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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

2
358 123
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

3
268 90
Sepultura is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Sepultura Nu metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal

4
251 92
Machine Head is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Machine Head Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

5
154 93
Soulfly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Soulfly Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

6
156 97
DevilDriver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
DevilDriver Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

7
142 103
White Zombie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
White Zombie Horror punk, Noise rock, Industrial metal

8
143 106
Gojira is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Gojira Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

9
102 74
Cavalera Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Cavalera Conspiracy Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal

10
76 52
Exhorder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Exhorder Thrash metal, Groove metal, Rock music

11
125 97
Black Label Society is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Black Label Society Groove metal, Grunge, Black metal

12
116 89
Fear Factory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Fear Factory Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

13
123 96
Chimaira is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Chimaira Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

14
115 92
Hatebreed is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Hatebreed Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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120 98
Anthrax is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Anthrax Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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131 109
Rob Zombie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Rob Zombie Horror punk, Noise rock, Nu metal

17
114 95
Testament is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Testament Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

18
153 133
Slipknot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Slipknot Nu metal, Groove metal, Rapcore

19
136 118
Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Five Finger Death Punch Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

20
66 51
Prong is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Prong Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

21
87 72
Mastodon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Mastodon Post-metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

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80 68
Damageplan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Damageplan Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

23
91 80
Mudvayne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Mudvayne Nu metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

24
70 59
Zakk Wylde is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Zakk Wylde Groove metal, Heavy metal, Southern rock

25
55 44
Helmet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Helmet Post-metal, Noise rock, Groove metal

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47 36
Throwdown is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Throwdown Thrash metal, Groove metal, Metalcore

27
39 29
Crowbar is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Crowbar Doom metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

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88 80
Hellyeah is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Hellyeah Nu metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

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56 47
Overkill is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Overkill Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

30
49 40
Superjoint Ritual is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Superjoint Ritual Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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90 83
Volbeat is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Volbeat Horror punk, Nu metal, Psychobilly

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64 58
Godsmack is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Godsmack Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

33
48 41
Exodus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Exodus Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

34
65 60
Static‐X is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Static‐X Nu metal, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

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43 38
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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20 17
Avatar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Mieke Schoonen added Avatar Melodic death metal

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32 32
Nailbomb is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nailbomb Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

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33 34
Six Feet Under is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Six Feet Under Groove metal, Death 'n' roll, Heavy metal

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34 36
Grip Inc. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Grip Inc. Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

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56 62
Kreator is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Kreator Thrash metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal

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13 14
36 Crazyfists is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
36 Crazyfists Nu metal, Groove metal, Emo

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21 24
Byzantine is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Byzantine Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

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21 24
The Haunted is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
The Haunted Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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26 31
Texas Hippie Coalition is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands

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12 14
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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15 18
Soil is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Soil Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

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14 17
Skinlab is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Skinlab Nu metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

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22 27
Fight is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Fight Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

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22 27
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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13 16
Nonpoint is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nonpoint Nu metal, Latin metal, Groove metal