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. Shawshank avatar

    On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 8:19 PM, Shawshank said:


  2. WR avatar

    On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 1:57 AM, WR said:

    All I can say are a poet and you don't even know it...and yes Korn rules,everything else drules!WR

  3. raven avatar

    On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 8:57 PM, raven said:

    wow. that was a very well written blog, knife!!

  4. paledaledeath avatar

    On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 3:19 PM, paledaledeath said:

    I felt strange the first time I heard that album too. It was like nothing I'd ever listened to, very powerful lyrically and full of anger. I find it quite hard to listen to now because of how the band has musically progressed. It sounds just like it is, 2 guitars and a loud bass with not much else.

    I guess I'm too much of a whore for all those weird and haunting noises that flow around untouchables and See You on the Other Side. It's all great stuff though and those early songs are awesome live, especially Divine =D

  5. Aanokint avatar

    On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM, Aanokint said:

    whoa thats pretty awesome..

  6. Shawshank avatar

    On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 8:21 PM, Shawshank said:

    Btw, how often do you dream of giving a speech in your underwear?

  7. ghostdancer80000000 avatar

    On Sun, Jul 3, 2011 at 6:59 AM, ghostdancer80000000 said:

    hey knife i really liked this, and aparently so do alot of pple. I love reading good stuff so i hope you post more soon

  8. Xusi avatar

    On Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 1:06 PM, Xusi said:

    Read your post and had to say that I dig what you said (X)

  9. KnifeMaster avatar

    On Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 10:08 AM, KnifeMaster said:

    Thanks shawshank:) I didn't think you were capable of putting all joking aside. haha

  10. KnifeMaster avatar

    On Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 7:53 AM, KnifeMaster said:

    It was their first album:)

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