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I’ll admit that my opinion of Korn’s music is pretty low these days. I haven’t even remotely enjoyed one of their albums since Take a Look in the Mirror in 2003. I understand that a band has to expand their sound after a decade of releasing variations of the same idea, but See You on the Other Side and Untitled were terrible. It seems that even the band knew that they were headed down the wrong path because they eventually released a ‘back-to-roots’ album called Korn III: Remember Who You Are. Unfortunately, it seemed to lack actual conviction and appeared to confirm that God stole the only decent songwriter in the band. This takes us to the new song, “Get Up”, that features American electronic artist Skrillex.

When explaining “Get Up” Jonathan Davis had this to say: “I heard a few of Skrillex’s re-mixes and really felt there would be a good chance that he would have the right sensibility to connect us to a new hard sound and direction, but still keeping Korn guitars and our vibe. We were just thinking of trying something new, to be honest, so I had my manager reach out to the Skrillex camp. When we got into the studio the connection was instant!”

The song is apparently due to be released on a new Korn EP in May, and I’m not sure if this is a one-time engagement or if Skrillex will collaborate on the entire album, but this is the first interesting thing the band have done in awhile. They’ve maintained the catchy choruses and guitar sound, but also took their music in a direction that is actually entertaining again. Of course, there’s still the questionable lyrics to contend with, but that’s really just an occupational hazard of listening to this band. Whether or not they can pull off this quality for the length of an entire EP is still obviously up in the air, but this is at least a brief flash of life from a band that seems to be struggling with what to do with their music.





Willie
04.14.11
I'll admit that I like this...

DinosaurJones
04.14.11
WOB WOB-WOB WOB WOOOOB

Seriously though, pretty enjoyable. I haven't considered Korn relevant for... quite some time.

Deviant.
04.14.11
Well there goes any credibility this site had left

Willie
04.14.11
I was waiting for your disapproving post ;)

Deviant.
04.14.11
Nothing against Skrillex (or Korn for that matter) but this song is trash

BassDemon333
04.14.11
I'm suprised, this was better than ANYTHING they experimented with on Untitled and See You On The Other Side.

Demonicgman
04.14.11
skrillex's dubstep is the type i like for parties, but not easy listening. And I'm sure all the elitist dubsteppers will tell me he is terrible and all that shit but i think he's good when you want to just go crazy.

Vesper
04.14.11
http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/jonathan-davis-of-korn-talks-electronic-music-favorite-djs-video-games-and-more/8771910

One of the WOMPWOMP worst WOMPWOMP music interviews I've ever read WOMPWOMPWOMP.
"What attracted you to electronic music? In many ways, it's similar to metal."

Deviant.
04.14.11
Why does everyone just call Skrillex dubstep? That's never been the only thing he's done

Avirov
04.14.11
Davis really needs to quit while he's ahead

Thor
04.14.11
Nu-metal and dubstep...just what the world needs right now.

twlichty
04.14.11
Yeah this song is lame, Korn is trying to stay relevant and failing.
People call Skrillex dubstep because that's what he is...

Baphomet
04.14.11
... this is pretty bad.

Much worse than what I expected.

Tyler
04.14.11
There was an interview aired here not long ago when Jonathan Davis talks about how he wants to start doing dubstep and ambient bullshit. It's the same one in which he said that Dave Mustaine was mean to him.

This is okay, but the wobbly parts are the worst.

Deviant.
04.15.11
"People call Skrillex dubstep because that's what he is..."

No, it's ONE of the things he does. Like I said, i'm surprised that people only seem to call him a dubstep artist

Willie
04.15.11
Haha. I'd like to see that interview just to laugh about Dave Mustaine being mean to him.

Baphomet
04.15.11
Dubstep is one of the hottest fads now, Dev. People who don't know much about electronic music are bound to identify it better than the prog house and other elements he uses... it should come as no surprise.

Deviant.
04.15.11
"Dubstep is one of the hottest fads now, Dev. People who don't know much about electronic music are bound to identify it better than the prog house and other elements he uses... it should come as no surprise."

