When Incubus first started out, their sound was a heavy, funky alternative metal, very much in the vein of early Mr Bungle’s more palatable rock-driven stuff. Over the next few albums, the funk element took a backseat, with the alt metal taking a larger focus, along with some nu metal leanings. This was when Incubus … Continue reading 286: INCUBUS / part one
Tag: nu metal
241: COAL CHAMBER
As a teenager, Coal Chamber were one of my absolute favourite bands. It’s really not hard to see why. In the age of nu-metal, where there was an expected look and sound, Coal Chamber were truly unique. They had a sound unlike the others - dramatically downtuned guitars, keys and samples, and then Dez Fafara, … Continue reading 241: COAL CHAMBER
As I’ve said multiple times, I’m a nu metal kid, born and bred. I formed my musical tastes via Korn and all their bastard children. So when I stumble across a band that not only takes clear inspiration from that oft-maligned era, but does it really fucking well, it’s cause for excitement. Tetrarch have been … Continue reading 139: TETRARCH
137: (HED) PE
With a fusion of genres ranging from rap rock, to reggae, to nu metal, to punk, to ska and beyond, (hed) P.E. offer an exciting and eclectic sound, with every new album being an unpredictable adventure. With (hed) P.E. you can be thrust headfirst into a heavy-as-Hell riff-driven rap rock song, or punky wild rhythms, … Continue reading 137: (HED) PE
From a bizarre, masked and jump-suited nine-piece, to one of the biggest heavy acts on the planet within twenty years - Slipknot’s success is both obvious and earned.
At a time where nu-metal clones and uninspired alt metal bands were a dime a dozen, Mudvayne made sure to catch your attention with bizarre facepaint and outfits. The important part, though, is their music was strong enough to keep that attention.