Top 10 Best Nu Metal Albums
The Top Ten
this album, follow the leader of KORN, slipknot of SLIPKNOT, system of a down of system of a down, rage against the machine of rage against the machine, chocolate starfish and hot dog flavoured water of limp bizkit were ranked in "1001 albums you must have listened before you die"
best nu metal album ever by the best band in the world all these are good but nothing beats linkinparks hyprid theory
Hybrid Theory got me used to liking Linkin Park and is the best nu-metal album that is out there. Favourites are definitely "In The End", "Paper cut" and "A Place For My Head". The album being played at Download in 2014 completes how good this album is and will be in the future!
17 years later in 2017, a masterpiece of nu metal by 6 guys from Glendale. This album defines me in all 12 tracks(14 if you count My December and High Voltage) and I have memorized it by heart.V 13 Comments
The best nu metal by perhaps the best nu metal band, Korn started the whole genre and this is the album they opened with. Hybrid Theory is a good album but KoRn is better, the second best is probably Life Is Peachy or Follow The Leader
The holy bible of nu metal. Created the genre and inspired a whole new generation of nu metal bands. Definitely the best of all time.
The first Nu Metal album.
I believe a Deftones or System of a Down album should be number 1 but I voted for this hoping to help it take linkin park down a notch.
I'd probably but this one at number 3 if I had my way
This album should be #1 period.
This is one of the best albums of all genres, easily the best of this one.
This album is the beginning of success from Slipknot... And the first time nominate grammy for song "wait and bleed"
Linkin Park is the Metallica of nu-metal
Everyone blindly votes for them even though there are better bands
KoRn may have created nu metal
Linkin Park may have made it popular among mainstream audience
But Slipknot took it to a whole another level, full of anger, rage and energy.
I'm really not a fan of nu metal, but I popped this in because of recommendation from a fellow friend. And I was delighted and shocked to find that I loved this record. Serj has an absolutely amazing voice and the guitars and drums are so crisp and clear. Amazing album
This Album is one of the best metal albums ever period. It should be 1 on this list easily.
Album is completely full of hits, highlighted by Chop Suey!, Toxicity, and Aerials.
This is so good. Not one bad song. It took awhile to get into though.V 4 Comments
This album made nu metal what it is today. Definitely deserves to be #1
This album made nu metal go mainstream
The smashing hit by Korn. Excellent.
Amazing album, one class song after another, love this album!
This album literally changed the life of millions of maggots. Definitely one of the greatest Nu metal albums of all time.
Chad Aplin is a great guy.
Corey Taylor's screams,
Joey Jordison's drums,
Mick and Jim's guitars,
Bass, turntables, sampling and Extra percussion!
People = The Heretic Anthem rocks.
Maggot 4 life!
This is an album. Loud and heavy from start to finish.V 4 Comments
Meteora is Linkin Park at its finest and at its prime. Everything in this album is amazing and the album from the 1st track to the last (even with the bonus track from iTunes) explains what the band is trying to achieve and will hold up to be one of the best albums in this genre and in the future.
Linkin Park's Album at its prime. Every song are masterpiece, Numb; Somewhere I Belong ; Don't Stay; Breaking the Habit. This is the most successful album in the history of the Alternative Songs chart!
My favourite album of all time. A true masterpiece.
Meteora;more legendary stuff,more diverse.V 5 Comments
the best album by the best band ever! I have all their songs and hope they make more someday
Not actually Nu Metal but one of the greatest albums in the History of Metal Music
Best out of all of these. Though they don't really incorporate rap in their music, they're just lumped into the nu metal genre, and as they are, highly surpass every other band here.
Without this album, there would be no rap influence in nu-metal or angst. This is way heavier that Slipknot and deserves to be higher on the list. This is the rawest, most aggressive and heaviest Deftones release you'll ever find. Best tracks are: bored, one weak, nosebleed, minus blindfold, lifter, root, 7 words, engine no 9, first and fireal (fireal, nosebleed, 7 words and engine no 9 are the heaviest tracks) The only track I didn't like was birthmark because it was a bit too depressing.
Top 10 worthy at least. One of the most influential albums to the genre. Listen to the song Bored if you wanna know what this album is like. - cjWriter1997
This is definitely my favourite nu-metal album, but it is close; Issues was a great album too.
With the Korn's album Korn, this is the second nu metal album, a masterpiece.
