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Dubstep Korn

from LA Weekly

Wait, Now Korn Invented Dubstep?! Here Are Five Other Nu-Metal Groups Who Could Also Make Dubstep Comebacks

By Lina Lecaro

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It’s been a controversial week on the dubstep front. First, there’s a libertarian dubstep guy, and then we had to deal with a spin-off called “fratstep.”

Now Korn is saying they invented dub step?!

Kind of. “We were dubstep before there was dubstep,” the nu-metal act’s frontman told Billboard recently. “Tempos at 140 with half-time drums, huge bassed-out riffs. We used to bring out 120 subwoofers and line them across the whole front of the stage, 60 subs per side. We were all about the bass.”

Korn perform tonight at Hollywood Palladium, and have a new album out today, The Path of Totality, which features folks like Grammy nominee and dubstep hero Skrillex. (Or, is he fratstep? Now we’re just getting confused.)

As to Davis’ claim that Korn’s the forefather of dubstep, we suppose that depends on if you believe the essence of dubstep is bass and rapid-fire, thrashing repetition. By that logic, there’s a case to be made for other nu-metal acts from the late ’90s too.

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Posted on December 9, 2011 by Editor

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