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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
While many of their nu-metal peers have contented themselves with pacing around, snarling, in concentric circles, these Californians deserve credit for taking wing, even if their flights of fancy occasional crash and burn. On their fifth outing, Korn stay on course more often than not -- there are no bagpipe interludes this time around, for starters -- and manage to convey both bare-knuckled aggression and hopeless, inward-looking angst with equal credibility. On the former front, Korn have seldom exploded with more passion than on "Here to Stay," which is powered by Fieldy's sternum-rattling, down-tuned bass, or "Wake Up Hate," which grinds with a purposeful ugliness ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
While many of their nu-metal peers have contented themselves with pacing around, snarling, in concentric circles, these Californians deserve credit for taking wing, even if their flights of fancy occasional crash and burn. On their fifth outing, Korn stay on course more often than not -- there are no bagpipe interludes this time around, for starters -- and manage to convey both bare-knuckled aggression and hopeless, inward-looking angst with equal credibility. On the former front, Korn have seldom exploded with more passion than on "Here to Stay," which is powered by Fieldy's sternum-rattling, down-tuned bass, or "Wake Up Hate," which grinds with a purposeful ugliness reminiscent of Ministry at their most unhinged. Jonathan Davis reclaims his spot atop the pile of metal's sensitive guys, delivering a laundry list of disaffection with surprising subtlety on the goth-drone "Make Believe" and the new wave-tinged "Hollow Life." As if to convince us -- or himself -- that he hasn't gone totally soft, Davis also spits out some of his angriest material to date: "Thoughtless" channels the sort of wild paranoia-cum-revenge fantasies that fueled "Faget" on Korn's first outing, while "No One's There" lashes out at an uncomprehending world with a combination of adolescent insecurity and cold, clinical precision. Rumored to have cost nearly $3 million to produce, Untouchables is without a doubt the most ambitious disc from the latest wave of hard-rock bands: It's not as easily digested as Korn's previous work, but ultimately, it's far more rewarding.
All Music Guide - Bradley Torreano
After a three-year break that included solo projects and soundtrack work, Korn's re-emergence in the summer of 2002 was met with great anticipation. They delivered Untouchables, an album that shows them building on their previous sound and emphasizing its strengths. The use of melody is more important than ever, allowing Jonathan Davis to utilize his wide palette of vocal tricks. His charismatic voice can now move from a clear-throated wail to a death metal growl with ease, lending the album a manic side that brings to mind King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime-era Faith No More. The only problem with Davis is his lyrics, which tend to fall into the "am I going crazy" trap that many of Korn's contemporaries perpetuate. This is a shame, because here he often avoids the social issues that he confronted on the first few releases. The band is far more experimental this time out, delivering Helmet-like ringing guitars that melt and morph into each other, a mix of Metallica-esque blastbeats and tight funk drumming from the constantly improving David Silveria, and memorable riffs that take the shape of dark sound structures and offer more than just a collection of chords. In fact, it is the last point where the album sets itself apart from most nu-metal offerings; Korn understand that the overall sound of hip-hop works because of the sonic stew that producers create through samples. The band does the same with instruments, cutting the chugging riffs of the past and replacing them with edgy soundscapes that are equally as menacing. There isn't even a rapped verse here, save for Davis' rhythmic scatting at moments, further distancing the band from the scene it helped create. But by cutting away some of the fat and finding new ways to deliver their trademark roar, Korn manage to offer a strong and lean album that maintains their place as innovators in a genre with few leaders.
Blender - Neil Strauss
Their best, most expansive album.
Alternative Press
Their darkest, most impenetrable record yet--the aural approximation of staring down a mine shaft at midnight.

Their best, most expansive album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/17/2010
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 5099750177020
  • Catalog Number: 900833
  • Sales rank: 83,875

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Here to Stay (4:32)
  2. 2 Make Believe (4:37)
  3. 3 Blame (3:51)
  4. 4 Hollow Life (4:09)
  5. 5 Bottled Up Inside (4:00)
  6. 6 Thoughtless (4:33)
  7. 7 Hating (5:10)
  8. 8 One More Time (4:40)
  9. 9 Alone I Break (4:17)
  10. 10 Embrace (4:27)
  11. 11 Beat It Upright (4:15)
  12. 12 Wake Up Hate (3:13)
  13. 13 I'm Hiding (3:57)
  14. 14 No One's There (5:06)
  15. 15 [Untitled Hidden Track] (4:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Korn Primary Artist
Jonathan Davis Vocals
James "Munky" Shaffer Guitar
David Silveria Drums
Fieldy Bass
Technical Credits
Michael Beinhorn Producer
Frank Filipetti Engineer
Fred Maher Digital Editing
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Korn Composer
Aimee MacAuley Art Direction
Roger Lian Digital Editing
Tim Harkins Engineer
Jeff Kwatinetz Executive Producer
Rob Hill Digital Editing
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    simply one amazing band

    iuv been a korn fan since 1993 and onwards this album is a good example how good has changed how melodic they have gotten korn is one of the best bands to come out of the 90s korn is the best of the best check out this album youll see what i mean when you buy this album do not listen to the negative reviews korn is the best of the best this is one of my favorite albums to feature brian head welch on guitar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Untouchalble, I Dont think so you weird ones

    You have to be one crazy idiot to like anything like this.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Heh Heh...Nice!

