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    Fri, 14 May 2010 09:13:15

    Review: Korn — "Oildale" - ARTISTdirect.com editor and <i>Dolor</i> author Rick Florino reviews "Oildale," the first single from Korn's new album, <i>Korn III - Remember Who You Are</i> in this exclusive piece...

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    Korn cut throats like never before on "Oildale."

    The first single from the band's ninth album Korn III — Remember Who You Are, due out this summer via Roadrunner Records, is a belligerent exercise in sonic brutality. With a chugging riff that could derail at any moment and steamrolling drums, the track builds with a focused aggression, channeling the ferocity of the band's landmark self-titled debut while emanating a sense of refinement. That's the beauty of this new Korn track—it could cause the same pit carnage that "Divine" and "God Good" have for over a decade, but it's even more precise in terms of pummeling. Jonathan Davis' freak-out mid-song is vibrantly vicious, and the hook he screams stands out blood-curdlingly unforgettable. James "Munky" Shaffer's guitar rages with a violent catchiness, while Fieldy snaps necks with a groovy, guttural bass-slap. Propelling the charge is Ray Luzier's deadly drumming, shifting from progressive to punishing on the drop of a dime. "Oildale" is Korn, and heavy metal, reborn.

    Listen to "Oildale" below!



    Don't miss Korn on "Ballroom Blitz" and then the "Rockstar Mayhem Festival" all summer…

    Can't wait for Korn III — Remember Who You Are!

    —Rick Florino
    05.14.10


    Are you excited for the new Korn album? Going to see them on Mayhem or Ballroom Blitz?



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