Essay // Korn Reborn: Iconic Brian ‘Head’ Welch Returns In Gripping Teaser Video

Brian Welch

The iconic guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch has officially announced his return with former band Korn since leaving in 2005. Welch, one of the co-founders of Korn, had left the band to focus on his solo career and family after turning to Christianity. In 2008, the album Save Me From Myself was released and reflected much of Welch’s life and experiences while maintaining a very ‘Korn-esque’ flavour.

While Korn fans would have more than likely felt the absence of the enigmatic « Head », the band went on to produce a series of albums while experimenting with different sounds. Their tenth album, The Path of Totality (2011), had a twist of dubstep while most of their work after Welch’s departure lacked his trademark atmospheric and detuned riffs.


News of the iconic member reuniting with Korn after nearly 10 years was announced by the musician through Twitter. The rejuvenated band is believed to have been in the studio working on the follow-up to The Path of Totality.

The short and poignant video montage was released on YouTube 4 days ago, and features Welch with the full Korn line-up, in the studio, calibrating, synchronising and gearing up for what seems to have all the ingredients for a trade mark, dark and delicate Korn project. While dark art and music lovers, audiophiles and escapists with a taste for edgy, dark and powerful metal fusion have more than one reason to be overjoyed, the one incredible point worth noting is the fact that Welch has rejoined James « Munky » Shaffer. The pair re-imagined the possibilities of electric guitars in the early 90s, when they experimented and set the stage with their avant-garde sounds. Shaffer and Welch created and engineered Korn’s very distinct sonic flavour with the distorted seven-strings in an era where most only knew of six-strings. Their creativity paid off as Guitar World ranked both Welch and Munky in the 100 greatest metal guitarists of all time.

The early 1990s was an era marked by Kurt Cobain’s grunge phenomena, however Korn’s unique take in shaping the rock-rap culture echoed worldwide when their 1998 album Follow The Leader… [CLICK TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE]

 

06.05.2013 | Danny J. D’Purb | WhatCulture.com

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Essay // Limp Bizkit: 10 Essential Tracks That Prove Their « Genius »

Limp Bizkit What Culture 10 Essential

While many might feel this article is a violent blast from the past, the intense theatrical and creative expression Limp Bizkit encompasses through their delivery, message, stage presence and theme remain unmatched by most. Of course, the music industry would still thrive without them and the presence of hundreds of other bands that also “kick holes in speakers” prove that the art remains alive, but no one quite does it like Limp Bizkit.

Having established themselves as a trusted brand for the dark art lovers, their work also elicit an openly adventurous mind and some dynamic perception; their music (their best work at least) come as a reflection of a broken inner self themed around existentialism and individualism. LB’s works usually capture the strife modern patterns of life puts the individual through, and how unforgiving the philistine mind state of many can cripple those of others with a different perception who willingly chose a different path; the misunderstood humans who prefer the spiritual side of life; those who’ve felt the crushing burden of marginalisation in one way or the other – are likely connect to their work – even if only a few lines.

As David Rodigan said while introducing Alborosie’s Soul Pirate (2008),

“Music knows no boundaries. Music is an international force, an international language”.

Limp Bizkit added weight to… [CLICK TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE]

27.04.2013 | Danny J. D’Purb | WhatCulture.com

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