Cavalera Reacts To Sepultura Roots Korn Ripoff Claim


(Metal Hammer) Max Cavalera has called Jonathan Davis "childish" over his claim that Sepultura ripped off Korn on their Roots album. In an exclusive interview with Metal Hammer last month, Davis was asked how he felt about the influence Korn have had on other bands, and he said Sepultura's 1996 album Roots was a "blatant Korn rip-off."

Davis added that he had words with producer Ross Robinson, who he accused of taking Korn's sound and "giving it to Sepultura." Later, former Sepultura drummer Igor Cavalera admitted Korn did influence the sound of Roots, but his brother and Cavalera Conspiracy bandmate Max says Davis' comments make little sense.

He tells CKRL 89.1 FM (via Blabbermouth): "Korn wasn't the only reason we wanted to work with Ross. He had done a Fear Factory demo that I really liked and had a really raw sound. And he had done a Deftones song on the Adrenaline album that I really liked."

"Saying that is like saying Sepultura should be pissed off at Cannibal Corpse because they used producer Scott Burns. I'm not pissed off at Cannibal Corpse - I think they're great.

"Because we were one of the first that used Scott Burns, we should be mad at all the bands that use Scott Burns? That's childish. So he's just really being childish. And I really don't give a sh*t about Korn or anybody.

"We were very different from Korn, we have own way of playing and the songs are different. Everything is different. It's just the same guy that recorded both albums - that's the only similarity." Read more here.

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