We’ve known for a while that electronic music has been surging to a new mainstream, but I doubt most of us thought of it as the future of all genres–especially heavy metal. Something about Skrillex’s cartoonish whirls and blips just doesn’t sit right with the lightning licks and brawny screams of the heftier genres. But Korn frontman Jonathan Davis, who worked with Sonny Moore himself on Korn’s 10th album, seems to believe dubstep is the future of all things metal. He’s so convinced of his prediction that he’s been dropping some bass himself through his solo side project, for which he’s taken the name J Devil.
Quoth Davis: “North American dubstep is the new electronic heavy metal. It’s the filthier, the better in that world, and with heavy metal, it’s the heavier the better, so it’s kind of the same thing.”
I…I’m not sure I follow. But then again, Korn is to metal what Skrillex is to EDM, so yeah, everything above sort of makes sense. [NME]