No it's still surprising

Willie
04.15.11
--No, it's ONE of the things he does. Like I said, i'm surprised that people only seem to call him a dubstep artist--

--No it's still surprising--

Hey elitist. Get off your soapbox and stop kicking that high horse.

Deviant.
04.15.11
Never!

theacademy
04.15.11
oh yea been waiting for this XD

theacademy
04.15.11
ok it's awesome


remember like 3 years ago when wes borland said gold cobra was gonna sound like LB mixed with daft punk?

what if this is a sign of things to come?

this is great but i hope not

SCREAM!
04.15.11
"This is okay, but the wobbly parts are the worst. "

I was thinking the exact opposite

theacademy
04.15.11
i am going to listen to it a second time, now

Spare
04.15.11
saw this and thought it would be a blog post about the worst thing ever created in the world ever

theacademy
04.15.11
i am going to go listen to it now

Willie
04.15.11
--saw this and thought it would be a blog post about the worst thing ever created in the world ever--

You should have known better once you saw my name attached to it. I love this kind of shit. Just wait until I give my '5' Gold Cobra review.

Deviant.
04.15.11
And yet weren't you complaining how you didn't like dubstep?

Ire
04.15.11
nu dub. just add korn and water

Willie
04.15.11
--And yet weren't you complaining how you didn't like dubstep?--

I wouldn't say I was complaining. I was just a little shocked because it seems like it would be something I'd like and I didn't. I haven't had a chance to go through your recs yet, but I will.

Deviant.
04.15.11
You better *shakes fist*

TMobotron
04.15.11
i def see how people identify him as dubstep, the dubstep elements are way more in your face. that along with ignorance makes people forget anything else he does. TBH though with your friends is probably my fav thing hes been a part of (that ive heard) besides some remixes of his tracks by other artists and thats not dubstep at all.

oh and this song was terrible

tkxxx7
04.15.11
I really like Skrillex but 40 seconds into this and I already don't like it

oh and the lyrics

lol

theacademy
04.15.11
skrillex is dubstep in the same way that MCR is emo

good luck with ALL THAT

tkxxx7
04.15.11
Britney Spears has WOMPS

is dubstep

Tyler
04.15.11
Willie what makes you think I'm going to let you review Gold Cobra? This is my dibs.

Willie
04.15.11
Ha ha. Since when?

Willie
04.15.11
I have no doubt that he'll try his best ;)

gabethepiratesquid
04.15.11
Good thing this song is so good.

Oh wait, darn it isn't.
Skrillex is okay. Much better than elitist dubsteppers will give him credit for, but this song is uh...leaving a lot to be desired

theacademy
04.15.11
im gonna give this a listen now

Deviant.
04.15.11
I'm still holding out for the Foreign Beggars ep

Mordecai.
04.15.11
fuck yeh foreign beggers

2muchket!
04.15.11
Well this is fucking gay.

theacademy
04.15.11
lol says the toolshed who 3.5'd You Fail Me

Tyrael
04.15.11
This was surprisingly decent. Wow.

Willie
04.15.11
Cool. Someone else finally likes it ;) If you watch the video on the youtube site there is a link to DL the song.

Tyrael
04.15.11
Well yeah I've been a long-time fan of this band, but I do wonder if they will be able to pull this off for an entire EP or even an album... I remember an interview with Fieldy where he said that the new album was going to sound like soundgarden. Anyways, good song and I'll be sure to DL that. Thanks for posting =]

VeilOfOsiris
04.15.11
brian head needs to get back into korn and bring them into the right direction.

bloc
04.15.11
OMG THIS IS AWESOME

bloc
04.15.11
The chord progression in the chorus kicks ass

defjaw83
04.15.11
SHUT THE FUK UP GET UP!!!

Spineless
04.15.11
grot as fuck

Vesper
04.15.11
SHUT THE FUK UP GET UP!!!

Sounds like rough dominatrix sex with an old man.

defjaw83
04.16.11
You'd know man

Vesper
04.16.11
My faaaaaaave.

Also, it's woman to you.

FourSquare20
04.16.11
Oh god. Korn and "dubstep". Fuck me, this is almost sad.

Deviant.
04.16.11
Why the quotations?

Willie
04.16.11
Cause 'dubstep' is just a fad, it's not real music. Korn makes that shit legit.

