song is really called ? Cunt ? but I don?t think record companies would allow that on the album, neither would music stores like it on the back of cd?s. The
opening has kinda an old rusty acoustic guitar feeling of it, then it breaks into more metally! The verse is full of swearing which tries to fit into each other, some offensive lyrics may be contained. Chorus is catchy and melodic, a song definetely for the kids?NOT!! 9. No Place To Hide - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - One of the lightest songs on the album, not saying its mellow but its quiet and one of the best out there. This song was the second to be released from the album. A bass intro and then goes into the riff. The verse are the same speed of the chorus, the bridge is the best part of the song as its quiet then goes back into the song, with a kinda reverse guitar effect. Excellent Song!! 10. Wicked - - - - - - - - - This song stars Chino Moreno from fellow rock band The Deftones. He mainly occupies the song with weird lyrics, he doesn?t sing the chorus as johnathan davis does. A song that doesn?t really go anywhere but is very catchy non the least, a fave for deftones and korn fans. 11. A.D.I.D.A.S - - - - - - - - - - - - The best track on the album. This song was released first and the video is exceptionally good. A fun, catchy, melodic and sing a long song. Heavy riffs and echoey guitar effects go together well with johns ingenius lyrics and screaming. The chorus has to be the best korn chorus ever, with lyrics as? ? All Day I dream about sex, all day I dream about fucking ?, theres also a little guitar solo in this too which is very catchy and is easy to play for all us amateur guitar korn fans out there. 12. Ass Itch - - - - - - - - - A very unusual track with some very unusual lyrics and guitar riffs. Youll have to be a true korn fan to appreciate this, I cannot say more about this, other than it is weird. 13. Kill You - - - - - - - - - A great song on the album. A heavy riff accompanies drilling guitar noises and johns whining lyrics, a must for korn fans. John ta
lks bout getting beaten up by family and some hard hitting lyrics in this. A very heavy song, possibly one of the heaviest on the album A great song!! Conclusion - - - - - - - - If you are a real korn fan then you will definetely appreciate this, if you do not own this then I suggest you go out and buy it as soon as possible. If you are new to metal music then I think you should stay away from this as it has a select taste and very weird kind of music. Korn should be realeasing their new album in the next coming months, its called ? Here to stay ?, all comment and feedback appreciated. Kornkid2001
KoRn's line-up includes Jon(vocals),Fieldy(Bass),HEAD and Munky(guitars) and David on the drums. After KoRn's first album their second album would have to be groundbreaking to beat it, well it turns out that it hasn't beaten it but has come close in many ways. This album includes the increasingly popular A.D.I.D.A.S and Kill You. They released it in the year 1996. 1.Twist A lot of heavy guitars, bass, drums and skat. As with Ball Tongue and numerous other songs Jonathan has said there are no lyrics. In other words the words may change a little whenever you hear it live.Its basically Jon ranting out all these words which dont make sense but i think its cool. 2.Chi Chi is about alot of alcohol and drug abuse. They named it after Chi Cheng from deftones. A nice explosive song which follows Twist perfectly. Twist and Chi basically set the mood for this album. 3.Lost Its a song about where your best mate meets a girl and then you are nothing.A cool song with decent guitar riffs and a nice rough type of song. 4.Swallow This song is about paranoia,drug induced paranoia. A nice and hip start which leads to a fairly mellow verse and a fairly loud chorus which fits together well. 5.Porno Creep The only instrumental Korn song with a few spoken words. It seems that Porno Creep represents one or all of the band members, or even someone else. Notice how the self titled and Follow the Leader CD covers both feature pornographic magazine covers. A fairly eerie song which is mystifying. 6.Good God It's about a guy who Jon met, who used Jon eg:he lived off him and made him do everything for him. Jon hasn't spoken to him for years. A cool funky song with some decent guitar riffs. One of my favourites.It also has some great lyrics to boot. 7.Mr.Rogers When Jon was a bit of a speed freak he used to tape Mr.Rogers and watch it over and over and over and now
