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Nu metal is a subgenre of heavy metal. It is a fusion genre which combines sounds and characteristics of heavy metal and its subgenres such as groove metal and alternative metal with other genres, including hip hop, grunge, funk and industrial. It is classed as part of alternative metal. Rock bands of the 1980s and 1990s including Faith No More, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction, Tool, Primus, Mr. Bungle, Rage Against the Machine, Helmet and Nine Inch Nails have been identified as laying groundwork for the development of nu metal Read more on