Top Ten Metal Bands Who Stopped Grunge

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1PanteraPantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power" . ...read more.

They weren't touched by Grunge's success. They did what they wanted and it payed off in the end.

Am I the only one who thinks Pantera is sorta grunge?

2MetallicaMetallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

Every album they released in the 90's got number 1 on the charts. That is very impressive.

3Marilyn Manson

The self-proclaimed Antichrist Superstar played a big role in taking down Grunge for good. By collaborating with bands like NIN, and keeping his appearance mainstream, he would keep an image and gimic that is still strange by today's standards.

4ToolTool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

Since they were so reclusive they would have the fans wondering who they were, and always wanting more music from them.

Tool is very Grunge-like, in some songs particularly. I fail to see how they stopped Grunge at all.

5Nine Inch NailsNine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

They gained mainstream success with they're first 2 EP's and stayed relevant throughout the 90's.

6Rage Against the MachineRage Against the Machine is a Nu-Metal band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk.

With their "rebel against the government" style, they had a large variety of fans. They also invented a vast majority of rap-metal based styles and influenced bands like Korn, Deftones, and Limp Bizkit.

7MegadethMegadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica.

They were part of the first & final pushes against Grunge and Megadeth did one out of several good pushes with hits like Rust in Peace, A Tout Le Monde, and Symphony of Destruction.

8Red Hot Chili PeppersThe Red Hot Chili Peppers is a Californian funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.
9KornKorn is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.

Korn was possibly the biggest push in taking down Grunge. Once they brought Nu-metal to the dance it was a whole new ball game and Grunge became irrelevent.

10DeftonesDeftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. The band, which was founded in 1988, consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega.

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11White ZombieWhite Zombie was an American heavy metal band that formed in 1985. Based in New York City, White Zombie was originally a noise rock band, and was known for its later heavy metal-oriented sound.

Pantera wasn't the only Groove Metal band during the 90's. Rob Zombie created this band with his girlfreind at the time. They broke up in 98 due to personal differences and Zombie has his own larger than life solo project now.

12NickelbackNickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.
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