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who killed off nu-metal?

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Incubus

Linkin Park

Limp Bizkit

Papa Roach

P.O.D.

or Slipknot

just out of curiosity, what do you guys think?

or was it the "hardcore scene" like....uh...killswith engage??!?

or maybe alien cows from outer space??

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It's just made up of bands who make up for their lack of ideas and vision by going louder, or heavier, or noisier.

That's a bit of a sweeping generalization Dave. Just because you don't like/understand a particular genre doesn't mean that there isn't talent or merit in it.

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Guest Jake Wifebeater
Rev. Green, with the rope in the kitchen?

Colonel Mustard, with the lead piping, in the billiard room.

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Guest Steven Dedalus

Papa Roach!!!!

My least favourite band of all time.

if they killed off nu-metal, I suppose I should be thankful to them, but I'm loath to give them any credence whatsoever.

In fact, I shall never mention them ever again.

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i blame the darkness

dont know if you can really blame the darkness for that. i mean its the only good thing they did. but then we did have to suffer their 2nd album which was possibly one of the worst albums ive ever listened to.

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Colonel Mustard, with the lead piping, in the billiard room.

Jake Spike, with the Dunfermline Athletic plastic bag, upstairs at the Palace.

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Guest Steven Dedalus

Well, surely it's dead and that's all that matters.

Let's not think about who killed it, but just offer a silent prayer to the music Gods that it's gone.

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Note the use of inverted commas around the word hardcore...bands who use words like "heaviosity" and strut their stuff on Scuzz day in day out were not responsible for the death of nu-metal. Neither was the actual hardcore scene itself, which probably didn't even notice nu-metal was going on.

I wasn't questioning what you'd said about their relationship with the "death" of nu-metal. That's why i only quoted you on one sentence. Which regardless of association with the topic, was still a sweeping generalization as to their merits or talent.

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but surely if bands like Korn, Disturbed, Rammstein, Linkin Park etc are still selling loads of albums and still around and touring then it cant be dead. smaller yes but not dead.

Disclaimer: I am in no way endorsing nu-metal.

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The Deftones, because of there difference to all the other bands, only problem emo was next in the transition

Weren't Deftones waaaaaaaaaaaaay before the annoying Nu-Metal that we all know and hate? They're more akin to hardcore than Nu-Metal in my view.

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Weren't Deftones waaaaaaaaaaaaay before the annoying Nu-Metal that we all know and hate? They're more akin to hardcore than Nu-Metal in my view.

according to wiki adreneline came out in 95 and and korn came out in 95 so id say that annoying nu-metal came first..and i definitly consider deftones nu-metal

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hows about a guest mention for limp bizkit - the band that made most people realise how shit nu-metal was?

dont get me wrong, i loved them at the time - but i think they were the first really annoying nu-metal band after Chocolate Starfish

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Weren't Deftones waaaaaaaaaaaaay before the annoying Nu-Metal that we all know and hate? They're more akin to hardcore than Nu-Metal in my view.

I'm a huge Deftones fan who would never consider them "Nu - Metal" but I would generally consider Nu - Metal as poor Deftones wannabe bands when it all started. No one was as effortless and cool as Deftones. The whole "must have a turntablist" thing that all associated groups had to have was a Deftones thing as well. Was it just the lack of solos? Maybe. But it's not really that important, some groups that were / are considered Nu - Metal I really like some I think are the absolute scum of the earth. The whole "scene" at it's height was just really unappealing and just gave Kerrang! an excuse to pigeonhole bands without really giving it much thought.

I once heard a nerd say Nu - Metal was a band that didn't have guitar solos so I said wow, Kraftwerk are Nu - Metal, then. He didnae get it. Never mind - that was years ago now. how time flies.

And it's a horrendus name - "Nu - Metal." It was enough to put you off any new band at the arse end of the nineties before you'd even heard them! Bag o' shite!

Anyway, there's "nae such thing as Nu - Metal" isn't there, Mr. Commander?! Roar!

I just said the word Nu - Metal for the seventh time -

If I say Nu - Metal two more times That's nine "Nu - Metals" in this fucked up rhyme.

Oh dear. Sums it up, really. Ta ta for a bit. Schmickles.

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I think maybe it ran it's course a bit and lost it's audience to other styles.

The people who liked catchy stuff with overdriven guitars and loud drums listened to emo instead. Especially if their mates did.

The people who just liked songs they heard on radio (which had previously sometimes been nu metal) listen to indie/brit pop/punk type stuff.

The real metal fans went onto to listen to real metal or listened to it all along.

and the people who liked things to be heavy rather than metal listen to hardcore punk/metalcore/grindcore.

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