Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno is currently doing the media rounds to promote their ninth album “Ohms.” During an interview with Vulture.com was asked about people looking down on nu-metal, a subgenre of metal that Deftones have in the past been tagged with.
Nu metal was the big thing in the late 1990s, and whether Deftones should be labeled with the name is a hot-button issue with their fans. Korn and generally considered the first band to bring hip hop, grunge, and alternative metal together, creating nu-metal in the process. Limp Bizkit took it mainstream, and their third studio album “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water,” sold 400,000 on its first day of release and became the largest first-week sales for a rock album in the United States. When you consider how many people now mock Limp Bizkit, that is quite a remarkable achievement, and given how physical media sales are in decline, will likely never be beaten.