Their biggest hit was 1998's "Space Lord." While the song has since served as an ironic music cue in movies like Talladega Nights -- it's also quite possibly the missing link bridging the gap from traditional rock to the rock-rap explosion of the late '90s.
While plenty of rock-rap hybrids predate the song, namely the Anthrax collaboration with Public Enemy, Biohazard's Onyx remix and the Judgment Night soundtrack, such crossovers were somewhat of a passing fad.
Is there a musical genre more reviled than nu-metal?
System of a Down, courtesy of the label
No, there isn't.
It's generally considered a relic of the '90s and early '00s that we're all still trying to forget. But believe it or not some of these oft-maligned acts actually have some talent, and are worthy of a little appreciation. Therefore, here are six nu-metal bands you shouldn't be ashamed to like. In fact, we encourage you to get down with the sickness*.