Nu metal (also known as nü-metal,aggro-metal,neo-metal or new metal) is a subgenreof heavy metal. It is a fusion genre which combines sounds and characteristics of heavy metal and its subgenres such as groove metal,thrash metal and alternative metal with other genres, including hip hop, grunge, funk and industrial. It is classed as part of alternative metal.
Bands associated with nu metal derive influence from a variety of diverse styles, including electronic music, funk, glam metal, gothic rock, hardcore punk, hip hop, industrial metal, jazz, post-punk, symphonic rock and synthpop.
Nu metal also derives influences from multiple sub-genres of heavy metal including rap metal, funk metal, alternative metal and thrash metal.