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A nu-metal band, most popular in the late 1990's and early 2000's. Famous for their legions of highly-defensive fans who write long screeds assuring the world that they (the fans) are not goths, poseurs, thirteen years old, suburban kids, wannabes, Hot Topic shoppers, stoners, or otherwise useless globs of angst and conformity; and that the band is, or is not, "nu-metal", "hardcore", "mainstream", "tru-metal", "alternative metal", or any number of other meaningless, media-created subgenres used to further divide "the consumers" into more-specific (and thus, more easily marketed to) categories.
"Hey, did you read the Urban Dictionary entry on KoRn?"

"Yeah, I did. Jeez, are they defensive much? I mean, you can get info about the band, sure...but you've gotta click thru pages and pages of 'OMG i aM nOt a HotTopic goTh waNNabE!!!!!! and N E way KoRn iz NOT 'nu-metal bcuZ...' It's easier to just go to Wikipedia."
by Gladystopia September 21, 2009
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The Godfathers of Nu-Metal. Inspired by 80's metal. Now copied by a bunch of poser bands. WTF. Even Metallica tried to copy their sound in St.Anger with sucked horribly but Metallica is still the greatest band. Korn is one of the few bands were are not completely controlled by the record producers.
And fuck, what the hell are u guys talking about.... Only goths listen to Korn? sTfu.
Quote They use "studio magic" to make it sound good at all. Have you been to a live show. The effects and vocals are all done themselves and sound exactly like the CD's
They were the first band to come out with that sound and were copied by crappy bands and put in a bunch of dumb catagories and had lots of good songs and albums and are now bashed by a bunch of fagots.
They have lots of respect from bands in the metal scene and u guys should f off
Lars Ulrich:I have so much respect for those guys, to them we are their peers(mtv icon metallica)
by MasterofPuppets January 26, 2005
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Carved into at least 90% of desks in Junior High Schools across the country. Backwards "R" mandatory.
"koRn is an accurate representation of the the agnst I feel as a white, susburban 13 year old" *carve, carve*
by JakeStar May 03, 2005
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The band who pioneered the genre known as nu-metal. Like other musical pioneeres, such as Sex Pistols or Nirvana, they started out as a small garage band until their original, unique sound was discovered. Hated by poptarts and thrashers alike (Too heavy for poptarts, too prog for thrashers), they have nonetheless become quite popular. Most nu-metal bands are trying to emulate their sound, for example, Slipknot, and some were even originally signed by Korn, for example, Limp Bizkit.

Korn have a unique guitar sound caused by almost alarmingly loose strings. They fuse elements of grunge, punk, heavy metal, speed metal, folk music and hip-hop into their numbers. The band had 5 founding members:
Jonathan Davis - The frontman, singer and bagpiper. An American Scot whose heritage has led to use of bagpipes in the music and wearing of a kilt.
Fieldy - An unfortunately poor bass player.
Munky - A quite impressive lead guitarist.
Head - The rhythm guitarist. He has now, to the dismay of fans, left the band to use his music to propagate Christianity. (If you ask me, Christianity is doing just fine, but to each his own.)
David Silveria - The drummer, and a very talented one at that. When he auditioned to Head, Munky and Fieldy, he was mocked because he was so young; his skill impressed them to the extent that he was immediately accepted.

Korn have sold out more than once, and the result has been some godawful albums. They have, in the past, realised the error in their ways and returned to their roots.
Korn fan: It's a pity Head left Korn, isn't it?
Thrasher/Poptart: No. They suck.

Or:

I am avoiding the argument about Korn's musical quality.
by Switch March 13, 2005
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Innovators of the heavy metal subgenre we now know as nu-metal or aggro-rock. Korn currently consist of 4 members now that rhythm guitarist Head has departed the band; Jonathan Davis, a great frontman and talented vocalist, Munky, a rather average guitarist (along with Head), Fieldy, a pretty slick bassist who greatly defines the band's sound, and Dave Silveria, an underrated and highly talented drummer. KoRn is known for their heavy sound, low-tuned guitars and dark themes and humour.

KoRn has many devoted fans around the world who love them for the music, not because of some poseur teen-angst image complex. It is because of these poseurs that many people hate KoRn, basing their opinion on the fact that many people who like the band shop at Hot Topic and suck at life, so the band must suck too. In reality, KoRn are respected by musicians as innovators, and famous because their sound simply kicks ass. KoRn acknowledges the fact that their recent albums have been sub-par due to wiggerism and promises to return to their roots in their next album. Hey, at least they admit it and learn from it, unlike some bands who use the phrase "people don't like it just because it's different" as an excuse for their crapiness.

In conclusion, you don't have to like KoRn... just don't hate on them for stupid reasons. A lot of people think "real" metal bands like Iron Maiden and Lamb of God suck too, so keep that in mind when you bash them.
KoRn may not be the most technical band out there, but they are original and talented.
by Chernorizets Hrabr July 23, 2005
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The Best nu-metal band in the whole fuckin' world, ne1 out there who slags them off needs to die and come back as something useful.
wow korn rule their lyrics rock! and the tune is excellent!
by kornkid666 July 27, 2003
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A hard rock band that formed in the early-mid nineties. They started becoming successful with hits such as Freak on a Leash, Got the life, and Falling Away from me. They became a huge success in the late nineties. Personally im a huge fan. Ill probably get a bunch of thumbs down from people who dislike korn or who just feel like it. Oh well.
DUDEWHOHATESKORN: WOW this kid likes korn. Thumbs down .
by tarbarmcarl April 14, 2006
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Corn with a K.
Korn.
by Joe July 28, 2003
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