KORN (Live)

at Oslo Spektrum, Norway, September 15, 2005

The Metal scene arose again slowly in the late 90s, and in the USA the term was known as Nü-metal. Korn was one of the first ones, delivering a great self-titled debut, along with the superb follow-ups Life Is Peachy and Follow The Leader.

Nü-metal may be washed out by now, and the kids that were wearing Korn T-shirts in the late 90s have grown up and have changed their wardrobe into Iron Maiden T-shirts. Korn, on the other hand, is still delivering their low-tuned guitar riffs, snarling vocals, and big choruses.

Now counting six studio albums and one compilation, Korn has sold 25 million albums worldwide, and a new one hits the stores in November – the first album from their new record deal with EMI. A deal they were paid a whooping $15 million for up front. Talk about industry…

In Oslo, where they have never been to before, 4,000 people bought tickets tp the Oslo Spektrum, which holds double that amount. Starting off with “Here To Stay,” “Twist,” “Got The Life,” and “A.D.I.D.A.S.,” Korn chose the setlist perfectly, but the energy wasn’t quite there in the beginning. Still, the Oslo crowd below 20 screamed out their choruses to the sounds of “A.D.I.D.A.S.” – “All day I dream about sex, all day I dream about fucking”…

The band have now become a fourpiece, after Brian “Head” Walsh discovered none other than God, and shelved his guitar instantly… no more fooling around in the music business, in other words. But with Rob Patterson helping out on guitar, known from Otep, Korn’s sound was just as brutal as ever.

Finally, Jonathan Davis woke up as well, after leaving the stage after each number to pick up oxygen, get a drink, and wipe off his face. When he entered the stage with bagpipes to the sound of “Shoots And Ladders,” later to be mixed in to the middle section of Metallica’s “One” – the show hit its climax. With a brilliant mix of old and new, combined with “Twisted Transistors” and “Hippocrates,” two all-new tracks from their forthcoming record, Korn greatly delivered in the end.

Korn played these songs in Oslo:

Here To Stay/Twist/Got The Life/A.D.I.D.A.S./Dirty/Twisted Transistors/Falling Away From Me/Did My Time/Shoots & Ladders (One)/Freak On A Leash/Hippocrates/For You/Another Brick In The Wall

Encore: Blind/Somebody Someone/Y’all Want A Single


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