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A frenzied masterpiece from the nu-metal pioneers

Korn made an enormous impact with this 1998 opus: On hits like “Freak On a Leash”, they practically turned nu-metal into a household name as frontman Jonathan Davis comforted the alienated with his feral vocal tics over downtuned guitars and hip-hop-style grooves. The band’s frenzied versatility shows through in slow-burner “Justin”, with Head and Munky extracting crunches and squeals from their guitars, while Ice Cube’s appearance on “Children of the Korn” lends street cred to the band’s freakiest rap-rock urges.

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