Ushering in a new post-grunge metal genre with their first two Ross Robinson helmed alt-metal landmarksKorn(1994) andLife Is Peachy(1996),Kornswitched gears and co-produced their massive third album,Follow The Leaderwith the team ofSteve ThompsonandToby Wright. The 5x-platinum affair peaked at No. 1 on four charts including the Billboard 200 and gaveKorntheir first entries on the Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts with "Got The Life" and "Freak On A Leash." The latter also earned the band their first Grammy Award. Further album standouts include "B.B.K.," "Children of the Korn" and "All in the Family."
"We were listening to tons of rap, but we also liked bands like Pantera and Sepultura and as we evolved, I think we learned to mix those two styles better," notesJonathan Davis. "Plus, I grew up on new wave and I always wanted to make music that had lots of melody. We got that into the first two records, but Follow the Leader was where we were able to really emphasize the hooks and people loved that shit." "We never wanted to sound like every other band," Reginald Arvizu adds. "Even though we liked all those bands that were part of the sound that we helped create, we've always wanted to be step ahead of everyone else who was doing this kind of music."
"In attack and distemper, Korn have the Nineties hip-hop, amp-death aesthetic...down to ferocious perfection." - David Fricke, Rolling Stone
Double vinyl LP pressing. Issues is the fourth studio album by nu metal band Korn, released on November 16, 1999 through Immortal Records. The album was promoted throughout 2000 by the band's highly successful Sick and Twisted Tour. Korn formed in 1993. The band is known for starting the nu metal genre and making the genre become mainstream. Korn's influences include Alice in Chains, Pantera, Cypress Hill, Ice Cube, N.W.A, Rage Against the Machine, Sepultura, Geto Boys, Van Halen, the Pharcyde, Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, Dr. Dre, and Mr. Bungle. A lot of Korn's work has been inspired by hip hop music. Regarding their influences, bassist Fieldy stated "The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin - those bands haven't influenced us in any way. Nobody in the band ever listened to that stuff. Our musical history starts with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and early Faith No More. As a band, that's where we begin."
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'.
Import-only 180 gm vinyl LP pressing of this 1996 album from the Alternative Nu-Metal band. Life Is Peachy, their sophomore album, reached #3 on the Billboard charts and achieved platinum-selling status. With lyrics that reached out to many Post-Grunge teens backed up by a wall of heavy toned-down guitars and loud in your face Hip Hop drumming, Korn prepared themselves for a worldwide breakthrough that would happen soon after.
Limited edition deluxe 2LP Black Vinyl packaged in a Glow-In-The-Dark gatefold jacket featuring two bonus tracks: “Sing Sorrow” and “Overture Or Obituary”. Originally released in 2007, Untitled was the band’s eighth studio album, featuring songs such as “Evolution,” “Hold On,” and “Kiss.”