Home Read Albums Of The Week: Korn | Requiem

Albums Of The Week: Korn | Requiem

Jonathan Davis and his bandmates return to bum you out and pummel you into submission once again with their 14th slate of nu-metal oppression and depression.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Due to the effects of Covid and the inability to play live shows for the first time in Korn’s illustrious career, Requiem was conceived out of very different circumstances than the majority of the band’s catalogue.

It is an album born of time and the ability to create without pressure. Energized by a new creative process free of time constraints, the band were able to do things with Requiem that the past two decades haven’t always afforded them, such as taking additional time to experiment together or diligently recording to analog tape — processes which unearthed newfound sonic dimension and texture in their music. Requiem was produced by Chris Collier and Korn.

Korn changed the world with the release of their self-titled debut album. It was a record that would pioneer a genre, while the band’s enduring success points to a larger cultural moment. Since forming, Korn have sold 40 million albums worldwide, collected two Grammys, toured the world countless times, and set many records in the process that will likely never be surpassed. Vocalist Jonathan Davis, guitarists James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch, bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, and drummer Ray Luzier have continued to push the limits of the rock, alternative and metal genres, while remaining a pillar of influence for legions of fans and generations of artists around the globe.”

Photo by Tim Saccenti.