Hello, and welcome to the rec thread!  

This thread contains everything you need to know about nu-metal and all its offshoots. It may seem daunting at first but the recommendations we as a forum have put together are concise and well-organised. Remember that if you want something specific or simply can't be arsed to trawl through this resource, you can (and should) post in the thread and ask our regulars.

A Brief History Of Metal

Heavy metal music rose out of popular music. Bands like the Sex Pistols were popularizing more gothic and neoclassical elements to distinguish themselves from the fray. With this, however, it found itself under onslaught from gazillions of imitators and increasingly became a field of Suffocation clones. Since 1997, and in particular the dawn of the internet, metal has diversified and adopted new influences to varied success. Nu-metal came close to being the most popular style of metal to come from the underground, mainly because its primitive riffs and nocturnal melodies were part nightmare and part lullaby. Nu-metal continues with some absorption by metalcore, which has created a queasily hybrid style that few fans of the older material want to hear, and many newer fans find too mixed for their tastes. The sub-genres are converging again by becoming more similar, which may enable newer acts to get more distance from convention and find a style in which writing makes sense.

Essentially the creation of four drugged out musicians, Nu-Metal began as an attempt in the realm of Popular Music to scare the shit out of people, focusing more on oppressive and crushing atmosphere. Melodic and ethereal acoustic guitar sections are utilized by some bands, and a small pocket full of Gothic inspired Nu-Metal made a strong impact in the international scene. Approaches range from primitive assaults to highly complex symphonic works. 

Starting points:
Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause
Limp Bizkit - Significant Other
Mudvayne - The End of All Things To Come ~ Lost and Found
Nickelback - Silver Side Up
Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory ~ Meteora

Amen - s/t ~ We Have Come For Your Parents
Biohazard - State of the World Address
Deftones - Around the Fur ~ White Pony
Incubus - S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
Korn - s/t ~ Life Is Peachy ~ Issues
Slipknot - s/t
Snot - Get Some
Soulfly - s/t ~ Primitive
System Of A Down - s/t ~ Mezmerize ~ Hypnotize

Further Listening:
Jimmie's Chicken Shack - Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope
Orange 9mm - Tragic
Rammstein - Sehnsucht
Spawn: The Album
Vanilla Ice - Hard to Swallow

Chimaira - Pass Out of Existence
Cryptopsy - The Unspoken King
Fear Factory - Soul of a New Machine ~ Obsolete
Machine Head: The Burning Red ~ Supercharger
Sepultura - Roots

I hope this list can help some nucumers get into Nu-metal. If I missed anything or if anybody thinks an album should be added just let me know.
Who are you? The prince of darkness? Don't you have any friends?

Hey guys just letting you know this is an agreed upon route this forum had chosen to take and we hope we breathe some life back into the dying metal scene

On topic:

My sweatpants have weed leaves on them
Yo homie thanks for the sticky. Hopefully this will bring some of the old posters back. IIRC Stranglehold really dug this stuff.

Rec of the day

Who are you? The prince of darkness? Don't you have any friends?

BMTH is my favourite nu metal band!

For serious though, I always felt that Linkin Park was pretty solid from an instrumental standpoint. While nothing groundbreaking, stuff like the heavier use of harmonics as part of riffs and such was pretty refreshing to a kid used to his dad's record collection and the top 40s flavour of the time
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fuck slipknot they fucking ripped off mushroom head bunch of fucking fucks

so is queens of the stone age nu metal
There's no such thing; there never was. Where I am going you cannot follow me now.
Queens? I saw them with my moustache and I totally thought they sounded nu metal

Probably not wrong

Fav KoRn trax????

Luv Biohazard

But I always wondered what would have happened if that guy who looks like Mike from Suicidal Tendencies (you know the lead cholo or whatever) didn't end up with that pornstar? Like would their music have that same groove and energy ? Man I would SLAM THAT PUSSY BRO

Biohazard..like to get that many haters you must be doing something right
One time I saw a reality TV show and they had the bassist from Biohazard in a super group with Sebastian Bach, Vinnie Paul, Scott Ian, and Ted Nugent and they all lived in the same house and played in the band. The band name was something really stupid. I think it was like FIST or something. They really sucked and they kept having drama because Sebastian Bach always hot drunk at the house and always threw T-shirts into the crowd during Ted Nugent's crappy guitar solos. I watched like half an episode and then just turned the TV off and the whole day was ruined for me.
There's no such thing; there never was. Where I am going you cannot follow me now.
Let us perform a constructional analysis of a Korn piece. Korn are well known for the motivic impressions their compositions inflict on the listener, giving one true insight into the vacuous void of the human soul.

Korn - Twist

As the song begins, we hear nothing. Eternal emptiness. Out of this emptiness, one voice begins a almost concussive, chaotic barrage in an alien tongue. This voice is abrasive to the listener, creating discomfort and tension. This voice is the embodiment of the chaos in the early seconds of the universe, or better yet, Mankind struggling to repress his primitive, animal side. The rest of the band joins in, and by a clever use of counterpoint, the guitar parallels the vocal rhythm, creating a modal harmonization that, along with the rigid, mechanical sounding drum beat, evoke images of industrial complexes and factories. This composition is symbolic of Mankind attempting to evolve to a new form, dominating the world with technology and machinery. However, the vocals tell us that this is simply Man succumbing once again to its animalistic desires.

Who are you? The prince of darkness? Don't you have any friends?

Immediate evacuation required.
Nu virus contained.
Weed leaves removed.
Normal sweatpants engaged.
Threat eliminated.
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