| Last album = Untouchables
(2002) | This album = Take a Look in the Mirror
(2003) | Next album = Greatest Hits Vol.1
(2004) }} Take a Look in the Mirror is the sixth album by the band Korn. Within its songs, "Did My Time" was previously released as a CD single for the movie Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, and "Right Now" was accompanied by a provocative cartoon video animated by Spike and Mike.
Take a Look in the Mirror marks Korn's attempt to return to a more aggressive sound as featured on their earlier albums, with guitarists Brian "Head" Welch and James "Munky" Shaffer barely using any guitar effects pedals on the album, which broke their habits of using more pedals with every album. The band has admitted in interviews to writing this album at somewhat of a rushed pace, due to the sales of Untouchables not reaching the heights they were expected, and having to write with the time restraint of being on that summer's Ozzfest tour.
The album features a reworking and re-recording of the track "Alive", the first song the band wrote, which got Davis into the band. The song appeared only on the band's first demo, Neidermeyer's Mind, up until this point. Also of note is the song "Play Me", which features rapper Nas, making Take a Look in the Mirror the first Korn album since Follow the Leader to feature such a collaboration.
The album is followed by a long silence before a live cover of Metallica's "One" kicks in. The album was also released in a "clean" version which utilized backmasking as well as growling in place of profanity.
The album peaked at #9, due to the release date of the album being pushed up to a Friday, with less sales than if it was released on the standard Tuesday.
The exact breakdown of the song When Will This End is as follows:
When Will This End - 0:00 - 3:39 | Silence - 3:40 - 9:51 | One (Live) - 9:52 - 14:24
|2003||Top Internet Albums||9|
|2003||The Billboard 200||9|
Singles - Billboard (North America)
|2003||"Did My Time"||Canadian Singles Chart||9|
|2003||"Did My Time"||Hot 100 Singles||38|
|2003||"Did My Time"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||12|
|2003||"Did My Time"||Modern Rock Tracks||17|
|2003||"Right Now"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||11|
|2003||"Right Now"||Modern Rock Tracks||13|
|2004||"Y'All Want a Single"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||23|
|2004||"Everything I've Known"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||30|