Nu-metal was massive ten years ago, so naturally my hometown, Guildford, churns out a Rap-Metal band now… in 2011…
There are few things better than when these Nu-metal bands decide to do acoustic versions of their badly written songs and pretend they’re all meaningful.
A few thing to note in the above video:
- Graffiti, New Eras and Hoods up. The band come from possibly the poshest area in England, so this is their take on Gangsta.
- The line: “There are so many beautiful things in this world… this word is FUCKED.” Lol, slipping a naughty word in there. Also, philosophising to sound all intelligent.
- Two chord songs… cos… like… three chords is punk.
- Rapping in a dialect that jumps wildly from British to American and then back again.
- We finally get to the chorus at 2:03. It’s not worth the wait.
- The super awkward interview after the song where they talk about “major labels” and not caring.
You’re probably wondering if they are better when not acoustic. Make your own judgement:
And, if you’re in a British Nu-Metal ten years too late, it’s important to wear your influences on your sleeve. Here is a Limp Bizkit cover:
In this video they pause, point at each other, and say “fucking up your program” in unison.
I challenge anyone out there to find a better example of Brits doing it wrong. Let me know in comments.