The Seven Lamest Nu Metal Bands of All Time

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3. Papa Roach

If you were in high school when Papa Roach was big, you were not cool if you couldn't play "Last Resort." The band went on to have massive success, while they rode the wave of the '00s nu metal popularity. Claiming the ears of many Suburban, angst-ridden youth, with their triple platinum album Infest, the rap/rock vocals of Jacoby Shaddix inspired plenty of even more unlistenable bands to follow . After years of meddling with nu metal, the band took a lowerkey/more mature angle with Rock. In 2009, their video "Lifeline" was nominated for Best Video of 2009 in a Fuse TV contest while losing to none other than Britney Spears, who also beating out Daughtry, Metallica and Paramore. Sad.

2. Saliva

Saliva won hearts with their debut album, Every 6 Seconds, referring to how often men think about sex -- pretty douchey. "Your Disease" and "Click Click Boom" are among the most popular songs of the group, while in their nu metal phase with glorified rap style vocals. The album alone puts Saliva on the tipping point of lame. But in 2002, lead singer Josey Scott, did the unthinkable and teamed up with Nickelback's (one of the worst bands ever) frontman, Chad Kroeger, for the Spiderman's incredibly sappy theme song, "Hero." To further tarnish to their image, the band released a song on Saw 3D's (worst reviewed chronicle in the Saw series) soundtrack in 2010.

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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

Agnostifarian
Agnostifarian

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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