NU KIDS ON THE BLOCK - The Australian heavies bringing back nu-metal sounds

NU KIDS ON THE BLOCK - The Australian heavies bringing back nu-metal sounds

Nu metal. The much maligned genre of heavy music that takes hip-hop, metal, alternative, rap, funk, punk rock and more, chucking them in a blender before spitting it out, is having a resurgence.

After a long while of it being a bit of a dirty word, we’ve come full circle and we’re hearing this influence in some of the coolest new acts on triple j Unearthed.

To coincide with Korn headlining the first ever Australian version of Download Festival, Gemma Pike - triple j’s Assistant Music Director and host of The J Files on Double J - is taking you through five of the best heavy bands on triple j Unearthed channelling that nu metal sound.

Want more? You can also check out her Korn J Files episode tonight on Double J at 8PM – listen on your digital radio, online, via the ABC Listen app, or catch up on the podcast.

Track Listing

  1. APATE - Spit You Out (Brisbane)
  2. Skorched – D.4.D.K. (Melbourne)
  3. The Gloom In The Corner – Brother (Melbourne)
  4. 生 Conform 死 – Route III (Perth)
  5. Skarlett Elektra - BROKEN LUNGS (Newcastle, NSW) (F)