Korn: Classic Or Dud?

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You know, I never really minded them.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Thursday, 19 December 2002 21:49 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Yesterday I saw this video - it was a pretty good video, well-made, fast, cool fx, and the song reminded me a bit of some 80s/90s goth/industrial stuff worked into the nu-metal. It was interesting and a little different. My housemate asked if I wanted to watch the movie he'd rented. I said "Can we wait for the end of this? I want to see who it is." He says "Sure, it's Korn. They were a lot better on their first two albums."

sundar subramanian (sundar), Thursday, 19 December 2002 21:52 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

One of my favourite ama threads was the one where someone claimed that Korn was keeping alive the flame of no wave.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Thursday, 19 December 2002 22:03 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Korn was keeping alive the flame of no wave."

That claim is a steaming platter of freshly squeezed crap.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 19 December 2002 22:05 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I liked Korn when I was in middle school, and that was a good time for them in my life. Not particularly special music, not particularly sophisticated lyrics, but it complimented my feelings well at the time.

Ian Johnson (orion), Thursday, 19 December 2002 22:10 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i thought they were quite cool around ten years ago for assisting in the update of metal's image (along with groups like tool). if you look at some of the other metal coming out around that time (notably metallica's black album) korn is light years ahead. they had a fresh sound (that strayed from the wankery of metal's hard blues roots) and did much to update the tired dungeons and dragons/harley davidson image that metal had carved for itself in the previous twenty years.

fields of salmon (fieldsofsalmon), Thursday, 19 December 2002 22:14 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

If you have to ask, and you did, it's dud. Like buy yourself a real bass sound, Fieldy.

hstencil, Thursday, 19 December 2002 22:30 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I like the bass, it was the freshest part. If they'd played their cards a little differently they wouldn't be thought of as this big dumb metal band, I think, if you listen to it with the right ears, no wave/art-core pretensions wouldn't be far off. The disco song was good, too.

I always hated them, of course, but for lack of considering them more than anything else. I didn't have to consider them, because I was in middle school/high school. They're over now; I guess they were pretty good.

Adam A. (Keiko), Thursday, 19 December 2002 22:37 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

my right ears (and my left ones too) can't get over how trebly everything, including the bass, sounds.

hstencil, Thursday, 19 December 2002 22:40 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

You know, the absence of low end was something that fascinated me when I first heard a Sonic Youth album. Made it sound more tense, edgy.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Thursday, 19 December 2002 22:49 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'll acknowledge their little bits of sonic intrigue (especially the tasmanian devil beatbox part of "Freak On A Leash", which I worship) and that song and a few other singles had a melody. But they always seem like a neat car with a flat tire to me. The rhythms are turgid and Jonathan Davis is godawful as often as he's novel. Plus I don't get a sense that they're getting over their issues, ya know? They've been complaining about the same shit for a decade. Maybe they should go see a shrink.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Friday, 20 December 2002 00:15 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

They suck elephant poo. Through a straw.

, Friday, 20 December 2002 00:22 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

This is a band? What an absolutely horrible name! Who would call themselves that? Awful! Terrible! I can't even imagine what sort of ridiculous people would go around saying 'We're Korn' and then acting as if they were going to rock some place. It's flat, boring and disgusting at the same time. Korn. Ugh. Horrendous. Horrendous name.

Tom Millar (Millar), Friday, 20 December 2002 01:50 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Sadly, the horrendousness doesn't end with their name.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 20 December 2002 01:55 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

It's funny cos around 2 or 3 years before they broke on the radio with their disco song my little brother, who must have been 12 or 13 or so, was obsessed with them. Of course, he doesn't listen to them now, but every so often one of their new videos will come on and he'll say something to the effect of them "still kicking ass".

Adam Bruneau, Friday, 20 December 2002 02:08 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Sad case with Korn. I remember seeing them live like 6 or 7 years ago, and thinking, "hey, not a bad live show, 7-string guitars, pretty neat."

Then the second album came out and sounded just like the first, and then the 3rd, which sounded like the 1st & second, and the cycle continues.

The fact is, althought they came out as original, entertaining musicians, they never really evolved, which would be ok if there weren't so many blatent knock-offs. The surrounding sound-alike bands kinda diminished Korn's initial originality.

And then Feildy's Dreams came out and the shit hit the fan. Or was it that the fans bought that piece of shit? I dunno.

