I was definitely not much into nu-metal, though I did own the first two Coal Chamber albums. I really can't listen to them much anymore though. I was also into Fear Factory, but mainly Demanufacture. I felt the nu sound really started with Obsolete and went full nu on Digimortal (awful album).
Ha, I love Digimortal. I remember my brother got a copy off his friend. I used to listen to it on repeat whilst playing Gizmos and Gadgets. Good times.