My first taste of KoRn....

Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 10:37 PM By: KnifeMaster

Hi everyone. I'm sure no one will actually read this. But I do, in fact, enjoy talking to myself. So here we go. I’m a bit of a newer Korn fan. I feel bad that I never got into them earlier but, in my defense, they put out their first album the year I was born, I believe. Plus I went through some god awful catholic education through grade school and high school which basically means everyone around me listened to either Christian music or straight up poppy garbage. So it’s not all my fault I grew up listening to, for the most part, shitty music. My sophomore year of high school, however, I realized what I was missing and got into some rock and metal.

And then… I listened to this cd. I popped it into my little portable CD player, slipped my head phones on, and laid my head back. With eyes closed, I listened to the entire album straight through. Music filled my headphones and eventually there was silence. I opened my eyes. My face was red and my eyes were puffy. Tears were flooding down my face. My body felt like a live wire. Have you ever had one of those dreams where you’re giving a speech in your underwear? That’s exactly what I felt like. Exposed. I was sad and mad and my hands were shaking. And I was confused. How could this little silver disc cause me to feel so… much? How could a few words and a couple guitar riffs thrown together elicit such pure emotions?

I have on many occasions listened to a song and felt sadness or anger but never in my life have I felt anything that strong. It’s as if other bands take an emotion and then wrap layers over it to make it less potent so as to be more comfortable to listen to. But these songs I heard were the truest, rawest, most pure from of the emotion imaginable. Every lyric, beat and guitar sent an electric current through my body. It stuck a dagger into my chest and twisted mercilessly. The music was so true it left me feeling physically uncomfortable.

Earnest Hemingway once said that in order to be a writer, “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know." It sounds simple enough. But in actual practice the famous author’s advice is quite difficult and is also very rare. I think the same idea holds true for music. Never have I ever heard anything so raw, pure, original, inventive, angry, complicated, beautiful, or true than when I listen to KoRn. And I don’t think it’s likely I ever will.

  1. KnifeMaster avatar

    On Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 7:52 AM, KnifeMaster said:

    Thanks man! Glad to be here:)

  2. kornfreak0011 avatar

    On Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 6:33 AM, kornfreak0011 said:

    That makes you one of the children of the korn.lol

  3. korndawg711 avatar

    On Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 6:18 AM, korndawg711 said:

    Which album might I ask?
    Well you sure put the Korn feeling nito words much beter than I ever could. I'd just ramble on and on, which I did on my Modlife page ;D. I'm sort of a new fan too, I was born the same year Nathan Davis was, and I only found them in 2008, in eighth grade. But listening to them for the first time is a unique and spectacular feeling isn't it? It's eye-opening to what true emotion feels like!

  4. BamBam avatar

    On Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 4:46 AM, BamBam said:

    Geezz...I should proof read before I post. Sorry for the errors and so many haha.

  5. BamBam avatar

    On Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 4:44 AM, BamBam said:

    I have fallen in love. Amazingly put girl. I have been a Korn fan since like 97, BUT eventhough I listened to their music I didn't stay up with the day to day with them. So i'm out of the loop. One this is for sure though i'm a huge fan and I fall in love with the words of every song. Its like they get me and understand me. Even though they are untouchable and so far away its like they know me better than anyone else and more than that are in tune with me soul. haha..you totally got me rambling with this blog. Sorry if it sounded Korny..haha. I can't wait to read more blogs

  6. Jeroen Moody avatar

    On Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 3:35 AM, Jeroen Moody said:

    It's not about how long you've been a Korn-fan. We're all Korn-fans here. Some of us have been around since the beginning and others just discovered them last week. But we all share the love for Korn's music.

    So welcome to the world of Korn!

  7. d1rtytr@sh avatar

    On Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 2:14 AM, d1rtytr@sh said:

    i dont think its likely either hun and i completely related to what you said in this. I too, have felt the very same way and have so many emotions running through me while listening. It's as if KoRn relays how I feel through their songs, happens for me time and time again. It's like, he's singing from my soul. It's that intense for me and that connected. I fucking love KoRn. It's the purest form of art I've ever witnessed in my life.

  8. Sussi avatar

    On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 11:53 PM, Sussi said:

    I read it, and it was so well said. You told it the way it is.

  9. Shawshank avatar

    On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 11:22 PM, Shawshank said:

    Oh my God Knife, all kidding aside you are an amazing writer! I totally loved this post and I am even a little jealous. I am really looking forward to reading more of your stuff.

  10. ChinoHugo

    On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 11:12 PM, ChinoHugo "Rnflakexaxn" said:

    Very nice, welcome to the KoRn world.. you will enjoy the power of the music!

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