A form of false metal that emerged from the mainstream and into the CD players of trendy kids everywhere during the mid nineties. Contrary to the name, Nu metal is not and has no relation to metal music. The term "Nu metal" was given to the genre by the likes of MTV who are 100% clueless to anything having to do with metal.
The componenets of a new metal band are as follows:
1. Guitarists who cannot play at all and literally just picked up the instrument. They play very downtuned guitars and 90% of the time they make "riffs" using an open string and the first fret. Occasionally they might use the 3rd or 4th fret but rarley does this happen.
2. The vocalists usually raps or "screams" like a little bitch. The lyrics tend to be about teen angst, wanting to die, cutting yourself, being a loser, hating your parents or simply just being a faggot. At no time whatsoever is any manliness or dignity permitted in nu metal lyrics.
3. The drummers are completely talentless.
4. They dress like transvestites, goth fags, with body paint or wear masks. At no point can the nu metal attire be in any way intimidating. You typical nu metal band consists of five members none of which look as though they could bench press more than 70 lbs. They must look sad, emo and depressed in pictures or make a sad attempt at looking angry. At all times they must look hilarious.
Examples of Nu metal bands are as follows: Korn, System of a down, POD, Linkin park, Limp bizkit, 40 below summer, Coal chamber, Taproot, Soil, Murderdolls, Mudvayne, Papa roach, Mushroomhead and Adema.
Contrary to the belief of posers and trendwhores, Nu metal bands are not and have nothing to do with metalcore bands like Lamb of god, Shadows fall and Unearth. There is not one similarity between nu metal and metalcore considering that metalcore takes a ton of talent, do not look like faggots and actually have manly or intelligent lyrics regarding violence, drinking, politics and hatred. The popularity of Nu metal has dwindled in recent times as the tougher, less emo and far more talented genre of metalcore has taken it's place. Many nu metal fans have become angered at the rise of bands who do not write songs about killing themselves and hating their parents. Ironically enough, the insult most freqently used by these trendslaves is to call metalcore "emo" in a hilarious attempt to degrade the genre. This is 100% untrue as metalcore bands write lyrics along the same lines as death metal and thrash metal and not a single metalcore song ever written has had anything to do with wanting to die, cutting your wrists etc. The hilarious hypocrisy in this is that while the metalcore bands have lyrics that are as far from emo as possible, nu metal bads have the most emo lyircs ever and fans of ANY nu metal bands are in no postion to make fun of anything emo, trendy or talentless since their beloved genre is in fact all 3 of those things in extreme degress.
Your typical Nu metal fan will dress like an actual metalhead with long hair, black clothes, peircings, tattoos, facial hair etc. Although they are not and have nothing to do with metal they will either a) Claim to be metalhead even though they are not thus making them a poser.
b) Claim not to be a metalhead even thought they dress like one making them an EXTREME poser.
Both of these frustrate actual metalheads since their inhehrent badassness is being portrayed wrongly by emo kids in disguise. Hating Nu metal and its fans are one of the biggest parts of being an actual metalhead and no metalhead would touch a Nu metal band with a ten foot stick. One exception to this rule is the band Slipknot. Slipknot is in fact the one Nu metal band that takes influence from real metal and incorporates it into the genre thus making it appealing to metalheads and poser emo nu metal kids alike. Slipknot is also disliked by many nu metal fans because of the actual metal influence thus proving how much of pussies Nu metal fans actaully are.
Surveys and studies have been done that show that Nu metal fans are signifigantly less intelligent than average people. The studies show that they rival listeners of mainstream rap which is why many Nu metal listeners tend to like rap/techno artists like ICP, Nelly, Mindless self indulgence etc. over the actual intelligent talented rappers like Immortal technique and DZK. Nu metal fans are as dumb as they come.
Nu metal is trendy, emo and talentless. Don't be a Nu metal fan!
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