WTF is Nu-Metal?


#121

You know, that might actually be the one I’m trying to remember. Although I assume NME probably invented some slightly awkward portmanteau that I’ve since forgotten.


#122

Sigh

A what?


#123

just a voice recording thing


#124

Korn have some massive tunes tbf


#125

post-hardcore and emo are kinda the same thing really? Neither are really useful terms anyway.

Either way, Relationship of Command and Bleed American are the two records that sent that scene into the mainstream


#126

Sports in the sense of ‘sports biscuits’, ‘sports mixture’ and ‘sports car’


#127

there were plenty of pioneers of rap metal prior to RATM, though. I guess RATM broke the mainstream a bit more, but I wouldn’t class them as the start of anything.


#128

https://soundcloud.com/user-782077026/robsmatepatrick-discusses-nu-metal


#129

Sincere apologies, I made a ‘type-o’


#130

cant believe there is actually a serious discussion on nu metal happening


#131

now with a song with Alt-J and supporting Trivium!


#132

Do you mean rap/metal crossovers like Anthrax/Public Enemy? Or actual bands with rap as a key component of their sound?


#133

Faith No More innit


#134

You will never understand it cos it happens too fast


#135

what can we say SOMETHING (nu-metal) TAKES A PART OF ME


#136

I suspect that’s the :moneybag: talking

And the publicity natch.


#137

Very fair


#138

What’s that supposed to mean? Seems like most people agree with me that At The Drive-In are nu-metal.


#139

bold gambit but I think you’ll struggle to get many bites with this one.


#140

It is possible for bands like Faith No More and RATM to be progenitors of nu-metal without being nu metal themselves I suppose. Like you wouldn’t really call the Melvins grunge.I think it starts with Korn for me.

Actually seems a bit silly dissecting it this much.