See You On the Other Side

Common Sense Media says

Daring, interesting, and not appropriate for kids.

Age(i)

NOT FOR KIDS

Quality(i)

 

What parents need to know

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.

Parents Need to Know

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

Parents say

Kids say

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?

QUALITY
 

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

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

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Teen, 16 years old Written byzysilveria April 22, 2009
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

God, its music, NO KIDS?

its KoRn! Really u people are crazy. 5 stars all the way.
Teen, 14 years old Written byPoison Ivey November 1, 2009
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

just by looking at the cover I'm sure you can make an instant judgement on this music....

like the musics good, but I was disturbed by the first track so I never really listen to it :(
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 17 years old Written bySlipknotsarah July 10, 2009
AGE
11
QUALITY
 

Korn rules!!!!!!

I love koRn. I really like the lead singers voice, its different. I listened to korn when I was 11 and I still love their music. of course It depends on maturity but overall most 11 yr olds wont know what their really singing about anyways! I did, but most kids wont.

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