Top Ten Metal Bands Who Stopped Grunge

The Top Ten
1 Pantera Pantera was an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The band started out as a Glam Metal act in the 1980s with little success. After discarding their original lead vocalist and enlisting Phil Anselmo, the band signed a major record deal with Warner Music Group via Atco Records. Around this time, Pantera would undergo a major change in their musical direction, discarding their Glam Metal image in favor of a more more Thrash Metal esque reputation. Their Thrash influences would eventually be seen as influences for Groove Metal more.

To me Pantera was always the most grunge metal band of all the bands that played metal. First of all their balls out approach is to metal, what the alternative and fuzzy guitars where to commercial rock, second Pantera where dressed simple like the grunge bands where, so no big hairs + plaid shirts, worn out clothes, very humble in the same sense grunge was. Lyrics where intelligent, like grunge bands lyrics where, and weren't the metal type lyrics (sex, swords wizards and witches or other fantasy crap). Sound of the band and production was close and in your face, more similar to true grunge. Also the scales and riffs of Pantera where more bluesy and dark, closer to really amped up rock and blues on steroids as opposed to classic metal harmonizing minor scale melodic bands like Iron Maiden, Hammerfall, Blind Guardian, Nightwish, In Flames, etc play. So yeah, Pantera rode the grunge wave just in Metal music. Definitely didn't stop it, lol. They were just really original so they were ...more

Literally only 4 of the bands on this list are Metal bands but my question is how did they stop grunge? none of these bands killed grunge, Grunge's popularity died off and then Industrial and Nu Metal started to rise which both of those genres pretty much died off as well

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?

2 Metallica Metallica is an American Heavy/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". more.

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

3 Tool Tool is an American alternative metal/progressive metal band, that was formed in 1990. 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.

4 Marilyn 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.

5 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band, 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.

6 Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine is a rap 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.

7 Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave more.

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.

8 Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.
9 Korn Korn 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 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.

10 Deftones Deftones 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. They have released a total of 9 studio albums. Some of their most popular songs are Change (in the House of the Flies), Passenger, Bored, Minerva, Rocket Skates, Back to School (Mini Maggit), Beauty School, Diamond Eyes, Hole in the Earth, Mein, Digital Bath, and etc.
The Contenders
11 White Zombie White 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.

12 Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian post-grunge 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.

They are a post-grunge band so I don't think they should be here.

1. They aren't a Metal band
2. They were actually a Grunge Band at the start

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