Top Ten Best Nu-Metal Songs

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1Chop Suey! - System of a Down

One of my favorite System of a Down songs ever. The song carried toxicity so far down the road to greatness and deserves its own spot in the hall of fame!

As much as I love Linkin Park, Slipknot, Korn and RATm, System of a Down is the best Nu-Metal band.! They are so good, that people can't even call them Nu-Metal, they are one of the best bands of the 21st Century! This is also the best song of the 21st Century!

...by the way system of a down plays many genres but System of a Down is a alternative Metal band, they just play nu-metal in the early days and chop suey isn't nu metal, like many songs here on the list, many songs here and chop suey too are alternative Metal or Alternative Rock, but I know alternative metal is very simliar to nu metal, and I love both genres all over the world! ;D

This is how nu metal could sound if it were not for several awful artists.

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2Points of Authority - Linkin Park

That's right, forfeit the game before somebody takes you out the frame -> to all others on the list.

The rap part is simply out of the world..!

Points of Authority just gives you a unique power - ricketer

One of my favorite songs from Linkin Park, it features well-nu-metal presenting a while for rap and other times to the metal, and still represent well each part.

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3In The End - Linkin Park

Best Song Ever Heard... Inspires A Lot..!

Great Lyrics Great Music Great Feel... :-)

Except it's not Nu Metal. Saying this song is Nu Metal is like saying Nothing Else Matters by Metallica is Thrash Metal. - scaryness

What the heck this one is better than twisted transistor. This song has best lyrics and best combination of mike's rapping and chester's vocals

this is the best inspiration number ever
LP rocks

All right chop suey is good. But it ain't that good! In the end's lyrics are way better. This song give us all goosebumps!

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4Duality - Slipknot

just hear to the drums it's just awesome... joey jordison you are the boss

In my opinion the greatest nu metal song by the greatest nu metal band. Come on people! 6!? People can easily relate to this song and it was the very first Slipknot song I ever liked now I love every single one of them x)

Just... Brilliant, I honestly think slipknot are one of THE greatest new metal bands around, they have a depth and sheer awesomeness to their music that is nearly unmatched.

I prefer psychosocial a little more but this song in particular basically brought them to that point

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5Freak On A Leash - Korn

Best nu metal song. Straight up classic Korn! - thomasnirvanastroud

Freak on a leash deserves to be Number one. most of the other songs above apart from duality and chopsuey. Freak on a Leash PWNS!

Freak On A Leash is the best nu metal song of all time. This is original nu metal, Chop Suey is stupid!

This songs defining the genre

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6Down With the Sickness - Disturbed

Down With the Sickness is by far the most delightfully psychotic nu metal song of all time. It probably has the best metal scream (O-WAH-AH-A-A! ) as well.

Well considering disturbed slipknot and five finger death punch are the only good nu metal bands and disturbed is the best out of the three and this is there best song, makes this #1

I don't understand why "Down with the Sickness" is so low on the list. It should be sitting at no less then five, especially since half of the Linkin Park songs listed here and absolutely horrible.

Absolutely shocked this isn't first. Chop Suey is so overrated it's unreal.

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7Twisted Transistor - Korn

I don't think this song is the best song of korn, it must be Blind or Freak on a leash but I also like this one. I vote just because this song is the most favorite song of new KoRn fan generation( I am the old generation of Korn fan) and that is the motivation for me. Why Linkin Park always are the best in Nu Metal? Korn is Number 1 so Korn song must be Number 1. All children of Korn, please stop vote for other korn song below, just vote for this one to make at least 1 Korn song become the best Nu Metal song. Step by step: This song first and the other next and finally we make this list become top 10 best Korn song

Korn is considered one of the founders of Nu Metal, the first band ever to be labelled Nu Metal, and it's because of them that the New Wave of American Metal started. Jonathon Davis' voice is amazing and he is in the "Top 20 Rock Vocalists", their music is unique and their sound is unmatched, No band has or will ever be able to make songs like Korn does.

why would I not vote for this song I'm a diehard korn fan
- jakeman3000

Great song! Just learned it not too long ago. It is pretty simple, but the solo can be tricky to beginner level guitarists. Should be no problem for intermediate players.

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8Wait And Bleed - Slipknot

Impossible, no other nu metal song can beat Wait and Bleed. This song deserves to be number 1, not number 32. Corey Taylor's melodic vocals, Mick Thompson's guitar riffs in this song are way better than any other nu metal song.

