Life Is Peachy Korn's sophomore release may be of interest to mental-health professionals, but there is no reason for even the most twisted thrash-metal fans to expose themselves… Life Is Peachy Korn's sophomore release may be of interest to mental-health professionals, but there is no reason for even the most twisted thrash-metal fans to expose themselves… Korn Metal
Music Review

Life Is Peachy (1996)

EW's GRADE
C-

Details Lead Performance: Korn; Genre: Metal

Korn's sophomore release may be of interest to mental-health professionals, but there is no reason for even the most twisted thrash-metal fans to expose themselves to the 50-minute self-indulgent primal scream of Life Is Peachy. Profanity-driven rants like the aptly titled ''K@#%!'' or ''Kill You'' undermine the band's compelling fusion of heavy riffs and tight hip-hop beats, leaving the impression that frontman Jonathan Davis is turning his well-publicized childhood traumas into a cheap marketing device. C-

Originally posted Oct 25, 1996 Published in issue #350 Oct 25, 1996 Order article reprints