See You on the Other Side (Korn album)

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See You on the Other Side
Studio album by Korn
Released December 6, 2005 (2005-12-06)
Recorded June 2005–November 2005 at Jonathan Davis' Home Studio in Los Angeles, California
Genre Alternative metal, industrial metal Hard Rock
Length 61:01
Label EMI, Virgin
Producer Jonathan Davis, Atticus Ross & The Matrix
Korn chronology
Take a Look in the Mirror
(2003)
See You on the Other Side
(2005)
MTV Unplugged: Korn
(2007)
Singles from See You on the Other Side
  1. "Twisted Transistor"
    Released: September 27, 2005
  2. "Coming Undone"
    Released: February 21, 2006
  3. "Politics"
    Released: August 29, 2006
  4. "Hypocrites(promo only)"
    Released: 2006

See You on the Other Side is the seventh studio album by Korn. It was released on December 6, 2005, by Virgin Records. It is their first album without long-time guitarist Brian "Head" Welch and the last album with original drummer David Silveria. The album was first certified gold in the US on January 12, 2006; a subsequent platinum record certification was awarded on March 16, 2006.[1] The album is best known for the involvement of renowned production team 'The Matrix', best known for coproduction on works by Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears, and Shakira, who managed to give Korn's sound more mainstream acceptability.[2]

Production[edit]

The album was recorded in Jonathan Davis' home studio which was used for the previous album, Take a Look in the Mirror, as well as the Queen of the Damned soundtrack and score.

Promotion[edit]

The lead single, "Twisted Transistor", premiered on KDGE 102.1 FM The Edge in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, and was officially released to radio on September 27, 2005. Brent Decker e-mailed the disc jockey of the night, Ayo, with a request to play the rumored single. The band also did a See You on the Other Side world tour to heavily promote the album, which included a special performance of "Here to Stay" on a plane from London to New York City.

Music and lyrical themes[edit]

With regards to the album's musical direction, Jonathan Davis commented,

It's funky, it's heavy, it's dark, and sometimes, industrial-tinged. Working with so many different people and everything, it's made it out to be a really well-rounded album of a lot of different things. It's definitely Korn, it's definitely groove-oriented. But it's our most experimental album to date. We're very excited. We're all sitting around, when we listen to it, looking at each other going, 'I can't believe that's us.' I think people are really going to dig it.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 64/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]
Blender 3/5 stars[5]
Entertainment Weekly B+[6]
The Gauntlet 5/5 stars[7]
IGN (7.7/10)[8]
New York Daily News Favorable[9]
The New York Times 7/10 stars[10]
NME 5/10 stars[11]
Q 3.5/5 stars[12]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[13]

On average, See You on the Other Side generally received much warmer critical reception than the previous studio album, Take a Look in the Mirror, scoring a Metacritic average of 64.[3] Reviewers appreciated the band's desire to experiment and noted that the album combined well their signature sound with the freshness that producers The Matrix and Atticus Ross added to the band's sound.[8]

Sales and impact[edit]

See You on the Other Side sold more than 220,000 copies in its first week, debuting and peaking at number three on the Billboard 200.[14] The album managed to stay in the top half of the chart for thirty-four consecutive weeks.[15] It has accumulated 1,451,458 copies sold in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan.[16] The album was ranked second in Ultimate Guitar Archive's Top 10 albums of 2005 poll.[17]

Track listing[edit]

This album has been released with the Copy Control protection system in some regions.

  • The album contains 14 to 16 tracks depending on the version purchased; a special edition of the album contains 20 or 22 total tracks plus two live performance videos.
No. Title Length
1. "Twisted Transistor"   4:12
2. "Politics"   3:16
3. "Hypocrites"   3:49
4. "Souvenir"   3:50
5. "10 or a 2-Way"   4:41
6. "Throw Me Away"   4:41
7. "Love Song"   4:18
8. "Open Up"   6:15
9. "Coming Undone"   3:19
10. "Getting Off"   3:25
11. "Liar"   4:14
12. "For No One"   3:37
13. "Seen It All"   6:19
14. "Tearjerker"   5:05
15. "Inside Out (iTunes)"   3:26
Total length:
64:27
  • Later prints of the album had the song "Twisted Transistor" at a length of 3:08; the 1:04 that was removed was in the pre-gap.
Special edition
No. Title Length
1. "It's Me Again"   3:35
2. "Eaten Up Inside"   3:18
3. "Last Legal Drug (Le Petit Mort)"   5:15
4. "Twisted Transistor" (Dante Ross Mix) 3:29
5. "Twisted Transistor" (Dummies Club Mix) 7:53
Total length:
84:33
  • Multimedia tracks: "Twisted Transistor" and "Hypocrites" (Live, recorded in Luzhniki Arena in Moscow, Russia on September 22, 2005)
B-sides
No. Title Length
1. "Too Late I'm Dead"   3:27
2. "Appears"   3:00
3. "I'm The One"    
  • "Too Late I'm Dead" and "Appears" are available on some international releases of the British and Austrian editions of the "Twisted Transistor" single. "Inside Out" is an iTunes bonus track.

Personnel[edit]

Production and other credits

Chart positions[edit]

Notes

See also[edit]


References[edit]

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  4. ^ "See You on the Other Side Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "See You on the Other Side Review". Blender. [dead link]
  6. ^ Endelman, Michael (Dec 12, 2005). "See You on the Other Side Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "See You on the Other Side Review". The Gauntlet. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
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  9. ^ "See You on the Other Side Review". New York Daily News. 11 December 2005. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
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  11. ^ . NME. 12/03/2005. p. 43.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ . Q. Jan 2006. p. 127.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
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