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I second Deftones. I also like Rage Against the Machine and Tool' date=' but again, in both cases, they may not really be nu metal.[/quote'] I probably would consider rage against the machine nu-metal but not tool. Tool is more alternative alternative. I think a true nu band is Limp Bizkit.
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I probably would consider rage against the machine nu-metal but not tool. Tool is more alternative alternative. I think a true nu band is Limp Bizkit.
Rage on paper could be nu metal, but they don't have that 'vibe' for me. The downtuned Korn riffs aren't really there; neither are the 'teen angst, "nobody understands me"' lyrics. It's just the groove/bounce and the hip hop influence that makes some people put them in that category. They're no more nu metal than Faith No More imo. Deftones' 1st album is definitely nu metal, as is a good portion of their second one (as much as I love them both). Since then they're a hard band to classify. There's metal, rock, alternative, indie, prog, a touch of punk, lots of post-rock/shoegaze and ultimately a good bit of pop, in their sound. Tool are not even vaguely nu metal. They might have inspired various nu metal bands, and bands have tried (and invariably failed) to imitate Maynard's vocal style, but that's where the link ends. As much as I do enjoy a few nu metal bands (Korn being my favourite actually within the genre), all these bands do something far bigger and deeper than any bands in the nu metal category.
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Back to Linkin Park, though, the term 'nu metal' at least implies that there is a significant metal influence in the band's sound. Opinions differ as to whether you could call Slipknot or early Korn metal or not, but no-one can really deny there is a certain amount of metal influence in both these bands. For Linkin Park, there really isn't; it's pretty much alternative rock, pop and mainstream hip hop, with bits of dance and dubstep showing up from time to time on later releases.

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If Disturbed counts as nu metal then they're by far my favorite.
Their first album, The Sickness, is definitely industrial-tinged nu metal. So, if you're into that, then yeah. After that, I'd pretty much call them commercial grunge-influenced hard rock, with some melodic metal flourishes here and there. I will always have a soft spot for them as they helped me get into more modern metal years ago and my mate loves them so I've grown up with them, really. I hope you're not suggesting they're better than Deftones, Tool, FNM or Rage, though. :o
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Like I already said, Linkin Park was on a good path to becoming nu metal, but they took a wrong turn and now they are just pop with instruments. If there was ever any heaviness in their sound, that's long gone. I loved them as a kid and I still think Chester has a nice voice but they have nothing to do with metal. That band seems lost, their first album was really good and well accepted and now it seems like they are trying to make something just as good but they simply can't. Experimenting is fine but they seem confused. I do see Slipknot as nu metal, especially the early works. But to be honest, Slipknot, Korn, SOAD and other similar bands are not metal to me and nu metal is a genre used to describe bands that can't really be pop but can't be metal either. Iceni I agree with you when it comes to Disturbed. And I like System of a Down, but I would never say they are nu.

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Well SOAD is on a break for... don't know how many years, and Serj started a solo career. He has 5 albums, the last two are more oriented to classical music and jazz. But if you like him maybe you should check out the first 3 albums, Elect the dead, Imperfect Harmonies and Harakiri. Some songs will remind you of SOAD but he also created his own sound.

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