MCGF
04.16.11
this is actually pretty good.

Deviant.
04.16.11
You just lost all your cred Trey

Willie
04.16.11
On the other hand, I just got all those CDs you listed.

Deviant.
04.16.11
You still have a long way to climb

FourSquare20
04.16.11
That's definitely not what I meant by the quotations.

Willie
04.16.11
Lies.

FourSquare20
04.16.11
I definitely think dubstep is music. It's just that the dubstep I listen to it typically not in the tradition of the "filthy" variety. Where I live there are a lot of annoying fucks that just talk about how "dirty" or "nasty" a dubstep song is, and it annoys the hell out of me. It's gotten me to the point where i pretty much view this kind of dubstep as its own style of music outside of the dubstep spectrum. i know that's not really true, but whatever.

deadinholywood
04.16.11
^ this right here, just look at pretty much any youtube video to a big dubstep track and you will see these retarded type of comments. Heaps of wankers jumping into the genre right now who know very little about it, it may as well be metalcore.
Oh and Skrillex sucks a fat one, is not purely dubstep and hardly comes close to redeeming the 10+ years of crap that korn has put out.

twlichty
04.16.11
"No, it's ONE of the things he does. Like I said, i'm surprised that people only seem to call him a dubstep artist"

The kids that i know that are really into skrillex don't really know anything about music, so they all classify everything he does as dubstep because of the whomps and ridiculous bass.
Skrillex's brand of dubstep is pretty much all a gimmick that that's is targeting strictly dubstep douches (kids who only listen to whomp dubstep like Datsik, Excision and Flux Pavilion) because all they are about is a fat ass bass drops and as many whomps you can fit into three minutes.

twlichty
04.16.11
^ lots of errors in that comment sorry
should say "...pretty much a gimmick that is targeting..."
and "...because all they care about is a fat ass bass drop..."

marksellsuswallets
04.16.11
Scary Monsters is fun as fuck regardless of what you or other people want to label it as.Genre arguments are usually silly anyway, but the Dubstep argument is exceptionally so.

FourSquare20
04.16.11
Thank god other people agree with me. I'm just tired of talking about dubstep with people who think that having a massive drop is a prerequisite of the genre.

twlichty
04.16.11
Yeah no doubt about it, skirillex's music is really fun and I enjoy it a lot.

The deal with dubstep is that its a genre that is somewhat bipolar in the sense that one side of the spectrum includes artists like burial, Clubroot, Pariah, Ital tTek, Actress, etc. which is a lot chiller and in my opinion a lot better than the americanized, in your face whomp like Bassnectar, Datsik, Skrillex, etc.

So i think a genre discussion surrounding dubstep isn't silly, as you explain it, but necessary to truly understand the genre.

twlichty
04.16.11
word 4^2

Sciroccu
04.16.11
don't really like it but it's inventive...

marksellsuswallets
04.16.11
I say silly because the only people that have tried to argue with me about "real dubstep" have looked pretty much exactly like this.

http://ipulseblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/ultra1.jpg

twlichty
04.16.11
lmao, well it doesn't look like those people would know real dubstep is haha

FourSquare20
04.16.11
Hahaha i can safely say i don't look like that. I guess I just tend to stick to the more inventive side of dubstep as opposed to the club-pleasing side. Both have their own strengths, i just get much more enjoyment out of the inventive side.

FourSquare20
04.16.11
Regardless, this is just a band that's lost relevance trying to regain entry into what is considered cool these days. I'm not a fan.

Willie
04.16.11
They might have seen better days, but irrelevant? You sound like one of those people that try to call Metallica irrelevant while they're still selling out concerts and selling millions of albums.

twlichty
04.16.11
Yeah but Metallica isn't resorting to dubstep collaborations to get more fans....

Willie
04.16.11
Well, don't judge yet. First, it might be a one-off track. Second, if they do an entire nu-dubstep album it might be good regardless of why they're doing it.

Willie
04.16.11
--or have lost nearly ever single original member.--

Metallica have lost two bass players and a lead guitarist. Korn have lost a drummer and guitarist.

Aids
04.16.11
this song is pretty stupid.....

