Top Ten Worst Nu-Metal Bandsryanrimmel Nu-Metal is a disaster! These are the worst of the worst.
The Top Ten
Maybe Fred Durst is bad, but this band still is amazing and Wes Borland is awesome guitarist.
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
They should be number one, not Linkin Park.
KEEP ON ROLLIN BAYBEH!
Fred Durst completely ruins this band
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,slipknotV 3 Comments
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 burnV 3 Comments
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
This list was literally just made by close-minded nu-metal haters. How pathetic, since none of the comments actually agree lmaoV 6 Comments
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
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?
Obviously you asses haven't heard any of their GOOD SONGS like Bullet, Circles, Sing, Scava, Outside, Nobodys Watching, We are, Young, Paradise Lost and Gravity.
I know they might sound weird, but just listen to the lyrics.
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
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
Otep are gay
I'm surprised Godsmack isn't in the top five. Seriously, they're one of the worst offenders when it comes to stupid ideas being repeated over and over ad nauseam.
Godmack honestly makes me sick - ryanrimmel
No maria brink rules
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. - ThatoneMetalheadV 2 Comments
Dope isn't awful, but that's no compliment, I wouldn't listen to them willfully. - ryanrimmel
Coal Chamber is either amazing or terrible. It depends on the song.
Good: My Frustration, Fiend, Rowboat, Another Nail in the Coffin, Big Truck, and Friend
Terrible: Alienate Me, Drove, and a lot of stuff on Chamber Music - ThatoneMetalhead
I am strongly arguing against putting them in the top ten. First of all, some people don't realize that Slipknot wears masks to better their stage presence, like GWAR. They also have a lot of members... like GWAR. GWAR is fairly respected among the metalhead community, so why not Slipknot? I mean, GWAR is meant to be a comedy band, but they are still well-respected due to their fantastic live shows. Slipknot does have one thing that is completely undeniable... FANTASTIC LIVE SHOWS. Everyone complains about the theatrics of this band, but WHY? If anything, they make the band BETTER in that regard. I'm not saying this band's a ripoff of GWAR, but even if they are, Oreos came after Hydrox... and everyone likes Oreos. My point from that is that sometimes ripoffs are better than the original, and like Oreos, Slipknot proves this in many ways. - ThatoneMetalhead
Slipknot has a few good songs. However the masks, and the fact that they have 9 MEMBERS is ridiculous. They are by no means a good band and if it takes 9 people to make that music when bands like Dream Theater can make 10x more and better music with 5 people, then Slipknot members obviously aren't musicians. - ryanrimmel
Cursed band, this morons are number 1.
Comments that insult people's intelligence, and use improper grammar make me want to cry. First of all, there is no real reason for this argument. You didn't list one single reason why they are the worst... yet there were three up votes when I saw it for some reason. I bet they were all you. - ThatoneMetalhead
Whether you like these dudes or not, it is hard to argue that they don’t have originality or talent. I don't know if there is an outfit more iconic than these guys outfits. Lyrical content, maybe not so much. But these guys are pretty cool regardlessV 7 Comments
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
Not a nu-metal band anyway
Their material might've aged horribly to put it lightly, but they really helped Christian rock break through to a much bigger audience. It's because of this we have bands like Switchfoot, Skillet, and Underoath around today.
How the hell do you put one of the best metal bands of the 00s? Disturbed is one of the best bands that keep the modern metal alive.
Related ListsBest Metal Bands Best Thrash Metal Bands Best Heavy Metal Bands Best Nu-Metal Bands Best Death Metal Bands
3 years, 311 days old
Top Remixes (7)
3. Papa Roach
2. Crazy Town
3. Finger Eleven
View All 7