A subgenre of music that was largely popular from 1996 - 2002 mostly. It still has a moderate following as of 2010 though. Bands like Korn, Limp Bizkit, Clawfinger, Disturbed, Hed PE, Linkin Park, Coal Chamber, and Vanilla Ice can all be considered Nu Metal bands. It has a subculture and the typical clothhing style of said subculture are baggy jeans/shorts, tattoos, piercings, Adidas brand shoes and clothing, skateboarding brand clothes and shoes(Adio, Etnies, DC Shoes, Vans, etc.) and sometimes dyed and/or spiked hair. Traditional Metalheads hate it due to the fact that Nu Metal dosen't have guitar solos and is more angsty thus making them say it is "Un Metal". I personally think it is the greatest genre of Rock/Metal to have ever been made!
Nu Metal fan - "Hey, have you heard the new Korn album? It AWESOME!"
Br00tal Metalhead - "Fuk Shit Metal it aint REAL Metal...SLAYERRRRRRRRRRR!!!!"
Nu Metal fan - "OOOOOO K?
Br00tal Metalhead - "Quit sayin its br00tall! its NOT METULLLLL!!!!!! Listen to REAL Metal! Like GOREGORE DIEEEE!!!"
Nu Metal fan - "Your a dumbass, goodbye" *starts blasting old school Staind on his iPod*.
A person who is basically emo but instead of black they were the gayest colors they can find. If its in the rainbow its cool. They dye thier hair 2-7 different colors and look like the result of a mentally handicapped glam rocker fucking a peacock. They like to think they are tough when they act like totall douchebags and wear shirts that advertise cancelled Nickelodeon shows, Sega Genesis/Super Nintendo games, Have "dinasawrz" on thier tee shirts and listen to "hardxcore" music (notice the letter "x" cuz they use it often) They claim to not be emo in any way when in facet they are more emo then emo, they are emo xxxxxXTREMExxxxx! In thier freee time they like to play Sonic and Knuckles and act like its a brand new release, masterbate to Crunkcore music, talk about how so totallt hawt the lead singer of AFI is, and smoke pot and claim to be "straight edge". The guys like to wear jeans so tight that thier testicles will pop if anything even brushes up against them, the girls look like plastic barbie dolls with dumbass colorful hair,a nd they ALL wear tee shirts of bands that they dont even listen to. They also think that every band that screams is considered "Screamo". They say shit like "Slipknot, iwrestleddabearonce and Pentara are teh beezt Screamo bands eva, Who agrees?" and they will get 40 thumbs up from other dumbass scene kids who fail to relise that NONE of those bands are screamo!
Scene Kid - "Hay wazzup nig?
Normal Guy - "uhh, what?"
Scene Kid - Im kewler then u dawg but its all good ya digg?
Normal Guy - umm, ok?"
Scene Kid - "Did you evr hear dat Screamo band Korn? they are teh sexx!"
Normal Person - "Korn is Nu Metal and not even remotly close to Screamo, wtf are you talking about?"
Scene Kid - "U muzt not get the real musik then, ur a n00b and I am kewler, Korns song (Down With The Sickness) is badazz, u dont git teh screamo muzik.
Normal Person - *gets pissed and kicks the faggot scene kids ass*
Scene Kid - *wakes up* "Where am I? Diz aint kewl dawg!"
Group of people with an IQ over that of a baked potato - *all start stabbing scene kid repeatidly with rusty forks until he bleeds to death*
*The world rejoices!*