Six Nu-Metal Bands You Shouldn't Be Ashamed To Like

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4. System of a Down

Don't ever apologize for enjoying System of a Down. It is like a contemporary Armenian version of the Dead Kennedys. Yeah, that's right, I just said that shit.

3. Slipknot

Hard to believe, perhaps, but Slipknot is likely the heaviest band to ever sell out entire arenas. Yes, the costumes are gimmicky and singer Corey Taylor whines and moans through about half the songs, but when you consider how angry some of the material is, it becomes easy to overlook that the band kind of sucks. It's an honest mistake to make, and as such, you should never feel ashamed for liking Slipknot. And in the event that you still feel bad, you can take solace in the fact that multiple members of Slipknot started off in the repugnant Minneapolis "pornogrind" outfit Anal Blast. (R.I.P. Don Decker.)

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gerardpancake
gerardpancake

I feel like this list was just to piss Tool fans off by saying they're nu metal (which they aren't, they're prog). Also, Fear Factory isn't nu metal, they're industrial. I agree, where's Deftones?

Nic Clark
Nic Clark

Horrible! Please go away, "nu-metal"

mstoner82
mstoner82

The "reasons why Tool is numetal" list made me laugh. 

Teflon is fucking TERRIBLE.

wildebeest
wildebeest

"Therefore, Tool is a nu-metal band. Cry about it on your way to your community-college sociology class as you comb your goatee."

Looks like there's gonna be a lot of patients in the BURN UNIT today!

Lance Lingle
Lance Lingle

Slipknot is one of the most intense shows I have ever seen.

Kate Tabers
Kate Tabers

Should have probably checked the list out first........love all the bands listed.......Tool is probably my least fav, but still good. System and Slipknot put on AMAZING shows live!!!

Drew Walker
Drew Walker

Why do they all still sound like its 2001?

seanvaeth
seanvaeth

@gerardpancake  For all commercial purposes, Tool is Nü metal. You want prog? Look at home much more aggressive bands like Dream Theatre or Opeth are or how much lighter Rush is.Tool doesn't fit either spectrum, and for the love of God, do not give me that recycled Fibonacci Sequence argument

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