For its great chorus harmony and beautifully obnoxious yelling-like vocals, Wait and Bleed is one of the Knot's greatest masterpieces.

Slipknot was/is the best in the nu-metal field, and this song is most likely their best.

If you don't move to this song, you have no pulse.

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9One Step Closer - Linkin Park

I think this song is the best ever Linkin Pak song.. - MvC

Why is Afterlife and Nightmare above One Step Closer? These songs are heavy metal. One Step Closer should be above these two songs. By the way, it is one of Linkin Park's most aggressive song of their album Hybrid Theory and out of all their songs released on radio.

Best song ever... It has got nu metal quality with chester's screaming voice... Linkin Park rocks... Intelligent music

The best nothing to say

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10Blind - Korn

Are you guys serious? A Nu-Metal list and 33 songs through their is still nothing from Korns self-titled debut. That was a groundbreaking debut and one of the only "Nu-Metal" albums I actually like.

Why is this so low?! This is the debut song that pretty much paved the way for the other Nu-Metal bands to come!

One of, if not the best nu metal song ever by the best nu metal band ever if korn didn't make this album this list would not exist so vote for it if you don't then you're crazy

The beginning of nu metal

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11Dig - Mudvayne

Such an awesome and intense song. Very fast talking- great to listen to. Hail Mudvayne

This song is so metal compared to all the other stuff on this list. It's quite a shame that so many Linkin Park songs are so high. It shows what direction our youth are going in

This needs to be in the Top 10. For a 2-minute or so song it manages to toughen out the true nu-metal songs, screaming vocals combined with rapping lyrics, a lurching guitar riff, not to mention a memorable bassline at the beginning, topping it off with a more vocal-oriented breakdown. THAT'S WHAT MAKES A GOOD NU-METAL SONG. - NuMetalManiak

Dig is the best nu metal song and Mudvayne the best nu metal band.

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12Psychosocial - Slipknot

what? 105? it must be top20...

come on... you must be joking man...

i listening this music 3 time a day like eat...

I love corey taylor and this song always blow my mind

All hail slipknot "

You gotta be kidding me. It's one of the best nu metal song! Please vote this song to number 1. And where is daddy by Korn?

My favorite song of theirs

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13Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine

Damn how is this not number one? Best nu metal song ever by the best nu metal band ever (except maybe Linkin Park) come on people VOTE for Killing In The Name!

Rage against the machine is so strong, although I would not classify only in Nu metal but definitively as one of the best song of metal! Funk metal but the best one!

This is one of the most energetic nu metal songs - numetalhead

Rap Metal, Not Nu-Metal

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147 Words - Deftones
15B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down

I think (only out of the ten of these) this should be number 1. I love System of a Down, but I think B.Y.O.B. is better than Chop Suey! Also, I like KoRn, but System of a Down is better. Slipknot is ok. I'm not going to say they suck, because they don't. I don't listen to disturbed very often, I'm not a huge fan of their music, and Linkin Park should be thrown out of this list forever. - Top15Playthroughs

This booze-celebrating, anit-political song is my personal favorite from System of a Down. "WHY DO THEY ALWAYS SEND THE POOR?! " is another great nu metal cry.

Everybody's going to the party have a real good time.

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16Last Resort - Papa Roach

Thanks to Papa Roach, everyone in the world knows their life will be cut into pieces and this is their last resort.

The opening is amazing and brings a whole new element to the genre

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17Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

Come on man, Bring Me To Life rocks, this song is that should be in top 10. Better voice (Amy Lee), better guitars (Ben Moody), better drums and better feature (Paul McCoy).

Best Evanescence song and best nu metal song and music video is EPIC.
Bring Me To Life rocks!...

I simply adore Evanescence.. A work of art.. Especially this song, it touches my soul.. Amy Lee is COMPLETELY EPIC!

I think of Evanescence isn't a nu metal band but this is totally a nu metal song. - 05yusuf09

Such a great song, this should be least in top 10. - 05yusuf09

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18Aerials - System of a Down

Don't call it a song, it's a masterpiece. A song that manages to be poetic while being heavy at the same time. My favourite song of all time.

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19Give - Cold
20My Own Summer - Deftones

This song was in Around the Fur not White Pony and it is nu metal, Deftones were one of the main pioneers of the genre.

This is Alt Metal at it's finest. Deftones were smart to rid themselves of the silly Nu Metal label with the release of The White Pony.

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