If you were born in a white, well-off family in the 1980s or 1990s, chances are you never were into real, authentic Metal. While the others were exchanging albums of Immortal, Marduk, Nailbomb, and Sepultura, you were probably busy skating in your Droors jeans to the tunes of Korn, Deftones, and Coal Chamber. You probably stood looking surprised, unable to believe that your long-haired classmate just said no to what you thought was a rhetorical question – “Don’t you just wish they had Limp Bizkit do a version of this!” I hate to break it to you, but you were a poser!
I’d rather not waste any words discussing an unseemly genre as Nu Metal, but for clarity’s sake, here’s what Nu Metal is: it’s an eclectic genre that blends elements from Alternative and Groove Metal and a myriad of other styles as well, including but not limited to, Industrial, Hip-Hop, and Funk; vocal styles range from melodic whining to white boy’s rap and hysterical screaming; lastly, occasionally turntables and sampling are given more weight than the guitars – you know, those things whose sound is what give meaning to the term “Heavy Metal.”
And what is there to say about Nu logos that has not yet been said by now? They are puerile in design and clumsily drawn. To its credit in that respect, they convey well what the music is all about.
Take me back to the sample overview.