Jon hates him,Jon had been working on this song for 3 months just tweaking it to get it right. Another decent song which flows well all the way through. 8.K@#O%! A great song to listen to even if its just for the lyrics, which feature jon ranting about woman and they disgusting features and when i mean disgusting i mean it. I would tell you some but unfortunately they are too vulgar to post here. A funny track though. 9.No Place To Hide An awesome song! No Place to Hide appears to have various themes. One could be that while Jonathan exposes his painful past to the world he has no secrets left, and no comfort zones. He feels screwed because Korn is becoming the next big thing and the media takes advantage of him pouring his soul out. This theme follows that of Freak On A Leash where he feels he is just used by the industry to make money. A good song which could of fitted well in the first album. One of my favourites. 10.Wicked Wicked, a song originally from Predator by Ice Cube, features guest vocals by Chino Moreno from the Deftones. A more of a hip hop/rock style of song. A good song but there are better ones on this album to listen to. 11.A.D.I.D.A.S All Day I Dream About Sex!!!!! You may also find a link to the adidas clothes which they always wear. A very popular song when it was released and it still remains as a favourite today. 12.Lowrider This song by original artist War was sung by Head on his birthday. The deep voice he uses is meant to imitate 80's rap artist Tone Loc. 13.Ass Itch A cool name for a song in my opinion. In the chorus it says, 'Before day, my sun will be dying'. It's because I put myself on the line all the time and for what? exclaims Jon. This was the last song which he wrote for the album. 14.Kill You The best song on the album by far. It should also be made as a KoRn classic. Performed brilliantly live. It's about a
relative of jon who was really evil to him when he was little, eg:when he was ill she would feed him tabasco sauce (really hot chilli sauce). A strong song with deep lyrical meaning. A great album but the self-titled album is KoRn at their best, but if you are a KoRn fan buy this album and if you arn't a major fan just buy it anyway, even if it's just for the songs such as ADIDAS and Kill you.
Usually the most disregarded and misunderstood KoRn album, Life Is Peachy is one of my personal favourites (I only prefer the previous album, 1994's 'KoRn.') The whole style appeals to me, and I feel that the true fans of this album are those who appreciate it musically- it certainly shows KoRn at their fullest, and has no crappy rap cameos like another album I can think of. Oh no, hang on? It does. Life Is Peach’s style is certainly a lot more of an acquired taste, and is not for the casual hip hop/metal listener. The album is deeper and darker than the others, and while dealing with much the same issues as the Bakersfield quintet’s debut offering, they are tackled in a less heavy, more distorted fashion. Fans of Follow the Leader or Issues over the first album would probably not think very highly of this album, which can appear very random and peculiar until after that customary few listens it takes to get to know an album inside and out. Having accomplished this task, I felt the need to successfully dissect the album for your scrutiny and my miles; I hope this track-by-track listing lets some of you who initially disregarded Peachy to maybe give it another go. The first track, entitled 'Twist', puts Jonathan Davis? vocal talents to expert use by making him blurt out apparent nonsensical that does include several actual words ('you not rot', 'hot something'). KoRn's trademark-tuned seven string Ibanez guitars played by Head and Munky provide an equally disturbing backing soundtrack, as do Fieldy's loose five stringed bass and David Silveria's drumming. The track acts as an intro to things to come, and lasts for a mere 49 seconds before the whine of the next song begins. 'Pain!' is what Jon shouts as 'Chi' commences, although this is understandably hard to confuse with 'Boy!' (I have to admit that it was only when I obtained lyrics I understood the song). One of the finest songs on the album in my view, Chi is probably the hea
viest song on the album and features both of Jon's unique sounding vocalisations: his angry shouting and melodic singing. KoRn's instruments are fantastically clicky and distorted, making this song of drug abuse and torment a masterpiece that appears to end about a minute early before launching the listener into the cacophony of noise once again in true Sergeant Baker fashion (any fans of Primus may understand what I’m talking about!) This certainly sets the standard for the rest of the album to follow. ('Sick of the same old things so I dig a hole, bury pain!') Track three, 'Lost,' begins quite mysteriously until Jon appears to be either orgasming or in extreme pain (oh well, easy mistake). The song deals with somebody’s friend drifting away from them and not seeming to realise it, either for a girl or other reasons. Being a huge KoRn fan, I consider the song amazing, but it’s probably one of the most average on the album. It isn’t very memorable unless one can remember it as the 'thorn in your spine’ song, which does stand out quite a lot in the lyrics. The instruments are not played as heavily, but in the same fashion as Chi, with all going at once throughout the song. ('Why can't I decide why my feelings I hide? Always screwing with my mind, a thorn in my spine.') 'Swallow' begins nice and Parental Advisory with a resounding, and satisfying-sounding, 'F*** yes!’ from Jonathan. The song is about paranoia consuming someone, which may be related to drugs (hence the title and chorus). Very high, well-distorted guitars and a noticeable bass line contribute with Jon’s singing/shouting approach once again, and when examining it many KoRn-pitched guitar chirps are purposefully added, especially towards the end, in which Jon finds himself mumbling into the fade-out of a very good, if not particularly memorable, song. ('It came unknown to me. Paranoid, it’s controlling all of me. Somehow, terror so pure.