    Out of the Korn albums I've listened to, this is probably their best one ('Follow the Leader' is a close second.) The only reason I haven't given this disk five stars are two songs. 'Hollow Life' is sappy and whiney, and 'Beat it Upright' is absolutely DISGUSTING! Other than that though, it's a very good album. I recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    pretty good

    i totaly agree, this album is more singing but its actually good."here to stay" would have to be my fav song on this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Korn is dead

    It's usually a cliche to say that a band sold out after they appeared on MTV, but in this case it's true. Korn as been on a downward slope with the release of "Follow the Leader", a good album, but lacking some of the fresh, angry, talented edge found in "Life is Peachy" and "Korn". On Untouchables, just when you think you're going to get a glimpse of what made this band the godfathers of nu-metal, Davis starts to sing. Korn followed the leader to big bucks in the mainstream by making radio friendly "emo-band" tunes. Korn is dead; Fellas, follow a new leader. They used to say Mettalica was dead, but they breathed new life into thier fans and careers with "St. Anger", returning to thier roots and flipping the bird to Jenny Teeny-bopper. Step back and step up, or please just step out. This album is un-listenable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Korn Is Here to Stay!

    Very Good! Korn has returned to do great album! This album has wrath like it was during the first album. "Blame", "Thoughtless" and "Here to Stay" are really excellent tracks. There is not just a few good songs. They all are good. Guitars and vocals are better than ever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Heck yeah

    you should definitely buy this album... although it is not as angry as their previous 4 albums.... its still great i have been listening to them since i was 6 (im now 14) and they are still the same great band i've grown up on they definitely come out on top on this album and you would be stupid not to add UNTOUCHABLES into your collection

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    very dissappointing

    This album was extremely dissappointing. Korn has really sold out just liked limp bizkit b4 them. Next to highly evolved i'd have to say this is the worst album i've heard this year. I was a korn fan back when their music was actually good and more emotionally driven, now they've lost a fan!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Korn will never be the same

    This is definitely not thier best work, or thier heavyiest work. It is better than issues, but doesn't even come close to their previeus masterpieces like Korn, Life is Peachy and Follow the Leader. It seems Jonathan has let out all his hate and pain on those cd's, and has very little left for issues and untouchables.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Korns Evolving!!

    Forget what anybody else says bands have to evolve and they r..u hear their playing now??..uh huh..getting bad butt..lol..ive been a korn fan since 94 and uh..yeah this album is great for ur collection!!Korn u still rock

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Matthew Asmus

    After listening to this cd i was not very happy with it, i liked korns former cds but this cd wasnt the greatest, i would say full of sorrow and wake up hate are the only songs that are a 5 star on this cd, the rest is ok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    really disappointing

    Korn for me was a band that really got me into the whole rock music thing. Old songs like ''blind'', ''predictable'' and ''clown'' were songs that i could retaliate to when i got angry. ''Life is Peachy'' and ''follow the leader'' even showed Korn at their best with those bizarre guitar riffs and fieldy's bass sounds i thought korn would continue to go on to rule the rock world. issues was not so bad but when i heard the 5th album would be the best i decided to give them another chance. i bought it the day it came out and i was angry at what they had become. the extrementals are alright that head and munky came up with but what really bothers me is jonathan's vocals. how hard is he trying to sound like a woman? at a point you begin to quiver at his tone and i couldn't understand why korn paid so much to make such a bad album. the people who are saying that ''untouchables'' is their best album have not heard korn's earlier albums. i think fieldy should quit the bassist position and go on with his rap solo thing cause this is probubly going to be korn's last album and if its not i dont even want to know what the new one is going to sound like.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    They've lost it

    Korn have just proven that they now do infact suck. The first two albums (Korn and Life is Peachy) have real emotion and talent but fter that they just turned into what is getting in the charts which is poppy nu-metal

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good but not GREAT

    This cd isnt Korn's best. However it is a good cd. I am a huge Korn fan and I hate to hear the bad talk about this cd. Listen to the songs a few times and you will eventually start to like them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    READ

    Im not a man of many words so ill be quick: BUY THIS ALBUM NOW COZ IT IS THE BEST SO FAR OR I PERSONALLY SHOOT YOU

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Krowned Kings- Korn's New Sound Still Untouchable

    Being years since koRn has had an album out, one would think the shine and luster of this band would be gone. Or perhaps the great youthful rage that once fueled this force was now somewhat faded by age and time... Don't count on it. KoRn is definatly not fading. With 14 new tracks that surpass anything they have done, the band is ready to take over the world once again. The first single off the album ''Here to Stay'', shows signs that Korn has again changed their amazing trademark sound. Heavy bass, bouncing rhythm, crunchy guitars. Making this a favorite amoung even the ''old skool korn kids''. The song is not something that sounds like anything out there. While it seems the band has borrowed more from their old sound than 1999's Issues, this is not like any other album to date. Davis's vocals have hit notes that most singers in the rock world today could only dream of. Making this not another growling over heavy bass album. Obvious copycat bands taking from the Klasic Korn sound, have made sea of nu

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WHAT HAPPENED????????????

    I loved Korn back in the day but what the hell happened?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    korn the untouchables

    I love korn from the day I heard of them. On this cd the songs stole my brain. It was like they were in my head. One of there songs let loose my head banging. you should buy this cd next. it lives up to the standerds of heavy metal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Untouchables

    Korns new cd Untouchables is one of the best albums yet. While it has excellent songs. It also has great lyrics so get the cd... you'll love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Korn The Untouchables: Takes Talent

    Jonathan Davis has got to be the most talented man in this world. His lyrics are a true look into the thoughts and feelings of the average troubled teen. Fans can really relate to songs like Bottled up inside, Alone i break, and make it go away. Each song is played with an incredible amount of feeling and energy. Jonathan Davis's voice vibrates with enthusiasm, his lyrics linger in your mind and heart. Every word that is sung, and every beat that is played sticks with you like an infectious disease. The untouchables is the greatest korn album yet, and the greatest album of the year, and diserves to be recognised as so.

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