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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The entire ''Untouchables'' album.

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The entire ''Untouchables'' album.album, their first (and arguably best) blend of AlternativeMetal and electronic influences. It's truly the band at it's peek.



* [[GatewaySeries Gateway Music]]: The majority of metalheads in the 2000s became fans through Korn. This is a quality of all nu-metal.
* MemeticMutation: ''ARE YOU READY?!?'' from "Blind".

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* [[GatewaySeries Gateway Music]]: The majority As with most nu-metal music, Korn's was a popular introduction to more traditional forms of heavy metal for many young metalheads in the 2000s became fans through Korn. This is a quality of all nu-metal.
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2000s.
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''ARE YOU READY?!?'' from "Blind"."Blind".
** "Something take a part of [[{{Mondegreen}} May]]," a sort of companion piece to Music/NSync's "It's gonna be May" meme, frequently shared every April 30th.



* NauseaFuel[=/=][[NightmareFuel/MusicVideos Nightmare Fuel]]:
** The video for "Right Now". It contains a disturbingly [[DerangedAnimation animated man]] mutilating himself in [[{{Fingore}} various]] [[EyeScream horrific]] [[BodyHorror ways]]. The "highlight"? When he ''pulls his entire skull out of his mouth!''

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** The music video for "Right Now". It contains a disturbingly [[DerangedAnimation Now," which uses some of the more disgusting clips from the animated man]] short ''Lloyd's Lunchbox'' of the title character mutilating himself in [[{{Fingore}} various]] [[EyeScream horrific]] [[BodyHorror ways]]. The "highlight"? When he ''pulls It ends with him ''pulling his entire skull out of his mouth!''



** The dogs are less disturbing than watching "Lloyd's Lunchbox" (name of the animation) set to Korn.
** The song "Pretty" is unnerving enough, but when you learn the truly horrifying story behind the lyrics, it goes to a whole other level.
** "Daddy" has AdultFear written all over it, especially because it's about Jonathan Davis's own [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale rape survival]] story. If the unsettling lyrics don't get to you, Davis's [[EnforcedMethodActing primal, genuine mental breakdown at the end will]]. His BigWhy at the end is one of the most chilling things ever committed to tape for a music album and proof of just how psychologically damaging sexual abuse can be.
* {{Narm}}: An oft-used criticism of Jonathan's lyrics, between how incredibly simplistic the vocabulary is, how overtly profane he himself can get, and how oh so woe-is-me the themes are.

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** The dogs are less disturbing than watching "Lloyd's Lunchbox" (name * NightmareFuel: Plenty of the animation) set to Korn.
** The song "Pretty"
their music is unnerving enough, rather nightmarish, but when you learn the truly horrifying story behind the lyrics, it goes to a whole other level.
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"Daddy" has AdultFear written all over it, especially because it's about Jonathan Davis's own [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale rape survival]] story. If the unsettling lyrics don't get to you, Davis's [[EnforcedMethodActing primal, genuine mental breakdown at the end will]]. His BigWhy at the end is one of the most chilling things ever committed to tape for a music album and proof of just how psychologically damaging sexual abuse can be.
* {{Narm}}: An oft-used criticism of Jonathan's lyrics, between how incredibly lyrics are often criticized for their overly simplistic the vocabulary is, how overtly profane he himself can get, vocabulary, overuse of profanity and how oh so woe-is-me the themes are.copious amounts of {{wangst}}, as well as his odd way of singing them.

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* FirstInstallmentWins: "Blind", the first track of their debut album, lays in the number of Korn's signature songs.


** ''[[GenreShift The Path of Totality]]'' has started this up again, with reactions the the bands new {{Dubstep}} sound being .... mixed, to say the least.
** This continued to occur for their single "Never Never", and many fans wondered if the new album would be any good. However, the new album seems to have received praise from many fans for returning to their NuMetal roots.

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** ''[[GenreShift The Path of Totality]]'' has started this it up again, with reactions the the bands new to that record's then-new {{Dubstep}} sound being .... mixed, to say the least.
** This continued to occur for their single "Never Never", and many fans wondered if the new album ''The Paradigm Shift'' would be any good. However, the new album seems it seemed to have received earned praise from many fans for returning to their NuMetal roots.