Helltime Producto (Pavlik), Friday, 20 December 2002 02:28 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Freak On A Leash" is the only worthwhile thing Korn has done.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Friday, 20 December 2002 05:51 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I really wish Nu Metal bands didnt ruin 7 String guitars. There's so many possibilities, and now there's this stigma hanging over it. Same with using a turntable in rock; so much that could be done that wont ever because some hillbilly thought itd be sweet if they scratched a turntable during the chorus of their heavy metal song and never used it in any other way.

Korn: I really can't stand their stupid "I was an outcast... kindof... in highschool... which was like 10 years ago" lyrics. The "bobbing for apples" thing they do with their heads also annoys the crap out of me.

David Allen, Friday, 20 December 2002 06:02 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Korn's an unexploded cluster bomb.

mal2478 (mal2478), Friday, 20 December 2002 13:27 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

>Korn. Ugh. Horrendous. Horrendous name.

If you think the name is bad, the story of why they chose that name is much, much worse.

fletrejet, Friday, 20 December 2002 14:16 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Korn. The only thing I've ever enjoyed about them is looking at their singer's mic stand, which was designed by HR frickin Geiger.

It's a little frustrating to me as a vocalist who is very influenced by rap music that they are often referred to as "rap/rock" even when I don't recall they've ever actually rapped in any of their songs. Like calling Talking Heads a 'metal' band or something. Eh, I'll get over it.

And yes, the story of their name is one of the most disgusting stories in the history of modern music. It might possibly trump the Charlie Parker whiskey/fried chicken/hooker story.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Friday, 20 December 2002 14:38 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I couldn't dig up the story. Please post

Jonathan Williams (ex machina), Friday, 20 December 2002 14:41 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

from some dudes site: " THEY WENT OUT TO A BAR DRINKING. WHILE THEY WERE AT THE BAR, THEY HEARD A GAY GUY TELLING A STORY ABOUT A TIME WITH HIS PARTNER. HE WAS EATING OUT OF HIS PARTNERS ASSHOLE WHEN HE HAD DIARRHEA. WHEN HE LOOKED UP, THERE WAS A CORN KERNEL ON HIS TONGUE. THIS GROSSED OUT THE BAND, AND EVERYBODY ELSE AROUND. SO AFTER THAT NIGHT, JON WOULD GO AROUND PEOPLE THAT WERE THERE, AND HE WOULD SAY CORN. IT

WOULD MAKE THEM SICK. FINALLY THEY DECIDED IT WOULD BE A GREAT BAND NAME! HE WROTE IT LIKE A CHILD WOULD. IT STUCK, AND NOW THEY ARE BIG."


Great...

Chris V. (Chris V), Friday, 20 December 2002 14:49 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Their music sounds silly to me. It makes Pat Boone's metal covers redundant. They are also the most homely band to come along in a while. They should put on masks like Gwar.

Eugene Record, Friday, 20 December 2002 16:16 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Clodhopping sludge, the like of which is dredged from the coastline near to Sellafield only much less interesting on account of the lack of glowing crabs and three-eyed halibut, nonetheless Korn peddle insubstantive, clumsy, sweating, dull balderdash with no redeeming quality that I recall; balderdash produced with a maximum of pseudo-righteous effort, like an ageing ape suffering chronic constipation who upon straining for four hours, the veins on its neck protruding, holds up the resultant stool towards the sky, a proud expression etched across its face, before proceeding to beat itself about the head with said stagnant club. Worthless.

Roger Fascist (Roger Fascist), Friday, 20 December 2002 16:37 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Saw Jonathan Davis interviewed by the dee-lightful Charlotte Roche on German tv -- the conversation was friendly and polite, with Charlotte typically and graciously trying to make Davis sound smarter than he is, but what was especially lovely was the body language. He was obviously way into her, while I have never before seen a television interviewer keep such a friendly face while her body screamed "VERPISS DICH, DU EKEL!!"

Colin Meeder (Mert), Friday, 20 December 2002 16:51 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I forgot about their South Park appearance (which is the best thing they've done to date).

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Friday, 20 December 2002 19:18 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Korn is bad enough (and yes, i've heard before the story about how they got their name). But what makes them especially dud is what they've expired (to wit: if you want someone to blame for Fred Durst and Linkin Park ...)

