See STAIND play pummeling cover of KORN's "Need to" in 2000 | Revolver

See STAIND play pummeling cover of KORN's "Need to" in 2000

Flashback to the Sick and Twisted tour

In early 2000 — before the next year's smash Break the Cycle turned them into a rock-ballad band, and long before politics complicated some fans' relationship with the group — Staind were angsty nu-metal upstarts following in the footsteps of genre leaders like Korn. Indeed, Aaron Lewis and Co. were literally following Jonathan Davis' band around on the Sick and Twisted tour, which also featured the Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation, a collection of shorts deemed "too revolting" for the duo's regular animation fest.

Korn were one of the biggest rock bands in the world at the time, supporting 1999's hit Issues, and Staind went out of their way to pay tribute to the headliners, including breaking out the occasional cover of the nu-metal godfather's "Need to," a particularly excoriating cut off their revolutionary 1994 debut. Leaning into their "Mudshovel" heaviness, Staind did an impressive job with the Korn classic, Lewis channeling Davis' damaged vocals while his bandmates brought the down-tuned riffery, guitarist Mike Mushok bent over like Munky or Head. Watch above.