* UglyCute: The weird little baby thing from the "A Different World" music video and the sadomasochistic man (aka Lloyd) from "Right Now".

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* UglyCute: The weird little baby thing creature from the "A Different World" music video and the sadomasochistic man (aka Lloyd) from "Right Now".



* WinBackTheCrowd: ''The Serenity of Suffering'' surprised a lot of people, and while not a full return or praise of that of ''Untouchables'', ''Life is Peachy'' or even the self-titled, it still garnered some impressed reactions, especially to those who were disappointed with past Korn albums.

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* WinBackTheCrowd: ''The Serenity of Suffering'' surprised a lot of people, and while not a full return or praise of that of ''Untouchables'', ''Life is Is Peachy'' or even the self-titled, it still garnered some impressed reactions, especially to those who were disappointed with past Korn albums.


* InternetBackdraft: Head's departure from Korn in 2005 caused quite a stir among fans. Not just because of the departure itself but also because of the ''reasoning'' behind it (his conversion to Christianity). A matter not helped by the fact that, for a short while afterwards, he was publicly denouncing the band (especially Jonathan Davis) and its music. While he remains a dedicated Christian to this day, his views of the band and its music eventually softened up considerably and his return to the band was welcomed.


** "Daddy" is this ''in spades'', not only because it has AdultFear written all over it, but because it's based on something that actually happened to Jonathan Davis. The lyrics are unsettling, but Davis's primal, genuine mental breakdown at the end is a horrifying, showing just how psychologically damaging sexual abuse can be.

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** "Daddy" is this ''in spades'', not only because it has AdultFear written all over it, but especially because it's based on something that actually happened to about Jonathan Davis. The lyrics are unsettling, but Davis's own [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale rape survival]] story. If the unsettling lyrics don't get to you, Davis's [[EnforcedMethodActing primal, genuine mental breakdown at the end will]]. His BigWhy at the end is one of the most chilling things ever committed to tape for a horrifying, showing music album and proof of just how psychologically damaging sexual abuse can be.



** '''"Daddy"'''! It's about how Davis was molested by his [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale (female)]] babysitter as a child and how his family [[CassandraTruth didn't believe him when he told them]]. On the album, he doesn't just start crying, he has [[BerserkerTears a full-blown, screaming and completely real mental breakdown]]! The rest of the band, who had no idea that the song was about him, seem to be awkwardly trying to keep up as they hear just how overwhelmed he eventually becomes. Not surprisingly, they don't play it live, although they ''did'' play it live for the twentieth anniversary of the self titled, and even ''still'', despite Davis's insistence he was okay performing the song, you could tell it was still hard for him.

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** '''"Daddy"'''! It's about how Davis was molested by his [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale (female)]] babysitter as a child and how his family [[CassandraTruth didn't believe him when he told them]]. On the album, he doesn't just start crying, he has [[BerserkerTears a full-blown, screaming and completely real mental breakdown]]! The rest of the band, who had no idea that the song was about him, seem to be awkwardly trying to keep up as they hear just how overwhelmed he eventually becomes. Not surprisingly, they don't rarely play it live, although live. Even when they ''did'' play did it live for the twentieth anniversary of the self titled, and even ''still'', despite Davis's insistence he was okay performing the song, you could tell album's 20th anniversary, it was still hard for him.clear that Jonathan was struggling during it, even when he insisted that he could get through it.


** ''See You on the Other Side'' alienated some of the more "hardcore" Korn fans with its softer sound. The Untitled album was supposed to bring back the fanbase, but it didn't help much...
** ''Korn III'' seems to be doing the trick.

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** ''See You on the Other Side'' alienated some of the more "hardcore" Korn fans with its softer sound. The Untitled album was supposed to bring back the fanbase, but it didn't help much...
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much. ''Korn III'' seems to be doing the trick.



