8 p.m. Saturday, November 19. Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-230-1600 or www.livenation.com
Coming off 2010's Remember Who You Are, an album that front man and vocalist Jonathan Davis called "simple," Korn is back. This year, the group will be making a stop in Houston at Verizon Wireless Theater in support of their tenth studio album, The Path of Totality. Drawing a stark contrast to Remember, Totality is anything but simple. Produced by a wide range of artists whose specialties include dubstep, electronic and house music, Korn hopes that its new sound will appease veteran fans while attracting new, younger ones as well. The album's first single, "Get Up," which was produced by Skrillex, blends much of what Korn fans have come to know and love – whispering, whiny vocal lines that build up to a doubled, screaming chorus they can all shout along to – with synthetic percussion and plenty of womp beneath it all. Much of Korn's sound, covered with layers of dubstep though it may be, has remained intact, and while the band's new direction may upset a few enthusiasts, it's still undeniably Korn. The '90s haven't died; they're just trying new things to keep afloat in the ever-erratic music industry.
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