Willie
04.16.11
Korn are definitely worse off, I agree, because they lost a main songwriter and Metallica never did. That's why Korn needs collaborators. Queensryche only lost a guitarist and they dropped into the turd bowl because they lost a chief songwriter. Either way, as long as a band is making a living why should they stop? You and I might dislike their later works but someone is still funding their career.

theacademy
04.17.11
"or have lost nearly ever single original member."

wait can we come back to this andcas because you might want to take some time off lol

qwe3
04.17.11
fucking terrible

Deviant.
04.17.11
"I say silly because the only people that have tried to argue with me about "real dubstep" have looked pretty much exactly like this.

http://ipulseblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/ultra1.jpg"

Where did you find that photo of me? lol

FourSquare20
04.17.11
I never said they were irrelevant. I said they've lost relevance. I don't think that's an illegitimate claim, especially when they enlist the help of Skrillex to do some work for them on their upcoming EP.

Deviant.
04.17.11
"I never said they were irrelevant. I said they've lost relevance"

Yeah, that's essentially the same thing

FourSquare20
04.17.11
Nah, not really. I never declared them entirely devoid of relevance because they're not. Have they lost some of their pertinence? Have some people moved on from them? Yeah.

Willie
04.17.11
I think every band has old fans leave them from album to album. Whether it's because the fan has moved to different music or the new album doesn't speak to them like an older one did or simply because the band is doing something different than what the fan liked them for in the beginning. I don't think any of those reasons equal 'losing relevance'.

FourSquare20
04.17.11
I can understand your argument, and I see where you're coming from, but is nu metal really that relevant anymore?

Gee
04.17.11
ok that was surprisingly awesome

Curse.
04.17.11
"I can understand your argument, and I see where you're coming from, but is nu metal really that relevant anymore?"

ask the Deftones

Apollo
04.17.11
this is pretty decent actually

Willie
04.17.11
--I can understand your argument, and I see where you're coming from, but is nu metal really that relevant anymore?--

The toilet might have been flushed on all the lesser copy-cat bands but the big/original ones like Korn, Slipknot and Deftones are still chugging along pretty well. I guess the real answer to your question will come when Limp Bizkit releases Gold Cobra.

Tyrael
04.17.11
'The toilet might have been flushed on all the lesser copy-cat bands but the big/original ones like Korn, Slipknot and Deftones are still chugging along pretty well.'

All of them have evolved from their early nu-metal sound tbh. The only 'real' nu-metal band left is limp bizkit, although Korn's last effort made it seem that they were trying to revive their old sound. I guess Korn like to experiment a bit too much for them to actually stay within the nu-metal bracket for more than 1 album...

FourSquare20
04.17.11
Touche, although all of those bands have added or detracted stuff from their sound that's made them less nu metal.

theacademy
04.18.11
i agree with what most of you guys are saying, this is fantastic!

NateT
04.19.11
yeah this was really enjoyable

Days of Future Passed
04.20.11
Pretty good

bluesoldier
04.24.11
Korn haven't been relevant for a while sure but I think the jumping on the dubstep bandwagon accusations are harsh. This is one track. One. In my opinion also the one entertaining they've put out in almost a decade. So what if it's derivative?

After this much shit did you expect Korn to suddenly become a beacon of original music and create something genre defining? As a kid I was a Korn fan up until Untouchables, so I'm happy they've put something out that allows me to recall those memories. Maybe it will just provide a spark to help them out of their creative rut, maybe not.

brooklynpark
06.21.11
Check it out!! The song "Get Up" is featured here as one of summer 2011's anthems!! http://bit.ly/jN6mdK

pizzamachine
06.21.11
Oh.


...

bloc
06.21.11
Don't do it!

Deviant.
06.21.11
"This is one track. One."

No any more its not

bloc
06.21.11
Dude go to sleep

Deviant.
06.21.11
Sorry, did I wake you?

bloc
06.21.11
Yeah man, at least lower the screen brightness

Deviant.
06.21.11
Have I ever complained once when ever you kick in your sleep? No, I have not

Actually I'm just up insanely early today and have a some time to kill before I shoot off

bloc
06.21.11
It's 2 pm here and Deviant is online.




This is so weird.

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