Tad (llamasfur), Friday, 20 December 2002 19:27 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Korn expired? Oh happy day.

Eugene Record, Friday, 20 December 2002 20:16 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Best Freudian slip EVER.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Friday, 20 December 2002 21:27 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

sundar: thanks for mentioning that thread! it IS great!

m, Friday, 20 December 2002 23:38 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Korn, and solely Korn, i hold wholly responsible for the frustratin' fact that the favourite band of my son's girlfriend is fkn ...Korn

t\'\'t (t''t), Saturday, 21 December 2002 04:14 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

They've had a few good singles ("Got the Life" especially, it's nearly disco!) but they've hit a rut. Nothing since "Falling Away From Me" has done anything for me.

Vinnie (vprabhu), Saturday, 21 December 2002 04:42 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I Love "Got the Life." It's the only song of theirs that makes their whole "original sound" deal actually seem worth it.

My name is Kenny (My name is Kenny), Saturday, 21 December 2002 07:05 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

My ex-girlfriend was a big KoRn fan. So, if I ever went out in my Hole tee-shirt and she was in a KoRn hoddy, I had to stand to her left. Think about it.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Saturday, 21 December 2002 10:07 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...
That song "Blind" was hot. It wasn't grunge or metal and it was pretty refreshing for hard radio rock at the time. But that was 1994, and they haven't changed, and that sound is completely worn out because so many bands copied it.

And they're also one of these anger-based bands (Metallica, et al.)who are doomed to fail if they ever become successful. I mean, scream, bitch and whine about terror and tragedy, it hurts, i'm alone, blah blah blah... SHUT THE FUCK UP ALREADY! When you've got the cash money chart topping bling bling music videos, when you have fan clubs and your albums are featured in the K-mart circular, none of that shit is valid.

But I actually think Korn is pretty talented- the bassist and drummer are tight like spandex on sumo.

So the correct answer is neither classic nor dud.

Shaun (shaun), Thursday, 20 November 2003 16:29 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Shaun is my new ILM friend! Haha!

Francis Watlington (Francis Watlington), Thursday, 20 November 2003 21:14 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

What's lame is that so many jaded and stuck up rock critic types such as ourselves get hung up on 'subgenres' (illusions to begin with) and miss out on good music because of knee jerk bias towards anything that isn't reverential to fucking Pavement's legacy or whatever. Korn (and to a far greater extent Rob Zombie and System of a Down) occasionally make music that is far better than the shit on Southern Lord, Hydra Head and Relapse that get the hipster nod of approval. I don't own any Korn albums and I don't plan on buying any, but is anyone going to tell me they'd rather hear fucking "Maps" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs than "Freak on a Leash" after a long, hard day of work? If the answer is yes, I don't wanna know you.

roger adultery, Thursday, 27 November 2003 00:30 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

hahaha the Yeah Yeah Yeahs don't have a bass player with a penchant for trebly, un-bass-like sounds!

hstencil, Thursday, 27 November 2003 00:37 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Korn/Bizkit = Sab/Priest?

dave q, Thursday, 27 November 2003 00:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Clearly and undisputedly dud.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Thursday, 27 November 2003 00:57 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I once read a review that said Korn were 'the Joy Division of nu-metal'. I don't know what that makes Limp Bizkit... well...

It is too bad that Korn made more than two albums though.

Schwingung (Damian), Thursday, 27 November 2003 03:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The new one is decent.


If Korn are the Joy Division of Nu Metal, I guess that'd make Limp Bizkit....INTERPOL!!


or, you know, Crime and the City Solution, maybe. Whatev, Bev.

roger adultery, Thursday, 27 November 2003 03:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Korn/Bizkit = Sab/Priest?"

Oh damn, I hope not.

Rob Zombie/White Zombie have had a couple of singles that kill anything I have heard from Korn or Gimp Trisket. "More Human Than Human" is great. Of course, Rob Zombie is old as dirt and didn't make it until later and probably played in bands that covered Judas Priest.

System of a Down seems pretty respectable to me in comparison to the Korn/Bizquick axis.

earlnash, Thursday, 27 November 2003 04:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I once read a review that said Korn were 'the Joy Division of nu-metal'.

whoever wrote that review must be hunted down and sterilized in the most unsanitary manner possible, while being forced to watch a cageful of hungry minks eat their just-severed genitalia.

