Nu Metal

Essays

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.
Gary Suarez
1.25.19
Premieres

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.
Kim Kelly
11.16.18
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.
Dan Ozzi
10.12.18
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).
Kim Kelly
10.4.18
Noisey

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.
Andy Hermann
8.28.18
cooking

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.
Munchies Staff
7.8.18
Major Keys

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.
Phil Witmer
3.28.18
In Memoriam

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.
Kim Kelly
7.21.17
Future Days

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.
Drew Millard
7.6.17
Music

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.
Patrick Lyons
12.11.16
Film

Nu-Horror: A Retrospective on the Y2K Era's Worst Movie Trend

<i>Thir13en Ghosts</i> was an important film, god damn it!
Mike Pearl
11.1.16
Premieres

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.
Kim Kelly
6.29.16
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