so, 'untouchables'. everytime i think of that record i heave a sigh. thirteen years ago, back in 2002, i was sixteen and after i bought the cd version of korn's fifth full length, i put it right into my discman to listen to it on the way to my best friend. by the first listen already i felt the downfall of korn the way i love them was ringed in.
of course, korn's sound became more and more quirky with every album they put out but the one thing that was always there, was the groove. they always had a sense for stuff that rocked. not so this time. with every korn re-issue that came in in the last months i could remember most of the songs, if not all of them.
with the new copy of 'untouchables' in my hands and reading the track list on the back, the only song that felt familiar was 'here to stay'. now i remember why. after listening to the album, it's pretty much the only song that is worth the effort of pulling out the record and dropping the needle on it. korn chose an experimental path this time, that i just didn't want to follow and still don't feel comfortable walking down.
this purchase is really all about the completion of the re-issue series. and musical side apart, this version really looks lovely. again a thick, glossy glue-pocket sleeve, black dust sleeves and two discs on this nice bronze colour. looks really good. i love that the two of them differ a little bit colour-wise. mov did the first pressing on 1500 coloured copies. i have #1000. music on vinyl. 2015.