What a Korn-tastic time we had at the Budweiser Stage on July 25, for the 1-2 nu metal punch of Korn and Stone Sour!
Both products of the early-nineties, here are two bands that helped to pave the way for many alternative artists to follow. First on the docket was Stone Sour, lead by frontman Corey Taylor. While one of his claims to fame is being the singer of Slipknot, Taylor began with Stone Sour a few years before. Taking it back to his roots, Taylor and company’s emotions were fully unmasked at the Bud Stage. We were even treated to a marriage proposal from Stone Sour’s bassist, Johny Chow, to his longtime girlfriend (SHE SAID YES!!). But when it came down to it, the heavy tones of Stone Sour’s music stood for itself, and Taylor’s masterful voice was commanding.
After the carnage had settled on Stone Sour’s set, Korn was ready to takeover the stage. While it hasn’t been too long since we last saw them (last year at the former Molson Amphitheatre), they definitely brought more to the table on this tour stop. Stacks on stacks of amplifiers helped to create what seemed to be the loudest show in the history of the Budweiser Stage, and maybe ever. From “Y’All Want a Single” to “Coming Undone” (which featured a “We Will Rock You”-breakdown), and finally “Freak On A Leash”, Korn was injecting a diverse array of sounds right into your ear holes, whether you liked it or not! Jonathan Davis had full control over the audience from beginning to end and couldn’t help but lose himself in the moment. What a show!
While many left the Budweiser Stage asking, “Sorry, what was that?” due to the explosive sounds of the evening, no one left disappointed!