Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by LimoWreck909, Oct 11, 2001.

  1. LimoWreck909


    Oct 5, 2001
    as far as I see it, there's nothing new ("nu", what the hell is that?) about it. I mean, the majority of these bands can be reduced down downtuned guitars, with funkier beats, spoken/sung vocals and sometimes slap bass. But hasn't this been done? Look at Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction, Faith No More, Anthrax and Public Enemy, even the Beastie Boys to an extent. And all if this is like a decade or more before this whole "nu-metal" thing. i guess i'm done ranting. I mean, i'm not completely against it, I like System of a Down and Deftones, but crap like Crazy Town or Downing Pool? come on...
  2. ..I wish someone would Drown Crazy Town in a pool.....

  3. * ahem *

    nu-metal is a soft name for metalcore..



    Apr 13, 2001
    Kent, England.
    IMO Crazy town are not nu-metal, they're inthe same category as kid rock, what ever that is. I think nu-metal represents something more than just a musical genre, to me linkin park or papa roach are nu-metal but SOAD are not. I think being nu-metal is about popularity, a band as underground as System Of A Down (in the U.K. anyway) are not really "nu".
  5. nu metal is cool, thats what matter ;)
    but Crazy Town really suck!!!
    what about limp bizkit and korn? those both kick ass IMO :rolleyes:
  6. This is all I can say..

    Crazy town sucks*
    Limp sucks*
    Korn sucks*
    Linkin' Park sucks*
    What's nu-metal?
  7. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    I don't like most "nu-metal" music, but it definitely has a sound to it. Yeah, they've been dominating the rock airwaves, but tagging any heavy rock band with some mainstream popularity as "nu-metal"?

    does "PUNK or NoT PunK" ring a bell? :rolleyes:
  8. Zirc


    May 13, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Wow, nu-metal bands like Crazy Town and Drowning Pool sound nothing like some dried out 80s band like Janes Addiction or Anthrax. Maybe that's why they called the genre of music a name different than "hair band". After all, that would be logical... wouldn't it?

    BTW, speaking of logic, something that is completely illogical is posting a rant on one of these boards that is merely backed up by a simple opinion of yours. Everyone has different opinions (especially strong opinions in music) and everyone is going to argue.

    So I ask you, what did you hope to accomplish by posting this thread?

    Damn logic, wins every time


    Sep 26, 2001
    in the sun
    The Irony in all this is that these bands are the one's making the big bucks when the rest of us just dream. . . . . kinda stinks. :mad: The Reality is that these bands play music that is technically understandable and catchy, while the rest of us strive for the most difficult arrangements, and weird odd meter time signatures, these bands are simple and concise. Consequently they make money and we don't.:rolleyes:
  10. i dont think they are simple, take a look at some punk bands, now THATs simple, there are some more complex (if i can say that)stuff in nu-metal, like limp bizkit (sam rivers on the bass just for information)!
  11. There isnt anything wrong with simple. Some of the best music is extremely simple.


    Sep 26, 2001
    in the sun
    True, I was just stating the fact that the general public can't understand musically challenging music. Although they are quickly embraced by the public most will soon be thrown away like used toilet paper, never to be seen again. Bands that are more talented musically, and make it, make a lasting impact and consequently last longer and aren’t tossed as a fadd, but as a lesson in music history. But ironically being a complicated band means years of more hard work than the other. Don't get me wrong, I love metal music, in fact it's my favorite type. And if you dig into the Drum/Bass parts of good metal music your sure to be challenged. I guess I was just making a blanket comment on popular (general population) Metal music.:D
  13. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I think "nu" stands for "Not Unique".
  14. what the... you've got to be joking. have you ever actually listened to jane's addiction? they rock the socks off any band around nowadaze.

    anyway, i don't think all nu-metal is bad, just most of it. i love system of a down and deftones, and i consider them nu-metal. and i gotta give a little respect to mudvayne just for the bass, even though i'm not a fan of the music overall.
  15. LimoWreck909


    Oct 5, 2001
    Thank you dancehallclasher, Jane's Addiction is better than like 99% of new music.
  16. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    Isn't SOAD punk? Oh well, I don't like punk, so I really wouldn't know. Anyway, Korn was the start of the nu-metal genre, I think. It just got worse, IMO. I'm going to go downtune my bass 5 steps and play some nu-metal now. :D :D :D

    Also, the word "metal" is being used to often, nu-metal is, IMO, just hard rock. Not much of a difference I guess. :rolleyes: