Why do jerks always try and piegon hole Slipknot as 'nu-metal'?

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They borrow from so many genres

Metal, Nu-Metal, Djent, Death Metal, Prog, Melodic Metal

They aren't nu metal
 

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It is how it goes with these things. The other nu-metals had other strings to their bow as well. Think about it like the seattle 4, those were all very different that just happened to fall under the sceney banner label of grunge for a time.

If you were a casual observer at the turn-of-the-millennium, they were most certainly in that nu-metal crowd, for better or worse. Who cares. Just enjoy them or dont.
 

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They borrow from so many genres

Metal, Nu-Metal, Djent, Death Metal, Prog, Melodic Metal

They aren't nu metal
They might have shown different influences a few albums in but the first 2 were definitely nu-metal.

Simplistic, repetitive guitar riffs
Interchanging growling and whiney vocals
Angsty hate my parents lyrics
Turntables and DJ samples

Thats about all it takes.
 

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Slipknot are alright. Jordison is arguably the greatest rock/metal drummer of his generation. Taylor is a great front man who has matured after taking personally some criticism that he couldn't hold a song without singing 'fu**' every third word. Their costumes probably detract from their music legacy.
 

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Darkside has it all over Joey

First album was ok
Only a few songs after that.
Seen them live twice and both times they were way too loud and it sounded sh*t

New albums due
 

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They borrow from so many genres

Metal, Nu-Metal, Djent, Death Metal, Prog, Melodic Metal

They aren't nu metal
I don't really get this. You ask why Slipknot get pigeon holed as nu metal, then you go on to call them nu metal in your post?

Djent didn't exist in 1999 when their debut came out.

There is nothing about their music that relates to Death metal

Prog? Are you kidding me? What about their music is progressive, or has any relation to prog-rock?

Apart from some of Corey's "clean" vocals, their music doesn't contain much melody either, the guitar riffs are just low-end chug fests.
 

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Djent didn't exist in 1999 when their debut came out.
I was thinking this too, though Meshuggah were a couple of albums deep in 99, the term djent wasnt invented yet and I don't hear any Meshuggah in the Slipknot sound at all.
 
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I’m sure you could name me 10 drummers from the Belgian underground metal scene who are better
Nils from Agathocles
Anvil from Acid
Walter van Cortenberg from Ancient Rites
Chris De Brauwer from Crossfire
Cernussos from Enthroned
Rony from Iron Clad/Lion's Pride
John Berry from Slaughter Messiah
Eddy De Logi from Thee Plague of Gentlemen
Frederik Cosemans from Serpent Cult
Pz. Kpfw of Possession
 

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John Berry from Slaughter Messiah
Eddy De Logi from Thee Plague of Gentlemen
Frederik Cosemans from Serpent Cult
Pz. Kpfw of Possession
You just know his list consisted of Lars, Dave Grohl and whoever the dude is from the Killers.
 

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