Is nu-metal dying? I sure hope so!

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  1. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
  2. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Interesting stuff. But what's genre is going to be jammed down America's throat next? Here's what I have thought of mainstream music for a while.

    80's - Hair Metal/New (nu?) Wave... very upbeat.
    90's - Grunge - Depressing.
    90's - Pop/Dance/Whatever - Upbeat.
    00 - Nu Metal - Depressing.

    So for a while, mainstream has been following a pattern of upbeat/depressing/upbeat for a while. So the next trend in music will probably be another upbeat trend. Luckily, I've manage to be as far from mainstream as possible. I don't have a TV, I don't listen to the radio. I use to feel trapped, like I was surrounded by whatever MTV was playing, now I don't even know what the hells going on in music, frankly I don't want to know.
  3. Ditto,
    TV has become a has the radio. There is nothing of intrest for me there.
    If i wanna keep up with music ill log on to the sites of the bands im interested in. Other than that i could care less what happens in the music world.
  4. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    I've been callin nu-metal the hairmetal of our day for years. Same thing...

    My prediction?
    70s - disco
    80s - pop drivel/hair metal
    90s - grunge/rap
    00s- pop drivel/nu-metal
    10s- disco makes a comeback.

    I think we're going backwards down the trend list.

    What the guy missed though, is that Chevelle have been at this game for years, and had a much better album in Point #1 than their latest offering. Nothing on Wonder What's Next can touch the simple brilliance of Mia, which should have been their big hit, not The Red and Send the Pain Below (not bad tracks though)
  5. hahaha!!


  6. No, I think we're going to see something new. Whether we'll like it is another question entirely. Pop drivel has so far always spawned something new, not resurrected old trends. And I'd simply hate it if disco made a comeback.

    But I've never thought of the waves as depressing/upbeat, always as complicated/simple.

    70's - Punk - Depressing, simple.
    80's - Hair Metal - Upbeat, complicated.
    90's - Grunge - Depressing, simple.
    90's - Pop - Upbeat, complicated.
    00's - Nu Metal - Depressing, simple.

    I'll take upbeat and complicated for the next decade.
  7. Saetia


    Mar 27, 2003
    I really think the next thing thats really going to take off which sorta has is that emo/pop punk stuff, err its crap. Anywho, other then that, I belive that Hardcore will move to the front as whats "in". As sad as it is for me to see hardcore move out of the scene into the light where posers will grab hold and cherish, it's something that I have to accept. Just my opinion on whats going to happen.
  8. Nu-metals just a bunch of kids who act angry and and claim they had a hard life growing up, so they crapilly play their instruments and sell millions of records (Linkin Park anyone??)

    Sorry I just had to say that, nu-metal=craptacular.
  9. cheeseman


    Feb 3, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I agree with Saetia. You know, maybe it's just around my area, but there are fewer and fewer pop punk bands popping up (pun intended) now than there were a few years ago. Most of the bands around here that are mostly high school kids and that age are coming out with thrash metal and hardcore bands. The same goes for the older scene, there are a lot more heavy metal bands playing the scene than I remembered from even a few months ago.
  10. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I don't like the whole Nu metal thing. A lot of bands are getting pigeon holed as Nu.

    Mudvayne is progressivish metal

    Disturbed is Industrialish metal.

    And a lot of Nu metal bands aren't even metal, a lot of them are just rockish. Chevelle doesn't strike me as metal. And Rap metal is just getting called Nu metal too. I got a Hed Pe album for cheap and I kinda dig it, they're like a rap metal band that actually pays attention as to what goes into rap unlike Limp Bizkit, etc.

    And sometimes a Nu metal band is defined talentless because they don't solo. Aren't we kinda sick of soloing? So they don't wank in the middle of their songs, a lot of Nu bands come up with very interesting rhythms. Soloing/wanking has been done to death IMO.

    Then again, a lot of Nu bands suck.
  11. I try not to label the music I listen too.
  12. I beg to differ. For prog-metal check out Dream Theater and for industrial metal check out ministry. However, I hear fear factory being called industrial metal and disturbed is almost like a watered down fear factory...

    Anyways I think the next big thing will be metal. Not Nu-metal but underground true melodic stuff like Children of Bodom. I've noticed a huge rise of interest in metal and a lot of the "mallcore" kids are getting into bands like in flames and dimmu borgir now. However, im sure emo will have it's spot in the limelight too (ugh)
  13. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA

    *wips out lepord print pants and grabs his "perm in a box" kit.*
  14. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Oregon, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
    As a devoted Tool fan, it pisses me off to hear the guy from Chevelle be compared in any way to them.

  15. When I first heard Chevelle I thought they were tool, i mean the singers sound pretty much the same.
  16. Stupidnick


    Mar 22, 2002 room...
    conical.. that discustipates me ;)

    No way could he even be compared to manyard. Ive seen chevelle, twice, and I didn't like them, they weren't nothing to holler about either time IMO.
    Maybe its just because I dont like the music.. *shrug*
  17. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    Well, aside from the fact that they sound pretty simmilar.
  18. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    Oh, as do I, because I added ish to the end of what they are close to. I mean with Mudvayne, the rhythm section is progressive like in nature... guitarist and singer kinda suck.

    Disturbed, are almost industrial. I mean, I like Ministry and Prong (Cleansing is industrial-esque like) my point is... does Disturbed sound like Korn? No. Does Limp Bizkit sound like Mudvayne? No. Nu is just a way of grouping everything that's coming out into one big genre, which if this was done on a large scale I wouldn't mind. But with all these fusions and whatnot it's hard to keep up.
  19. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Chevelle's singer is kinda mayard like, but there was this band I heard who did a song... I forget what they are called, help me out, "HOW MUCH MUST I LIVE THROUGH JUST TO GET AWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY"

    When I first heard it I thought tool just made a really ****ty song.
  20. ConU


    Mar 5, 2003
    La Belle Province
    Apparently not,from the last few posts.:D