13 Songs, 59 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Korn have always prided themselves on their ability to conjure a complex array of sounds in the studio, but the essence of the band can only be found in the concert experience, which contains the quintet’s unrelenting assault in its purest form. The core of Live & Rare is its first seven tracks, taken from a 2003 show at CBGB’s, New York’s legendarily dingy dive bar. The band is in top form, running through a selection of its hits with the bare-knuckled brutality and athletic precision of a MMA fighter. Leading the charge is Fieldy, whose trademark bass playing comes off as a cross between a ruptured live wire and a slave driver’s whip. The remaining tracks consist of a pair of covers and a pair of festival-defining performances from Woodstock ’99. Rounding out the collection are “Earache My Eye” and “Proud,” two exemplary B-sides. However, nothing on the collection — and little else in Korn’s formidable catalog — can match the naked intensity of the CBGB’s recordings.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Korn have always prided themselves on their ability to conjure a complex array of sounds in the studio, but the essence of the band can only be found in the concert experience, which contains the quintet’s unrelenting assault in its purest form. The core of Live & Rare is its first seven tracks, taken from a 2003 show at CBGB’s, New York’s legendarily dingy dive bar. The band is in top form, running through a selection of its hits with the bare-knuckled brutality and athletic precision of a MMA fighter. Leading the charge is Fieldy, whose trademark bass playing comes off as a cross between a ruptured live wire and a slave driver’s whip. The remaining tracks consist of a pair of covers and a pair of festival-defining performances from Woodstock ’99. Rounding out the collection are “Earache My Eye” and “Proud,” two exemplary B-sides. However, nothing on the collection — and little else in Korn’s formidable catalog — can match the naked intensity of the CBGB’s recordings.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Von420 ,

GOT to BUY

Look if you are a real Korn fan and have been to there shows you know the energy. This album has that in a plastic wrapper waiting for you to unlock the magic like a oreo cookie. I have been to many shows including Woodstock.This is as close as it gets to the insanity of a Korn show without the bruises or hangovers! A MUST HAVE FOR DIE HARD KORN FANS!

BloodBath81 ,

Korn Rockz!

Korn is a great band, and one of the best live bands. This is a great album, so buy it.

Savageau ,

KoRn kicks a**!

this is the best heavy metal group of ALL TIME! don't regret buying a song of there's or an album! a little advice buy there live stuff (it's better than their studio stuff)!

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