I don’t think it’s all that bad, and it may fit the bill but I don’t recognize nu metal unless it has some kind of rap in it. But yeah I remember this stuff playing when I walked by hot topic ten years ago, and linkin park’s big album was twenty years ago, so I don’t think it ever really went away.
Plus, you know, Asia (it’s still popular in Japan, Korea, and probably other countries over there):
Edit: I should probably say “popular” with quotes like this. I have no idea if it gets radio play or anything, I’m just going by the interwebs.