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Life certainly IS peachy!
Life Is Peachy - Korn
Member Name: jarvis_0
Life Is Peachy - Korn
Date: 05/08/01, updated on 05/08/01 (61 review reads)
Advantages: good songs
Disadvantages: none in particular...
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....