** The return of Head has helped immensely.
*** Speaking of which, his departure from Korn in 2005 caused quite a stir among fans. Not just because of the departure itself but also because of the ''reasoning'' behind it (his conversion to Christianity). A matter not helped by the fact that, for a short while afterwards, he was publicly denouncing the band (especially Jonathan Davis) and its music. While he remains a dedicated Christian to this day, his views of the band and its music have softened up considerably.

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** The return of Head has helped immensely.
*** Speaking of which, his departure from Korn in 2005 caused quite a stir among fans. Not just because
''MTV Unplugged'' album. Some fans felt the arrangements of the departure itself but also because of songs without pickups or distortion suited them and that it was a cool experiment with pleasing results. Others felt that acoustic Korn simply didn't work at all and the ''reasoning'' behind it (his conversion to Christianity). A matter not helped by arrangements just made them even more awkward. Granted, the fact that, for a short while afterwards, he was publicly denouncing the band (especially Jonathan Davis) and its music. While he remains a dedicated Christian ''Unplugged'' format is an acquired taste to this day, his views of the band and its music have softened up considerably.begin with.


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* InternetBackdraft: Head's departure from Korn in 2005 caused quite a stir among fans. Not just because of the departure itself but also because of the ''reasoning'' behind it (his conversion to Christianity). A matter not helped by the fact that, for a short while afterwards, he was publicly denouncing the band (especially Jonathan Davis) and its music. While he remains a dedicated Christian to this day, his views of the band and its music eventually softened up considerably and his return to the band was welcomed.


* {{Narm}}: An oft-used criticism of Jonathan's lyrics, between how incredibly simplistic the vocabulary is, how overtly profane he himself can get, and how oh so woe-is-me the themes are.



* {{Narm}}: An oft-used criticism of Jonathan's lyrics, between how incredibly simplistic the vocabulary is, how overtly profane he himself can get, and how oh so woe-is-me the themes are.


* SignatureSong: "Freak on a Leash", "Narcissistic Cannibal and "Word Up!"

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* SignatureSong: "Freak on a Leash", "Narcissistic Cannibal and "Word Up!"Leash" and/or "Blind".


* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: ''The Path of Totality'', which was mostly dubstep, drum 'n' bass and [[HarshNoise noise]] [[HeavyMetal metal]]. See BaseBreaker above.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: ''The Path of Totality'', which was mostly dubstep, drum 'n' bass and [[HarshNoise noise]] [[HeavyMetal metal]]. See BaseBreaker above.


** For both Korn and Music/PinkFloyd, whenever the former plays their cover of "Another Brick In The Wall" live, expect everyone present, many of whom are more likely to have been too young to remember the latter in their heyday, singing, with the strength of every fiber of their being, "HEY! TEACHER! Leave those kids alone!!" It really proves that song's staying power.

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** For both Korn and Music/PinkFloyd, whenever the former plays their cover of "Another Brick In The in the Wall" live, expect everyone present, many of whom are more likely to have been too young to remember the latter in their heyday, singing, with the strength of every fiber of their being, "HEY! TEACHER! Leave those kids alone!!" It really proves that song's staying power.



** ''See You On The Other Side'' alienated some of the more "hardcore" Korn fans with its softer sound. The Untitled album was supposed to bring back the fanbase, but it didn't help much...
** Korn III seems to be doing the trick.
** [[GenreShift The Path of Totality]] has started this up again, with reactions the the bands new {{Dubstep}} sound being .... mixed, to say the least.
** This continued to occur for their single Never Never, and many fans wondered if the new album would be any good. However, the new album seems to have received praise from many fans for returning to their NuMetal roots.

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** ''See You On The on the Other Side'' alienated some of the more "hardcore" Korn fans with its softer sound. The Untitled album was supposed to bring back the fanbase, but it didn't help much...
** Korn III ''Korn III'' seems to be doing the trick.
** [[GenreShift ''[[GenreShift The Path of Totality]] Totality]]'' has started this up again, with reactions the the bands new {{Dubstep}} sound being .... mixed, to say the least.
** This continued to occur for their single Never Never, "Never Never", and many fans wondered if the new album would be any good. However, the new album seems to have received praise from many fans for returning to their NuMetal roots.



