Concert Review: Korn, Heaven Shall Burn & HELLYEAH @ 013, Tilburg
First off was HELLYEAH, theatrical metal act, hailing from the US and here to promote the release of their fifth album 'Unden!able'. Armed with a set consisting of old and new tracks with a total length of 30 minutes, HELLYEAH didn't quite get the crowd going as much as they perhaps would have liked. Regardless of the effort the band made, the crowd remained quite stale with the occasional HELLYEAH fan going crazy, shouting and jumping along. It was the first time I saw HELLYEAH live and the theatrics surrounding the band's performance reeled me in. Long hair, dreadlocks and black make-up, what's not to love.
Next up was 'Here To Stay', another older track. Third track was a new track at last and the track's arrival was accompanied with the fall of the back curtain, revealing a new one depicting the cover of their latest album, 'The Serenity of Suffering'. Extraordinary was that the fans already knew every word to the new tracks. No difference in reception was made between old and new tracks. The set continued with tracks 'Insane', a brief cover of Queen's 'We Will Rock You' and 'Make Me Bad', all while the moshers continued to dominate the ground floor of the venue.
Of course Korn's encore consisted of 'Freak on a Leash', which is after all these years still Korn's most streamed track. While 'Freak on a Leash' was the bandâs set closer, the track was accompanied by 'Falling Away From Me'.
It was remarkable that, even though the band came to support the latest release, relatively few songs from the new album were played. Of course this isn't that weird, as Korn's discography is massive and the crowd was filled with fans from all ages, without a doubt all with different Korn favorites. All in all, Korn performed a stellar set and their return was long overdue. Letâs hope that the nu-metal legends come back sooner rather than later and oh.. don't hesitate to bring Heaven Shall Burn and Hellyeah with you again!
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