In addition to the grim transgressions that went down at Woodstock ‘99, nu metal has also been accused of the following: popularising elaborate chin tufts; showcasing inexpert white-guy rapping, Fred Durst; sidelining the virtuoso guitarist and demoting the guitar to a “secondary noisemaker” (as bleated by an angry letter submitted to Guitar World magazine in the early noughties).
— from ‘What Was Nu Metal Anyway?’, Jonathan David Brent’s music column in The Lifted Brow #23.