Requiem

Korn - Requiem
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2022 Ratings: #392 / 797
User Score
Based on 402 ratings
2022 Ratings: #1049
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Distorted Sound
KORN prove that they are true masters of their art, and even though this is album fourteen, they haven’t run out of steam yet. This album is sure to delight fans both old and new.
90
AllMusic

Against the odds, Korn have done it again with Requiem, a quick and ferocious blast that finds the band still hungry and innovative nearly 30 years into the game.

80
Kerrang!

This is likely Korn’s most consistent offering since Untouchables, which turns 20 this year, not just because of its quality but because it feels like a tight collection.

80
DIY

Korn are anew, and ‘Requiem’ sees them fearless, embracing what made them famous to begin with.

80
NME

‘Requiem’ has brought something new to a discography that, until now, has been an exploration of human suffering. It’s led to the band’s most nuanced record to date.

80
Metal Hammer

There’s certainly a lesson to other bands about getting in, getting everything off your chest and getting out on Requiem. Less is very much more in this instance.

80
Blabbermouth.net
Nine great songs, 33 deliciously morbid minutes: "Requiem" is further proof of KORN's extraordinary resilience and unerring vitality.
80
Metal Injection

Overall, Requiem is another return to excellent form for Korn. Its nine tracks flow with crisp focus, and every song is in that sweet spot of around four minutes.

70
Exclaim!

For fans of nu metal and heavy riffs, Requiem will not disappoint, but it lacks the sadness that Korn have long tapped into to differentiate themselves from the pack.

70
Classic Rock

A solid, engaging late-period Korn album that doesn’t add an awful lot to their legacy, but certainly doesn’t disgrace it.

60
Upset

Constantly charging their craft to its lightning-striking best, the epic howls and growls we all know and love are older and wiser, but no less cathartic or powerful.

50
Rolling Stone
"Let the Dark Do the Rest" is the nu-metal lifers' poppiest rocker in years. But when Jonathan Davis sings "I know this all sounds so cliché," on "Lost in the Grandeur," he's pretty much right.
ClayDJs03
40

If I were to epitomise KoRn with a single word, that word would be incessant.

KoRn is a band whose influence is something that the vast majority of metal fans choose to be blissfully ignorant of, which is a disservice. After all, it’s thanks to KoRn’s debut self titled in album in 1994 that the infamous subgenre of Nu Metal blossomed with it’s rancid, cardinal petals, shredding through the metal scene with it’s brutal and bastinade rhythms, bludgeoning drum work, and ... read more

ImplicitDoom
80

KOЯN | CHAPTER FOURTEEN

Ahh, Korn. One of the most wild, bold and inconsistent bands to come from the metal scene. They could even almost be compared to Weezer sort of (I do find Korn to be more tight with their discography). Let’s face it, there’s always ups and downs for this bands and always a neat little tale for each record. 1994’s Korn was the product of young outsiders who wanted or maybe needed to get out their pain. 1996’s Life Is Peachy was, while insanely ... read more

BaddieBaphomet
40

NO NUANCE REVIEW

You guys are still doing this, huh?

You know, it’s okay if you want to do something else. Plenty of artists start doing a certain sound, grow out of it or exhaust every idea they possibly have, and then move onto something else. It’s perfectly fine, encouraged even. You know you don’t have keep making a xerox of a xerox of every other album you’ve done but worse, right? You can do something else.

emergencydog
72

Average. The production could be better (can you hear the bass?), same with the songwriting. There is nothing on Requiem that Korn haven't done before. It's not awful though I wish riffs were more intense and the bass was more prominent.

Best: Forgotten, Lost In The Grandeur, Penance To Sorrow, My Confession.

nonbinaryPOTUS
70

nah nah it grew on me

BurntToaster
21

I didn't come into this listen expecting much. I really didn't need anything to be spectacular or boundary pushing. With that said, this album is a waste of time. It comes out stumbling with the first three tracks, then ends up landing face first in a dumpster by the end of it. All tracks sound the same, it sounds like random chords were just thrown in random spots on songs like Let The Dark Do The Rest, Lost In The Grandeur, or Hopeless and Beaten, the singer is almost offkey like he forgot ... read more

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Added on: November 11, 2021