Korn Frontman Jonathan Davis Names His Favorite Modern Nu-Metal Band


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Korn – Story by Anne Erickson, courtesy photo via Korn

Jonathan Davis still keeps abreast of what rock music is being made today, and when it comes to nu-metal, there’s one band that’s turning his ear

Korn is often the band mentioned when discussing the genesis of the nu-metal movement in the late-1990s and early-2000s, so even though the band hasn’t really embarked the label, there’s no denying Korn are definitely a new metal act. In a new Metal Hammer Q&A with fans, Jonathan Davis was asked for his take on the nu-metal genre and discussed which nu-metal revival bands he’s been getting into.

“I’m glad it’s back,” Davis said, regarding the return of the rap-rock movement, adding, “But the whole nu-metal thing, it’s just whatever!” When specifically talking about a newer nu-metal band that he enjoys, Davis said, “I like this one band called Wargasm. They’re pretty cool. They’re heavy, but they’re new and different.”

A quick glance at Wargasm’s discography shows that they released a handful of singles in 2021, including “Your Patron Saints,” “Pyro-Pyro,” “Salma Hayek” and “Scatchcard Feeling.” The band is currently on tour, and they even have some dates with Fred Durst and Limp Bizkit coming up.

Later in the discussion, a fan asked Davis when was the last time he hung out with Durst. While Davis said the two hadn’t hung out in person since 1998, he said they did exchange texts when their new albums came out.

When asked for his least favorite Korn song, Davis reiterated what he’s often said, naming “All in the Family” as his least favorite pick. He really, really doesn’t like it, judging by his description of it. “It is the worst song ever written,” he said, adding, “We were all drunk in the studio, and I was trying to rap. We were having a good time, but now I just cringe.” He also said his hate for the song had nothing to do with Durst being on the track, stating, “It just sucks! We were out of our minds drunk! It shouldn’t have made the record.”

Anne Erickson
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