Trivium bassist Paolo Gregoletto and Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce could not disagree extra on nü-metal. Whereas Gregoletto said the genre was “a very very bad genre” again within the day, Bruce straight up referred to as it among the best eras of metallic. In an interview with SiriusXM Octane host Jesea Lee, Bruce acknowledged that perhaps it is simply his age, however he actually loves the style and nonetheless listens to it fairly a bit.
“Individuals say now, ‘Oh, what a horrible period.’ I feel it was among the best eras of metallic ever as a result of it was so big, nevertheless it additionally birthed… That was the cool factor about nü-metal. When you hearken to, like, ’80s metallic bands, quite a lot of them sound very comparable. However they spawned, the ’80s spawned some unimaginable bands.
“Similar with the ’60s — similar with each technology and period of music. And nü-metal was so various. I really feel like if you say nü-metal, an automated sound goes into your head. However the actuality is you have acquired Slipknot on one finish of that spectrum, Linkin Park on the opposite finish of the spectrum you have acquired Evanescence someplace within the center, you have acquired System Of A Down, you have acquired Korn, you have acquired all these nice bands that got here from nü-metal, and so they all sound so totally different; they’re so distinctive.
“Slipknot is a nü-metal band — they’re — however they don’t sound something like Linkin Park, and Linkin Park don’t sound something like System Of A Down. So I simply suppose it is such an awesome period. I nonetheless hearken to it.”
He continued: “If I am gonna placed on a metallic album, chances are high — eight, 9 occasions out of 10 — it is gonna be a nü-metal file from that period. In all probability Toxicity or one thing or Iowa, nevertheless it’s gonna be from that period. And I nonetheless love listening to Metallica and every kind of different metallic bands too, however nü-metal — I do not know — holds a particular place in my coronary heart. Perhaps it is my age.”
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