A catch-all term used by morons to describe new rapcore/metal bands. Such categorization is unnessesary, limiting, and useless. A general rule of thumb: anyone who throws around the term "nu-metal" has almost NFI what they're saying.
Some dumbasses will even go so far as to call bands like Metallica
-- pioneers of the 80's metal scene -- nu-metal.
A genre of accelerated alternative rock that takes influence from such well known metal acts as Pantera, Metallica Slayer, Anthrax, etc. as well as groove, rap, hip hop or even industrial music. These bands are often lumped in with metalcore
bands because they are both mainstream and both utilize playing styles such as using breakdowns.
Nu-metal bands include but are not limited to:
Slipknot(from Iowa not the original Thrash band)
System of a Down
The late 90's answer to the grunge
fallout, Nu Metal gave hormonal teenagers something new to latch onto and call their own.
The truth is, this is nothing new at all. Many a Nu Metal kid will deride and defemate Hair Metal and other forms of popularized 80's trash music as passe and forgetable. Not understanding that their $9.99 pieces of Best Buy
chugga-chugga riffing pilfered from hardcore
's rotted corpse and plunged up their mainstream
-loving ass is nothing spectacular in itself.
is a trend
that is not a revolution
. Of course, telling people below the age of 18 this is impossible. As shown on this site alone, many fans of this aural equivalent to AIDS believe it is an "evolution
" or "new wave
" to heavy metal
and music in general.
Wrong. The Gothenburg
sound is an evoltion. The use of atmospheric chording is an evolution. What Nu Metal provides is a package in which to throw all hook-laden parts of various forms of metal and other genres of music. Then it is shipp...
It probably WAS some stupid term coined by corporate tightwad
s, in order to try (and fail) to classify music.
As with many of these kinds of confusing undemocratic dumbasstic
terms, "nu-metal" is so misused that its original intended meaning, whatever that is, is lost.
I WOULD say that we should shove "nu-metal" and other stupid terms up the corporates' asses; but i don't want anything to do with some random person's rectum.
a genre of music that people who like metal put all the metal they don't like into so that they make themselves sound cool.
Metalhead: Ew this music isn't very good. I think I shall classify it as nu metal so that my friends don't think I'm a loser because I like metal and this album is metal.
poser MTV rock. bands that copy Korn (who do it better than all of the anyways.) Linkin park, papa roach, crazy town, etc. are all these bands. usually incorporates hip-hop elements into the music. songs are power chords and have a lead singer trying to look tough by rapping and attemping to do a growl that would make true metalheads laugh.
good choice for 12 year old kids to listen to, but after that you look fool listening to it.
Wow, Ozzfest sucks now becuase of all the nu-metal crap it has.
A garbage term where anything new, which people can't reconcile with straight archetypal Hard Rock, Metal, Punk, or Rap, goes. To give an example, while Linkin Park may be more closely associated with the 'mainstream' sides of punk, Slipknot is undoubtedly a prime figure of aggro metal. This is where the often misunderstood value of nu metal lies. It attempts an unconscious vocalization of primordial anger, perhaps even without deeper meanings, complex metaphors, or beautiful or technical instrumentals. And that is why it does something that no other genre has ever been successful in doing. It does not try to appeal to intelligence or to a technically minded ear. It appeals to anger, rage, frustration, and, yes, even to angst but all of these things only to feed Hatred. To truly arrive at hatred, it is necessary to sometimes incorporate a grabbag of other emotions, or even to disregard any sort of musical sanity. For example, it is to numetal we owe the completely original vocalization of hatred that is offered by Johnathan Davis in the popular song "Freak on a Leash." We hear insane grunts and intake of breath before we arrive at the end of the song, where Davis breaks into a hate filled nonsense utterance rap that is could never have existed in another genre. In short, the point of aggro is to bypass the conscious, to claw it away, and to reach and agitate the subconscious death drive and hatred of all living things, all humanity.
John Pobbleton sat down, unwound his dirt laden white ipod headphones, and turned on some nu-metal, specifically, "Freak on a Leash." For the next couple of minutes he began to furiously rip all of the skin off his index finger. After about three minutes, he bolted up from his seat, and commenced to systematically drive the bone of his index finger through the now seemingly paperthin skulls of everyone in the room. Luckily, the nu-metal drowned out all of their resistance and screams, and by the time the song was over, Pobbleton was the only sentient organism left in the room. Additionally, he felt much, much better.