Right now, sh** I'm yours') Although track five, 'Porno Creep,' seems a very unlikely song to be one of my favourites on the album, it certainly does hold that regard. The song seems simply to be a cleverly thought-out instrumental prelude to the first single off the album, 'Good God,'and is jam-packed full of KoRn quirkiness just how I like it. A great bass line, weird effect at the beginning that sounds like wind mixed with a roar, high guitaring, deceptively-simple drumming and quiet repetitive singing from Jon should always prevent this from being skipped on anyone’s CD player. Certainly a song that is as good an example of KoRn’s talent as any. The only lyrics are 'closer to me it feels.' The only question is, what’s that title on about? Is it suggesting that one of these five musicians has a secret hobby? Maybe those 'whore' 'b*tch' and 'liar' magazine covers inside the first album were from someone's private stash. Spooky. Kinky. Certainly my personal favourite track on the album, the afore-mentioned 'Good God' is a pinnacle of musical genius. Beginning with screaming guitars and a clicking bass, Jon’s vocals soon invade our ears before the oh-so-memorable chorus of 'won't you get the f**k out of my face?' NOW!' is shoved down your ear holes and out of our anus with your faeces. The song is simply one of the finest KoRn have ever produced, and is apparently about a friend of Jon’s at school who I thought was my friend, but who f****d me. He came into my life with nothing, hung out at my house, lived off me, and made me do s**t I didn't really wanna do. I was into new romantic music and he was a mod, and he'd tell me if I didn't dress like a mod he wouldn't be my friend anymore. Whenever I had plans to go on a date with a chick he'd sabotage it, because he didn't have a date or nothing. He was a gutless f****ng nothing. I haven't talked to him for years. This certainly explains a lot of the lyrics, which seem to
be on about getting the f**k out of his face for one thing, and sucking him dry. I’m guessing the 's**t' he tried making Jon do involved drugs in the form of needles due to the lyrics 'In the sea of life, you’re just a minnow. Live your life insecure. Feel the pain of your needles as they s**t into my mind.' 'Mr. Rogers' is another of my favourites (yeah, that term does account for about a third of the album), and begins very hauntingly with echoey whispers and vocals punctuated with a guitar beat. When the song gets going it seems very distorted and warped. No being an American, it wasn’t immediate to me that Mr. Rogers is some form of TV show that Jon watched as a kid. As he explains, "back in the day when I was a speed freak, um... even further back when I was a little kid watchin' Mr. Rogers, that s**t was scary. He was a freaky old man... Land of Make-believe and Mr. F****n McFeely and s**t... made me sick. So back when I was doing speed, like for 5 or 6 days I'd be trippin out and my brain would start to get freaky and get schizophrenic and stuff, and I'd tape it and watch it everyday over and over... I don't know, I was sick in the head. As a kid he told me to be polite and all it did was get me picked on. I f****ng hate that man. Thanks for making me polite and trusting everyone, and easy to take advantage of. So I spent 3 months on that one song, just tweakin' on it, and it was totally just my Mr. Rogers obsession, about how evil I thought he was. Pretty much drug induced." And of course, aside from the fantastic vocalisations by Jon, this song must be memorable for the backing vocals by everyone’s favourite guitarist, Brian 'Head' Welch ('dumb,' 'f***er.') Great stuff. At first I wasn’t sure whether it was a continuation of 1994 KoRn - KoRn's 'Daddy' track that dealt with a yound Jon being molested by his parents? friend, however this is still very serious. Okay, completely breaking away from the serious asp
ect is what I know as 'That K Song.' The appropriately titled 'Ka#0%!' (Which may stand for 'K****', although I doubt that’s much use at all as I’ve had to censor it) is the closest KoRn have come to a comedy song, and it certainly works. Respect has to be given to the band that can use 'p**ker' in a song! According to Jon, the song is about the women in his life who had used him and no loved him, and is not an attack at women in general, but to me it’s just that really funny, badly in need of censoring 'K Song' with the funny lyrics. I like to see it as something to cheer the listener up, in case they’ve been listening to such songs as 'Good God' and 'Mr. Rogers’ and started thinking what a bad place the world is to live in, and let them laugh for a while. Trust me, you should enjoy it while you can. ('Saggy t**s swinging between your fat crusty armpits/ Big ass hairy mole between your p***y l**s. F*** s*** c*** d*** c*** t** barf (?) p*** balls ass p****r q***f?') Beginning with what sounds like very loose bass strings, 'No Place To Hide' was also released as a single, although I don’t find it as good as many others on the album. Fair play though, it is a very good song, and is nice and distinctively clicky, as well as featuring very cool guitar ring and drum solos (overlaid with vocals). The themes this song could represent could be that KoRn’s new-found success means Jon’s painful past memories are no longer secrets, or that KoRn are now too exposed to the public for their own privacy (similar to the theme of the famous 'Freak On A Leash' song, which documents how KoRn are basically freaks on the media’s leash). Quite a good song in its own right, but not fantastic. ('I see your faces and I do not understand why each time I dream you're standing right there by my side. Why do you make me? You take m pride and in my eyes you kinda rape me? inside.') Not being a fan of rap in any form, I have
to admit that I dislike track ten, entitled 'Wicked.' Featuring Chino Moreno from Koran’s close friends the Deftones, 'Wicked’ is basically a fast rap with a basic drum beat and deservedly quite good guitar whine in the background, interlaced with sections of Jon’s angry vocals ('cause I got wicked, I told them not to keep on their fire!') I heard this might be originally an Ice Cube song, as Ice Cube is also friends with KoRn, but I’m afraid I can’t confirm this. I’m not even sure if it interests me, frankly. Okay, sorry about that. But listen, that fantastic guitar intro? This can only be 'A.D.I.D.A.S.' (All Day I Dream About Sex). Another of the best songs on the album, and this time I really really mean it, but possibly not as good as track six, this songs was deservedly (but confusingly) released as a single. Confusing as the song features a lot of swearing and is very short and repetitive, but understandable as it just sounds really, really cool. It’s no secret that KoRn have been sponsored by a certain sportswear company (aside from Puma), and this song may also be a nod in the direction of their sponsors, however the song basically seems to be about someone obsessed with sex who can’t have any ('so I dream and stroke it harder?). The most popular release from Peachy, it’s the only video I have actually seen thus far, and it’s a damn funny video at that. It basically revolves around KoRn being found dead at a car crash incident and placed into body bags where they spontaneously become reanimated. Not very relevant, but who cares if we see Jon Davis wearing women’s underwear? Not that I’m into that sort of thing. Basic and simple, A.D.I.D.A.S. (or A.D.I.D.A.F. as it could also legitimately be called) appeals to a wide variety of people, so give it a go! ('All day I dream about sex / All day I dream about f***ing.') Track twelve, 'Lowrider,' may also be a comedy track (it
certainly brightens my day), and is this album's bagpipe song in which Jon can show off his cultural skill at playing an old tune that you will almost definitely have heard in some form before. An excuse for Head to shine with main vocals, he sings about how much he wants a low rider? and that’s about it. Very, very cool, it’s in that favourites list certainly, although it’s too short at only 58 seconds. Oh well, at least you can get to experience it. By this point one really should be realising the bad press of this album is severely incorrect. ('All my friends drive a Low Rider. And a Low Rider is a little lower. Take a little trip, take a little trip, take a little trip you and me?') A little bit of trivia that I’d like to believe is true is that Head recorded these vocals on his birthday, and they’re meant to sound like 80s rapper Tone Loc. If you’ve heard of him (who the f#0%?) then I hope I’ve enlightened you! 'Ass Itch' is fairly average for the album, but is still a quality piece of song writing that’s about song writing oddly enough. Jon seems to be realising that his life has actually been severely screwed up, partially due to his own actions it is evident, and that he keeps writing all this pain down- he has too much of it for one man to handle. Very clicky (which I like), this also features a singy chorus that sounds cool. But other than that, I don’t consider it a particularly amazing song (guitar, bass and drums sound fantastic though). ('Tell me now I want to know, is that me inside you see' Ah, this is fair, I gotta let this song inside me 'free.') The closing track on this album, 'Kill You' begins very quietly and slowly before Jon softly sings accompanied by heavyish but quiet guitar, drum and bass. A really cool song, Jon admits the meaning. "It's about a relative I first met when I was 12. I f****ng hate that bitch. She's the most evil, f****d up person I've met in my wh
