Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has opened up about the current music scene, noting that groups like Korn and Limp Bizkit were some of the last “real rock bands”.

Ever since Korn burst onto the scene 25 years ago, they’ve been regarded as one of the most popular nu metal bands going around.

With high-profile fans like Ed Sheeran, the band have managed to have a pretty successful career, but frontman Jonathan Davis reckons his band were among some of the last group’s capable of achieving this level of fame.

Speaking to The Jasta Show podcast (via Alt Press), Davis was asked if new bands could have the same impact on rock music that Korn had. “Not to the same calibre as we could,” he explained.

“I’ve always said this last batch – Korn, Deftones, [Limp] Bizkit, all those bands from that time – that was the last guard of that time of the big, real rock bands.”

“That time has come and gone,” he continue. “No one’s ever gonna do it like we ever did. No one’s ever gonna have that experience. It was larger than life. We were up against pop bands, dude.”

“I’m not trying to be arrogant or nothing, but it was us against them, us against the pop bands, us against the Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys, and then we were so embraced by the hip-hop community,” Davis concluded.

“We did stuff with [Ice] Cube, we did stuff with [Dr] Dre and Snoop [Dogg]. At that time, that crossover… I haven’t seen that, and I don’t think I’ll see it again.”

In related Korn news, the band have reportedly been hard at work on their forthcoming album, with Jonathan Davis also opening up about about the recording process for the new record.

“It’s not like records in the past,” Davis began. “We’re taking our time on this one. And the stuff that I’ve heard that we’re recording is very groove-oriented, it’s very intense. It’s gonna be a good record. I’m really excited to get home and start singing on it.”

“I’ve listened to a bunch of stuff,” he continued. “There’s been really good ideas, really cool grooves.”

“I’m really excited for it. It doesn’t suck, I know that. I’m not going, ‘Go back, please.’ I’m more impressed on these than I was with Serenity Of Suffering, so…”

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