A sub-genre of Heavy Metal and Grunge that was first seen in 1993 with Korns demo "Neidermeyer's Mind". The first band to be offically labeled as Nu Metal was Coal Chamber by a columist in a metal magizine. Traditional metalheads frown upon the genre because the vocals are understandable and the solos arent anoyingly long and boring and the drummers have actuall skill and talent. the genres popularity lasted from 1997 to 2002.
Korn, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot(early work), Crazy Town, Papa Roach, 3rd Strike, Darwins Waiting Room, Lifer, and Twisted Method are all Nu Metal bands.