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Korn's New Single: Let's Hope "Never Never" Isn't What Their New Album Sounds Like

I'm quite curious to know what hardcore Korn fans think of the new single. Personally, I love Korn. It was one of the bands that set the stage for me to explore the realm of heavy metal, tracing it back decade by decade.

But here's the problem with the band's new single: As a Korn fan, I really don't like it. It's not because I had high expectations of what it is calling its new "sound" -- it's just because I have high expectations of the band. And it's because the single seems to really lack everything the band said it would have.

The new Korn album to be released October 8, The Paradigm Shift, is highly anticipated. Not only does it mark the return of Brian "Head" Welch, but it also is representative of Jonathan Davis' path to sobriety. But a path to totality? A shift in the paradigm? Not so much.

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Lauren Wise has worked as a rock/heavy metal journalist for 15 years. She contributes to Noisey and LA Weekly, edits books, and drinks whiskey.
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