There's no way in hell you can call SoaD a "nu-metal" band. Don't care what their connection to John Davis and Fred Durst is, don't care if they play in drop C, they're not nu-metal. They fall closer in style to the early NYC hardcore (Anthrax, MOD, etc) than anything else. To lump them in with that "other" crap is nothing short of a travesty.
Yeah, SoaD are Nu-Metal. They may of moved more Modern Rock now, but they are still overall a Nu-Metal band. *reported* Wrong forum.