Best Groove Metal Bands

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The Top Ten

1
Pantera
Inventors of Groove so they've got to Be my no1
Pantera is the best groove metal band... no doubt about it. Phil Anselmo, Dimebag Darrell (RIP) are deadly combination.
Pantera is one of the best bands of metal and music by their music. their style and their lyrics.
[Newest]Definitely number 1, They created and mastered Groove.
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2Lamb of God
lamb of god is just the ultimate groove band. no other band can't ever sing like randy
Lamb of god is The real god for the metal heads around the world..
Chris, you are a magician
Mark, I'm worshiping you
Willie, you are a serial killer
John, you are outstanding
Randy, you are lucky bastard!
Great Staccato Riffs and growling vocals... awesome!
[Newest]The riffs are absolutely amazing, I'm a huge Groove metal fan it's my favourite genre and I can honestly say Lamb of God is the best of all the other Groove metal bands!

3Machine Head
All these top ten bands are very good metal bands, but the blackening album has pushed it to the next stage
most beautiful band ever created
The Embodiment of Thrash Metal
[Newest]Still listening to their first album!

4Sepultura
Without Max its not really sepultura, I love them, cavalera rules!
Sepultura with max enough said!
Ridiculously groovy, fantastic lyrics, great energy, the Cavalera brothers take name, and set the bar for many bands to come.
[Newest]Sepultura with max could probably match pantera, seriously

5Five Finger Death Punch
The best band ever, they really relate to the listeners, for better or worse, they help fellow metal heads get through this life as better people, but better people that don't take s*** from other human beings!
One of premiers in the field of groove metal. American Capitalist has taken Groove metal to the next stage. It's an album which can be listened to over and over again.
Lets listen just one of their album doesn't matter which album, all of ther songs associated to groove metal extently.this band is greatest in 2000 decade
[Newest]Amazing band, great music.

6DevilDriver
One of the most underrated bands among the heavy guns... They are newcomers compared to other established metal bands; but they're grooves are so edible and they never lack the punch!
Dez Fafara and his brotha are amazing the way they play slow to heavy metal, listening DD its like you're unleashing something that will destroy others.
Awesome Brutal Drumming
Heavy Riffs and awesome brutal solos
Great vocals...
All over one the of most brutal stuffs in groove metal

7Volbeat
Sounds like Elvis and Johnny Cash meets Metallica. Great use of harmonies vocally and instrumentally. Has a classic rock and metal fusion sound that can't and shouldn't be ignored.
I don't mean to sound like a dick, but volbeat is as metal as linkin park. They have good song but saying there #1. Terrible review

already666

This band should be number 1 because they are one of the best Heavy metal bands There is

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8Gojira
Gojira fells kinda fresh and new - every time I hear their tracks again.
A great mixture of slow and fast played tracks, great vocals by Joe, combined with a skullsmashin sound.

And also kinda awesome video - check out "The Axe".
Groundbreaking and brave. Super tight live and combines a lot of elements from my already favourite bands. Mario is an absolute machine on the drums and joe is a monster frontman. The albums are transcending and beautifully recorded. If you haven't heard from mars to sirius. You must. Simple.
I think Gojira are very underrated. They are such a heavy and groovy band! Even Randy Blythe is a fan of them.

9Meshuggah
This list is so bad, why is slipknot on the list. They are just a scene band that inspired from the worst genre of music, crossover thrash and then made it worse by adding emo lyrics and ripped off korn and sepultura.
However these guys are the most technical out of the lot, I will have to admit that LoG and Fear factory are heavier because they inspired off death metal but these guys and Pantera influenced off thrash metal which is far superior.
Really underrated they should be in top tens amazing drum skills and guitar lines and the vocals are awesome! But lamb of god is my favourite groove metal band and gojira comes to 2nd place pantera is too overrated for being best groove metal band.. And also Slipknot ain, t Groove metal they are Nu-metal and Heavy Metal..

nooreldeen

Is everyone who voted on this list completely daft? Meshuggah plays some of the hardest, bone breaking grooves I have ever heard. Listen to "The Demons Name Is Surveillance" then get back here and change your vote.
[Newest]Meshuggah are easily one of the most (if not the) grooviest band ever. I don't even wanna state an argument. I don't need one. Just listen to them...

