The Seven Lamest Nu Metal Bands of All Time

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5. Drowning Pool

Rest in Peace, Dave Williams. It is no laughing matter when anyone dies, especially if it is the voice and face of a band. Though their debut album Sinner went on to go platinum, "Bodies" is the song in question here, and warrants Drowning Pool as one of the lamest nu metal bands. The fact that the breakout hit was used by the US Military as a musical torture song, tells you something. To be fair, if I heard any song on repeat for 10 days in a row, I would not be happy. But c'mon, "Bodies" for to hours while being tortured, really!? Now that is impressive. The band has since gone on record, saying that it did not agree with the military's use of the song.


4. Evanescence

You know you are lame when you're being misidentified as a Christian Metal band -- not to mention sharing the same label as the god awful (no pun intended) band, Creed -- and end up riding on the coattails of nu metal's popularity. Evanescence hit the pinnacle of nu metal mainstream standards with their debut hit, "Bring Me Back to Life," as it was quickly used in WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) and is placed in the movie Daredevil. Both incredibly lame placements. Not that anyone really takes wrestling seriously, but would you be intimidated by a wrestler who reps Evanescence as their theme song? I surely don't. Strip away the leather and the black eye makeup and all I see and hear is a Disney Channel, bubblegum pop band.


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djtrixta73
djtrixta73

This guy has to be a complete dumb ass. Mudvayne had some real talent. Their bass player was very good ar what he did. Slipknot aswell was very talented. To be able to put turn tables in the musicand make it sound good

IKC84
IKC84

First, Twisted sister aren't glam metal, they don't have lyrics about love and sex, no upbeat pop melodies and sound NOTHING like bands like poison or Ratt. They are yore rebellious and sound like Judas Priest or Ozzy.Also, hardly any nu metal bands wear makeupAlso, mudvayne's song dig is math metal, not nu metal. There isn't any hip hop in it. Also evanescence is nowhere close to nu metal

IKC84
IKC84

Hardly any nu metal bands wear makeup

IKC84
IKC84

Mudvayne is math metal, not nu metal. They only had like 5 nu metal songs and they don't even rap or have any hip hop traits.

IKC84
IKC84

Twisted sister aren't glam metal, they don't have lyrics about love and sex, no upbeat pop melodies and sound NOTHING like bands like poison or Ratt. They are yore rebellious and sound like Judas Priest or Ozzy.

Jen_Beans
Jen_Beans

Um, I believe David Cross has a skit about this-references Stained, POD and all that other crap.

DirtyMachine
DirtyMachine

There are a lot of good bands here! OC weekly you are rubbish! And Lil Wayne? WTF? He doesn't deserve shit.. he isn't even in the genre.

robertstrange2003
robertstrange2003

lame lame lame.....all those bands have always been lame...including Korn and Slipknot....

RonaldMexico
RonaldMexico

Guess I am lame, Mudvayne is a pretty tight band and Saliva I wouldn't call Nu-metal more rock and I can listen to them no problems. When I think bad and Nu-metal I think whiny vocals with wannabe guard dog choruses.

bmetro14
bmetro14

This is a joke right :)  right? What's wrong with Mudvayne? Let me guess you only heard dig? Also why did you ruin the number one spot. I don't find it funny

timrose68
timrose68

What about Avenged 7 fold & 5 finger death punch?  They both suck ass and rip off older bands.

satanarchist
satanarchist

1st korn album is unf**kwithable, and early mudvayne is still damn heavy. LOL. there, i said it.

Randall Avilez
Randall Avilez

genre police here, i dont' think Evanescence qualifies as nu metal.

David Moyle
David Moyle

I was just wondering out loud about lil wayne two days ago. Thank you for the validation!

Jason
Jason

It's clear to anyone with a brain you know nothing about music if you put MudVayne among this group.  I can't argue Dig is a good song, but its arguably the worst song they've ever made.  You should review all their work before placing them along side of some of the words bands of all time.  

IKC84
IKC84

Those aren't nu metal bands

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