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Nu Metal is suppossed to be the 'new metal' of the new age. Mixing lots of pop-culture into their music and image. Speaking of image, that's basically all they're based around, image. One band that sticks out in my mind is Slipknot. Probably one of the most popular nu metal bands, but as all nu metal bands do, they suck. They're not innovative in any way whatsoever. These bands can hardly play guitar, and most people proclaim the drumming is incredible, when really it isn't at all. Some people also proclaim that the 'new' Slipknot has wonderful and fast guitar solos, but no, they don't have even one. And their most complicated riffs aren't even complicated at all. Anyway, the genre is mostly loved by people who have a wonderful life but for some reason think their life is shit. So they go throughout their life acting depressed, but when someone asks why they're depressed they either say 'Well, because my life sucks.' or 'My parents are the worst.' But in reality they have good lives and their parents are the some of the best. Or they're just spoiled so much to hell and back that they don't know anything. You 'nu metal' bastards need to quit listening to your Slipknot and go listen to some Megadeth, or a real metal band that has talent. Such as Megadeth, as I said before, Opeth, And Oceans, At The Gates, Thyrfing, Rhapsody, Dimmu Borgir, or Children of Bodom. Don't just listen to the damn same shit all over again like all these new nu metal bands that the record companies keep shooting out their ass every month. All the bands sound exactly the same, like I said before, they're not innovative whatsoever.
Person 1: Hey I'm depressed, and my parents treat me like shit.
Person 2: Oh no, another life ruined by nu metal! Hurry little man, lets bring you to charter before it's too late!
Person 1: But I've been listening to Slipknot for over a year now.
Person 2: Sweet jesus!! *shoots him* That poor boy, he was so young, but yet so corrupted... CURSE YOU NU METAL!! *raises fist*
by Flamez_Hedgehog June 22, 2004
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the genre where it seems that all new bands playing heavier forms of music gets thrown into. nu metal is metal with a bit of rap in it and maybe elements of other genres. limp bizkit and linkin park beeing two examples. slipknot, is NOT nu metal. slipknot only has tiiiiny elements of rap and they have scratching. but they also have enormously many elements of other sub-genres within metal. industrial, death etc... and for those of you saying nu metal sucks because it's commercialistic and crap, and then go on saying tha cradle of filth and dimmu borgir are real metal, well fuck you! dimmu and cradle are the most commercialist bands within the black metal genre. maybe not the old stuff but very much the new shit... maybe not easy for people in the US to know but if you live in like norway you know if you're a fan of metal. dimmu even had a commercial on tv..bwah..
by Hei din bæsj! November 27, 2004
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whoever said nu metal is happier than real metal is a moron. nu metal is all about being sad because your parents hate you for dressing and singing like a fag. who can blame them?
Recipe for nu-metal:
Take 1 cup real metal, empty out talent, meaning, and originality. Your dish is complete.
by Anonymous June 25, 2003
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what posers call music that is too "hardcore" to be rock, and too wussy to be called metal. It consists of rapping, turntables, and rich people who have tough lives. Their fans are suburban kids who shop at Hot Topic.
Person: Nu-Metal is the shit.

Person2: No, Nu-Metal IS shit.
by Mr. Zimpy November 23, 2009
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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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The best insult around. The worst music around. No nu-metal bands are tolerable. They all suck. But it's good; it keeps those d-bags away from my music.
Kid A: Dude, want to go play 'Spot The Nu-Metal Kid'?
Kid B: Yeah...<walks into local mall> I win.
by Q-Tip McVicker January 21, 2005
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Talentless, corporate music that is created by major record companies and marketed to scared, suburban teens in an effort to ween them off of boy bands and into another demographic.
Dooode! Linkin Park is the shit, bro! That's some fierce nuMetal!
by RagingLeonard March 12, 2003
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