Guitar World….always coming out with these silly posts, recently put together a Top 10 list of the best 7-string songs of all time list. While I do agree some of the songs on that list are worthy, I get the feeling they truly didn’t listen to the “best” song from that particular band. Korn’s “Blind” might have been ground breaking as it tore through the grunge standard and began something new (or “nu”). Is it the best song by them? No. I felt the same way about some of the other bands. However, I’m glad Nevermore’s “Born” made the list. I love that song. Check out the list here: http://www.guitarworld.com/magnificent-seven-10-greatest-seven-string-guitar-songs-all-time?page=0,0
In no way do I think Cancer is funny or that this is a burn on Korn. I just think it’s a little odd that a band who must have nearly a billion dollars in the bank is asking people to donate. With that said, if you can spare, please donate.
DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL has confirmed a whopping 37 incredible additions to its 2013 line-up, including LIMP BIZKIT, JIMMY EATWORLD, DOWN, KORN, AIRBOURNE, ENTER SHIKARI and CANCER BATS. They join headliners Slipknot, Iron Maiden, and Rammstein, as well as Bullet for My Valentine, Mastodon, Stone Sour,Volbeat and Coal Chamber, for what’s set to be THE biggest weekend in the rock calendar on 14-16 June 2013 at the ‘home of rock’, Donington Park.
According to Korn drummer Ray Luzier, the band are in presently in “full effect writing” mode. Luzier added: “SO stoked on these tunes, BRUTAL!”
We are extremely excited to announce that former KoRn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch will be performing a FULL concert at Rock AM Park and Rock AM Ring 2013 with the band for the first time since 2004! This is huge news, and we wanted you guys to be the first to know. Join your fellow fans in the official forum to talk about this announcement. Hope to see you at the shows!
That’s right, Korn’s legendary and legacy starting self titled album turns 18 years old today! With teenage angst lyrics, heavy tuned down 7 strings and a sing/scream method that was ahead of it’s time, this band pioneered an entire genre and took over the world by force. Korn spawned an entirely new genre that was often times copied but not with the style and grace that they had. They were truly masters of clicking with their fans and hooking them song after song, album after album and this one still do this day converts people across the globe. I can’t believe it’s been 18 years since this eerie looking album cover was sitting on store shelves, waiting for those who dared to pick it up and listen to it. It was a real experience and definitely different from the normal early 90′s style grunge that was ever so popular at the time. Korn’s debut album separated itself from that sound immediately and dominated the rest of the decade, becoming rock n roll’s best selling artist and impressing with a few multi-platinum selling records. You have this debut to thank for everything. They created what became the horrible/wonderful genre known as “Nu Metal”.
To this day, I still visit the fine songs of this album: Divine, Need To, Clown (I still love that intro), Predictable, Lies and well…all of them. It’s one hour and six minutes of pure joy. By joy I mean grief, drugs, abuse and weirdness….this album is definitely bad ass, unique and nostalgic. I’m glad it was an important part of my life and if it wasn’t for this album, I wouldn’t have developed a taste for exploring heavier music and opening up my mind to different styles. Korn’s debut album is perfect, the production is natural, the playing is raw and the songs are just merciless and mean. Crank this album today and celebrate 18 years of KORN!!!!!!!!!!!!
I still get chills to this day….there is a reason this album has sold more than 10 million albums.
Paul Wardingham, guitarist extraordinaire, asked one tough question. What is your favorite music video OF ALL TIME?? Well, he asked it or his record label did. Regardless, this is one deep question. There have been many many music videos that have blown me away, even a couple from this year alone! So when Nickelback fan Mr. Boussac immediately posts their video for Savin’ Me, I almost fell out of my seat laughing. Troll or not, that is hilarious stuff! I have never seen the video and I refuse to watch it. I’ll never know what it’s like to experience the greatest music video of all time.
Paul or Enigmatic Records does ask an interesting question. What is your music video of all time?!
I’ll share a couple with you. The ones that have constantly brought me back to watch them again and again!
Korn performed in Budapest, Hungary recently and this footage was uploaded onto Youtube today. It’s incredible! They sound so damn good live and I’m about 15 minutes deep into this thing and it’s nothing but awesome old school songs. Oh wait…Fieldy isn’t there! Mudvayne’s Ryan Martinie filled in for Fieldy since him and his wife are expecting their child soon. Honestly, watching this video fully makes me regret missing them when they were in town last month. FUCK!!! Jonathan Davis sounds fucking incredible!!!! The energy on stage is amazing and I wish I could experience this in person!!!! Even the new shit sounds awesome live.
Watch/listen to this amazing show. Have a great weekend everyone!!! Drink, get laid, have fun and stay safe!!!!
