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The Serenity of Suffering - Korn

Here To Stay

This album is without a doubt the heaviest version of the Cereals, the world has laid ears to in the course of the last several years: The primacy of the electronics are put on the shelf, and instead is their aggressiveness, inderligheden and the distorted guitars found from gemmeren. All together is wrapped in a delicious production, and even if we do not end up with an outrageous raw expression, which, at the debutskiven, pointing The Serenity Of Suffering intended in the direction of the lads ' older material – exactly as many had hoped. It is a solid place, which confirms that the Cereal gets stuck just yet!

Grain stifle the anguish and finds himself on the 12. album

Hold On

Good old Cereal have – if any – had a fluctuating career. Their undisputed heyday was in the 90's, where their then-unique blend of coarseness, aggressiveness, syvstrengede guitars and hip hop beat the legs out from under people and boosted the wave of nu metal, which suddenly swept over the heavy-the world. Ten years later began the problems, however, to join, and guitarist Head left the skiff, whereupon the rest of the guys created the excellent, but more traditional album See You On The Other Side. Very soon after threw drummer David Silveria in the towel, and Grain tried now as tremandsgruppe with the dubious disc Untitled. Later the same year featured the drummer Ray Luzier, and this led initially to an ugly disappointment with the Grain III and subsequently a massive identity crisis on The Path Of Totality. Sigh. Thank god, turned Head upon the snout against the Grain in 2013, and The Paradigm Shift alluded to so small a return to the starting point – a starting point, there is even more on The Serenity Of Suffering!

Twisted Transistor

Already via the sku is announced that on a journey back to the roots, as we presented a number of welcome Grain-acquaintance: Issues-the teddy bear anno 2016, a neglected child, and a psychotic circus. Everything is, as it were, and the twisted 'trip down memory lane' to be continued, with the four great tracks, in advance of the release has been thrown at us.

First taste was "Rotting In Vain", which is the closest we come to a modern-day parallel to the smash hit "Falling Away From Me" from 1999. With its heavy guitars, catchy choruses, and Jonathan Davis' rabies-affected hip places this number in the absolute solid end. To be that hard, with "Insane", that oozes with the delightful weirdness from the Issues. Hernæst we met of "A Different World", where the man, who always has an opinion, Corey Taylor, with which gæstesanger. With the crew, one can hardly go wrong in the city, and the two vowels garments as also each other perfectly. Last but not least escaped the "Take Me", showing a more soft and groovy side, which points in the direction of See You On The Other Side.

In addition to this handful of goodies hiver Bakersfield-the boys the points home with the remaining numbers in the first half of The Serenity Of Suffering. In addition, include The characteristic guitar pieces that make up, which is voted entirely in the bottom, featuring "Black Is The Soul" at a brandfedt breakdown, reminiscent of the debut album, "The Hating" firing an excellent chorus, and "Everything Falls Apart" really Davis' vocals are allowed to work and shine.

The trees grow not, however, enter heaven, for thus there is also a thing or two on this disc, which is lagging. Towards the end there, unfortunately too much samlebåndsmusik in it, and the numbers "Next In Line" and "Please Come For Me" is missing simply a large dose of creativity and catchiness.

On the sangtekstmæssige hand, we find ourselves once again in the familiar Grain-frames, and Davis recounts candidly about the insanity and self-destruction – themes that go well with his unique singing style, that offers everything from regular singing to growls, madness, and the manic beatboxing. On the instrumental front, it is especially gratifying that 'the dynamic duo', Head and Munky, have got more space to play, and their reunion seems infinitely stronger, than it did on The Paradigm Shift.


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