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Bands influenced by MTV, rap, and all that cal. pretending about fans, but money allways attract them.

1)Tends to sell themselves out in a deragory term they are label whores.

2)Tends to write idiotic lyrichs about pain, parents hating them, and tends to use the word numb, pain, satan, ridicule (or thousands of different mocking words)or other issues they allways use.

3)Tends to go soft after a period, and if someone dont like it they blame it on a emotional release.

4)pretending they are heavy by screaming in the worst timing ever and stuff and tuning they're guitar very low.

5) pretending they are the new wave of heavy metal.

6)Probably been issued a "Nu metal the guide to riches " by theyre producers.

7) study KoRn, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park.
Boy: Heard the new Slipknot song dude?
Man: why bother?
boy: It is so heavy, I think you will like it since you listen to Slayer and stuff........
Man: Pffffft buzz off!!! Little cockroach.
Boy: you mocked me I have to go to the bathroom and slit my wrist.
Man: have a nice day (idiot)
by Krissyshit the droogie February 19, 2005
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Nu metal is a fake term invented by music critics who have slapped it upon every modern rock band since 1996. It is not an existing genre. Stop complaining about how nu metal supposedly sucks when the genre doesn't actually exist.
Bands slapped with the "Nu metal" label actually perform in a variety of different genres from hardcore punk, alternative rock, funk metal, rap rock, alternative metal, experimental metal, experimental rock, funk rock and hip-hop. Use these terms to describe these bands.

Body Count = Thrash metal
Korn = Alternative rock / Hard rock
Faith No More = Experimental rock
Fantomas = Experimental metal
Hed PE = Punk rock / rap rock
Limp Bizkit = Crap (but generally considered rap-rock/alternative rock)
Linkin Park = Alternative rock / rap rock (personally, I think this one is crap also)
Mr. Bungle = Experimental rock
Nirvana = Grunge
Primus = Funk metal
Rammstein = Industrial metal
Slipknot = Alternative metal
Snot = Funk metal / hardcore punk
System of a Down = Alternative metal
by This genre doesn't exist! September 01, 2008
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30.
Classified by some people to be any rock band that sounds sorta hard and gets MTV and radio play. Much of it IS unoriginal and contains meaningless repetitive lyrics but that doesn't mean all nu-metal sucks. Unimaginative doesn't equal untalented. Sounding similar doesn't necessarily equal cookie cutter pattern. Some is all of the above but if you like it, then that's your choice. Songs like Headstrong by Trapt are pretty catchy, though.
Apparently it's cool to hate the mainstream and nu-metal is no exception.
by kaze2k5 March 07, 2004
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31.
A marketing term used by record companies to classify a band. Usually it is used in an insulting kind of way, and many bands are unwillingly placed in the genre. Often confused with New Metal.
Check out that nu-metal band.
by Stigma July 09, 2004
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32.
Nü Metal isn't classic metal. It's not supposed to be classic metal. It is a different genre. That's what everybody that has defined nü metal needs to understand.

For nü metal, I mainly listen to Mudvayne, System of a Down, and Stone Sour. But I also listen to real metal; Children of Bodom, In Flames, and Arch Enemy to name a few.

Just because it isn't as hard as classic metal, that doesn't mean it isn't good.
Nü metal is good in it's own respect.
by brqgn June 21, 2004
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33.
An awesome metal subgenre without crappy guitar solos.
Classic metal fan: Let's listen to Manowar.
Nu metal fan: I'd rather listen to Korn.
Classic metal fan: Fuck, dude, it isn't REAL metal, it's just shitty nu metal, without awesome guitar solos or musical talent.
Nu metal fan: a music's value isn't based on its complexity. Read Adorno, asshole.
Classic metal fan: I'd rather play WoW.
by ronnierocket June 11, 2010
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Sucks, lacking instrumentally and in musicality.
If you listen to Slipknot, Korn, or System of a Down, Please find better music, other than Nu metal.
by Nu metal hater August 19, 2006
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