Korn

When
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2024
6:30 p.m.
Cost: Cost Varies
Where
1 N Center Ct St
Portland, OR 97227

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

Korn's cathartic sound positioned the group as one of the most popular and provocative acts to emerge during the 1990s. At the forefront of the nu-metal/rap-rock movement of the time, they quickly evolved, developing a trademark style that incorporated downtuned guitars, a groove-heavy rhythm section, haunted atmospheric production, and dark lyrics courtesy of frontman Jonathan Davis, who grappled with common themes such as childhood trauma, destructive behavior, and inner demons. (They even managed to make scatting and bagpipes — Davis' signature instrument — menacing.) Their landmark 1994 debut, Korn, built an underground audience for its follow-up, 1996's Life Is Peachy, which launched the band from the lower reaches of the charts into the Top Three. Just four years after emerging, they had a number one release: the blockbuster Follow the Leader, home to "Freak on a Leash" and "Got the Life." Closing the decade atop the charts with Issues, Korn remained one of the biggest U.S. rock acts into the 2000s, issuing a string of platinum-certified albums: Untouchables (2002), Take a Look in the Mirror (2003), and See You on the Other Side (2005). After a few directional detours at the close of the 2000s, they made a turn into the electronic world, hiring dance acts including Skrillex to help produce the dubstep-blasted The Path of Totality in 2011. As the 2010s came to a close, Korn showed no signs of settling into a comfort zone; The Paradigm Shift, The Serenity of Suffering, and The Nothing all furthered their sonic development as they attained elder-statesmen status. The band approached their third decade together as a unit in 2022 with their 14th album, Requiem.