After nearly 20 years and thousands of live shows, Korn still sound amazing and continue to evolve as a band. Recorded on December 6th, 2011 at the historic Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California during Korn’s Path of Totality tour, this live release shows us a band who once again incorprate multiple styles of music into their own unique sound. What’s exceptionally brilliant is that this live album is the culmination of ten studio albums. Ten! How many band do you listen to who’ve released even half that amount?
The sonic landscape created by this album is one of the most intense and stimulating live albums I’ve ever heard. Korn puts 100% into their live shows and that determination has spread to each of their live albums. But don’t expect to hear the exact same track as on their studio releases. During the band’s live set, tracks are slightly altered, whether it’s an extrended riff, a mid-song jam session or the gutteral growl lead singer Jonathan Davis has perfected on stage.
This is the live album that every fan of true metal music should own.
To truly appreciate this release, one should listen to it as three sets. The first being The Path of Totality set.
The Path of Totality set;
Get Up! with Skrillex on guitar
Kill Mercy Within
Illuminati with Excision and Downlink
Chaos Lives in Everything
My Wall with Excision
Way Too Far with 12th Planet and Flinch
Narcissistic Cannibal with Skrillex on guitar and Kill the Noise
Greatest Hits set;
Here to Stay
Freak on a Leash
Falling Away From Me
Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd cover)
Shoots and Ladders
One (Metallica cover)
Got the Life
Korn played Predictable for the old school fans instead of Did My Time as was listed on the show’s printed setlist.
Jonathan Davis also joined opener DJ Excision to perform Tension, a B-Side from The Path of Totality album.