Live At Montreaux 2004

BY Keith CarmanPublished Apr 24, 2008

Captured just before the quintessential/original Korn line-up started to deteriorate, Live At Montreaux 2004 finds these detuned funk metallers at their commercial peak. Witnessing a packed Stravinski Hall practically self-destruct during "Blind” is shocking, especially when compared to the typical low-key output of the Live At Montreaux series. Still, in its 75-minute entirety there are few surprises with this DVD. The Korn-ified (as in, detuned, slap-bass treated) songs are mildly amusing, especially the band’s take on Metallica’s "One,” squished between a medley of old school tracks "Shoots & Ladders” and "Freak On A Leash,” and Pink Floyd’s "Another Brick In the Wall” and "Goodbye Cruel World.” Still, despite endless camera angles, a modestly inspired performance and respectably loud crowd, the datedness of the material such as "Got The Life,” "A.D.I.D.A.S.” and "Faget” feels like little more than a momentary lapse of reason, otherwise known as nostalgia.
(Eagle Vision)

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