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Chapter 218: Dig

Nü-metal & hard rock

This chapter contains some primo grade-A slices of babbling nonsense, from babblesmiths like David Draiman, Serj Tankian and Jonathan Davis. In a contest between the baboon shriek that kicks off “Down With The Sickness,” the gibbering breakdown of “Freak On A Leash,” and the Gatling gun verses of “Chop Suey!,” everyone wins. Korn and Slipknot marked the end of the line for mainstream rock as an innovative force, since you couldn’t out-extreme them and stay radio friendly; after nü-metal, rock radio turned to reviving past glories. But what a sublime peak this was.
1. Disturbed

Down With the Sickness

2. System Of A Down


3. Marilyn Manson

The Beautiful People

4. Korn

Freak on a Leash

5. Mudvayne


6. Evanescence

Bring Me To Life

7. Static-X

Push It

8. Slipknot

Left Behind

9. Korn

Shoots and Ladders

10. System Of A Down

Chop Suey!