Top Ten Worst Nu-Metal Bands

Nu-Metal is a disaster! These are the worst of the worst.

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.

Anthrax created rap-metal with songs like Bring the Noise. But at least they did it well. Every other band that I've heard that's tried rap-metal sucks. - ryanrimmel

Maybe Fred Durst is bad, but this band still is amazing and Wes Borland is awesome guitarist.

They should be number one, not Linkin Park.

Fred Durst completely ruins this band

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

That awkward moment when you're the best and the worst nu metal band at the same time

It's funny beacause actually Linkin Park was 1 on best nu-metal bands list

Noo I love linkin park

Mother******* who put this, koRn,System of a Down,slipknot

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3 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.

Papa Roach is just... well Papa Roach. Most of their "huge fans" only know Last Resort. - ryanrimmel

They've gotten FAR better over all those years.

Papa roach is my life there good

I also fogot burn

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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.

Another metalhead bashing another genre of metal. I know everyone is entitled to their own opinion but why can't metalheads just accept everything for what it is? Nu metal did not kill metal. There's some nu metal that is actually very good. Bands like Slipknot, Korn, Evanescence, Disturbed, and System of a Down. Even if you don't like those bands you can't say their songs aren't powerful and emotional. Now I'm not trying to force my opinion on you guys but I'm just saying give it a chance. You don't have to, but just give it a chance and see if you like it or not.

For a long time, I liked Korn, but then I moved on to a better band called Coal Chamber. Even though Korn and Anthrax were created first, and released albums before Coal Chamber, Coal Chamber did early shows with nu metal before it was played by Korn. - ThatoneMetalhead

They're actually one of the few nu metal bands that appeal to me. But their newer stuff isn't that great. - IronSabbathPriest

Them and anthrax kinda created this genre...

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5 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.

I don't see people wearing Drowning Pool shirts and what not. Also, Sinner is a great album because Dave Williams was a great singer, and the singers they had after him were never that good. - NuMetalManiak

Similar to Papa Roach, there are people wearing Drowning Pool merch but they can't name a song other than Bodies. - ryanrimmel

Bodies was played to torture prisoners. - ThatoneMetalhead

6 Saliva Saliva Saliva is an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. Saliva released their self-titled debut album on August 26, 1997, through Rockingchair Records, a record label owned and operated by Mark Yoshida, who recorded and produced the release at his studio, Rockingchair Studios.

Ok... Where do I even start? Mushroomhead has bad production value, but they pull it off well. Saliva, however... just has bad production value put to bad music. Their lyrics are uninspired and repetitive, the album Every Six Seconds is a reference to how much men think about sex on average (disgusting), and the instruments are simple. The vocal performance is comparable to Fred Durst, and the lead singer looks like Jack Sparrow. FAIL - ThatoneMetalhead

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8 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.

In my opinion slipknot got better songs than mushroomhead, but these guys are most original than slipknot

This band should be disqualified, as they are an industrial metal band, and not primarily a nu metal band. - ThatoneMetalhead

idiot Mush came out 6 years before Slipknot so your opinion is now invalid because SK ripped off Mush.

Mushroomhead are a bunch of wannabee Slipknot guys. They aren't as mainstream as some of these other bands, but they don't impress me. - ryanrimmel

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10 Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio album, American Tragedy, was released April 5, 2011. All of more.

Combine rap metal Vanilla Ice, Slipknot costumes and the worst of Limp Bizkit and you've got this group.

Why aren't these guys #1 on the list?

Do I even need to say why they should be number 1?

The Contenders

11 Static-X Static-X
12 Otep
13 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. V 1 Comment
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15 System of a Down System of a Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Nu Metal group from Glendale, California . The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. more.

This list is invalid. - McKing1003

Okay... I understand a lot of the bands in this list... but how did this band get here? - ThatoneMetalhead

My favorite band I now hate this list

I can understand why this band is in here because of the lyrics - Th3Zm0nst3r

The lyrics are strange, yes, but they have a lot of meaning behind them. - ThatoneMetalhead

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16 Dope Dope

Dope isn't awful, but that's no compliment, I wouldn't listen to them willfully. - ryanrimmel

17 Soulfly Soulfly
18 Mt. Helium
19 Crazy Town
20 Ill NiƱo

These dudes are garbage, oh the headaches, someone gave me the debut album by these guys when it first came out. The was awful, I threw it away

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