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Think of the term "nu-metal," and one of the first bands - if not the very first band - that comes to mind is Korn. But don't mention that to the Bakersfield, California act's scatting front man, Jonathan Davis. 

Or, at least, don't mention it to the Jonathan Davis of 20 years ago. Because while Korn is often seen as the originators of the metal sub-genre, in a new interview with Metal Hammer, Davis recalled that, during the making of the band's 2002 album Untouchables, they felt "resentful" of the nu-metal tag.

"That was when so many bands were coming out and jumping on the [nu metal] bandwagon," he said. "Now I don't mind the tag 'nu metal' - they named an entire subgenre after my band? Holy shit! That's cool! - but punk-ass, crazy Korn back then, we were like, 'What the fuck? Fuck everyone! We're going to make this insane record. Keep people guessing.' It had become a parody of itself - 'I don't want to be defined like that!' " 

Nowadays, he continued, he feels differently. "I don't care, but back then I hated it," Davis said. "I make the music I make...you don't call Metallica some thrash band! They're fucking Metallica! You don't call the Chili Peppers a funk rock band! They're the fucking Chili Peppers!"