Definitely the weak link in the Korn back catalogue, here Korn took a risk at experimentation which sadly failed. Insecurities in the band, with the departure of David Silveria and no replacement, may have contributed to the albums weakness but also this album just isn't great at all.
The opening foursome of songs lull in to a false sense of security by being quite decent. Not as great as previous output, but Starting Over, Bitch We Got A Problem, Evolution and Hold On actually make you think that this album might be worthwhile. Unfortunately it ends there.
The band seems to have taken an experimentation towards more mellow sounds sometimes, and by no means a wrong move as such, here it doesn't work and in reality we want full aggression from Korn. Also sometimes there is a distinct lack of rage and hunger it would appear which causes much of the album to lack that edge, and other than those four mentioned songs and perhaps Innocent Bystander, all the rest of the album is completely forgettable. It is a good job that III emerged because it would be a worry if Korn continued at this pace.
Listen to: Starting Over, Bitch We Got A Problem, Hold On
So here we are, another day another post. Well goodbye Wolfpack! until next time kiddies :)