My Guilty Pleasure #7 - Nu Metal

My Guilty Pleasure


I kinda always liked nu metal, although I never knew what it was called until couple of years ago I stumbled onto a classification of the genre with the examples of the bands, and suddenly understood "OMG! These are all the bands I'm listening to!"
Nu metal (also known as nü-metal, aggro-metal, neo-metal or new metal) is a subgenre of heavy metal. It is a fusion genre which combines elements of metal with other genres, including hip hop and industrial. It is classed as part of alternative metal.
 Why do I like it?
The musical input is minimal, includes heavy, almost bare beat and doesn't distract from the real power of the voice of the vocalist. In other words, - it goes straight to your gut.

In fact it's not dissimilar to urban fantasy.
Here are few of my favorite songs.
Warning: first video contains lots of flashes of light, so if you're sensitive to it do not watch it.

 LOUNA

 Kick-ass, leather clad Russian girlie with an absolute powerhouse of a voice.

A PERFECT CIRCLE
Absolute musical geniuses, I love their sound and their lyrics!
DEFTONES
Started listening to them in Russia. Had to pre-order CDs, and still remember faces of all the big tattooed guys when a little girlie came to pick up the stuff in their dingy alternative music shops :D Priceless.
DISTURBED
I don't like all of their tracks, but some of the old ones are really really good!
ROB ZOMBIE
To be honest the only song of his I love is Dragula, but what a song!
There are many more, but these 5 can give you a general idea of what is the sound of nu metal. Honorary mentions: Limp Bizkit, Korn and Queen of The Damned soundtrack. Not everyone cup of tea, I know, but do give me a shout if you like any of these, Ciao!  P.S. See the rest of My Guilty Pleasure posts in Features.

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  2. Wow, K. You're hardcore! :) I've heard of Deftones and Rob Zombie - definitely not easy listening.

    xoxo

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  3. Ahaha, not really, Joy! :) It's totally a mood thing. Mostly I'm very mellow, this is my kick-ass music LOL

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  4. OMG the cover to Disturbed..love it, will check out your fav bands!

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  5. Oh we are BIG Zombie fans. The kid use to ask for the zombie cd when we were in the car when he was younger. :) Some we skipped, obviously, but love the music. :) Great picks!!

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