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Why some people like (,or dislike) Nu metal?


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I personally love some Nu-Metal artists (Disturbed and Evanescence ) but from my understanding from what people have said and my experience with alternative rock, is that some people just don't like the fact that it's labeled metal when it is only a tiny bit more metal then other rock genres. It's also annoying when people go around acting as if they know so much about metal when they only listen to alternative, which is a sub-genre that does not give justice to the whole metal genre.

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It's not my favorite, though I have a soft spot for System of a Down on rare occasions.  I think the hate probably stems from the genre's adoption of a more commercial/rock/rap sound.  The people who hate it the most are probably those who are also very concerned about remaining in the "underground."

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I love nu metal. Most people tend to think or Linkin Park or Limp Bizkit first when anyone mentions nu metal which is a shame as there are some great bands in the sub genre like One Minute Silence, Mushroomhead, Ill Nino, Flaw, Deftones and Soulfly. Because it went mainstream in the late 90's and early 2000's some metal fans can not like it because they are programmed like robots (no free mind of there own) to hate everything that is mainstream.  

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Honestly I know I need to explore other subgenres way more but I just have such a soft spot for nu-metal. I find it so energetic as a general rule.

System Of A Down and Korn are becoming some of my favourite bands lately, got to see Korn live at Download 2022 which was incredible. Slipknot is obviously a big one.

What kind of sound are you looking for? A few songs I'd recommend off the top of my head would be Jumpdafuckup (Soulfy ft. Corey Taylor), 7 Words by Deftones, and Blind by Korn (the "are you ready?" just always gets me pumped, it's like it was made to get a mosh pit going). There's so many more I love but those might give you a few places to start. 

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You don't need to do anything. You can and should listen to whatever makes you happy.

But I think you'll find there aren't many of us here on the forum these days (of the members who post regularly) who have any interest in or can even tolerate nu-metal. I have no use for it myself. So you might be on your own here. I have seen new people join and post nu-metal stuff every now and then but the response is generally crickets. There was one teenage girl quite recently who seemed to like all that kind of crap, maybe you two can get together and trade recos.

Also, replying to threads from two or more years ago is probably a waste of time because these posters you're giving recos to have long since moved on.

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On 10/10/2022 at 10:38 PM, GoatmasterGeneral said:

You don't need to do anything. You can and should listen to whatever makes you happy.

But I think you'll find there aren't many of us here on the forum these days (of the members who post regularly) who have any interest in or can even tolerate nu-metal. I have no use for it myself. So you might be on your own here. I have seen new people join and post nu-metal stuff every now and then but the response is generally crickets. There was one teenage girl quite recently who seemed to like all that kind of crap, maybe you two can get together and trade recos.

Also, replying to threads from two or more years ago is probably a waste of time because these posters you're giving recos to have long since moved on.

Oh crap sorry didn't even look at the date to be honest I was just exploring the site a bit. 

 

I mean I guess need was the wrong word, just wanna be a bit more well-rounded I guess.

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Growing up in the late 90s/early 2000s, Nu Metal was like the "background music" of life to me lol not because I was into Nu Metal but because it was everywhere: Radio, MTV, movies, some of my friends listened to Nu Metal bands, even one of my sisters was a big Linkin Park fan back then.

So some Nu Metal songs take me back to those days, and it's a good feeling. But don't ask me to listen to a full Papa Roach album lol  however, that song from the Resident Evil movie trailer? Not Listening? I can loop that song for a while. The 2000s certainly were something!

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