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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Nu Metal Bands Sevendust & Coal Chamber are the only two "Nu Metal" bands that were any good. I don't consider Sevendust Nu either. They were too heavy for that. At least for their first two albums.

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Nu Metal Bands Coal Chamber was basically Korn given a lobotomy, same hip-hopping mallcore, half the brains. Sevendust weren't all that different, a thicker guitar tone doesn't make those lame jumpdafuckup riffs sound any cooler.

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Coal Chamber was basically Korn given a lobotomy' date=' same hip-hopping mallcore, half the brains. Sevendust weren't all that different, a thicker guitar tone doesn't make those lame jumpdafuckup riffs sound any cooler.[/quote'] CC started out as a clone but then went really gothic on their second and third releases. Sevendust is the epitome of funk metal (or "groove" as people have so stupidly mislabeled it). Heavy, simplistic groove laden guitars. Neither one was hip hoppy.

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Nu Metal Bands There's nothing "funky" about Sevendust, Faith No More would fit that bill a bit more closely, though I can't think of any bands that have really pulled off a funk/metal fusion. It's definitely simplistic and groove laden, just like all of their nu-metal peers with droptuned "riffs" played in rhythmic hip-hop influenced patterns. Gothic/nu-metal crossovers are also not unheard of, Marilyn Manson for instance takes gothic/industrial and mixes it with brain dead nu-metal guitars.

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There's nothing "funky" about Sevendust' date=' Faith No More would fit that bill a bit more closely, though I can't think of any bands that have really pulled off a funk/metal fusion. It's definitely simplistic and groove laden, just like all of their nu-metal peers with droptuned "riffs" played in rhythmic hip-hop influenced patterns. Gothic/nu-metal crossovers are also not unheard of, Marilyn Manson for instance takes gothic/industrial and mixes it with brain dead nu-metal guitars.[/quote'] We play droptuned riffs. I stand by my statement about Sevendust. MM isn't nu-metal at all. He's just baby-bat music. (Baby-Bats are wannabe goths). His music has gotten heavier over the years but he's not metal.

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Nu Metal Bands

I didn't say downtuned, I said droptuned, drop D chugged directionless "riffs" are quite different from what we're doing. Of course Marilyn Manson isn't metal, neither are any of the nu-metal bands mentioned (which is why I prefer the mallcore label for this music, it helps disambiguate that music's connection with metal), but he does bear much more sonic resemblance to bands like Korn than actual gothic/industrial music. You can split hairs all you want over the label (Baby-Bats WTF?), my comment was in regards to that mallcore posers emulating gothic aesthetics and imagery is not unheard of, and provided Marilyn Manson as an example.

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Nu Metal Bands I'm not sure that Marilyn Manson even qualifies as music at all - and altogether he behaves like a giant baby. On another note, I rather like drop D, and I think Disturbed produce many of the most direction-full riffs out there.

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I'm not sure that Marilyn Manson even qualifies as music at all - and altogether he behaves like a giant baby. On another note' date=' I rather like drop D, and I think Disturbed produce many of the most direction-full riffs out there.[/quote'] He's a good businessman. He did the mainstream shock thing very well, hence why he's so popular even to this day. Again, the only two Nu Metal bands I claim as valid would be Coal Chamber and Sevendust. Disturbed has a few good songs but they went more hard rock after their first album. I haven't heard much after that.

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I disagree' date=' I think that they are metal. They are simply too punchy and powerchordy (is that a word!) to be hard rock. I also think that they are something special but that's obiviously a matter of personaly taste![/quote'] The usage of powerchords doesn't make a band metal. Just about every genre of music has used them since the 80's.

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The usage of powerchords doesn't make a band metal. Just about every genre of music has used them since the 80's.
Totally agree. Power chords seem quintessentially hard rock material.

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