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Oct 21, 2020

It’s hard to find another genre of music as polarizing as Nu Metal. One minute bands like Korn and Limp Bizkit dominated mainstream pop culture, then the next any band even subtly associated with downtuned guitars, baggy pants, rap-growling versus and bleached frosted tips were chastised and avoided like the plague. But what led to such disdain, and what’s to account for nu metal’s sudden resurgence in popularity?

That’s what Matt Gamba and Zach Shaw - along with special guest Daniel Cordova, host of the podcast Far Beyond Metal - try to determine in the latest episode of “Am I Missing Something?,” a podcast where we analyze popular or unpopular bands, albums, songs or even music trends in an attempt to figure out what we seem to be “missing.” The goal isn’t to ridicule an artist or their work, but rather to gain a better understanding of what a majority of fans see or don’t see in something that Matt and Zach simply can’t wrap their heads around.

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