The list author says: "Nu-metal. It's a term that drives angst into the hearts of anyone currently listening to My Chemical Romance or, to a lesser extent, the Arcade Fire. Today's scene is dominated by indie bands that don't seem as "indie" as they once were and a bunch of whiny teenagers complaining about their girlfriends. It wasn't so long ago, however, that we had 20-something tattooed freaks sweating it out on the second stage of Ozzfest... complaining about their girlfriends. This guide will work it's way from the top down in the world of nu-metal, starting with the masters of the genre (even if they aren't Zeppelin status) and working our way down to the fringe players that never quite took off, but still have something to offer. As a side-note, most of these records are hand-picked as a personal favorite from the artist, with the exception of many at the bottom of the list who only have one to choose from (classy). Let's do this thing..."
"If you haven't noticed yet, the last three bands were all made enormously popular from their stint on the second stage of Ozzfest, and all returned at least once to the festival to top the main stage bill."
"Brief Interlude: Here's a band that produced BY FAR their best record BEFORE they hit it big. "Make Yourself" would turn out the enormously catchy hit "Pardon Me" and then this band would annoy me for the next ten years."