Best Groove Metal BandsAvAtArA
The Top Ten
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.
Hey kids, Pantera is best groove metalband of all time, no question. - DisturbedpotatoV 78 Comments
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!
Pantera and LOG deserve the spot. Dimebag is my guitar hero. But there's something really special with Mark Morton the way he creates groove riffs. Also Chris Adler is a beast. Pantera and LOG all the way. m/V 76 Comments
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
"Burn my Eyes"
"Unto the Locust"
It is one of several bands whom I really like listenning to. They are tought and melodic at the same time. Unbeliavablelylely cool
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.
All hail the Calavera brothers! I agree with the guy who said that Sepultura isn’t Sepultura anymore, I miss the days of Roots Bloody Roots...V 12 Comments
To put these guys in the same category as Lamb of God is an insult to LOG, the lyrics are so cliche and misogynistic, reminds me of country western lyrics, not in the same league at all
You can type in Five Finger Death Punch and no matter what song pops up... I personally guarantee that you'll love it. Ivan's vocals are supernatural. His range between his brutal screams and his melodic clean vocals is truly pure talent m/
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!
They put the groove in groove metalV 31 Comments
This is the band that got me into metal music. As much as I respect other death/groove metal bands (the subgenres that seem to appeal to me the most), I have to say Gojira is my favourite by far. I like them better than Pantera and Lamb of God, for example. Their rhythm is as good as flawless and their style is unique, heavy and very technically advanced for just four people in my opinion.
My brother listened to metal all his life and I just couldn't understand it. One day I accompanied him to a Metallica concert where Gojira was the opening for Metallica. Gojira was so awesome that now I can't stop listening to them and my appetite for groove metal keeps increasing everyday. Gojira best band ever.
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".
The best. Simply.V 11 Comments
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!
Awesome Brutal Drumming
Heavy Riffs and awesome brutal solos
All over one the of most brutal stuffs in groove metal
Newer albums lack the grit of the older ones, I recommend starting with The Fury of Our Makers Hand.
Simply the better band of groove metal of the new eraV 6 Comments
One of the best in my opinion.
Amazing band, mix of cyber/groove/thrash metal band
They are just an awesome band, full of heavy riffs, and skullcrushing drums and base.
Awesome band. Reinvented metal in the 90s, bludgeoning a stagnant scene. Between FF, Sepultura and Pantera, the genre we all love has been given New life.
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
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.
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.
Awesome Groove... no other band can take a well thought out polyrhythm and groove to it like these swedes - ChungboiV 2 Comments
I like Volbeat but to have them in the top 10 Groove Metal bands sounds ridiculous. Again I'm not saying they suck or anything because they are a good hard rock band - PhillyMetal1
Seriously. Volbeat makes it on here but no Exhorder? What the hell? - clueless42222
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
Not groove metal, and they are also awful. - DisturbedpotatoV 6 Comments
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
My favorite bandV 2 Comments
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
Exhorder should be #1, or at least in the top 5, though I can see why they're not. unfortunately, not a lot of people have heard them, so the cowboys from hell get the spot, which I can't get mad at
Exhorder for the Real Metal Heads.
Others for Posers or Doesn't know the roots.
The ultimate groove metal band. Should be number one, they are in my book.
I like Pantera a lot, but they're way overrated. BLS is definitely my fave groove metal. And they excel at bluesy stuff too.
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
I think bls is the band ever
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
Slipknot, pioneers of groove metal? Best band in the world? You must've been born after 1999, slipknot is pop nu metal, and corey taylor is a diva, and they don't even belong a mention on this list, never mind in the top 20, gimme a break... some peoples' kids
Only all hope is gone is groove metal, but it is really good
Slipknots not groove its nu metal, but Corey the vocalists weather u like him or not is seriously talented just listen to Iowa and your opinion might change, I think you're the diva buddy.V 9 Comments
People like to say that Exhorder were the first groove metal band. And while they had demos in the 80s, they didn't get into the groove metal style into the 1990s. Hell I could barely call their first album groove metal. White Zombie had a EP release in 1989, a year before Exhorder's first album.
Why in the hell is White Zombie only in 30th place? They kick ass!
Uhh... They 1988 EP was the first groove metal album in my opinion. They should be in the top 3 no matter what.V 2 Comments
I believe Rob Zombie and or the White Zombie is the standard for this genre.
The standard for groove metal
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.
I beg to differ prong came before exhorted 85/86 era
The original inventor of groove metal, everyone else followed
We snap your fingers, we snap your neck - Terroredneck
Prong was first jackassV 1 Comment
Most awesome old school band ever! And their album Animosity sounds so original and vocals sound amazing
HellYeah 's Blood For Blood is some of the best I've heard since Pantera's Cowboys From Hell and Vulgar Display Of Power. Chad Gray can scream like no other, and his vocals have grown tremendously since Mudvayne. HellYeah puts on a kick ass live show! They should definitely be in the top 10!
Top 10 in my opinion with vinnie paul's drumming & Mudvayne ex-vocalist grab the microphone - Lsa_Ralte_Lelhchhun
Blood for Blood is out of control. Nothing like Demons in the Dirt. Scratch a lie off Undeniable is also kick ass. They should be top 10. They are my number 1.
I DEFA your defiance, it all lies in Alliance, I've been damaged left in Ruin Clausen I'm Brocken flaw d and just humanV 2 Comments
Pantera actually sites Helmet as an influence
Their stuff on Stomp 442 Volume 8 and We've come for you all have Groove Metal songs on each album (Dimebag Darrell played on some of the songs) - christangrant
Good examples, Hail the apocalypse and let it burn! Keeping it heavy but spot on. Bass and drums to together like two peas in a pod. - Cilverking
Love this crazy freakshow of a band! These guys are badass!
Very exciting visually and musically, definitely worth checking out.
Music is really diverse and extremely good
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!
How are soulfly not here? Way more groove metal than some other stuff on hereV 2 Comments
In my opinion they are the best. Freya and Cloak of Feathers have some very good riffs. They are immensly underrated.
Absolutly as well as mr. Bungle
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.
That's probably why, by trying so hard to sound like pantera, they ripped them off, and didn't even do a good job of it... I like throwdown, but they deserve a spot sittin outside of #20 definitely
Their album "Venom and tears" sounds just like pantera made a new album. Even the vocals sound the same.
Agreed... I Hear Black gets really dumped on by Overkill fans, but I think it's one of the best albums they ever did and a GREAT groove metal album. Those guys have always had a damn fine power groove.
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
Most of their albums from the 90s are groove metal - christangrant
The best Hungarian band ever!
Most underrated groovie band ever
ZOLI FARKAS rules
River Runs Red is one of the best albums of the Nineties, and one of the best Metal albums ever.
Cues from Carnivore and Type O Negative with the energy of thrash and still manages to drive screws into your temples. One of the greats. Truly invented their own sound which has been imitated but never duplicated.
River Runs Red album only of course. My opinion number 2
A very underrated groove band
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
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.V 1 Comment
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