Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer recently spoke to Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez, where he compares the band’s coming Requiem album to their 2002 classic Untouchables. Shaffer said he feels like maybe it’s because Korn spent so much time on the guitars this time around, and that the new record has quite a few layers.
“Something about it makes me feel like it’s — remember the album Untouchables? It has a vibe to it that’s like early 2000s to me. I don’t know why, maybe it’s just because we took more time on guitars.
“We got a lot of textures and there’s some layering and techniques recording-wise that we’ve done [such as] recording to tape. We did all the drums and did a lot of analog recording, and just got out of working in a computer.
“I feel like it’s gonna take fans a minute to kind of digest. And also, you have to put yourself where we were in the middle of COVID. The whole world shut down. At one point, L.A. had these big fires and there was this orange sky, the virus was out there — it just felt so dystopian.”
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