10Chimaira
Chimaira features energizing and neck-breaking grooves as well as recognizable influences from thrash metal in most of their songs, which makes them a god-tier groove metal band.
Simply amazing. Perfect groove metal band. No one got even close to them. Question should be "Best 9 groove metal bands after Chimaira".
Amazing sound and great vocals

The Contenders

11Fear Factory
They are just an awesome band, full of heavy riffs, and skullcrushing drums and base.
One of the best in my opinion.

12Byzantine
I Like They Sound and Style from they are, diferent from the othre

13Rob Zombie
I believe Rob Zombie and or the White Zombie is the standard for this genre.

14Black Label Society
Zakk is a GOD AMONMG MORTALS! And BLS are simply amazing. If you never heard them before then I don't know what rock you have been living under

15Slipknot
You are an idiot slipknot came out 10 years after groove metal began and they aren't even remotely as good as fear factory or pantera
Best Band In The World! They have a lot of genres but the bands they're most similiar to are Lamb of God and Machine Head so yeah they belong in this genre and at least in the top 5
Slipknot is the best groove metal group they should be on top. They are one of the pioneers of this genre. They are one of the definitions of this genre.

hashimali72


16Hellyeah
Deveria estar entre as 10 pelo menos pois cinta com a lenda the bateria

17Exhorder
I absolutely agree, Exhorder should definitely be #1 with Pantera and Fear Factory as # 2 and 3 in that order. The song (Cadence of) The Dirge from The Law 1992 was ahead of its time and still blows my mind... I truly regret that there won't be a new Exhorder album this year. Exhorder was ahead of its time period, they could have definitely become one of the greats. In my opinion they still are for founding the genre and feel.
Exhorder founded the genre. They should be on top!

Kingsnake77

Other bands listed are good, but these guys are the kings!

18Mudvayne
L.D. 50 is awesome

19Nevermore
Warrel Dane is one of the best metal vocalists to grace this earth in recent years. Jeff Loomis is a monster at guitar. What more needs to be said? Nevermore should be on this list.

20Corrosion of Conformity
Most awesome old school band ever! And their album Animosity sounds so original and vocals sound amazing

21Divine Heresy

22Prong
The original inventor of groove metal, everyone else followed

23Ektomorf
The best Hungarian band ever!

24Soulfly
I am Very surprised of not seeing this band here! Moreover, Sepultura IS here, and Max Cavalera is mentioned too! How could you forget about this band?
This is Soulfly, this is Max Cavalera, the man who started this groove metal stuff and came back after his departure from Sepultura.
Hey, what the hell? How can it be that Soulfly is only at 30th place? Come on, this is Max Cavalera, an inventor of Groove Metal!

25Overkill
The Electric Age is one of the best albums I've ever heard.
I hear black is a very Groove oriented album, you really should give it a listen

26Living Sacrifice

27White Zombie
Why in the hell is White Zombie only in 30th place? They kick ass!
Rock n Roll's dancability at metal's tempo.
It just ROCKS ASS.

28Throwdown
I don't know why this band is not in the top 10. Unlike bands like Machine Head, Chimaera or Lamb of god, they play real grove. Without any popular mix-ins, they call Throwdown to be resurrection of pantera. I even love this guys more than pantera, but this my own mind.
Their album "Venom and tears" sounds just like pantera made a new album. Even the vocals sound the same.

29Forbidden

30Betzefer
Discovered this band a few months ago and I love it! Very groovey!
This band is the shit!

31Adrenaline Mob
One of the best groove metal that I ever head, mike portney is a genius
A new band of Russel Allen, can't forget that band
Has one single album and a EP
Very good band

32Mourning Tide
An Australian Thrash/ Cock Rock band. Some of the best music I have ever heard. Check out Thrash and Burn if you can find it. Anyone who loves raunchy music will love them

33Souls at Zero

34Threat Signal

35Trepalium
A very underrated groove band

36Life of Agony

37Biomechanical

38Nonpoint

39Primus

40A Life Once Lost

41Dagoba
This band is so underrated. Dopesick from their self-titled album is one of my favorite songs of all time. They're not top ten material, but they definitely deserve a spot on this list.
By far the best band on the list... Can't find anything as good

42After the Burial

43The Sword
In my opinion they are the best. Freya and Cloak of Feathers have some very good riffs. They are immensly underrated.

44Rezistor

45Iron Maiden

46Mastodon

47Napalm Death

48Hatebreed

49Death of Chastity

50Burial of Chastity

51Gurd
Their first album is an absolutly brilliant masterpiece with tons of groove!

52Pissing Razors

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