If you are a nu-metal fan, you must hear the Korn band. They are the founding fathers of nu-metal. That’s why the Korn band is an integral part of nu-metal. They give way the heavy music in the 90s. They are the best nu-metal band in the world. In this article, we listed all Korn albums to rank them from worst to best.
- 13. Untitled(2010)
- 12. Korn III: Remember Who You Are (2010)
- 11. The Path of Totality (2011)
- 10. Take a Look in the Mirror
- 9. The Paradigm Shift (2013)
- 8. See You on the Other Side (2005)
- 7. The Serenity of Suffering (2016)
- 6. The Nothing (2019)
- 5. Life Is Peachy (1996)
- 4. Untouchables (2002)
- 3. Issues (1999)
- 2. Follow the Leader (1998)
- 1. Korn (1994)
As you can see in the name, Korn struggles to finish this album. They had not had a chance to decide on the album name. The band worked with the Matrix. However, this was the wrong decision for them. Matrix does not care how the songs sound. Because of the expectation of sound, this situation upset Korn fans. Also, fans used to listen to the more experimental albums from Korn. However, this album is a very transitional album for Korn. That’s why fans dislike it.
Because of those situations, we put this album at the end of the list.
12. Korn III: Remember Who You Are (2010)
Korn band see that experimental music does not meet fans’ expectations. With Korn III: Remember Who You Are, they back to their style. The band starts to work with producer Ross Robinson encourages the use of raw sounds in this Korn album. Korn band recorded four-piece for this album. Despite their efforts to back the original. They cannot meet the expectation again.
11. The Path of Totality (2011)
With the Path of Totality album, Korn changes their music style completely. The fans start to hear the footsteps mix of electronic music and metal music. The album includes two iconic songs. Those songs are “Get Up” and “Narcissistic Cannibal” featured by Skrillex. Other songs like “Way too Far” and “Chaos Lives In Everything” meet fans’ expectations.
10. Take a Look in the Mirror
In 2003, Korn was top of the music world. However, Korn struggle with a lot of problems. They were conflicts between Korn band members. That’s why they encounter a lot of problems. Despite the problems, this album catches hype. This album includes hit tracks like “Did My Time” and “Right Now” and “Y’All Want a Single” Also, the album includes last releases to guitarist Brian “Head” Welch.
9. The Paradigm Shift (2013)
Korn‘s return stages with the return of guitarist Brian “Head” Welch. The album includes two big singles with “Never Never” and “Spike in My Veins”. Those singles get good reviews from the fans. Also, a deluxe edition of the Korn album includes the “Hater” liked by fans.
8. See You on the Other Side (2005)
With See You on the Other Side album, Korn come to Korns‘ first era. Album recorded without guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch. Also, we can hear David Silveria for last time. However, this album caught commercial success with the pop production team. The album landed at No.3 on the billboard 200 chart. Korn fans say that about the Korn album, “See You on the Other Side’ marked the beginning of a more transitional, experimental period, with the band leaning toward a more groove-oriented sound.”
7. The Serenity of Suffering (2016)
With the return of the guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, we start to see heavier-sounding releases. The lead single “Rotting in the Vain” placed as number 4 on charts. With Nick Raskulinecz’s efforts, they added “A different world”. Also, they made it a celebration with Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor to make darkly heavy “Insane” and the “Black Is the Soul”.
6. The Nothing (2019)
We always see the pain in the Korn albums. Because we know that Korn band pain helps to make Korn legendary tracks. We can see this more clearly on the “The Nothing Album”. After the loss of his wife, Jonathan Davis recorded his thoughts about his loss. This situation helps him to relieve. This Korn Album includes shades of new wave liked by the fans.
5. Life Is Peachy (1996)
To keep to the momentum, Korn recorded this album quickly. You can feel this situation while you are listening to this album. The most known track in the album is the “A.D.I.D.A.S”. However, the album includes a few hidden tracks like “No place to hide” worth to listen. You can listen to the full album with this link
4. Untouchables (2002)
Despite conflicts among the band members, Korn’s fifth studio album made a massive success. The album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album includes the “Here To Star” song they got a Grammy award. That was a big success for the Korn band. Also, There were other tracks like “Thoughtless” and “Alone I Break”.
3. Issues (1999)
With the 16 tracks, the “issues” album is the Korn bands’ longest album. The disc was produced by Brendan O’ Brien who makes “Falling Away From Me” which is the monster hit single.
2. Follow the Leader (1998)
With their third album, Korn’s band became superstars. Radios started to play nu-metal songs constantly. They got success with the lead single “Got the Life.” Also, other tracks are worth to listen like “All in the Family” and “It is On”
1. Korn (1994)
I am always satisfied to listen to bands’ first albums. Because I always found the first albums more original than other albums. Because of the quality of the album, I got shocked. This album only reaches 72 on the Billboard 200 Album chart. I think album rank does not show the real value of this Korn album. Because of the originality of this album, I put the Korn album at the top of this list.