Nu-metal progenitors Korn follow-up 2016's The Serenity Of Suffering with their thirteenth studio album, The Nothing which was once again produced by Grammy Award-winner Nick Raskulinecz (Mastodon, Deftones) and is introduced by lead single "You'll Never Find Me" which exhibits plenty of the band's signatures with its unrelenting drums, gnarly guitar work, unsettling keyboards and staggering quiet/loud dynamics. Named after The NeverEnding Story antagonist The Nothing, the energetic, guitar heavy affair sonically documents a very traumatic 2018 for frontman Jonathan Davis whose estranged wife Deven passed away from an accidental overdose.
"Deep, within our Earth lives an extraordinary force. Very few are aware of the magnitude and significance of this place where, good/evil, dark/light, bliss/torment, loss/gain and hope/despair all exist as one – pulling at us every moment of our lives," says Davis. "It's not something we can choose to navigate, but rather an awareness of this ‘presence' that surrounds us with every breath, as if we are being watched at every moment. It's the place where black and white energies attach themselves to our souls, and shape our emotion, choices, perspective and ultimately our very existence. There is a miraculous and small realm within this vortex and it's the only place where balance between these dynamic and polarising forces exists - where the soul finds its refuge. Welcome to...The Nothing."