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Korn Unveil ‘A Different World’ Featuring Slipknot’s Corey Taylor

Korn have been hyping up The Serenity of Suffering for over a year, promising it will be one of their heaviest records in years. So far, the band has unleashed “Rotting in Vain” and “Insane,” both of which have fallen in line with these sonic expectations. The newest single, “A Different World,” also delivers on this front and features Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor as a guest vocalist.

The song (which premiered at Blabbermouth) opens up with a undulating crescendo and goes straight into a slugging rhythm that harkens back to Korn’s early sound. Subsiding in favor of a twitchy, eerie guitar lead and a softer verse, the light vs. dark elements are clearly in play and will surely send fans both old and new into pure ecstasy. Taylor comes in after the second chorus, somber at first against a sliding rhythm, but employs his signature barking style over a slight breakdown.

“We were trying to figure out who we wanted to collaborate with, and I’m like, ‘You know, that’s the one, that’s the guy,'” Jonathan Davis said about snagging Taylor for the guest role. “And I texted him, I’m like, ‘Do you want to be on a new Korn track?’ He’s all, ‘Hell yeah! When and where, what do I do?’ So he did great on the song. I already did my parts, I’m like, ‘Do what you do, man.’ And I like the way he did it, the approach: he starts creeping in underneath the song, you can start slowly hearing his voice under mine, and it crescendos up into the middle part where he sings, and then it’s just full-on at the end, so the song came out great.”

Taylor was equally excited about the opportunity and also took the chance to comment on the record on the whole, adding, “This whole album, and I’m gonna brag now, because I’ve heard 11 songs of this, it is such a great throwback to the first three Korn albums and mixed with that maturity that they have now. Like, it’s, really, really heavy. People are gonna lose their minds. It’s that good.”

The Serenity of Suffering will be released on Oct. 21 through Roadrunner and pre-orders can be placed through Amazon or digitally through iTunes. Catch Korn currently on the road on their co-headlining tour with Breaking Benjamin by finding a list of dates here.

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