Equal parts manacing, emotive, and terrifying, Korn’s 1994 self-titled debut album, which turns 25 today, is immediately recognizable as essentially the birth of a new genre – nu-metal – within the first 20 seconds of “Blind”. 5 men in a room playing some of the most unnerving and groundbreaking music to ever hit your auditory canals, and 25 years later, it’s still a vital listen for any music fan.
Having previously played with Korn on multiple festivals, as well as touring with the iconic nu-metal band a few years back, it’s not much of a surprise that Suicide Silence decided to cover “Blind” – arguably the song that introduced the world to nu-metal. The cover, which you can stream below, arrives as part of the band’s upcoming live album Live And Mental, due out in a couple weeks. Originally recorded in 2015 at a benefit for mental health awareness, the cover is now available for your listening ears.
Here’s the real question – does the cover do the original justice? Weigh in below.
Nu-metal pioneers Korn have re-emerged with a plethora of new information, including both a new album, and a new track, “You’ll Never Find Me”. The song, which continues the band’s quality over their last few records, is one that asks a simple question upon first listen – are you ready?
The new record will arrive this September, courtesy of Roadrunner Records. The Nick Raskulinecz-produced record is the band’s first since 2016’s The Serenity Of Suffering, and if this early song is any indication, it looks like another great late-career Korn album might be in the cards. The band will also be playing new material on their upcoming co-headlining tour with Alice In Chains, which is sure to be a treat for fans of hard rock and metal.
Fans of any kind of heavy rock or metal know who Korn is, at the very least knowing that all nu-metal descended from their self-titled debut album, and the influential bands Korn was influenced by. Whether you enjoy the band or not, you can’t deny the influence this record had on an entire generation of bands. Simply put, it was the birth of a new genre of music.
Can you really believe the album is 25 years old this year? It’s aged really well, not losing any of the menacing power behind it. 5 guys, in a room, preparing for a debut record that would carry them further than they ever imagined.