genres to become its own sun, the genres that got it there proceeded to be drawn into its orbit: separate, but benefiting from the heat. Filter, the passion project of former Nine Inch Nails guitarist Richard Patrick, are not nu-metal. Instead, they are a perfect blend of industrial metal heft and alternative rock adventure. But they did make an appearance on Korn's era-defining Family Values tour, so they had to rock hard enough to entertain crowds waiting for Limp Bizkit and Rammstein. "Jurassitol," from the excellent The Crow: City of Angels soundtrack, is the closest Filter ever got to outright nu-metal, while distinctly remaining in their own lane, more Venus than Mercury. A song either about drugs ("Change your mind gonna make you take it") or greedy boomers ("Save your life with your life support/You know me, I'll pick up that), "Jurrasitol" floods the senses with off-kilter and trippy reversed sound effects, as well as a bridge that feels like a roller coaster stopping and going back up the drop. It's still grounded in the industrial metal tradition, but boldly points at the psychedelic power drive Patrick would take on Filter's next album, the 1999 masterwork Title of Record.
Nu-metal is an amalgamation of genres-- funk metal, industrial metal, rap metal, hip hop, and so on-- and after nu-metal broke off from said