Limited double 180 gm vinyl LP pressing with six page insert. KORN is the eponymous debut studio album by the American Nu-Metal band Korn. It was released in 1994, right after the band toured with Biohazard and House of Pain. The album's themes mainly consisted of both drug and child abuse. 'Korn' was well received by music critics. The band stormed the alternative scene virtually overnight, and is said to have established Nu-Metal. Bands like Coal Chamber and Limp Bizkit were inspired by the album's rage, emphasizing similar grooves and song structures, including some Hip Hop elements. Slipknot, Machine Head, and Sepultura were also inspired by the album. The album launched the career of record producer Ross Robinson.. a little more than a year after release, the album went Gold in the United States. The album spawned 4 singles; 'Blind', followed by 'Need To', 'Shoots and Ladders' and 'Clown'.
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Korn: a word that will be remembered decades later for revolutionizing the age of nu-metal as Metallica is remembered for ushering in the age of hard rock. Perhaps not so much for the band itself, but definitely for this self-titled album. Korn took a formula of lyrics dealing with teen angst and other everyday issues mixed with harder-edged music started by such bands as Rage Against the Machine and Nirvana, added their own twist, raised the level of aggression, poured their heart and soul into the mix, and created an album that is an influence and guideline for bands of the past, present, and future. Korn's music is a dark and angry aggro, groove-laden, downtuned, in-your-face brutal assault of all five of your senses. It's been called crossover, pimp rock, even rapcore. Whatever you call it, I call it incredibly intense and personal on the deepest darkest levels. Featuring the dynamic duo of Head and Munky whose freaky, yet intelligent down-tuned guitar work is...
I'll be honest, I started with Korn with Issues. That was my first Korn album. I sorta worked my way backwards. After I purchased Issues which in my opinion is one of the best metal albums, I went to the local Waves Music store and bought all the other Korn CDs at once. No other music had as much impact on me as Korn's first album. The self/titled debut is a truly amazing piece of music. It's pain, tragedy, depression, and all of our darker moments wrapped into a tight package sealed with a black ribbon. In my opinion what Korn represents is really hard to find in today's music. I'm sick and tired of people calling Korn and untalented band. Or saying that Jon Davis' anger is fake. Most of these criticizers have lived their life no longer than 13 years. Live the next 5 or 6 years and you will realize where Korn is coming from. Jon Davis comes from a life that has been filled with pain, suffering, and so much anger that there is enough in him to write 90 albums. I suggest taking a...
Two years ago, I decided to get into heavy music. Korn was really popular at the time, so I was going to get Follow the Leader. When the music store was out of copies, I got this album. I am so glad I got this instead. From the gradual crescendo begining of Blind to the frantic sobbing at the end of Daddy, this album totally rocks. It will have a large impact on you. The riffs are great. The beats are great. But most imbortantly, the vocalist, Jon Davis, is great. As he covers issues like unpopularity, ill-fated romance, and drug addiction, you can feel his anger. This should be in any true music fan or any teenager's muzic collection. This is the superb metal CD. Best Songs: 1. Shoots and Ladders (has bagpipe solo!) 2. Blind 3. Faget (NOT homophobic in the least bit) 4. Need To 5. Helmit in the Bush 6. Ball Tongue 7. Clown 8. Predictable 9. Fake 10. Divine 11. Daddy (powerful stuff) 12. Lies They all are great songs, though. Bands to check out: Deftones, Orgy, Rage Against...
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