Who put this Linkin Park on my Whitechapel album? Am I being trolled? Oh no it’s an actual emotional meaningful piano piece on a track called “Make It Bleed”. Makes sense. A lead comes in and we’re off into death metal territory. Ah, the familiarity of it all. The vocals are fast n raw, the riffs are more than deathchugs finally (They make appearances, don’t worry) and it’s not too shabby of an evolution/experimentation. Whitechapel’s new self titled release is not a return to form, sure there are some definite deathcore elements in the mix but it’s riffs, leads and other instruments all adding to the new sound that is Whitechapel. This new sound also has lost some power, except with the drumming, I feel the drumming on this album is the best yet. The riffs are pretty good but the interruption of random instruments mess with the flow of the album sometimes. Especially on the first track. There is also a nod to late 90′s early 2000′s nu-metal. It’s hard to not notice and associate the obvious music with that genre. Hate Creation is the first time you will notice this. With the little whisper to scream part, other than that the riffing and brutality on the track is damn good. Phil’s vocals are pretty gnarly on this track as well.
Well here is a new track from yester-year superstar’s Spineshank. These guys were a huge hit within the nu-metal community 10 years ago and their clawing their way back to super stardom. Well, while the new track isn’t horrible…it’s same ol same ol. It actually has less going on for it…like they’re playing it safe almost. I’m sure this track will be played on the radio soon though. It sounds like a radio hit for sure. From a metal head point of view, this is garbage. From an average Joe point of view, this is amazing and would go great on your Five Finger Death Punch playlist. I’m 50/50 on it, what do you think?!
Here is the new track: Spineshank – Nothing Left For Me
First off we have an alright video from Korn for the track “Way Too Far” off of their “Path of Totality” album from last year. While the video provides some entertainment, I have to admit that the song is catchy and it has been stuck in my head again for days. Making me want to listen to the entire album again! Next up we have “Metal Woman” by 3 Inches of Blood, the new single off of their latest and greatest album, “Long Live Heavy Metal”. The video is shot in black and white and features the band jamming out in a room with cut scenes of metal chicks partying. Last but not least is a band I never listened to and they were surprisingly heavy. Threat Signal released a video for the song “Uncensored” off of their self titled release. The music is heavy yet it is generic metalcore stuff. It still sat well with me this early Wednesday morning. Also, at the 2:50 mark you’ll notice Randy Blythe (Lamb of God) totally shoulder checks the lead singer. I found that to be hilarious, kinda like a “Get the fuck out of here, kid.” Kind of thing. What made it even more funny was the gay scarf flip Blythe does right after that. Hahaha.
Enjoy the videos.
Linkin Park, a band that absolutely rocked every high school and middle school in 2000 and gained success over night with their first full length, Hybrid Theory. Even with their next release, Meteora, in 2003, they continued to grow and their fan base was massive. Their blend of hip-hop, rock, metal and electronic music appeased audiences and you couldn’t go a full hour without hearing “Crawling”, “In The End” and “Numb” on the radio. I was but a little boy when these guys came out and took the world over. So I, of course, enjoyed them too but mainly for one reason and one reason only, the blend of heavy music mixed in with Chester Bennington’s vocal style was enough to make me want to listen to them over and over. However, as I grew older and got into heavier, deadlier music…Linkin Park lost their testicles and started playing more alternative soft crap. I still adored Chester’s ability to sing (I respect a good vocalist) but Shinoda’s rhyme’s and the beats in general were becoming stale and laughable.
Linkin Park have returned to offer us a new song and a new album…coming on June 26th called “Living Things”. Alrighty then. The song they have released is called “Burn It Down” and if I was the guy producing this I would have done just that, burned the fucking studio down. This song makes me hate myself for ever liking this band. We all grow up, we all change what we like over time. However, it’s funny how after all this time their sound has not evolved into anything past something cheesy with a beat and a rap lyric here n there. Their music is predictable and monotonous anymore and I cannot stand it. This song, “Burn It Down”, makes me glad I haven’t listened to Linkin Park in several years. My fucking ears are crying and begging me to light my headphones on fire. Fuck this song.
So…I guess here is the new track.
THIS VIDEO IS FUCKING POINTLESS
Click here to view the livestream about to take place at 11PST. I don’t know what it’s all about but maybe you can watch and tell me later, I have to go weld/work.
Yes! For Random Lyric of the Day my iPod chose one of my all time favorite Korn songs! Enjoy!
I don’t know what is worse. The fact that Wal-Mart is trying to get in on music now, the fact that Korn agreed to do this with all of this commercialism and weird cross promotion or that Davis is rocking those stupid ass Wes Borland contacts.
Another thing that is churning my stomach is the fact they are heavily promoting their new music through WAL-MART!!!!!!!! It’s cool to see them perform I guess but it’s just not the same as it use to be! Korn use to be so fun and exciting to watch live. The new album IS unique and different however this just isn’t cutting it. I will say, “Way Too Far” still kicks ass. If you still want to see them perform at least one old/good song (even though they change it up quite a bit) “Falling Away From Me“, then click here.
Lot’s of mid 2000′s songs chosen this week. Ahem, Today’s Random Lyric of the Day is from Korn’s 2005 release “See You On The Other Side“. A “meh” album from them and this track is pretty “meh” itself.