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Korn - The Paradigm Shift

Update, 11:49 a.m.: Now Metal Insider says this is just a sample. So disregard my note on the structure below. Sorry.

Korn’s new song, “Love & Meth,” has a fairly bizarre song structure, especially given that Korn play music for the masses: there’s what sounds like an intro, which leads directly into what sounds like a chorus, which leads directly into what sounds like a fairly typical Korn song… and then it just ends. It’s so weird. It’s as though it were written specifically to be licensed for the trailer to the next Jason Statham movie.

Will Korn fans like this any more than the band’s most recent single, “Never Never”? It’s not as quite as poppy as that song, but it’s hardly gritty, either; I mean, auto-tuned harmonized backing vocals don’t exactly scream “FUCKING METALLLLLLLL!!!!!”, do they?

“Love & Meth” will appear on Korn’s The Paradigm Shift, which comes out October 8.

[via The Gauntlet by way of Metal Insider]

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