Top Ten Most Hated Nu Metal Bands

These are the bands that get a lot of hate for whatever reason. Whether they deserve it or not. Do they deserve it? That's up to you.

The Top Ten

1 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

I will never Limp with the Bizkit... - IronSabbathPriest

Hated because the singer is annoying amongst other things, plus their derogatory name - NuMetalManiak

I agree. But the other band members are rocks, just Durst is bad.

2 Linkin Park 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.

For me, they aren't a bad band, but their fans are extremely annoying that I can never really like this band anymore. I'm talking about the "hardcore elitist fans" or whatever. They never shut up about how awesome LP is as well as how great their first albums were. God forbid you ever tell them about the stuff from A Thousand Suns onward though. That's when they thought that the band totally sold out. I actually like some of their newer stuff to be quite honest. For me, I thought that LP sold out once Chester became the vocalist of Stone Temple Pilots. - NuMetalManiak

Come on, they are kings of nu metal! - 05yusuf09

3 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. more.

For their grotesque stage look as well as their songs. I think that their drummer Joey was the best part of the band. - NuMetalManiak

Great band, but I hate the lead singer.

Ok, I don't hate this band, but I hate Corey Taylor, because he is very swearing.

It's for having an unnessecary anoumt of members. They should split into 2 bands. - Turkeyasylum

4 KoRn KoRn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David more.

I actually think this is a good enough band. My second account is named after their best song. - IronSabbathPriest

For apparently starting the trend. At least their trend was better than the pop songs that were about to span the next decade. Also, the mispelling of the name (this goes for many other bands in the nu-metal scene. - NuMetalManiak

This is so awesome!

5 Staind Staind Staind was a Alternative Metal band formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995. more.

For going soft, more or less. I like both their heavy and their soft stuff. - NuMetalManiak

Staind isn't nu metal, it's post grunge.

6 Mushroomhead Mushroomhead Mushroomhead is an American nu metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1993 in the Cleveland Warehouse District, the band is known for their avant-garde sound which includes influence from heavy metal, art rock and electro-industrial and their imagery which features masks and costumes as well as more.

Mushroomhead gets A LOT OF FLAK from Slipknot fans for being similar. If you could just ignore that kind of argument and just listen it might be pretty good. That ongoing feud between the fans of both bands needs to stop already. - NuMetalManiak

7 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .

For being mostly rap-based, although the guitar work is great. - NuMetalManiak

8 Godsmack 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.

For being a ripoff of Alice in Chains, these guys got quite a bit of flak going against them. - NuMetalManiak

Their 2014 album is pretty good I must admit. - IronSabbathPriest

9 Three Days Grace 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.

Not a nu metal band. Though I still hate it.

10 Papa Roach Papa Roach Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest.

I hate this band, and I hate Last Resort. Mostly because it rips of Iron Maiden's Hallowed be thy Name. Listen to it and tell me the greater song. - IronSabbathPriest

I'd say their newer stuff isn't great, but they have more hate for the song Last Resort and it's emo lyrics amongst other things. - NuMetalManiak

The Contenders

11 Lifer

For being more or less a typical band in the nu-metal scene. It's nice to know where two of the guys from Breaking Benjamin came from though. - NuMetalManiak

12 Drowning Pool Drowning Pool Drowning Pool is an American Alternative Metal band formed in Dallas, Texas in 1996. The band was named after the film The Drowning Pool.
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List StatsCreated 21 Mar 2015
Updated 26 Dec 2015

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Top Remixes

1. Limp Bizkit
2. Linkin Park
3. KoRn
1. Limp Bizkit
2. Slipknot
3. Linkin Park


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