ole life. She hated my guts. She did everything she could to make my life hell. Like, when I was sick she'd feed me tea with Tabasco, which is really hot pepper oil. She'd make me drink it and say, 'You have to burn that cold out, boy'. F****d up s**t like that. So every night when I'd go to sleep, I'd dream of killing that b*tch. In some sick way I had a sexual fantasy about her, and I don't know what that stems from or why, but I always dreamt about f****ng her and killing her." ('I would come walking in and say hello but you’d slap me and make some f****d-up comments about my clothes.') Certainly some very disturbing messages there, this song acts as a great outro to the album. Softer and pleasanter, but contrastingly with possibly the most disturbing lyrics of all, this eventually fades out into Jon’s heavy breathing and light crying, culminating in silence at 5 minutes. Yes, there is a dodgy secret bit at the end (after 7 mins 40 seconds), which is an encore of Twist with just Jon and a very quiet bass working to make the scary song even more disturbing to the point where I do sometimes feel it’s scary in a freaky, unusual sort of way. But it’s basically not worth keeping your CD on for after you’ve heard it a few times. The only major flaw with the album relates back to Koran’s annoying and (as-yet) unrelenting preference of not including lyrics within the album. These, however, can easily be found on the Internet through many search engines. But for those budding Twist'ers out there, it’s a lot harder than it sounds! And sorry for any rap fans, but this is my personal view on that aspect of music, so don’t take offence! My Peachy came with a Sony 'CD Extra'option that contains the Good God live video when the CD is placed into a PC, but others I’ve examined do not. If yours doesn’t, don’t feel down- it’s pretty s*** anyway. But played well. I hope I’ve managed to broaden pe
oples? minds about this under appreciated album that deserves a lot more respect than I’ve seen it getting.
A lot of peop;e i know are saying tha t'Life Is Peachy' is not a very good follow up to 1994'sself titled masterpiece. The fact is , that this album DOES live up to expectations...and so do the following two...but that is a rant for another day...The fact of the matter is, that KoRn have not faltered since they released the album that blew me away and made me wanna be in a metal band.I mean sure...before KoRn there was always Black Sabbath...and believe me...they ruled...but not much else caught my attention...and that is what made the discovery of Korn for me a big thing....anyway. It is well known tha tthe huge album by a band is always hard to top and there is always a lot of pressure on the band to suceed in the follow up, but it shouldn't matter. In my opinion no band has a weak spot in there career, and especially not KoRn.They have stayed solid all the way through...no matter what people have said about them and accused them of. And that in my opinion can only make a band stronger. Now on to the album itself.... Standout tracks on this installment of the koRn saga are 'Good God', 'A.D.I.D.A.S' and 'Kill You'. Each one has there own style and yet is so obviously a koRn song...unmistakebly, and that is something i like in a song. Especially a KoRn song. Even though in 'Follow The Leader' some of these songs are copied (riff wise) that doesn't mean that they are bad....in fact the ysound better for it. @Good God' in particular has elements in a couple of 'FtL' tracks, but the fact that they aren't as good as hte original just shows how good the original actually is...and i am sure that others would agree. Some of the songs on this however are not so good. 'No Plce To Hide' is a perfect example of this. It just doesn't have the same impact tha t'Wicked' or 'Swallow' does....and that makes the album a bit less great. (mind you, only a TINY bit!!). 'Mr Roge
rs' is another great track, a kind of warning that perverts are verywhere...and that my friends is true. 'Lowrider' is a one of a kind tune...how many others are there like it?? the tune sounds a bit like the marmite one..but i can't be sure....As mentioned earlier 'Wicked' is a good track. Mainly sug by The Deftones' Chino Moreno, this track stands out in more ways than one. The fact tha tChino has a great voice and the fact tha tthis is one of the only tracks where Jonathan Davis' Grunts and rantings are completely unhearable. What was he saying?? Of course this album i feel is equal to all the other KoRn albums, but it does show progression from the bands original sound and the new(ish) sound is (was) a good one...i think tha tthis one shows hte most diversity and difference..to me all the others are a bit to much alike and the topics aren't new to the music like they are to this one...but i guess that's to be expected....lol....
