An often misdefined sub genre of metal. Nu Metal involves rapping, scratching and simple yet heavily distorted guitar work. People often mix up "Nu Metal" with "New Metal" Nu Metal is rap with guitars. New Metal is the metal that most younger metal bands are bringing out. New Metal isn't bad, its just the evolutionary path that metal has taken. Nu Metal however is close to dead, as most Nu Metal bands have either moved onto rap or progressed into New Metal
Limp Bizkit
Linkin Park

Killswitch Engage
Ill Nino
40 Below Summer
Drowning Pool
by trav_7 October 11, 2005
a rather large shit...rather large indeed.
dude..i did a massive i borrow a plunger?
by se_101 September 23, 2005
A genre of music witch was brought in the 1990's. The music consisted of a mix between rock and rap.
Greatest Nu-Metal band ever = Rage Against the Machine
by Someone Who Dont Care February 26, 2005
a genre of music people love to criticize, without realizing that if it wasn't for nu-metal, you'd have nothing left on the radio but shitty emo/punk bands and more hip-hop crap. also dissed by people who think they are cool, trying to sound like they know what they're talking about by saying things like "LISTEN 2 SLAYER 4 TEH REAL METAL!!!1" or "I CAN PLAY TEH GUITAR BETTER THAN SLIPKNOT!!!1" which is just bullshit from teens or old losers who put on an act of musical sophistication. Think before you disrespect nu-metal or you'll make an idiot of yourself like 95% of the people who posted a definition for this word.
nu-metal is preferable to punk, emo, and rap.
by glod October 14, 2004
CORPORATE BULLSHIT!!! Just a bunch of talentless mother fuckers with an ambition to be "cool" and "different" but all you nu-metal faggots are all the same and no matter how good your life is you always seem to find something to whine about just like your precious linkin park or chevelle! To me nu-metal has got the same reputation as.....dare i say.....Good Charlotte or New found glory except faggy punk bands like these dont need to drop tune their guitars to play an easy power chord. nu-metal, punk, and pop bands along with the fans should fuck off and die! oh im sorry they already want to do that because their babysitter wouldn't give them a cookie. And i am sorry to say metallica is on their way as well.
sorry metallica st.anger sucks dick!
slipknot, mudvayne, korn, linkin park, metallica's st.anger and i think good charlotte can fit in with them also
by TrueMetalHead666 March 28, 2004
known as the 7up of metal - the un-metal
excuse me while I burn your nu-metal CD collection
by mevyhetal November 03, 2003
Bullshit. Who the fuck would like this?
Dude 1: What're you listening to?

Dude 2: Nu Metal! You should listen to this man.

Dude 1: Listen to DevilDriver ya poser. *Punches Dude 2 in the mouth*
by HorridAura October 07, 2011
A form of heavy metal. There are many people on this site that says it's the, "light beer" of metal. Have you even listened to any of slipknot? Most of your taste in metal can hardly be called music. Bands of nu metal actually have something you can enjoy listening to. If you still think it's wimpish, listen to people=shit by slipknot. Then tell me that nu metal is for pussies. Because honestly, you don't know metal.
Slipknot is a great band. All of the extreme metal bands are shit, it's just a riff of electric guitar and a random scream every now and then. Nu metal is the only thing that people with a shred of insanity can enjoy out of the metal genre
by Youareretarded November 14, 2010

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