metal The Best Groove Metal Bands  

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Groove metal artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good groove metal bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top groove metal bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Groove metal groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all groove metal bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest groove metal bands of all time, since the most famous groove metal artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best groove metal music.

You can click on the groove metal band names to see more information about that particular notable groove metal group. If they're near the top of the best groove metal artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top groove metal bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the groove metal band names themselves.

Pantera and Godsmack are included on this list. Vote for your favorites by clicking the thumbs up button. This list includes artists like Slayer and Dave Lombardo so you have a lot of choices to vote on.

All important, significant and iconic names in groove metal music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new groove metal bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of groove metal, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into groove metal music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good groove metal bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent groove metal bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best groove metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest groove metal musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular groove metal bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Pantera is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Pantera Glam metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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Lamb of God is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Lamb of God Thrash metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal

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Sepultura is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Sepultura Nu metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal

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Machine Head is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Machine Head Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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+ - 125 73
DevilDriver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
DevilDriver Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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Soulfly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Soulfly Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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Anthrax is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Anthrax Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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White Zombie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
White Zombie Horror punk, Noise rock, Industrial metal

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Fear Factory is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Fear Factory Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

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+ - 107 80
Gojira is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Gojira Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

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+ - 114 87
Rob Zombie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Rob Zombie Horror punk, Noise rock, Nu metal

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+ - 116 91
Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Five Finger Death Punch Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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+ - 102 80
Black Label Society is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Black Label Society Groove metal, Grunge, Black metal

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Exhorder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Exhorder Thrash metal, Groove metal, Rock music

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Chimaira is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Chimaira Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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Mastodon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Mastodon Post-metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

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Cavalera Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Cavalera Conspiracy Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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+ - 92 74
Hatebreed is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Hatebreed Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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+ - 76 59
Mudvayne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Mudvayne Nu metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

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+ - 49 34
Overkill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Overkill Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

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+ - 94 79
Testament is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Testament Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

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+ - 79 66
Volbeat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Volbeat Horror punk, Nu metal, Psychobilly

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+ - 37 27
Throwdown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Throwdown Thrash metal, Groove metal, Metalcore

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+ - 44 34
Helmet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Helmet Post-metal, Noise rock, Groove metal

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+ - 58 48
Zakk Wylde is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Zakk Wylde Groove metal, Heavy metal, Southern rock

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+ - 125 116
Slipknot is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Slipknot Nu metal, Groove metal, Rapcore

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+ - 56 47
Godsmack is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Godsmack Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

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+ - 56 47
Static‐X is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Static‐X Nu metal, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

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Prong is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Prong Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

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Exodus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Exodus Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

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Crowbar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Crowbar Doom metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

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+ - 63 58
Damageplan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Damageplan Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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+ - 38 32
Superjoint Ritual is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Superjoint Ritual Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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Hellyeah is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Hellyeah Nu metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

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Pro-Pain is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Pro-Pain Groove metal, Metalcore, New York hardcore

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Byzantine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Byzantine Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

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Kreator is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Kreator Thrash metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal

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+ - 11 8
Avatar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Avatar Melodic death metal

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American Head Charge is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
American Head Charge Nu metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

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Kittie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Kittie Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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Grip Inc. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Grip Inc. Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

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Nailbomb is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nailbomb Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

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Soil is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Soil Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

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Nonpoint is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nonpoint Nu metal, Latin metal, Groove metal

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Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Channel Zero Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

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+ - 14 15
Brujeria is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Brujeria Goregrind, Groove metal, Metalcore

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+ - 25 28
Six Feet Under is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Six Feet Under Groove metal, Death 'n' roll, Heavy metal

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+ - 18 20
Texas Hippie Coalition is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands

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Annihilator is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Annihilator Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

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+ - 8 9
36 Crazyfists is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
36 Crazyfists Nu metal, Groove metal, Emo