Korn: The Essential Korn

It may have been just me, but I thought that the alternative metal band Korn haven’t released anything in years and if they had, it probably didn’t sell too well. Much to my surprise, it turns out to be the polar opposite. Their most recent album, Korn III: Remember Who You Are, was released last year and peaked at number two on the Billboard charts. That makes eight full-length albums in a row that have landed inside the top 10.

The collection contains two CDs, each of which has 14 tracks. Disc one includes some of their biggest hits from their first three albums, such as “Blind,” “A.D.I.D.A.S,” “Got The Life” and the epic smash hit “Freak On A Leash.” The thirteenth song, “All In The Family,” features Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, while the rap/rock closing track, “Cameltosis,” has Tre Hardson singing along with Jonathan Davis.

Disc two once again features many popular tunes such as “Falling Away From Me,” “Make Me Bad,” “Somebody Someone” and “Did My Time.” It also consists of a cover of Pink Floyd’s classic hit “Another Brick In The Wall.” This version pales in comparison to the original, however. “Got The Life” is on this CD as well, only it is a live version from their 2003 performance at CBGB’s in NY.

The compilation album certainly is a success if you are looking to own Korn’s most memorable hits from the Brian “Head” Welch era. That said it would have been nice if the album had some bonus material such as never-released songs or demos.

In A Word: Respectable