Korn and Sluggo
Thursday, March 1
More than 4,000 of the Valley's Korn faithful were in full-on aggro mode as their godhead Jonathan Davis used his H.R. Giger-designed mic to howl the angsty lyrics of "Narcissistic Cannibal," "Get Up," and other songs from its new-fangled dubstep-drenched sound, as heard on their newest LP The Path of Totality. The smoked-filled air was assaulted with unrelenting flurry of knockout punches and whipped with dreadheaded locks when five tracks from the Kornstep-filled album were trotted out during the heart of their set.
It was a manic, certainly, but not nearly as berserk as when the opening wails of "Freak on a Leash" pierced the air at Comerica Theatre. The roar was deafening and the message was resounding: The emperor's of nu-metal's new clothes were good, even great at times, but they weren't classic Korn.