the gayest type of metal ever
man the only nu metal band thast even somewhat tollerable is disturbed
by Ronso Nub October 14, 2004
a genre of music that is held in low regards by most true metal fans. Nu metal bands are not nessecarily sell-outs or wannabe's, its just the image that is shown by bands such as linkin park, there are how ever nu metal bands that make proper music. A great example of this is Deftones, who played a large part in the pioneering of the genre. One of the few talented nu metal bands left, is a true example of Nu metal
LPfan: dude, linkin park rock
metal: they fucking suck, all nu metal does
fence sitter: not all nu metal sucks, take Deftones for example, they are true musicians
LPfan: who?
metal: oooh those guys, yeah they rock
by Anaiyak April 28, 2006
The reason hipsters were born -- in the late '90's, Bizkit and Korn were all the rage. Linkin Park and Staind dominated as well in the beginning of this decade. Since rock stations removed Weezer and Beck off the radio for this garbage, people who used to like rock either turned to online music magazines for guidance or switched to rap instead. Mp3 blogs and internet radio began stealing listeners from rock radio so now, because rock stations play
either nu metal or old alternative (Weezer, Beck), modern rock stations are dropping quick. So next time some pretentious scenester sings some Futureheads song he heard off the OC, thank yourself and your red backwards baseball cap, Bizkit biter.
Dude #1: Dude, how come my friends all watch the OC now?

Dude #2: Uh, because they like to watch hot chicks and listen to decent music.

Dude #1: Are we the only dudes who like to see sweaty bald guys with neck tattos anymore?

Dude #2: I don't know, but it was fun destroying Woodstock and FM rock radio.

Dude #1: Hells yeah!
by Self-Hating Hipster July 26, 2005
Nu metal means new metal. Just like Metallica and Slayer was in the beginning of the 80's. I think it was good that some of the Nu metal bands came. Metallica was good in the 80's, but after that they sucked pretty hard. Nu metal saved metal from being worn out. But most Nu metal band sucks today too. Korn and Slipknot are the best nu metal bands, but I don't like to call them that, cuz they don't sound like eachother or like Linkin Park or Limp Bizkit(who sucks harder than anything else that's called metal) at all.. Only three bands from the 80's are good:
Metallica (the four first albums)
Iron Maiden.
And new bands that are good:
Korn, Slipknot, Disturbed, Static-X, Marilyn Manson.
But maybe some of these bands are gonna suck some day too, like Metallica do today.

Many of Korn and Slipknots fans listen to old metal too. And my daddy (41 years old) like some of Korns songs, and some of Slipknots songs, and some Marilyn Manson-songs. But he usually listen to Metallica, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Judas Priest, and bands like that.

Slipknot was opening band for Metallica once, and most of the audience liked it. And Slipknot toured with Slayer, and the slayer-fans liked Slipknot.

But I do agree that many Nu metal bands sucks (Linkin park, limp bizkit, deftones and alot of others)
Old metaller: Slipknot and Korn sucks!

New metaller: Okey, but I bet you haven't heard any other song than what's on MTV.
by Swedish_maggot December 11, 2004
Whiny crossbreed of 80s metal and any number of other elements (rap, hip-hop, and occasionally classical music). Usually involves people wanting to slit their wrists and die as bloodily as possible because they hate the world and everyone in it. Nu-metallers can probably be found in every town in the western world. You will know them by their Slipknot/Korn/Limp Bizkit/System of a Down hoodies and black cloud over their head that comes from being 15 and their parents 'not understanding them'.
Nu Metal CD: How can I feel pain, how can I feel pain, when you're being so supportive? Aaaaarghghghgkkk...
Nu-Metal Kid: *mumblings of approval, devil horn fingers* This stuff is good.
Man: Please, for the good of humanity, get some Pantera or Metallica or Guns N' Roses or something.
by Claidi May 13, 2005
Bad ass music, the best there is!!!!
Grade 8, Endo, Motograder, Nothingface
by Joshua October 06, 2003
Nu Metal is a form of music that evolved from punk/hardcore in the metal deprived years of the early nineties. The band that is most often credited with the creation of Nu Metal is KoRn, or in other words the greatest band ever. Nu Metal is unique because unlike heavy metal which involves a more complicated and changing guitar riff, a Nu Metal riff is more repetitive and simpler, which means that most songs revolve around the tempo/pitch of the riff. Nu Metal has been on the descent because of shit bands like Limp Bizkit and slipknot, but many people fail to realize several other good Nu Metal bands such as Tool, KoRn, Godsmack, and Disturbed. Another thing, metal was failing miserably in the nineties, especially after the grunge era with bands like Nirvana, and metal was going to soon be pronounced dead, but like I stated earlier, with the arrival of bands like KoRn metal was reenergized and popular again. So the next time your going to bash Nu Metal, or a Nu Metal band, thank them (or at least the early ones, some new Nu Metal bands like slipknot suck) for saving the heavy metal that we all love today
Nu Metal saved metal and changed the way we look at music
++++Good Bands++++KoRn (godfather of Nu Metal), Mudvayne, Tool, Godsmack, Disturbed
----Bad Bands----Slipknot (music is pure shit, no talent) Linkin Park (could be good but music sounds all the same), Limp Bizkit (Need I say more?)
by Will Brasil February 25, 2007

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