USA (Beaumont), October 21, 2007
Free_Thinker, on february 06, 2008 0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sound: First of all, Jonathan Davis didn't once fail to impress. He kept us surprised by putting so much passion into the lyrics, putting new (but good) twists on familiar songs. His stage presence was purely incredible. During the show, they had this strange special guest. He had long blond hair and had a few backing vocals. But for the most part, he was just doing a lot of headbanging and had a few parts on the tribal drums. I've yet to find out Who it was. Not only did he sing incredibly, but he also provided us with some tribal-sounding drums, a nice addition to having Joey Jordison as the special guest drummer. As expected, Joey added some speed to the rhythm of Korn, giving the concert that extra boost of amazement. Everything else was as impressive as could be, not a note was missed. // 10
Perfomance: Of all the concerts that I've attended, this crowd's was by far the craziest. They were so into the music. Luckily for me, I was able to work my way right up to the railing, as close as possible. Since they were still somewhat promoting their new untitled album, they played a lot of their new songs. I don't exactly remember the order that they played the songs in, but the transitions were incredible, and they didn't miss a beat. "Coming Undone" was easily the most energetic song. From the moment that the opening notes were played, the crowd formed the biggest mosh pit of the night, and the entire crowd was singing along with it. "Starting Over", "Ever Be", "Do What They Say", and "Kiss" were easily the most passionate songs, giving us a good break from the otherwise heavy (yet good) music. The passion put into these songs by Jonathan was incredible as they extended the softer parts of these two songs. During "Kiss", Jonathan messed around with the tribal songs, adding to the quietness of the song. "Evolution" inspired a pretty decent moshpit, but nothing compared to "Coming Undone." "Twisted Transistor" was amazing as well. Joey Jordison didn't cease to impress as well, his fast drum beats making the song that much more addicting.
"Did My Time" was another sing-along song, the chorus resounding throughout the crowd. It was obvious that this was a true group of Korn fans. "Falling Away From Me" was just as great as the rest, his voice changing up a bit, but in amazing ways as to give us the element of surprise. "A.D.I.D.A.S." and "Dead Bodies Everywhere" had the choruses that were most sung along with. It was great to see the crowd so into it. Finally, at the end, they brought back some of the old school: "Faget" and "Clown". These songs inspired mosh pits that rivaled that of "Coming Undone." It was great to see them return to their roots. During their performance, someone apparently had snuck backstage. He commenced to run out and dive into the crowd. Did I mention that he didn't make it? It was hilarious. He hit the railing, and then the floor. The security guards reacted quickly and pinned him down forcefully. It was amusing. Accompanying the music was one of the most amazing light shows possible. Green cones spiralled from the ceiling, accompanied by similar-colored beams, showering the crowd and performers with color. It was incredible. // 10
Overall Impression: This show was at Beaumont, TX, in the Montaigne Center on October 21, 2007. It was an annual show called DogJam. The openers (in order) were Element 80, Droid, Five Finger Death Punch, and Hellyeah. The show was incredible in every possible way. The performers were merely amazing, and I have no complaints. It was well worth the $55 for pit tickets. One of the most memorable moments was when the Five Finger Death Punch lead singer got pissed off at the crowd for groping the females. As for Korn's next show, I will definitely go anytime that they're soon again. // 10