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A Heaping Serving of KoЯn

Posted by Janet Werner on April 23, 2012 in Concerts, Recreation, Reviews |

Buzzfest The Woodlands

Korn plays The Pavilion

A heaping helping of KoЯn was served up using a utensil made of ‘nu-metal.’ Performing tracks from their recently released album, “The Path of Totality,” which won “Album of the Year” at the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards as recently as April 11. This awards ceremony celebrates the best in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music. A fitting tribute to an American heavy metal band that has come full circle back to what got them there. This was KoЯn’s first ever win at the Golden Gods Awards.

Also on the main stage, the amazing Amy Lee and Evanescence; two-time Grammy Award winner (7 nominations), who just performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in December. A great singer and a gifted musician, Lee also won big at this years’ Revolver Golden Gods Awards with the “Best Vocalist” Award. Evanescence also reached the #6 spot on the ‘Top Best Selling Albums of the last 10 Years’ list with their album “Fallen.”

The other bands on the main stage included some of the most animated front men and talented musicians I’ve seen at a Buzz Fest. Of special note…newcomers, Foxy Shazam. Introduced as a ‘rock spectacle,’ that it was! The audience didn’t know what hit ‘em! It was like watching a 3-ring circus and wildly entertaining. It’s no longer enough to recruit the best musical talent and have lead singer with a great voice; the audience wants a show, and that’s what they got at Buzz Fest. They come for the music and they come for the show. And when the bands make it interactive, all the better.

Case in point…I won’t go through the entire KoЯn set list, I’ll let the music critics do that as I can’t read music or play a musical instrument, but I have to comment on KoЯn’s version of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall.” Undoubtedly one of the greatest rock songs ever written and played, and I know this will be considered heresy, BUT…the angst and anger with which KoЯn performed it, was the underlying premise of the song. And then you get a sell-out crowd of 15,000+ angrily shouting the words back in protest to this anti-establishment song, and as loud as they were, you just hope it wasn’t falling on deaf ears.

Janet Warner

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