Eisbär (llamasfur), Thursday, 27 November 2003 07:05 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Korn/Bizkit = JD/Cure?

dave q, Thursday, 27 November 2003 08:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

(Bauhaus?)

dave q, Thursday, 27 November 2003 08:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

My friend was complaining about a movie with the shitty soundtrack being the worst part- distracting anti-cinematic noise, the kind of thing where the music is jammed in as a commercial to sell records rather than because it fits the story. It was Korn. "Soundtrack? They have more than one song?"

sucka (sucka), Thursday, 27 November 2003 08:43 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
The lead singer and his pron star wife named their son PIRATE. so says PageSix...

Je4nne ƒury (Jeanne Fury), Thursday, 24 March 2005 19:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"This is my son, Cool."

AaronHz (AaronHz), Thursday, 24 March 2005 19:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

this is true...I hate the phrase, but korn is something of a 'guilty pleasure'. I've got a couple of their albums, and they're good for certain purposes (i.e. hefting weights and attacking a cross-trainer), but beyond the visceral brilliance of some of their big-ass riffs and the ironic pleasures of dumb woe-is-me choruses, there's nothing that really resonates with me.

deftones are a much better band, and certainly have expanded upon their sound, experimented and moved on. I'm just not that fond of their new stuff.

m the g, Monday, 5 March 2007 13:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Wait wait wait.... DUD!!!!!!!!!

I mean wtf?!

Saxby D. Elder, Thursday, 8 March 2007 05:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The unplugged Freak on a Leash with Amy Lee is funny but really that song is useless without doon naka boon naka naka imma

Honestly so far as nostalgia for nu metal bands I hated when I was in middle school goes I have more of a soft spot for Limp Bizkit but I wouldn't say no to a Korn comeback

A B C, Thursday, 8 March 2007 09:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

hahahahahhahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahhaahaha.

ha.

haha.

WHOA. please kill me now.

Cameron Octigan, Thursday, 8 March 2007 10:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

what was the song with the bagpipes? i kinda liked that one. we played it in the gym in high school and it we turned it up so loud the metal in the lights was buzzing. otherwise: dud beyond belief. man, what a bunch of tools. and responsible for so much evil in the world!

Emily Bjurnhjam, Thursday, 8 March 2007 13:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I have tied a piece of string to Korn. I'm trying to see how far I have to stretch it before I can tie the other end to James Chance's drug scabs. I keep getting lost somewhere around Jupiter.

Pye Poudre, Thursday, 8 March 2007 14:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The last two songs in the Unplugged set were fucking awesome! (It helps that one of them was "Inbetween Days" with Robert Smith but the other one with the gratuitous kodo drumming was just WOW, WHY CAN'T THEY SOUND LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME?)

HI DERE, Thursday, 8 March 2007 14:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

was their last album done w/the matrix or am i totally imaging that? if so i'd like to hear it.

artdamages, Thursday, 8 March 2007 14:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

(BTW, any growing fondness those two songs might have generated for Korn vanished when the rest of their MTV2 playlist consisted of... videos of themselves.)

HI DERE, Thursday, 8 March 2007 14:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

So, I guess they are gearing up for a world tour and holding auditions for a new bassist in Arizona.
They liked what they've heard from my brother's roomate so he was invited to go try out for them
If he gets in I could totally get free backstage passes I bet, omg
TS: upcoming Korn world tour vs upcoming Limp Bizkit world tour

turtles all the way down (Face of Wolf), Monday, 9 March 2009 11:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

actually, my mom told me the information wrong
it's Head the former Korn member who was auditioning for a band to go on tour with (with Mudvayne)
in any case, my brother's roommate is now his bassist
i'm finding this incredibly funny and absurd

turtles all the way down (Face of Wolf), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 09:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

Are you ready?

Moka, Saturday, 13 February 2010 08:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'll have to put some pants on first.

