WTF is Nu-Metal?


#41

Okay i should have put deftones as slipknot. I’m a disgrace that has ruined this thread for everybody. I have to live with the guilt

It’s going to be hard from now on. Waking up knowing that I should have put fuckib slipknot , deftones and other bands I’ve never actually heard a song by.

My self disgust is going to be hard to live down. I will take to heavy drinking to try to relieve the pain. Maybe in the future… someday… i can accept that it was a simple error anyone could have done and then got in with my life. But I know it’s too late for me on here… i will always be seen as the monster I am… i hope you can forgive me…


#42

Surely too old metal to be Nu-Metal? Weren’t they around in 1994 or something?


#43

Blur and Pulp were Britpop though. I mean they had a britpop period and it was their most popular period by far so it’s fine, isn’t it?


#44

way closer to Nu Metal than grunge… but realistically more Alice Cooper of Industrial Rock.

Manson is odd in that I associate them setting up a lot of Nu Metal that came after them.


#45

I guess. I’m not a fans of genres in general, feel it pigeonholes everything a bit too much.


#46

which is when nu metal started


#47

Wow!

I only really recall it being when Slipknot appeared and Limp Bizkit were suddenly a household name.


#48

Yeah people usually say it started with Korn. Of course they had bagpipes, which their disciples wisely chose not to copy.


#49

wish I could tell you it was actually a lot cooler before it went mainstream but nah


#50

Oh yeah, I mean I remember how Korn were always laughed at. I think I just assumed it was all just ‘metal’ in those days.


#51

Rage Against the Machine

  • Nu Metal
  • Get a haircut, hippies

0 voters


#52

To paraphrase Andrew O’Neil’s History of Heavy metal:

“When Rage Against The Machine came along, it blew our minds. Here was a band marrying metal guitars to hip hop. It was such a breath of fresh air. Little did we know that that fresh air was a just a bubble in a colon in front of a load of shit being pushed along just behind it.”


#53

RATM are a weird one. You can totally see how they 100% brought about all the nu-metal stuff that followed, and you could potentially say the self-titled album was the first nu-metal record. But Evil Empire is more garage rock mixed with hip hop, and I’m not sure what you’d call Battle of LA. Not nu-metal though, really.


#54

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2116536-molten-iron-river-discovered-speeding-beneath-russia-and-canada/


#55

Would argue against Deftones being classic nu-metal (comedy nu-metal single aside), as they were mostly too feelings-y and liked The Smiths and Sade. Also massive nu-metal demerits in having a DJ who never once brought it on.

Nowadays they’re the metal Cure.


#56

Original lyrics for Last Resort lacked the obvious hooks and streamlined concept of the second draft.


#57

their first 2 albums are solidly Nu Metal though. Even then, their stuff from White Pony-onward isn’t too far off either (and also features a DJ!).

Absolutely anyone that was into Korn, Coal Chamber, etc. at the time was into them as well. Nu Metal is all about being feelings-y.


#58

I liked quite a few of these bands at the time (Deftones, Korn, RATM, even Limp Bizkit), but I liked the riffs and the drums. Is it less shit if I liked them despite the feelingsy?

I say like(d), I still listen to most of them, because fuck your judgement.


#59

Nowadays Nu Metal is usually just a punch line and looked back on mostly in a ‘lol, weren’t Limp Bizkit shit’ way, but it’s easy to forget just how all fucking pervading it was for a couple of years as far as mainstream metal was concerned. It was like everyone felt they had to go full ‘down tuned shit with a DJ’ to survive. See: Machine Head’s comical tracksuit phase.

System of Down are usually considered Nu Metal big-hitters, but their debut was a genuine breath of fresh air at the time; it was crunchy and proper metal while still being a bit nuts and original. And that was still quite a while before the genre got properly massive.

They were bad times, and that’s coming from someone who had Korn tipp-exed on his pencil-case.


#60

All this discussion on Nu-Metal, but in the end, it doesn’t even matter