It probably WAS some stupid term coined by corporate tightwad
s, in order to try (and fail) to classify music.
As with many of these kinds of confusing undemocratic dumbasstic
terms, "nu-metal" is so misused that its original intended meaning, whatever that is, is lost.
I WOULD say that we should shove "nu-metal" and other stupid terms up the corporates' asses; but i don't want anything to do with some random person's rectum.