Somehow Nickelback Made Ice Cube's Meathead Racing Flick 'Torque' a Classic
Fifteen years after its release, we look back on the sappy bro soundtracks that defined the nativist exceptionalism of the post-9/11 years.
This New Compilation Wants to Share Mongolian Folk Metal With the World
Stream 'Sound of the Raging Steppe,' a new compilation of five Mongolian and Kazakh folk-influenced heavy metal bands.
Predictive Text Reviews
We Had an iPhone's Predictive Text Review Classic Nu Metal Albums
Apple's algorithms did a better job of explaining Limp Bizkit than we ever could, anyway.
To Hell And Back
We Should Be Hopeful About Metal's Future
How two young Japanese girls convinced me that metal is changing for the better (plus new tunes from Carpe Noctem, Minority Threat, Domkraft, To End It All, and more).
The Story of Indigo Ranch, the Improbably Beautiful Birthplace of Nu Metal
For six years, a 60-acre ranch in Malibu reverberated with some of the harshest music ever put to tape. Then it all burned to the ground.
What We Learned About Cooking Corn from KoЯn Fans
We asked KoЯn fans what their favorite ways of eating corn are, and they delivered. Turns out that a lot of them know how to cook some damn corn.
I Am Still Livid About the Shitty Drum Sound on Wheatus' "Teenage Dirtbag"
A deep dive into what this alt-rock classic's terrible snare tone has in common with 311 and Limp Bizkit.
Chester Bennington and Linkin Park Made It OK to Be Weird
The singer and his band provided an eternal soundtrack for frustration, anger, and loneliness.
Rap Rock Is Actually Awesome and We Have Public Enemy to Thank for It
Last week, Public Enemy released their 14th album as a free download. We trace the group's impact, from 90s grunge to nü-metal and everything in between.
How Bad Brains Created the Best Funk Metal Album 30 Years Ago
'I Against I' calcified a combination of hard rock and funk into something sexy, heavy, and thoroughly modern.
Nu-Horror: A Retrospective on the Y2K Era's Worst Movie Trend
<i>Thir13en Ghosts</i> was an important film, god damn it!
Unlocking the Truth's New Documentary Reveals Their Chaotic Rise Through the Music Biz
'Breaking a Monster' chronicles these three young metalheads' struggle to survive the music industry and stay metal.