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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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546 80
Pantera is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

2
414 129
Lamb of God is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal

3
311 96
Sepultura is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal

4
293 97
Machine Head is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

5
187 99
Soulfly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

6
125 82
Cavalera Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal

7
169 121
DevilDriver is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

8
146 103
Chimaira is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

9
93 65
Exhorder is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Rock music

10
160 131
Gojira is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

11
151 127
White Zombie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Horror punk, Noise rock, Industrial metal

12
129 112
Fear Factory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

13
137 120
Black Label Society is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Groove metal, Grunge, Black metal

14
171 154
Slipknot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Groove metal, Rapcore

15
121 111
Hatebreed is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal

16
96 86
Mastodon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Post-metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

17
134 126
Rob Zombie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Horror punk, Noise rock, Nu metal

18
88 78
Damageplan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

19
63 52
Overkill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

20
127 119
Anthrax is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal

21
62 51
Helmet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Post-metal, Noise rock, Groove metal

22
121 113
Testament is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

23
96 87
Mudvayne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

24
55 44
Exodus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

25
95 86
Hellyeah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

26
54 43
Throwdown is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Metalcore

27
73 63
Prong is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

28
45 34
Crowbar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Doom metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

29
143 138
Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

30
73 64
Zakk Wylde is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Groove metal, Heavy metal, Southern rock

31
54 45
Superjoint Ritual is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal

32
70 63
Static‐X is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

33
68 63
Godsmack is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

34
92 90
Volbeat is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Horror punk, Nu metal, Psychobilly

35
47 41
Pro-Pain is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Groove metal, Metalcore, New York hardcore

36
60 63
Kreator is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal

37
36 36
Nailbomb is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

38
36 36
Six Feet Under is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Groove metal, Death 'n' roll, Heavy metal

39
36 40
Grip Inc. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

40
26 28
Annihilator is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

41
25 27
Byzantine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

42
18 20
Soil is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

43
29 34
Texas Hippie Coalition is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands

44
24 28
Fight is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

45
20 23
Avatar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Mieke Schoonen added Melodic death metal

46
14 16
Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

47
25 30
American Head Charge is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

48
12 14
Cancer Bats is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Groove metal, Metalcore

49
19 24
Brujeria is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Goregrind, Groove metal, Metalcore

50
15 19
Skinlab is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal