Korn – The Serenity of Suffering

Few bands out there can lay claim to influencing the creation of an entire musical movement. Meshuggah's a relatively recent candidate with the explosion of the djent genre that formed in their wake, and despite what you think of the copycats that followed, you can't necessarily blame them for it; they're a band that did something different and naturally, others took notice. Korn are in the same boat; their 1993 self titled debut is a celebrated classic, and despite some missteps and the continued teenage angst from an aging band, they should not be thought of in a negative light because of the legions of terrible acts that followed.
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Stone Sour – House Of Gold & Bones Part 1

As it turns out, the new Stone Sour record is pretty great. "Could they return to their roots, being heavy and memorable while also developing songs for radio? As far as the first half of the double album goes, they have succeeded."