Nu metal became popular in the late 1990s with bands and artists such as Korn, Limp Bizkit, and Kid Rock all releasing albums that sold millions of copies. all selling multi-platinum albums, and came to a peak with Linkin Park's diamond-selling album Hybrid Theory.
"We have been stunned by the reaction," Howson croaked to Diary.
Many Nu metal bands have been influenced by and have used elements of a variety of musical genres, including electronic music, funk, gothic rock, hardcore punk, punk rock, dance music, new wave, jazz, post-punk, symphonic rock and synth-pop.
Nu metal's similarities with many heavy metal subgenres include its use of common time, distorted guitars, power chords and note structures primarily revolving around Dorian, Aeolian or Phrygian modes.
Just shows: you don't get much for a buck these days.
Nu metal is one of the key genres of the new wave of American heavy metal.
Sharpe-Young wrote that these bands "had chosen to strip metal down to its raw, primal element" and that "neo-metal paved the way for nu-metal".