Across the board, nü metal seems to be back in a big way. Led by bands like Gojira, Code Orange, and Vein, the genre that was once relegated to the “guilty pleasure” folder now seems to be front and center once again — and we’re here for it. Listening to Nashville’s metal act Orthodox’s new album, Let It Take Its Course, it’s clear that nu metal had a huge influence on the record and the band in general — from its distorted vocals and low, crunchy riffs, it sounds like a perfect successor to bands like KoRn, Slipknot, and early System of a Down.
Orthodox vocalist Adam Easterling let us in on favorite nu metal records of all time. Here they are, in no particular order:
Korn – Korn
Static-X – Wisconsin Death Trip
Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory
“Love it or hate it (though if you hate it you’re wrong) there is no denying the genius behind the execution and the catchiness of Hybrid Theory.”
Photo by Cam Smith