Sunday, October 25, 2009

School of Rock

Last month we learned all about the music defined as shoegaze. This month it's all about Nu Metal.
Nu-Metal - adjective, origin, US (mostly California), circa - early 1990's

The term Nu-Metal was first coined by Spin Magazine in 1995 in a review of the band Coal Chamber. The sound is a combination of hip-hop, heavy metal, funk and a lot of other genres that should have never been combined. The music is generally typified by slap bass, murky guitars, white guys with dreads rapping about child molestation and a DJ who adds scratches and "atmosphere" to the song.

Nu-Metal bands such as Korn, Limp Bizkit, Staind and Sevendust reigned supreme on mainstream rock radio through a very sad period in the mid nineties. It has since been replaced by even whinier emo bands like Dashboard Confessional and so-called "indie" bands like Death Cab For Cutie.

Class Dismissed.

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