Top 10 Bands That Don't Deserve to Be On The List "Best Nu Metal Bands"

Bands that don't belong on the list simply because they're not Nu Metal. And if I missed one feel free to add it.

The Top Ten

1 Fear Factory Fear Factory is an American heavy metal band that was formed in 1989. During the band's career, it has released nine full-length albums and has evolved through a succession of styles, including industrial metal, death metal, groove metal, and thrash metal.

Way heavier than Nu Metal and in general they're progressive metal not Nu Metal.

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2 Beastie Boys The Beastie Boys are an American Rap/Rock group that was formed in 1981 by its three original members, Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Adam "MCA" Yauch.

The Beastie Boys actually hated rock music. - NuMetalManiak

Rap rock is not nu metal - AliciaMae

Rap Rock not Nu Metal...

It's not nu metal

3 Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. more.

Just HOW does one mistake Slayer as Nu Metal?

Best nu metal band ever

Some may say Diabolus in Musica was somewhat Nu Metal inspired but that's one album out of the many of this band. - cjWriter1997

Yes, that album was a big mistake they made and ruined their reputation but one album doesn't make them a Nu Metal band. - Metal_Treasure

They’re nowhere near nu metal, the closest thing they’ve ever done to it is that abomination Diabolus In Musica but that sure as hell doesn’t mean they’re nu metal - NightmareCinema

4 Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage is an American metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1999 after the disbanding of Overcast and Aftershock.

Killswitch Engage is Metalcore mostly - cjWriter1997

Alternative Metal suits them a lot more in my book.

5 Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine is a rock band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk.

They are political and rap a lot but that's not really a constitute of nu metal either. They're pretty much their own thing. - NuMetalManiak

They might've had somewhat of a influence but they're not Nu Metal.

6 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
7 Creed Creed was an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
8 Bush Bush are a British rock band formed in London, England in 1992. The band found their immediate success with the release of their debut album Sixteen Stone in 1994, which is certified 6× multi-platinum by the RIAA.
9 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. more.

This band is post- grunge not Nu Metal. They have ZERO Nu Metal aspects and don't come remotely close.

Both this and Saint Asonia definitely don't qualify. I don't see Adam or Matt rapping a lot. - NuMetalManiak

The only time Adam rapped was during a live cover of Lose Yourself but yeah he's not much of a rapper.

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10 Saint Asonia Saint Asonia is a Canadian rock band consisting of former Three Days Grace frontman Adam Gontier, Mike Mushok, Corey Lowery, and Rich Beddoe. They have released two albums so far. Their self titled album in 2015, and their sophomore album Flawed Design in 2019. Some of the band's most well known songs more.

Alternative Metal at best.

The Contenders

11 RED Red is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002 by brothers guitarist Anthony Armstrong and bassist Randy Armstrong, with lead vocalist Michael Barnes.

Red is Alternative Metal/Post-Grunge not Nu-Metal. - Soulstealer

Red is Post- Grunge at most not Nu Metal.

I always liked to consider these guys as Symphonic Rock. - cjWriter1997

I'm pretty sure the only nu metal bands that are Christian in any way are Pillar and P.O.D. - NuMetalManiak

12 Everlast
13 A Perfect Circle A Perfect Circle is an American rock supergroup formed in 1999 by guitarist Billy Howerdel and Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan.
14 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch, often shortened to Five Finger or Death Punch, also abbreviated as 5FDP or FFDP, is an American Alternative Metal/Alternative Rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name comes from the kung fu movie The Five Fingers of Death.

Again Alternative Metal seems more accurate.

To be fair, Ivan Moody did come from Motograter, which was definitely a nu metal band. - NuMetalManiak

15 Godsmack Godsmack is an American rock band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin.

Post- Grunge at best nowhere near Nu Metal.

16 Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative more.

They are NU Metal with their first albums so they belong to be on that list.

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