The hype for Korn’s new record The Serenity of Suffering has been grand since the day it was announced and, considering the early praise it has received from some of the singles we’ve heard so far, it’s about time to get a spin to the entire thing. Gladly, you don’t have to shell out $10 for it just yet, you can take a listen to the entire album as it was just released by the band for online streaming.
When speaking about the title of the album, guitarists James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch told Live Nation TV what Jonathan Davis was going for with it:
Shaffer said: “The way I see it is it’s his take on the record . . . I felt that he was kind of suffering — he was battling inside of himself to get to that creative place that he felt comfortable to start writing for the album, but it made a great record. This time for him, though, it felt a lot more difficult.”
Welch added: “I mean, he’s not perfect — obviously, none of us are — he’s just a sweet guy, and, unfortunately, he lets people hurt him a lot and he lives with it. He feels like normal when he’s suffering because he has suffered so much.”
Take a listen at The Serenity of Suffering below and let us know if you think it’s as heavy as everyone has said it was. Based on our first spin, we have to agree with that. You can get the album right now at this location.