Korn's 'Black Is the Soul' Video Is Creepy but Weirdly Pleasant

Head like a literal hole.
June 8, 2017, 7:00am

This article originally appeared on Noisey.

Look, you likely never would have heard of seven-string guitars if it weren't for Korn's seminal 90s work, so respect is due. Like the other alt/nu-metal stalwarts of that time (many of which they influenced directly), Korn has been focused on doing their riff-and-yell thing pretty consistently and pretty well, which makes sense given that they pioneered the whole sound. The band's new clip for Serenity of Suffering track "Black Is the Soul" exemplifies this, setting the familiar heft of those detuned riffs to some surreal sci-fi imagery. Jonathan Davis' mic stand is designed by H.R. Giger, what did you expect?

"'Black Is The Soul' is a song about being pulled away from the right path and the video reflects that experience of trying to navigate those conflicting emotions," singer Jonathan Davis told Noisey, with guitarist James "Munky Shaffer adding "I feel that this songwriting and production paired with the aesthetic look of the video shows a maturity and growth from the band that is continually evolving." Watch the "Black Is the Soul" video above.

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