* {{Narm}}: A common criticism of their lyrics.

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* {{Narm}}: A common An oft-used criticism of their lyrics.Jonathan's lyrics, between how incredibly simplistic the vocabulary is, how overtly profane he himself can get, and how oh so woe-is-me the themes are.



** "Tearjerker" is also the final song for ''See You On The Other Side''.
* UglyCute: The weird little baby thing from the "A different world" music video and the sado-masochistic man from "Right now!".

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** "Tearjerker" is also the final song for ''See You On The on the Other Side''.
* UglyCute: The weird little baby thing from the "A different world" Different World" music video and the sado-masochistic sadomasochistic man (aka Lloyd) from "Right now!".Now".



* {{Wangst}}: A common criticism of their lyrics.

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* {{Wangst}}: A Once again, a common criticism of their Jon's lyrics.

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* {{Narm}}: A common criticism of their lyrics.


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* {{Wangst}}: A common criticism of their lyrics.


* ValuesDissonance: In "Children of the Korn" and "Faget", Jonathan Davis grapples with childhood memories of bullies that accused him of being "gay". While those are harmless, cathartic {{CreatorBreakdown|s}}, it's not far-fetched to hear them as implying homophobia, considering Davis and [[Music/LimpBizkit Fred Durst]] toss such slurs at one another in "All in the Family". Or maybe Davis was just tactless about it; the video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K67veEPOYM "Hater"]] is dedicated to fans who sent the band accounts of their experiences of bullying, including a lesbian fan who briefly discusses her own gay-bashing.

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* ValuesDissonance: In "Children of the Korn" and "Faget", Jonathan Davis grapples with childhood memories of bullies that accused him of being "gay". While those are harmless, cathartic {{CreatorBreakdown|s}}, {{Creator Breakdown}}s, it's not far-fetched to hear them as implying homophobia, considering Davis and [[Music/LimpBizkit Fred Durst]] toss such slurs at one another in "All in the Family". Or maybe Davis was just tactless about it; the video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K67veEPOYM "Hater"]] is dedicated to fans who sent the band accounts of their experiences of bullying, including a lesbian fan who briefly discusses her own gay-bashing.


* ValuesDissonance: Frontman Jonathan Davis grapples with his childhood experience of being accused of homosexuality by bullies on "Faget" and "Children of the Korn" and, although these songs are simply cathartic in nature, it isn't far-fetched to read an implied ''disapproval'' toward homosexuality into them, which isn't helped by the fact that Davis and [[LimpBizkit Fred Durst]] toss homophobic slurs at one another wholesale on "All in the Family." However, this is clearly the product of a mere lack of tact rather than actual intent to convey a homophobic sentiment, which would simply be uncharacteristic of the band (the video for Korn's recent single [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K67veEPOYM "Hater"]] is dedicated to fans who sent the band accounts of their experiences of bullying, which includes a lesbian fan who briefly discusses being picked on due to her homosexuality).

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* ValuesDissonance: Frontman Jonathan Davis grapples with his childhood experience of being accused of homosexuality by bullies on "Faget" and In "Children of the Korn" and, although these songs and "Faget", Jonathan Davis grapples with childhood memories of bullies that accused him of being "gay". While those are simply harmless, cathartic in nature, it isn't {{CreatorBreakdown|s}}, it's not far-fetched to read an implied ''disapproval'' toward homosexuality into them, which isn't helped by the fact that hear them as implying homophobia, considering Davis and [[LimpBizkit [[Music/LimpBizkit Fred Durst]] toss homophobic such slurs at one another wholesale on in "All in the Family." However, this is clearly Family". Or maybe Davis was just tactless about it; the product of a mere lack of tact rather than actual intent to convey a homophobic sentiment, which would simply be uncharacteristic of the band (the video for Korn's recent single [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K67veEPOYM "Hater"]] is dedicated to fans who sent the band accounts of their experiences of bullying, which includes including a lesbian fan who briefly discusses being picked on due to her homosexuality).own gay-bashing.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: [[Series/BreakingBad Aaron Paul]] played the main character of the "Thoughtless" video.

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