Korn - _Life Is Peachy_
(Immortal Records/Epic, 1996)
by: Adrian Bromley (
The band's debut album on Immortal Records sold one million copies. So will this one... maybe more... who knows? I'm impressed with the strength and sound quality the band has been able to magnify with _Life Is Peachy_. The screams are louder, the music seems harsher and the dementia of the band has magnified ten-fold. This stuff scares me at times - I'm serious. The album's "fucked-up" nature seems to carry this album into a different state of mind several times as _Life Is Peachy_ plays, and for those who expected Korn to sell-out with album number two, you're wrong. _Life Is Peachy_ is an intense shot of anger, frustration and maniacal tendencies all rolled up into one fist-pounding blow to the skull. An album very similar, yet at times far from what they had done with their self-titled debut release. Heavy tracks include "Twist", "K@#:%!", the ever-cool "A.D.I.D.A.S.", and "Kill You". They even cover Ice Cube's "Wicked". Korn returns with a deafening, hard-edged dose of might that will surely bring a smile to their fans and keep them moshing.
(article published 11/18/1996)
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