Live Gig C-Halle - Berlin

Korn with Dimmu Borgir and Turbowolf

Pukkelpop Festival 2011 - 18.08.2011 - Hasselt, Belgien(Oct/06/2010) KORN are back to the roots with their new record „Korn III – Remember Who You Are“. Of course it’s surprising to many fans because their last two works sounded more like NINE INCH NAILS than riff-driven new metal. Along with them they have taken norwegian black metalheads DIMMU BORGIR and the alternative rockers TURBOWOLF.

Last of them open the evening. The C-Halle is only filled by around 1500 people but a lot are sitting outside of the hall and have a drink or two. It might be the better way to start the evening because the alternative rock of TURBOWOLF isn’t very exciting.

DIMMU BORGIR doesn’t really fit to KORN. Both play very different versions of metal. KORN are a modern band with different roots than the symphonic black metal outfit of Norway. But tonight the fans enjoy the set of the painted men. DIMMU BORGIR play mostly new songs off their just released „Abrahadabra“. The highlight of their set is ‚Progenis Of The Great Apocalpyse’, though. The band is getting a good feedback by the crowd which surprises me but it just shows how open minded the kids are.

Unterwegs in - © sumnersgraphicsinc - Fotolia.comAfter a DJ set with new metal/crossover/alternative classics during the soundcheck KORN enters the stage and start it off with the aggressive ‚Right Now’, which shows the band in their best shape in years. Especially singer Jonathan Davis is in a good mood and his vocals sound great. The band presents a best-of set with all of their hits like ‚falling away from me’, ‚Freak On A Leash’, ‚Somebody Someone’, ‚Here To Stay’ or ‚Got The Life’. They even cover PINK FLOYD’s ‚Another Brick In The Wall’ in ist entirey. KORN play a great set and it’s very long. Years ago everyone was complaining about KORN playing too short sets, but today no one can blame the band for anything. It’s just such a great concert by the new metal pioneers.

Text by © by Sebastian Berning