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|All In: Nu Metal was the Best!|
When it came around, I was all into some Nu-Metal. Of course, that term didn't show up until later and is more of a derogatory catch-all term used now. To be honest, metal in the late 1990's was open-game. There were no rules, and a band could have DJs, incorporate various ethnic and tribal beats into your sound (e.g., Puya), have multiple drummers, etc. It was a breath of fresh air following the derivative post-grunge that was becoming popular. These are my twenty favorite nu-metal bands along with the album that, I feel, best represents their "glory" nu-metal years.
A Swedish band with, at this time, a true mix of Korn and Deftones like sounds. Have no idea how I came across this band, but had their CD.
13 Ways to Bleed On Stage
A bit more polished than their debut album, but a great album nonetheless.
Mark Chavez may sound derivative of his brother, but this album was a great listen. Still dig it today.
They put out their best album, followed it with a lackluster tour, and broke up. Sad. Now we have Lo-Pro, which is good, but doesn't quite reach the same level.
A great album, even if their sound was a bit similar to Korn's.
Has some of their best (and memorable) songs and collaborations (with Chino Moreno)
One of the first true great mixtures of rap, metal, and punk...all in one album.
Through the Eyes
Another great combination of clean, harsh, and rap vocals. Straight outta...Kentucky?
A bit derivative of Tool, but I don't care...this album (and associated videos) ruled!
Never was a huge fan of the song "Down with the Sickness", but everything else on here (as well as David Draiman's vocal stylings) were incredible.
The Burning Red
People can say what they want, but this was a pretty sick album.
This album defined the word "Tormented", even more than their first album titled "Tormented".
Anyone For Doomsday?
This album, which never properly came out, will always be the pinnacle of PM5K and the best effort of the original lineup. I held on to these MP3s like they were gold. What a pity (and how stupid of PM5K) that this album was scrapped...
The End of All Things to Come
Mudvayne's crowning achievement (to me). Also a testament to how great a producer David Bottrill is.
|6||System of a Down|
System of a Down
I remember thinking that this album (and Slipknot) were some of the heaviest albums that I had heard, bar Pantera's Far Beyond Driven. How naive of me.
No vocalist even approached Corey Taylor at combining clean vocals, harsh vocals, and rap vocals. This album is a true masterpiece of the nu-metal years.
To me, this is the album that started it all. Nothing sounded like this album. No album cover was as foreboding as this one. No album (to my knowledge) was as tuned down as low as this album. No vocals were as raw and emotional as this one. And no bass strings hung looser than on this album. Its hard not to put this album as #1, as groundbreaking as it was.
Around the Fur
My favorite Deftones album hands down. And Max Cavalera guests on Soulfly...can't get better than that!
Still one of my favorite albums ever. Took the tribal portion of Sepultura-Roots and amplified it 100 fold.
There was not a more groundbreaking and diverse nu-metal album than this one, except for maybe #2 below.
|1,4-7 are sweet. 4 is 1|
|I actually dig like half this list. There are still nu-metal albums that make my rotation because I was HUGE into the scene in the late nineties/early 2000s. Some of these albums still hold up, others are just too goofy.|
|incubus sucked ass in all honesty|
|I'd also add Nothingface, Dry Kill Logic, Static-X, and maybe someone else I'm forgetting|
|"incubus sucked ass in all honesty" |
|@sixdegrees- SCIENCE is fucking awesome, you're wrong|
|yeah except it was actually bad|
|Change your opinion|
|when you put it that way.........|
|@JDubb - 7 rules, but LD50 is astronomically superior imo|
|Seeing the word "masterpiece" on the Slipknot part made me laugh|
|Incubus after S.C.I.E.N.C.E. was geared to the mainstream. I wanted to like Make Yourself and following albums, but they did not hold a candle to S.C.I.E.N.C.E. I also dug Nothingface (Violence), Dry Kill Logic (The Darker Side of Nonsense), and Static-X (all of their albums). To me, Static-X is more industrial metal and I included them in a recent industrial list. LD50 is almost too progressive of a Mudvayne album to be truly considered nu-metal. |
|Nu Metal may be disgusting but, yeah, 1, 3, and 6 are all pretty cool.|
Make Yourself is definitely a more mainstream record, I'll agree, but its still a pretty fun one. Also helps that its kinda a personal record for me. Also, Fungus Amongus is super underrated.
|nu metal was never a music genre, it was a clustefuck of what was popular at the time|
|that said, I love 6, but honestly? fuck the rest!|
|I’m fucking fed up with people not condemning Korn for the embarrassment they were. We’re talking about our values here. There is no room for waffling; truth is truth |
|I love you! |
|Been on a nu metal kick the last week. 6 and 10 were on my list. Also DKL's darker side of nonsense and Ill Nino's Revolution/Revolucion. |
|makes nu metal list.... forgets the best band of the lot... the bizkit|
|Storm In A Teacup|
|wow you left off the freakin golden cobra! it's so golden ya'll|
|Storm In A Teacup|
|"I’m fucking fed up with people not condemning Korn for the embarrassment they were. We’re talking about our values here. There is no room for waffling; truth is truth "|
laugh out loud oh my gosh hahahaha what is happening
|3, 4, 19 and half of 6 are the good shit - bin the rest|
|Earthtone 9 and Spineshank? American Head Charge? |
|American Head Charge |
40 Below Summer
The Bizkit 
|Slipknot is the only Nu Metal band I ever really liked. The first three albums I mean. The rest is quite subpar stuff|
|oh and SOAD too|
|Can't forget about LB (even if I want to). See my other list on Rap Metal including LB, 311, and the like. Ill nino's album Revolution/revolucion was awesome. Just so so on American Head Charge and Spineshank.|
|No Taproot ?? One of my favorite bands of all time. Blue Sky Research !|