The Nostalgic Front Podcast

Fun Size #34 - Nu Metal!

January 11, 2018

In this FUN SIZE episode, Ream and Patrick talk about Nu Metal (also, Rap Metal)! Nu Metal/Rap Metal is a form of alternative metal that combines elements of heavy metal music with elements of other music genres such as hip hop, alternative rock, funk and grunge. These bands have drawn elements and influences from a variety of musical styles, including multiple genres of heavy metal. Nu metal rarely features guitar solos; the genre is heavily syncopated and based on guitar riffs. Many nu metal guitarists use seven-string guitars that are down-tuned to play a heavier sound. DJs are occasionally featured in nu metal to provide instrumentation such as sampling, turntable scratching and electronic backgrounds. Vocal styles in nu metal include singing, rapping, screaming and growling. Nu metal is one of the key genres of the new wave of American heavy metal. It was popularized in the late 1990s with bands and artists such as Korn, Limp Bizkit, and Kid Rock all releasing albums that sold millions of copies. Nu metal's popularity continued during the early 2000s, with bands such as Papa Roach, Staind, and P.O.D. all selling multi-platinum albums, and came to a peak with Linkin Park's diamond-selling album Hybrid Theory. However, by the mid-2000s, the oversaturation of bands combined with the under-performance of a number of high-profile releases led to nu metal's decline, leading to the rise of metalcore and many nu metal bands disbanding or abandoning their established sound in favor of other genres. This episode is insane and you'll love it! Also, we play some music from the shitty bands we used to be in! So, buckle up! Ream on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Reamkore Patrick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatrickHastie The Nostalgic Front on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NostalgicFront The Nostalgic Front on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenostalgicfrontpodcast/ Website: http://thenostalgicfront.com Subscribe and leave a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts (itunes): https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nostalgic-front/id451098806?mt=2 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NostalgicFront Go listen to all the shows on the Brain Machine Comedy Podcast Network! http://brainmachinenetwork.com