Hangin' with Tommy Cooper (King Boy Pato), Saturday, 13 February 2010 08:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

i can't believe people actually defended Korn itt

lukevalentine, Saturday, 13 February 2010 19:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

http://decibelmagazine.com/Content.aspx?ncid=382635

Ned Raggett, Friday, 6 August 2010 16:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

lmao, god.

still like "freak on a leash" a lot though.

teledyldonix, Friday, 6 August 2010 17:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

We give you...KORNSTEP:

Korn will release their tenth studio album, The Path of Totality, on December 6. The Path of Totality is unlike any previous Korn release; it's an experimental record which finds the band shifting gears and exploring new territory. For the record, Korn collaborated with some of the leading dubstep and electronic music producers in the world, including Skrillex, Excision, Datsik, Noisia, Kill the Noise, and 12th Planet. The result is something completely new, yet utterly and definitively Korn.

"The title The Path of Totality refers to the fact that in order to see the sun in a full solar eclipse, you must be in the exact right place in the exact right time," Korn frontman Jonathan Davis explained. "That's how this album came together. I think all the producers feel the same way. I'm not sure it could ever happen again."

The band's recent collaboration with dubstep's hottest producer, Skrillex, "Get Up!", was the surprise rock hit of the summer. The buzz started in Coachella's dance tent in April 2011, when Jonathan and guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer joined Skrillex on stage for a show-stealing, unannounced performance of the song. That generated what's become a deafening buzz. The track was a top 10 radio hit and has sold over 150,000 downloads, while the lyric video has generated nearly two million views and counting on YouTube.

Added Shaffer: "Get Up!" started as a bit of an experiment, but we had such an amazing response from our fans and had such a great time collaborating that a full album of tracks came together in a couple of months. We couldn't wait to get to the studio every day to finish the next song."

Some of the song titles from The Path of Totality are: "Narcissistic Cannibal" (a video for which was shot this week), "Burn the Obedient," "Illuminati," "Kill Mercy Within" and "Chaos Lives in Everything."

The album will be released in two configurations: as a standard 11-song CD and a special edition that will include bonus tracks, as well as a DVD of The Encounter, a full-length video concert of Korn's mind-blowing, once-in-a-lifetime performance in the middle of a 900-foot long crop circle in a wheat field in Bakersfield. The complete concert, previously seen last year on TV and online in abbreviated form, will be offered in its entirety to those who purchase the deluxe version.

Additionally, today Korn announced that the first leg of their "Path of Totality (P.O.T.)" tour will play key ballrooms and feature dubstep DJs Datsik and Downlink, as well as upstart Dutch Dub-rockers Dope D.O.D. Expect a groundbreaking experience unlike any other Korn tour.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 14:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

Dutch Dub-rockers Dope D.O.D.

This actually might be my favorite part of the whole press release. I sense a theme.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 14:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

i think i might actually not listen to this just because it can't live up to expectations.

you've got male (jim in glasgow), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 22:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

distance will be upset he's not been invited. admits to having got into electronic music via korn. samples the band "snot" on his debut lp.

you've got male (jim in glasgow), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 22:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

listening to the first album rn and it's >>>>>>

i also like issues idk

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Sunday, 11 January 2015 06:10 (four years ago) Permalink

woke up one morning this week with Ball Tongue stuck in my head after literally never listening to them since high school

, Sunday, 11 January 2015 16:53 (four years ago) Permalink

I always thought he was a decent Iron Chef judge.

the magnetic pope has sparked (WilliamC), Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:29 (four years ago) Permalink

the cover art on that first album is super creepy

charlie h, Monday, 12 January 2015 05:44 (four years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

I heard the debut again a couple of days ago for the first time in ages and I was impressed by how well it seems to have held up - they really said all they needed to say on that record and would probably be looked on far more fondly if it had been their only album.

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Monday, 14 August 2017 12:17 (one year ago) Permalink

Korn > Issues > Untouchables > Life is Peachy > Follow the Leader > Take a Look in the Mirror

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Monday, 14 August 2017 17:57 (one year ago) Permalink

^^^ agreed wholeheartedly

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 14 August 2017 17:59 (one year ago) Permalink

issues is a v good record

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 14 August 2017 17:59 (one year ago) Permalink

Issues seemed to be a bit of a breakthrough record for them here - it's strange, but I seem to know more people who got into Korn with that record, rather than the debut or even Follow the Leader(!)

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Monday, 14 August 2017 18:16 (one year ago) Permalink

falling away from me was always on mtv2 in the uk lol

-_- (jim in vancouver), Monday, 14 August 2017 18:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah, true! I don't really remember seeing many, if any, Korn videos on TV prior to 1999/2000.

