applications, or a friend's Google Drive. Bands like Shun, Silent, Velcra, and 20 Dead Flower Children are nowhere (or nearly nowhere) to be found on streaming, rendering them all but non-existent. One of those bands, 16Stitch, released an accessible and melodic nu-metal album, Beautiful Angelic Parasite, on a small label in their native South Africa in 2004, issued a post-hardcore flecked follow up, then promptly disappeared. A true shame, as Parasite pulls liberally from bands like Deftones and Taproot, but with rich guitar tones and drum sounds that hardly exist elsewhere in the genre. The best of them is "Suffer," which climaxes with a groovy, almost fretless bass solo that feels true to its Johannesburg origins.
[Authentic Ideas; 2004]
An astounding amount of top-shelf nu-metal has to be tracked down on decade-old Russian mp3 blogs, suspicious peer-to-peer file sharing