This is a brilliant album. It was released in 1996, and Korn were heavily credited for their Self-titled album (1994).They had decided to make it a much, much more ’darker’ feel to it. They produced some brilliant tracks to it: 1. Twist **** Funny, bizarre, rythmical and dark at the same time. only 1:00 long, and the song is repeated, but this is still good. 2. Chi **** Another great song, which they liked playing in concerts. This has a very atmospheric feel to it, and when you get into this song you will listen to it a lot. 3. Lost ** Quite good, but way too hard to get into. Another ’dark’ feeling is put into this one. 4. Swallow *** Same as Lost, but a bit easier to get into. 5. Porn0 Creep ** Good, but it’s all intrumental. Worth a listen, though. 6. Good God! **** Very good song, easy to get into, and the atmosphere is well in the right place. A song to buy the album for. 7. Mr. Roberts *** Worth the listen, but is really, really hard to get used to. Still umong the highest though. 8. K@#%! ***** Ahem... 9. No Place to Hide *** Good song, not bad at all. Captures the atmoshpere well. 10. Wicked ***** Best on the Album. No doubt about it. Just listen to it and see the glory of a song that happens when you mix Korn and Chino Moreno. Such a good song. Especially that chrous, ooh... 11. A.D.I.D.A.S. ***** Excellent. You might have heard this, or at least the name. This song has humour in itself, too... 12. Lowrider ******* Were Marmite really allowed to do this? 13. @ss Itch ** Good song, not the best. Listen to it. 14. Kill you *** Better outro, with a Twist spin-off at the end. Overall, I must say that this is a album that is not worth NOT buying. In other words, buy it. Please, it’s for your own good. Thank you. dav
Although some say life is peachy does not compare to their debut album. I think that it is better. The first album is good but this has qualities that the first did not and the sound of the instruments sound better. My favourite Korn album is issues and i think life is peachy is a definate second. Life is peachy is not as well known as some of the others becaause obviously it is not as popular. This album unlike the first requires a lot more than one listen before you really start to enjoy it so don't let people tell you its not as good until you have bought it and listened to it a few times.
If you like very agressive raw and brutal you got to listen to this album, not as good as the debut but defenetly more agressive, it has a very low depresin sound like rippen anger. Despite all this freak show formed around this band in the last few year this is a very good album for those that apreciate angry music. Is a hard to listen album to, is the kind of album that you shrug your shoulders the first time you listen to it but the songs grow in you.
The second album from Korn is their worst. It sounds like their debut, but with less memorable songs and less passion. It’s OK though. Davis’ lyrics are still magnificent, and the focus has been taken away from his childhood, which is all the first album was about. As a result, the lyrics seem less personal and painful. Still good though. The music and production values are very similar to the debut, with the emphasis on being as loud and aggressive as possible. Good, but not that great. By one of the other albums instead.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
5 Porno creep
6 Good God
7 Mr Rogers
9 No place to hide
13 Ass itch
14 Kill you