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Monday, 14 August 2017 19:04 (one year ago) Permalink

i think maybe the impact of linkin park and limp bizkit, who had the first real HIT nu-metal albums in the uk in 2000, might have made it easier to sell nu-metal. i remember being 12 in 1996 and listening to korn, deftones, and limp bizkit and basically no-one in my school was into them or had even heard of them.

-_- (jim in vancouver), Monday, 14 August 2017 20:12 (one year ago) Permalink

Fast forward to 2001 and I seem to remember seeing Issues and White Pony hoodies everywhere!

My first encounter with Korn was on some foreign TV channel in either '96 or '97, there was a bit of live footage with Davis being angry and playing bagpipes and I remember thinking "no way would this band ever become successful in the UK" ... when they did become successful here I was really surprised.

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Monday, 14 August 2017 20:28 (one year ago) Permalink

Looking back, the popularity of nu-metal in the UK from 1999-2002 was just a small part of what really was a resurgence in popularity of American alternative rock in general. There was Korn, Deftones, Slipknot, System of a Down, Limp Bizkit, Incubus, Linkin Park etc. but also there was renewed interest in pop-punk, grunge and Metallica were still very popular. Then later stuff like At the Drive-In etc.

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Monday, 14 August 2017 20:35 (one year ago) Permalink

just re-listened to the self-titled and life is peachy while working on a cover letter last night and the former is a lot better and holds up pretty ok.

jonathan davis' grumbling, muttley vocal routine sounds beyond ridiculous, and i have some issues with 5-string slap bass, but i like the guitar tones, drums, and the groove metal vibe

-_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 16 August 2017 18:15 (one year ago) Permalink

"Here to Stay" fucking rules. i love that record. can't believe that was a hit single in 2002. just sheer brutality

flappy bird, Wednesday, 16 August 2017 18:21 (one year ago) Permalink

I keep forgetting how disco-tastic 'Got the Life' sounds!

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Wednesday, 16 August 2017 19:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Been listening to the first six Korn albums a lot recently and it's really amazing how much this stuff sold considering how difficult, ugly and dissonant some of their stuff is.

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Friday, 25 August 2017 19:48 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

C'MOWWWWN!
IT'S ON!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 18:28 (two months ago) Permalink

just re-listened to the self-titled and life is peachy while working on a cover letter last night and the former is a lot better and holds up pretty ok.

jonathan davis' grumbling, muttley vocal routine sounds beyond ridiculous, and i have some issues with 5-string slap bass, but i like the guitar tones, drums, and the groove metal vibe

― -_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:15 AM (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i didn't get this job. i blame korn

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 18:40 (two months ago) Permalink

Did you accidentally mention that you feel like a freak on a leash? Most employers prefer you to be OK with that feeling.

Evan, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 19:43 (two months ago) Permalink

evan i quite clearly posted that i listened to the self-titled and life is peachy. freak on a leash is on follow the leader!

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 19:45 (two months ago) Permalink

Look, it's a feeling. Can't you chill and let me be free?

Evan, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 19:48 (two months ago) Permalink

the s/t def holds up in some kind of way, relentless juvenilia of the lyrics aside. "need to" is a jam

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 20:07 (two months ago) Permalink

the other korn album i still think is pretty good is issues, mostly bc i think they were right to abandon rap and they were writing their best hooks

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 20:10 (two months ago) Permalink

apparently all i do in this thread is talk about how much i like issues

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 20:12 (two months ago) Permalink

I remember recording the video to 'Falling Away from Me' on a VHS tape. I still think it's a good song.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 20:17 (two months ago) Permalink

I've not listened to the self-titled in *years*. I'd forgotten how awful the bass sounds. Faget is vile but still has a bleeding rawness about it.

If nothing else, it's made me want to listen to Acid Bath.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Thursday, 14 March 2019 12:39 (two months ago) Permalink

I remember recording the video to 'Falling Away from Me' on a VHS tape. I still think it's a good song.

― pomenitul, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:17 PM(yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I really love that ominous opening riff. I can hear the post-punk/new wave influences more in Korn's sound now than I could at the time.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 14 March 2019 13:31 (two months ago) Permalink

WAKE THE FUCK UPPPP!
WAKE THE FUCK UPPPP!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:55 (two months ago) Permalink


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