‘There’s a lot of really deep, painful lyrics that Korn has to offer’: Evanescence’s Amy Lee Speaks To Her Favorite Korn Song

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During a recent interview with Revolver, Evanescence singer Amy Lee recently shared what her favorite Korn song happens to be. Lee and her band will be hitting the road soon for a North American tour involving the nu metal giants.

In talking about this tour and other matters pertaining to Evanescence, Amy Lee was asked what her favorite Korn song is. This is what she had to say:

“This is weird, I have a few that are kind of in the same tier. But for some reason something about that song ‘Falling Away From Me.’ It has something that has to do with the chord progression, that sort of does a trick on the mind. When it gets to the chorus, the chord progression to me as a musician, it’s very interesting because it’s doing a descending and ascending thing at the same time, and they work so magically together that I can’t decide exactly how it makes me feel.

“They just change the chords just enough to make it sound like it has to be that, it’s nothing else, but it’s so natural. I feel like, musically, the creation of that chord structure and the guitar part is really, really smart. So there’s that. But I love the lyrics, as well. There’s a lot of really deep, painful lyrics that Korn has to offer that are cathartic for me.

“It’s chaos but it’s good to the ear. It’s not the kind of metal where I can handle it for a few minutes and then I need to listen to something else because my ears hurt. They’re creating something that feels good, it sounds good to your ears. It’s metal but it isn’t something that you can’t hang out and listen to. They have a pop sensibility, I’m just going to go out and say it. It’s there.”

What is your favorite Korn song? What’s your favorite Korn album? Have you checked out our ranking of the Korn albums from worst to best? Link to that ranking can be found below. Also below, you will find all the dates and locations associated with the upcoming Evanescence and Korn tour.

Every Korn Album, Ranked Worst To Best

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  • 8/16 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
    8/18 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    8/20 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    8/21 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
    8/23 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
    8/24 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
    8/26 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
    8/27 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
    8/28 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
    8/31 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
    9/1 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
    9/4 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
    9/6 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
    9/9 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
    9/10 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center
    9/13 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
    9/15 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
    9/16 – Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater