Unless you've been locked in a basement since early 1994, you've at least heard of Korn. They are the pioneers of "Nu-Metal". At the time this debut album was released (1994), there was nothing else like it in the world. They had invented a new sound. Heavy metal, mixed with R&B and Rap. This is my favorite album of all. The music and emotionally charged lyrics take you on a dark journey through lead singer Jonathan Davis' troubled childhood. He is literally in tears at the end of the last track. No only is the music heavy, but it also very melodic. This is music you will never forget. Just buy it, you won't be disappointed. And if you love it, get their next album, which is Life is Peachy. It's a great follow-up album to this one, and I think it went gold. Enjoy!