Korn fail to come up with the goods on their latest offering
'Evolution' previews Korn's first offering from their eighth studio album and, irony of ironies, the title is misleading in the extreme. There seems to be no evolution (ahem) in terms of their sound and singer Jonathon Davis still sounds like a dodgy car motor, coughing and spluttering his way against music that is stuck in a monotonous stasis.
Although lauded as nu-metal pioneers in the late nineties/early noughties, along with Deftones and Linkin Park, Korn are frankly treading old ground. Where as Deftones went on to create some interesting albums and Linkin Park sold bucketloads, Korn seem to have sold millions of albums of the back of one okay one; Issues. Amazing, considering that everything they make all sounds the same and, of course, 'Evolution' is no exception.
This will not ignite the fires that burn in the gut when you hear something that you truly love, nor will it compel you to pre-order their next long-player. If one of these discs should by chance fall into your hands it will however compel you to use it as a drinks coaster or perhaps a Frisbee.
Gentlemen, it is time to hang up your hats and retire on your millions.