“Holy Fuck!” These are likely the words that will either come to mind or come out of your mouth after you hear “Rotting In Vain,” the latest track from Korn’s upcoming twelfth studio album The Serenity of Suffering. This is one intense song that, if you are a fan of classic Korn, will probably remind you of their debut self-titled album and Life Is Peachy days. The tune starts out with a little intro part that, when I first heard it, made me think this was going to be experimental Korn. Then about 25 seconds later, I was blown away when the band started ripping on their instruments and then I remembered, yes, this is why I love Korn.
I may be in the minority, but I actually really enjoyed the more experimental records such as See You on the Other Side and The Path of Totality where the band experimented with electronica and dubstep. But the sign of a great artist is one that can not only change things up, but also still embrace their roots and “Rotting In Vain” is definitely something of a throwback. It’s so much a throwback that lead singer Jonathan Davis even gives us some of that “nonsense-utterance” stuff that he made so famous in the band’s most mainstream hit “Freak on a Leash”. If you like classic Korn then you’ll absolutely eat this track up. And if you don’t like classic Korn, well then what the hell is wrong with you?
Run Time: 3:31
Release Date: July 22, 2016
Check out the song “Rotting In Vain”