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Korn Believe Sepultura's Roots Was A Blatant Rip-Off

10/10/2016
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Korn

(Metal Hammer) Jonathan Davis has recalled thinking that Sepultura's 1996 album Roots was a "blatant Korn rip-off." He says his younger self couldn't get his head around Max Cavalera and co's record at the time - but insists they were such an influence on him that he's now come to terms with the album and that "it's all good."

When asked if he's proud of the bands Korn have inspired in their 23-year career, Davis tells Metal Hammer: "Yeah. Slipknot were inspired by what we did, but they took it and did their own thing, which is f***ing amazing.

"One that I thought was a big compliment, but I also thought was f***ed up, was Sepultura's Roots album. That was just a blatant Korn rip-off, and I had it out with producer Ross Robinson about that, because he just took our sound and gave it to Sepultura.

"My young brain couldn't handle it. But they were one of our biggest influences, so I guess they get a pass. And that's a classic album, so it's all good."

Korn guitarist James 'Munky' Shaffer adds: "Here's the thing - that was us trying to imitate them! When Sepultura released Chaos A.D. in 1993, that was a huge influence on us, and it's still one of my favorite records. Now I'm older, I can appreciate art inspiring art." here.

Metal Hammer is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright Metal Hammer - Excerpted here with permission.

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