Too many listeners discredit and discount artists from the metal genre. You’ll never see a nu-metal track nominated for an Oscar, and it’s unlikely that you’ll see an album win a Grammy for Album of the Year, but “Save Me From Myself” is proof that you can’t just replace a guitarist in a successful band and expect the quality to remain consistent. There has been a definite letdown with Korn’s last two albums, and while the remaining members have done a decent job with their own individual skill set, there’s a reason why Korn was so amazing before Head left. His contribution cannot be overlooked, and his first solo album is proof that he has a lot left to offer.
No one will confuse these lyrics with pure poetry, but they’re nothing to be ashamed of either. Head’s message is positive and to the point yet he avoids being preachy. You won’t feel like running outside and hugging a tree yet you’ll be intrigued just enough to want more.
It’s the music that makes a difference. These days it’s far too simple to sound like everyone else, yet Head finds ways to express his thoughts in unique ways. This is the element now lacking from the efforts of his former colleagues, and it demonstrates how important it is to run on all five cylinders. Sure, we’d all love to heard JD belt out these lyrics, but that was then and this is now. I rate an album by how long it remains in the must-play rotation, and so far, this has withstood the test of time.