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Korn Live In London

Live Review

Venue: Brixton Academy, London

Nu metal bastions revisit their pioneering debut

It’s packed to bursting point in the Academy tonight. For a generation of metal fans of a certain age, the thrill of watching the album that gave birth to the nu metal movement is as great as seeing, say, Metallica perform Master Of Puppets in its entirety.

It really is that big a deal. As great as it is that this music is being reappraised, SUNFLOWER DEAD [4] are a reminder of why it was so divisive in the first place. ‘Wacky’ costumes and an accordion player are favoured over actual songs; they’re more reminiscent of budget nu metal copycats like Godhead or Dry Kill Logic than tonight’s headliners.

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