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Korn - The Path Of Totality

5.2 | 256 votes |
Release date: 6 December 2011
Style: Dubstep , Alternative metal, Nu metal


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Disc I
01. Chaos Lives In Everything [feat. Skrillex]
02. Kill Mercy Within [feat. Noisia]
03. My Wall [feat. Excision & Downlink]
04. Narcissistic Cannibal [feat. Skrillex]
05. Illuminati [feat. Excision & Downlink]
06. Burn The Obedient [feat. Noisia]
07. Sanctuary [feat. Downlink & J Devil]
08. Let's Go [feat. Noisia]
09. Get Up! [feat. Skrillex]
10. Way Too Far [feat. 12th Planet, Flinch & Downlink]
11. Bleeding Out [feat. Feed Me]
12. Fuels The Comedy [Special Edition bonus]
13. Tension [Special Edition bonus]

Disc II Special edition bonus DVD: The Encounter
01. Intro/Uber-Time
02. Oildale
03. Pop A Pill
04. The Inspiration
05. Need To
06. Coming Undone
07. Bakersfield
08. Let The Guilt Go
09. Here To Stay
10. Falling Away From Me
11. Crazy Heavy Sh*t
12. Jam #1
13. Throw Me Away
14. Jam #2
15. Move On
16. Crop Circles
17. The Past
18. Jam #3
19. Freak On A Leash
20. Jam #4
21. Are You Ready To Live?
22. Line-Up Changes
23. Jam #5
24. Shoots And Ladders
25. I'm Happy Right Now
26. Clown
27. Got The Life
+ Unlocking access to exclusive content validating the CD through Korn's official website
+ Exclusive interview footage

Additional info
DVD recorded live in Bakersfield, California on June 24, 2010 without an audience to promote the album "Remember Who You Are".

Guest review by
omne metallum
For an album that followed one called "remember who you are", Korn certainly seemed to lose sight of themselves on first listen with The Path To Totality. 2011 was an odd moment in the career of Korn; having just gotten back on track, the band decided to push the boundaries of their sound and embrace what was then the hot new sound of dubstep to an audience that was... caught off guard to say the least.

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04.01.2012 - 15:49
Rating: 4
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by X-Ray Rod on 04.01.2012 at 15:44

Written by Boxcar Willy on 04.01.2012 at 15:41

I'm just no a fan of no-talent music, so people who use auto-tune, or something like that. Im prefer real instruments. I'm also not a big dubstep fan .

I don't like dubstep either but I can see why some people that enjoy that genre might like this. Lulu on the other hand doesn't please any crowd in general except some people that want to look " open-minded".

That's a good point. I dont like the style of music in this album,

but, I mean... Lulu just sucks.
14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
04.01.2012 - 16:45
Thrash del Sur

Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.01.2012 at 03:14

Written by John Shock on 04.01.2012 at 01:30
I don't believe what i will say now...but i want to hear this...i'm not fan of Korn but i think this might be curious to hear about...even if it's gonna be pure shit...which i don't fear...

If you survived Lulu, you can survive this.

07.01.2012 - 17:25
snake? snaaaake!
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Most of the album bores me. But, I really like this song.
19.01.2012 - 11:38
Rating: 1

WTF have Korn done by releasing this utter bilge, Lulu was bad, this is a fucking abomination. Dreadful.
30.01.2012 - 12:14
Rating: 6

I found "Narcissistic cannibal" and "Get up!" the only worth listening songs, the rest are just forgettable with some being kinda annoying. Also, where is the guitar, I cannot hear it, for real, there wasn't a moment in the album I could hear it.
09.03.2012 - 05:54

I still don't know what to make of this album. Still didn't grow balls to actually hear it in its entirety. But I'm starting to like "Get Up" and "Narcissistic Cannibal".
*insert something deep and profound*
16.03.2012 - 17:24
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
The only type of music i hate, is dubstep. And what have Korn done? They went and made a motherfucking dubstep album with some singing.
31.03.2012 - 07:03
Rating: 7

I am accepting of most styles of music...being an avid fan of EDM and a metalhead, I found the concept for this album pretty interesting, despite the haters. I can easily say I am not a fan of Korn, and nor do I plan to be; however, I give them credit for completing a complicated project such as this dub-metal album. I must also admit that surprisingly, there are a number of decent and heavy tracks that show these guys do have the capability to continuously innovate without necessarily ending their careers.
10.04.2012 - 16:46
Rating: 1

Biggest shit ever almost as worse as Lulu from Metallica. Dubstep is only for people which don't have any selfrespect and does what any stupid teenager with an"own mind" does. If you remove their brain it will fall aport into horse shit and microwaved braincels. Please burn all the copies don't play it ever again and shoot all the members and fans of korn an skrillex.
10.04.2012 - 17:22
Written by kalkeon on 10.04.2012 at 16:46

Dubstep is only for people which don't have any selfrespect and does what any stupid teenager with an"own mind" does.

Or for people that actually like that kind of music too.
10.04.2012 - 18:55
Troy Killjoy
Written by Unhealer on 10.04.2012 at 17:22
Or for people that actually like that kind of music too.

Surely you jest.
"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
10.04.2012 - 19:54
Written by Troy Killjoy on 10.04.2012 at 18:55

Surely you jest.

It doesn't seem to be so obvious for some people
25.05.2012 - 00:03
Rating: 6
Totemic Lust
An album you love to hate... and hate to love.
26.07.2012 - 20:02
Cüca Beludo
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...And this is better than "See you on the other side" or the "Untitled" album! There's good nu metal here, I would love to hear these songs without that Dubstep thing.

