ARTISTdirect have posted story about bands who have survived the nineties and included the likes of SLIPKNOT and KORN in their selection. The website describes anyone who was cool having’ long, grungy hair, usually seen wearing a torn flannel shirt and basically looking like someone you’d see living under the motorway today’ – as a few of us RR UK staff members grew up in this particular era we can testify to the truth in this statement and we think the guys at ARTISTdirect have picked an ace selection of bands. See what they had to say about SLIPKNOT and KORN below:
Releasing their legendary debut in 1999, Slipknot capped off the century with an album that revolutionized heavy metal forever. They were the first to merge death metal technicality and instrumentation with a hypnotic melodic sensibility. They were the most intense band to emerge from the ’90s, and they’re more intense than ever.
Eighteen years into their career, this seminal hard rock/ metal band is still reinventing themselves. Originally, Korn melded metal, funk, hip hop, and several other seemingly disparate genres together in an all-together unique blend of music. Over the years, they have gained fans of all ages- and almost nine million Facebook fans to prove it. Their latest masterpiece, The Path of Totality, features plenty of EDM producers such as Skrillex, 12th Planet, Flinch, Excision, Datsik and more- proving that even today, Korn remain on the cutting edge of music.