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  • Candyass [Elementree/Reprise, 1998] Dud
  • Vapor Transmission [Elementree/Reprise, 2000] C

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Candyass [Elementree/Reprise, 1998] Dud

Vapor Transmission [Elementree/Reprise, 2000]
Aiming to fill the Queenhole by injecting videogame sci-fi and radio-head sonics into a pop-metal base, the Korn protegees forge a "startling vision of a future world in which communications technology has been turned against us, becoming a tool for government surveillance rather than personal convenience." Gosh, how'd they think of that? Heavy is a mission with them, I guess. Glam too, you should see their costumes--Bowie does Star Trek, 1974. When it gets this silly it can be fun sometimes. So who's laughing? C