nu metal is a genre of music , originated from heavy metal bands like iron maiden , ACDC black sabeth , then thrash came about with bands like metallica , nu metal is a subgenre and is more sad and doomish , it was founded with bands like koRn ( which rock) these bands werent as talented as the original heavy metal bands but made a sound that people liked . some people describe slipknot as nu metal but some true metalheads that i know think difrantly and sey there true metal but they might get confused by how heavy and how corey taylor shouts but the lyrics are the things which tell or not if they are nu metal. i think slipknit are a very good band think they are nu metal because they are nu (new) and original but the sound is to the likeing of thrash and screamo rockers who will not call it nu metal...well in my school , i on the other hand like nu metal, black metal ,goth rock and the thrash an hard rock an loads shit but nu metal bands like limp bizkit some people will call gay cos dey rap and loads do but koRn are the true founders of nu metel but since there first few albums they lost popularity and got just referd as hard rock to the metal heads and metal heads started to show a liking of them but not as much as thrash and screamo.
i will admit that nu metal bands sometimes arn't as talneted as original metal bands and the morden thrash but the sound they produced was to the liking of record producers an shit , but the rapcore defeintly wasn't liked by many metal heads.
slipknot to this day to anyone who is not a fan who either hates them or just dusn't listen will only no slipknot as a metal band and will criticise metal heads and just make fun of that and call them emo shit wich is gai , but for those metalheads who have a disliking for slipknot and do refer them as nu metal shit will not like them for this point but there are more points why they don't. true metal heads might not like them because they are sad and gothic ( sometimes gothic) and will call them emo ( they don't know whAT EMO MEANS) because the original heavy metal was a heavier take on rock and it was either normal rock n rollish lyrics or devil worshiping (slightly) and vilont which they love but the dark sadness edge was not to their liking.
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by jake hussey August 13, 2008
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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
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
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
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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