Issues is an American metalcore band from Atlanta, Georgia. Issues has often been associated with the metalcore genre with a mixture of nu metal & R&B. Reviews for the debut EP Black Diamonds often called the album primarily metalcore with an influence of R&B. The band themselves has commented that they wanted to mix metal and "Top 40" music in the same way that post-hardcore and nu metal mixed heavy metal music with hip hop music.
When their debut album was released, the response from critics was mixed. While Alternative Press praised the bands unique sound with mixing metalcore with DJ-based breakdowns, calling them the modern alternative for nu metal, whilst the likes of AllMusic and Sputnikmusic criticized the bands mixture of genre's, stating that it isn't nu metal, and more like a mixture of pop music and metalcore, with Sputnikmusic quoting that they sounded like a mixture of Limp Bizkit and Justin Bieber