Rotting in Vain

"Rotting in Vain"
Single by Korn
from the album The Serenity of Suffering
ReleasedJuly 22, 2016 (2016-07-22)
GenreNu metal
Producer(s)Nick Raskulinecz
Korn singles chronology
"Rotting in Vain"
"Take Me"

"Rotting in Vain" is a song by American nu metal band Korn. Written by the band and produced by Nick Raskulinecz, it was featured on the band's 2016 twelfth studio album The Serenity of Suffering. The song was also released as the lead single from the album on July 22, 2016, reaching number 4 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart and number 26 on the UK Rock & Metal Singles Chart. It was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.


"Rotting in Vain" was first revealed on July 16, 2016 when it received its debut live performance at the Chicago Open Air concert.[1] According to Loudwire's Graham Hartmann, "Rotting in Vain" is "Led by a heavy groove and chaotic atmosphere", which later "spirals into darker realms with Jonathan Davis' tortured vocals".[2] Jon Wiederhorn for added that the song features "otherworldly guitar effects, a deep, dark groove ... downtuned, distorted guitars and circular bass lines".[3] Speaking about the inspiration for the track upon its release, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis offered the following insight:

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