This album is so underrated like so many people bash this album but it's so decent
Definitive number ONE nu metal album of all time - dubbelvla
This album rly need to be higher, I think this album betterthan Three dollar bill
Probably the one that is more underrated on this list. Kinda ridiculous make-up, but in my opinion one of the nu-metal classics and there's a lot that stands out here. Nu-metal, but way more complex than it deserves to be, bass guitar that actually stands out, extremely solid rhythm section (I'd personally say the best out of any band in nu-metal), but also great screaming and thick guitar that actually goes well with bass rather than drowning it out.
This is more than just nu-metal. It's one of the most influential progressive, groove metal albums of all time. We probably wouldn't have Devildriver or any other modern groove metal bands out today. This is far more metal than Linkin Park and how did a bunch of posers (Slipknot) get up here? Deftones also need to be in the top ten as well with either Adrenaline, Around the fur or White Pony. After that they turned into a sludge metal style band.
I'm pretty sure this is my favourite album of all time. The lyrics, the riffs, the eery instrumental segments, all masterpieces. Listening to this album the whole way through is truly an experience.
I'm sick of Linkin Park taking the top spot in these Nu-Metal lists. Mudvayne deserves to be much higher.
SICKV 3 Comments
Nothing can quite prepare you for the onslaught that is Limp Bizkit's breakthrough album, Significant Other. Starting with the almost dubby beats of the intro, with a foreboding voice explaining that if you wanted the worst, then you've got the worst. The album then kicks into fairly comfortable territory with Just Like This. Smash hit, Nookie, follows up with its infections rhythm and sing-along heaviness. If you know nu metal, then you know Break Stuff, the fourth song on the album. It's brutality is cathartic as Fred invites you to vicariously threaten people with chainsaws. Re-arranged is the complete opposite, having exhausted his anger in the previous song, Fred and company offer the listener a crooning ballad about his break up. I'm Broke is perfectly placed to pick up from where Break Stuff started, raging against fairweather friends. Nobody Like You features Scott Wieland and Korn's Jonathan Davis who's contributions create a unique blend of heavy, funky and creepy sounds and ...more
Limp Bizkit is best ever. Also hear there albums Gold Cobra, Results May Vary, etc. These guys will make y'all jump around. They are gods of Raping with metal guitars.L.B. forever!
Significant Other is the revolution of nu metal.. It's should be in top 5!
Significant Other is one of Nu Metals greatest albums. It just has that "wow" factor that not many albums have. I'd rate it a good 9/10V 2 Comments
Great album. Down With The. Sickness and voices are my favorite songs
Should be higher than 12
5. Follow The Leader- KoRn
4. Slipknot- Slipknot
3. Hybrid Theory- Linkin Park
2. Sickness- Disturbed
1. KoRn- KoRn
Yeah this is the best if their albums in my opinion, heavy, melodic, and is also on the list if too 50 greatest metal albums of all time (music radar.com)
Deftones are far better than Evanescence.
If there's no Deftones on Top 10 of Nu Metal - this is not Top 10 of Nu Metal.
Come on man this should be at the top. Not hybrid theory that sucks manV 2 Comments
So I listened to this album because cjWriter1997 said this was really good, well he was right about it being good while I don't think it's the greatest album ever made it definitely is the best Nu Metal album - christangrant
No way is this 71. This was a great album, and deserves more awareness.
I don't really classify RatM as Nu Metal, honestly. However, this album is easily one of (if not the most) influential album of the 90's and it deserves the top spot for that reason. Tom Morello is one of the most creative guitar players of all time. Brad Delson has yet to achieve anything nearly as significant as the riffs and crazy solos Tom Morello feeds into RatM's music in every song.
THE ONLY GOOD NU METAL ALBUM AND IT'S NOT EVEN REALLY NU METAL
RATM are the godfathers of nu metal. Without RATM the will not be bands like Limp Bizkit
An actual rapper can do a better job with Nu Metal than a Nu Metal band can. - Spineapple
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity is even better
This is not a nu metal album - dubbelvla
This album kicks ass.
I think its cool
Great song followed by great song on this album, even the intro is great! It also included the hits Duality, Before I Forget, and Vermilion Pt. 2.
Should be at top 10!
This album is amazing.
Really good album! Tracks like victimized so old school korn at the end of that song! It's killer all you haters can suck it!
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2. Korn - Follow the Leader
3. Nonpoint - to the Pain
2. Korn - Follow the Leader
3. System of a Down - System of a Down
2. Deftones - Around the Fur
3. Slipknot - Iowa
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