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

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the_interloper

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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 sort of are nu-metal: they became popular around the time it was thriving, drop tunings, focus on the groove etc. But really who cares, they're a great band and put on an awesome show.
 

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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

I was actually thinking, who comes from Belgium other than Enthroned? Bravo.
 

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If you wanna get into subgenre talk I've always considered Slipknot to be an Alt Metal band (which Nu-Metal is under that branch anyway) and a groove metal band, maybe some industrial metal in their first couple of records.

They definitely do have some very small roots in death metal, but I wouldn't say much about prog or djent.
 

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Slipknot are one of the best examples of nu metal

Formed in the late 90s
Heavy metal with elements of other music styles
Rapping or screaming are prevalent in Slipknots case it is screaming
Seven string guitars are used
Lyrics are often angry


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Death metal ??

From Wikipedia

Slipknot is considered a nu metal band. ... The album All Hope Is Gone is considered a groove metal album with elements of death metal and thrash metal. The band has also been described as heavy metal, alternative metal groove metal, death metal, hard rock, grindcore, thrash metal, and rap metal.
 

2006_Eagles

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Ummm I dont think Wiki is anyway to prove a point.. ;) SlipKnot is not Death Metal.

There are some elements there. No, they are not pure Death Metal
 

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Im confused with the OP, because I think they do fit into the Nu-metal category...

They're a lot different from classic Nu-Metal such as Limp Bizkit and Static X

And Superheist a bit closer to home
 

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