Having spent nearly two years working on their 2002 album Untouchables with perfectionist producer Michael Beinhorn, Korn decided they wanted to bang out their sixth studio album, 2003’s Take a Look in the Mirror, quickly and rely more on the impulse and spontaneity that inspired them in the early years of their career. To avoid an extended entanglement with another high-profile producer, frontman Jonathan Davis produced the album at his home studio in Tarzana, California, recording most of it between April and June 2003.
“Before that album, we had done all this shit with huge budgets and all this work with different producers and all these people, and some of us had gotten really into meth and other stuff and we were so bummed for all these different reasons,” Davis told me. “We were like, ‘You know, fuck this. Let’s just do an album really quickly and get back to how we used to do things.’ So we produced the album ourselves and put the shit out.”
Korn, "Did My Time"