Ok everyone I would like to begin with a little intro. I am a metal head; so naturally, I like all kinds of metal. Recently a “new” kind of metal has been hitting our airwaves NU-METAL. Now first of all I would like to say that there is plenty of NU-Metal bands that totally suck ass, however I think that there are some of them that I have no problem listening to. Not to say that I wouldn’t prefer to listen to older bands like Iron Maiden or less popular Goth bands like Switchblade Symphony or Tristania. However, I find it entertaining to listen to some of the “nu-metal” bands. They have some talent; they aren’t anything like a boy band that is made up by the Disney channel. If a metal band were ever to be that lame I would be the first one to agree how lame that was.
The people that the metal industry needs to worry about are pretty boys who listen to metal. The kids who think Linkin Park are hard-core. Yes from this point of view defiantly nu metal is lame. it really pisses me off to think that people are hard core for listening to crap like that.
But I think I have a solution, nu metal should have a whole new genre of its own. “but it already is” you say. NO I’m talking about removing it completely from the metal genre. It should be called something completely different. Then metal heads wont complain about it, the stupid preppy kids wont get confused about their badassness because they wont listen to metal any more, and i can be happy because I love almost every genre of music to some degree.
I think if you listen to nu metal bands that you should expand your tastes. The good stuff lies in the 80’s like Ozzy, Iron Maiden, and Quite Riot. Also Norway has some totally kickass metal bands such as, Tristania and Guano Apes.
Basically I think everyone should expand your tastes; if you only like nu-metal, you got a lot to learn, if you only like the other stuff I suggest you give some nu metal a chance, a lot of that music is unjustly put in that category. If you think that my ideas are just plane stupid well then that’s cool too. Ok I’m done now