See You On the Other Side

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Daring, interesting, and not appropriate for kids.

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 37 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Astonishingly sexist.

Violence

Enough violent images to be uncomfortable.

Sex

A lot of explicit sexuality.

Language

Very strong language.

Consumerism

Nothing obvious.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Some drug references.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Korn goes for shock value with strong, explicit lyrics in nearly every song.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byLara C. October 8, 2017

Awesome Album

Really love this album
Parent Written byPlague December 4, 2009

See you on the Other SIde

Great album. I've always been a Korn fan ever since they made their first ablum.
Teen, 16 years old Written byzysilveria April 22, 2009

God, its music, NO KIDS?

its KoRn! Really u people are crazy. 5 stars all the way.
Teen, 16 years old Written byMike Rotch January 15, 2012

It's Nu metal, what do you expect?

First of all, this is Nu metal. Mallcore. Not really considered 'metal.' With this out of the way, we carry on to the music. Listening through... Continue reading

What's the story?

Korn's seventh album, SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE, is also a debut of sorts, as it's the first CD without founding member Brian \"Head\" Welch. The band seems to be making an effort to reassure fans that it's \"business as usual\" without the guitarist, turning in performances that will be comfortable and familiar-sounding to fans, but also breaking some new ground. Production standards seem a bit haphazard, with the bass often getting lost in the mix. But The Matrix production crew manages to pull off some new-sounding material while keeping the integrity of the band's nu-metal sound. James Shaffer, now the only guitarist in the band, keeps the muddy, industrial-strength integrity of the band's sound intact.

Is it any good?

This CD has an interesting audio collage of sound effects and well-played instrumental parts, supporting lyrics designed to shock in every possible way. The throaty-groaned lead vocals are sometimes buried in the mix, but when they pop out front, as in songs like "For No One," the standout concept, aside from the usual sex, drugs, and violence, is one of deep-rooted sexism that is far more harmful than a few nasty words. Women, whether presented as mothers, girlfriends, whores, or pals, are objectified to an extreme degree. Instrumentally, the music is intriguing, inventive, and sometimes even exciting. Aside from a stunning lack of ability to think of females as people, the lyrics are ho-hum.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what happens when a crucial member of any group departs -- or how to spot deeply rooted sexism in pop culture.

Music details

  • Artist: Korn
  • Release date: December 6, 2005
  • Label: Virgin Records
  • Genre: Rock
  • Parental advisory: Yes
  • Edited version available: Yes

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