Any chance of Korn reunite with Silveria and Head, and release another Follow the leader??
12.09.2012 - 03:10
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Just listened to the two tracks with Skrillex, not bad at all. I might give the whole thing a listen someday.
23.09.2012 - 06:11

Heard Narcissistic Cannibal in a strip club last night. Maybe it was the tits or a comparison to other songs I heard, but actually enjoyed it.
06.10.2012 - 19:28
Rating: 8

Hahah I actually liked this album!! Guilty pleasure-no doubt. i like electronica, and like the mix here, so I found it catchy. My first listen to Korn in ten years, so I guess the break did me good.
12.12.2012 - 13:53
Unna Med

Downloaded this the other night, just to understand what are you people talking about.
So...this is shit canned. No, this is THE shit canned.
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me.
Is there anyone at home?
29.01.2013 - 03:21
Stinky Lips
The best Industrial album of 2011.

How, uh, wahhh?!?
29.01.2013 - 17:08
stupid noob
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Written by Nosurper on 29.01.2013 at 03:21

The best Industrial album of 2011.

Where do you see that?
29.01.2013 - 18:20
Stinky Lips
Written by Guest on 29.01.2013 at 17:08

Written by Nosurper on 29.01.2013 at 03:21

The best Industrial album of 2011.

Where do you see that?

I was looking at the Metal Storm awards page and although it doesn't say it here, on the awards page it is listed as the highest vote-getter for Industrial albums last year.
29.01.2013 - 18:43
stupid noob
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Written by Nosurper on 29.01.2013 at 18:20

I was looking at the Metal Storm awards page and although it doesn't say it here, on the awards page it is listed as the highest vote-getter for Industrial albums last year.

That's insane! I know it's up to the voters but wow... I'm a huge fan of Korn and in no way did this album deserve any awards! Not to mention it's not even an industrial metal album! Crazy fans.
04.06.2013 - 13:40

Skrillex ain't bad at all. Seriously.
16.08.2013 - 13:48
Rating: 5
(o> . <o> )

Not much of a dubstep fan, but it's not terrible.
18.09.2013 - 07:04
Rating: 8

I honestly think this is better than Korn III
23.11.2014 - 12:36

Some time ago I made a joke with a friend about Dubstep fusing with Metal, I actually got curious and searched later that day, and I found that "The Path Of Totality" was just that. Well.... at first glance I thought "Wtf? Korn and Skrillex? Oh god this is gonna be bad..." was scared but really curious at the same time.

After giving it a listen, I actually enjoyed the weird mix, it's somehow fresh. The songs sometimes sound like pretty much generic dubstep songs (or generic Korn songs) but when the mixture goes right it's great.

Thinking about it, Dubstep it's like the Metal of electronic music... don't kill me for what I just said pls. I mean, it has power on it, and is based in strong emotion, if that has any sense. Anyways, pretty good album to my taste. Rock on!
17.12.2014 - 07:53
Rating: 6

This album is unique, I'll leave it at that. I will say it's one of the most aggressive albums I've ever heard, but it's a sorta mindless aggression. It's not the dubstep I have problem with, it's actually well executed here, it's the mindlessness. Do rather like a few of the songs though. I regret getting the special edition as the bonus tracks suck the worst.

Also, anyone else notice some similar vocal melodies between this and Device?
28.10.2015 - 05:40
Rating: 7

I'm real late to this, but I used to be really, really into dubstep (or brostep for the "real dubstep" elitists). I was the equivalent of an elitist, and was disappointed that I couldn't find many people as passionate about it as I was. I didn't grow out of it, but the scene started to stagnate in 2013 and took a steep downhill in 2014, so I jumped ship to metal. I could go into great detail about all of the featured artists, their distinctive style, their contributions to the scene, and about how these songs compare to the rest of their songs, but nobody would really be interested. Anyway, here's a dubstep fan's view, since this album can be viewed from two different perspectives.

My Wall was where the mixture worked the best. Excision's darker, more mechanical, and more atmospheric songs always gave me the same unsettling feeling as the darkest Korn songs, and it shines through here. It reminds me a bit of Nevermore actually, and the bleak mechanical dystopias they created in Dead Heart and Obsidian Conspiracy. It's got a crushing, bass-heavy sound behind it that just feels so... nu metal to it. I feel as if it stands up well to the better Korn songs, and really does sound like if Korn's members all swapped to synthesizers and FL Studio.

Speaking of Excision, I had a massive amount of hype for Tension, because although Excision, Downlink, and Datsik are great friends that collab extremely often, this is the first time you see all three of them on the same song. And it was... disappointing. You can hear trademarks of all three, but it doesn't go anywhere from there. I actually think it was one of the weakest songs for sure.

Both Narcissistic Cannibal and Get Up! are so appealing because it doesn't fall into the pitfall that the other songs do: If you were to take the vocals out in the other songs, they would be dull dubstep songs with no structure. Really, the biggest weakness of the album is that a lot of it is boring. Those two are kickass action that never stop, and have a standard dubstep structure to them. Get Up! is quite cheesy though, but it's always been a guilty pleasure of mine. Burn The Obedient is pretty decent too, Noisia's atmospheric neurofunk isn't too far off from downtuned 7 strings. Sanctuary has some really good parts to it too, but the other parts feel too much like typical Downlink (cheesy alien wub-wub).

I think that it would be better if Korn used their regular instruments, but I respect their choice and I'm glad they took a risk that other bands didn't want to cross. At the very least, they hired the most talented names on the scene.
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