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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
A form of false metal that emerged from the mainstream and into the CD players of trendy kids everywhere during the mid nineties. Contrary to the name, Nu metal is not and has no relation to metal music. The term "Nu metal" was given to the genre by the likes of MTV who are 100% clueless to anything having to do with metal.

The componenets of a new metal band are as follows:

1. Guitarists who cannot play at all and literally just picked up the instrument. They play very downtuned guitars and 90% of the time they make "riffs" using an open string and the first fret. Occasionally they might use the 3rd or 4th fret but rarley does this happen.

2. The vocalists usually raps or "screams" like a little bitch. The lyrics tend to be about teen angst, wanting to die, cutting yourself, being a loser, hating your parents or simply just being a faggot. At no time whatsoever is any manliness or dignity permitted in nu metal lyrics.

3. The drummers are completely talentless.

4. They dress like transvestites, goth fags, with body paint or wear masks. At no point can the nu metal attire be in any way intimidating. You typical nu metal band consists of five members none of which look as though they could bench press more than 70 lbs. They must look sad, emo and depressed in pictures or make a sad attempt at looking angry. At all times they must look hilarious.

Examples of Nu metal bands are as follows: Korn, System of a down, POD, Linkin park, Limp bizkit, 40 below summer, Coal chamber, Taproot, Soil, Murderdolls, Mudvayne, Papa roach, Mushroomhead and Adema.

Contrary to the belief of posers and trendwhores, Nu metal bands are not and have nothing to do with metalcore bands like Lamb of god, Shadows fall and Unearth. There is not one similarity between nu metal and metalcore considering that metalcore takes a ton of talent, do not look like faggots and actually have manly or intelligent lyrics regarding violence, drinking, politics and hatred. The popularity of Nu metal has dwindled in recent times as the tougher, less emo and far more talented genre of metalcore has taken it's place. Many nu metal fans have become angered at the rise of bands who do not write songs about killing themselves and hating their parents. Ironically enough, the insult most freqently used by these trendslaves is to call metalcore "emo" in a hilarious attempt to degrade the genre. This is 100% untrue as metalcore bands write lyrics along the same lines as death metal and thrash metal and not a single metalcore song ever written has had anything to do with wanting to die, cutting your wrists etc. The hilarious hypocrisy in this is that while the metalcore bands have lyrics that are as far from emo as possible, nu metal bads have the most emo lyircs ever and fans of ANY nu metal bands are in no postion to make fun of anything emo, trendy or talentless since their beloved genre is in fact all 3 of those things in extreme degress.

Your typical Nu metal fan will dress like an actual metalhead with long hair, black clothes, peircings, tattoos, facial hair etc. Although they are not and have nothing to do with metal they will either a) Claim to be metalhead even though they are not thus making them a poser.


b) Claim not to be a metalhead even thought they dress like one making them an EXTREME poser.

Both of these frustrate actual metalheads since their inhehrent badassness is being portrayed wrongly by emo kids in disguise. Hating Nu metal and its fans are one of the biggest parts of being an actual metalhead and no metalhead would touch a Nu metal band with a ten foot stick. One exception to this rule is the band Slipknot. Slipknot is in fact the one Nu metal band that takes influence from real metal and incorporates it into the genre thus making it appealing to metalheads and poser emo nu metal kids alike. Slipknot is also disliked by many nu metal fans because of the actual metal influence thus proving how much of pussies Nu metal fans actaully are.

Surveys and studies have been done that show that Nu metal fans are signifigantly less intelligent than average people. The studies show that they rival listeners of mainstream rap which is why many Nu metal listeners tend to like rap/techno artists like ICP, Nelly, Mindless self indulgence etc. over the actual intelligent talented rappers like Immortal technique and DZK. Nu metal fans are as dumb as they come.
Nu metal is trendy, emo and talentless. Don't be a Nu metal fan!
by jesspole March 28, 2009
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
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 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
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