Nu Metal

9.11.19

Twenty-Five Years Later, Korn Are Still 'in This for Life'

Ahead of their new album 'The Nothing,' the nü-metal pioneers reflect on their massively successful career—and why they don't want to be a nostalgia act.

1.25.19

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.

10.9.18

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.

8.28.18

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.

4.17.18

Staind and Limp Bizkit Are Beefing Because Apparently It's 1999

Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland fired shots at Aaron Lewis from Staind on a podcast; Lewis called Borland a "bougie motherfucker." I love the smell of beef in the morning.

3.28.18

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.

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2.22.18

Turnstile Are Here to Save Hardcore, LMAO JK They Don’t Give a Shit

Vocalist Brandon Yates spills the details on how the band approached 'Time & Space,' why they signed to Roadrunner, and that Diplo collaboration everyone’s confused about.

10.30.17

Linkin Park's Tribute to Chester Bennington Was Powerful and Cathartic

"Linkin Park and Friends Celebrate Life in Honor of Chester Bennington" at the Hollywood Bowl did exactly what it sought to do: celebrate life.

7.26.17

Linkin Park Provided Vital Inspiration for Nepal's Rocker Kids

As bombs fell around them, Chester Bennington's lyrics resonated with and inspired an entire generation of Nepalese metalheads.

7.21.17

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.

7.6.17

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.

6.22.17

How We Remember the 2000s Has Everything to Do With the Owl City Memes

At what point is the nostalgic love just ironic, and can it ever be truly genuine?

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