1 - A broad genre that consists of great bands and shitty bands. Self proclaimed "true" metal-heads who listen to only speed metal or thrash metal and think that all the metal world has to offer is fast guitar riffs in straight E tuning and lyrics that were written in an instant and the same damn solo in every song that was pretty amazing the first time you heard it until you realized it was just some guy playing some scale really fast and then jerking the fuck off his whammy bar without any emotion whatsoever. These "true" metal-heads denounce Nu Metal because of its lack of guitar solos and say it's unemotional fast guitar riffs in low dropped tuning and their singers don't sing. So basically the difference is that the two forms of metal are in two different tunings and one of them doesn't consist of solos and makes up for that with emotion.

2-Too broad a term to really paint a picture of but is characterized by electronics, emotion, a tendancy to piss off a hypocritical self (and wrongly) proclaimed "true" metalhead (who should listen to some fucking Tool and Alice in Chains if he wants to know which talented bands to compare nu metal bands to in order to show how untalented they are), and less talent than the metal of the late 80s and early 90s. Sure nu metal bands lack solos and tend to write most of their songs in the same key and don't do anything that's technically amazing, but they have more emotion than all every "true" metalhead's bands combined! The downside to Nu Metal
3-Unfortunately a genre that appeals to teenagers who think they're depressed but are just too dumb to look around themselves and see that everyone else is going through the same thing, really haven't heard any real real real music and listen to bands because of the lyrics that are simple and dark enough for them to relate to and the image of the band. It's because of these dumbasses that everyone else hates nu metal.
You really have to be open minded (or dumb enough to think you're depressed because you're a normal teenager) to listen to Nu Metal

Sure, Nu Metal bands aren't nearly as talented as 90's metal bands, but they're a helluva lot more emotional and interesting than emo and screamo bands
by Pierson February 28, 2004
Top Definition
After many years of extensive research, Scientists have come up with the following definition:

Nu metal: About as good as a dead old womans vagina.
by Iron Eddie September 17, 2005
A form of hard rock, that started in the early 1990s, with such bands as Korn. Contrary to popular belief, Nu Metal is not actuualy a Metal style, because it evolved from hardcore, which in turn evolved from punk, and not metal.
Nu Metal is closely related to rapcore.
Korn, Limp Bizkit, (new) In Flames, (new) Soilwork.
by Velvokai May 22, 2005
The boy bands of metal. A form of music with repetive and irratating riffs, deridable forced angst lyrics, bad singing, and an undeniable lack of talent. It is a trend among Hot Topic sheep goths, steroid addicted jocks, and 10 year olds who just have been introduced to MTV. The music is commercialized, fake, and mixes metal with forms of rapcore and bad alternative rock. Bands include Slipknot, KoRn, Cold, etc.
If I want to listen to nu-metal I'll make a cheap riff, talk about how my 'soul is raging', and get a corporate producer! Turn that fucking shit off!
by Jwon September 06, 2003
the poser's answer to metal
Poser1:Yo, I'm this music is so raw, its like saying "fuck you" to the corperate world
Poser2:Your cell phones ringing
by Dnite April 14, 2003
I don't really know what's wrong with those people that hate nu-metal and nu-metal bands. Apart from LP, I don't listen to genres or artists, I listen to _songs_. Damn, if I hear a catchy melody in a Britney Spears song, I'd like it, still knowing Britney is a bitch. So you lame-asses stop whining, take off your f***in' poser masks, and listen to whatever music that you like. And, you could try looking at the lyrics of nu-metal.

Look at the "broken love"/other themes ratio of most genres. For pop, it's 90/10, for example, 80/20 goes for emo, hip-hop has almost no love, but that's another thing. You see, nu-metal DOES have love songs, but they are different from the masses, and the ratio is something like 40/60.

And why should people blame nu-metal for being mainstream-friendly? Why, in fact, is being "mainstream-freindly" bad? The mainstream is what most people currently like, and, even when its fashion goes away, there would people still listening to it.

And, who cares what kind of people are the musicians? Probably most famous classic music composers were mean bastards, but their music is still remembered. The Beatles were dope-heads, but they still are great. Understand it, nobody cares if Fred Durst is a poser. If you like LB, you like it. And if you don't, you don't.

So stop f***ing around and don't forget that music is made for people to have fun, not to argue. K?
There was this really good example here, it was like, "dude listen to this" - "it rocks, what is it?" - "korn" - "it sucks". If you like some music, listen to it, dammit! Enough hipocrisy.
by Dreben_2097 August 26, 2005
A new genre of rock that appeared in the late 90's. It includes such bands as Limp Bizkit, System Of A Down, Godsmack and Saliva.
I can't use my radio anymore because it is flooded with this Nu-Metal crap.
by IAmZero July 04, 2003
corporatized, lobotomized, watered-down mainstream answer to the grind/death/crust music of the late 80s and early 90s crossed with elements of hip-hop, but lacking any of the things that made either form of music music great- i.e. guts, thoughts, belief, intensity, passion, speed, technical ability, a real reason to be angry. Nu-metal encourages kids to buy CDs at the mall, spend their money on stupid accessories at Hot Topic, and rebel against their parents when they should be rebelling against the system that built the mall they're shopping at.
Nu-metal is such a load of shit.
by chthonik May 13, 2004

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