See You On the Other Side



Daring, interesting, and not appropriate for kids.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Astonishingly sexist.


Enough violent images to be uncomfortable.


A lot of explicit sexuality.


Very strong language.


Nothing obvious.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Some drug references.

Parents Need to Know

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

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.

Families can talk 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

Release date:December 6, 2005
Label:Virgin Records
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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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 'Twisted Transistor' you hear the blueprints for the entire album: down-tuned guitars playing riffs that make you wonder how they could write something so simple, drums that play easy patterns with little variation and occasionally sound programmed, vocals that may sound cool but have that weird layered thing going on (this is used so you don't notice how weak someone's voice is), repetitive song structure (some of these songs even sound like a few chords with a bunch of random noise) and pointless lyrics (I'm not the kind of person who writes off a band for swearing, these lyrics really don't mean much of anything). This is really just poorly written music that tries to make up for that fact with bizarre singing and a multitude of pointless keyboards/effects. There is really no comparison to a band like Agalloch, for instance, who uses crushing atmospheres to build up to truly beautiful melodic climaxes, or Unexpect who despite being Avant-Garde still manage to put together a strong, cohesive, moving song. (note I don't hate on bands for not being br00tal enough, nor do I only listen to metal, my musical tastes really do carry me all over the place)
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written bydicapriofreak94 February 24, 2011


I think that people are being a little harsh on this...I don't agree with the "not for kids", I think it should be okay for mature tweens/teens. Korn has amazing music (as always). See You On The Other Side, is definitely one of my favorite Korn albums. If you are looking for a mixture of rock and metal music that has amazing beat and very talented guitar/drums/singing then definitely check this album out. It is amazing. I highly recommend the song "Twisted Transistor", it is definitely my favorite of theirs :-) Enjoy the good music!
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Too much swearing


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