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The Contortionist’s Top Nu-Metal Albums


the contortionists top nu metal albumsby Jordan Eberhardt

The first metal show I ever attended was The Pledge of Allegiance tour back in 2001, a mostly nu-metal “dream team” which consisted of Slipknot, System of a Down, Rammstein, Mudvayne, and American Head Charge. It was my first live experience with extreme music, and that show still resonates with me today. Presently, nu-metal is sitting in an awkward position. While there are still a handful of successful nu-metal acts currently active (not looking at you, Motograter), the sub genre is looked upon now by many as a low point in the overall grand history of metal music. Yet it is nearly impossible to deny the impact and influence it has had on countless current bands in the scene today. If you still don’t believe me, just listen to this cover of Slipknot’s “The Heretic Anthem” by members of Periphery.

I have comprised a list of the top nu-metal records from the entire The Contortionist crew while we make the trek to St. Louis. Hope some of you decide to revisit a few of these with an open mind and your old pair of JNCOs that have been marinating in the back of your closet.

Robby Baca – Deftones, Self-Titled
Joey Baca – Mudvayne, L.D. 50
Mike Lessard – Slipknot, Iowa
Eric Guenther – Deftones, Adrenaline
Cameron Maynard – Powerman 5000, Tonight, The Stars Revolt
Bill Oberrender (Merch) – System of a Down, Self-Titled
Robby Brown (Tour Manager/Sound) – Limp Bizkit, Significant Other
And my pick goes to Slipknot’s self-titled album.

Include your favorites in the comments down below!
Rock on, maggots.

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