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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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602 82
Pantera is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

2
464 136
Lamb of God is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal

3
362 99
Sepultura is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal

4
339 104
Machine Head is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

5
232 102
Soulfly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

6
149 87
Cavalera Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal

7
170 107
Chimaira is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

8
115 72
Exhorder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Rock music

9
179 138
DevilDriver is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

10
194 164
Slipknot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Groove metal, Rapcore

11
175 149
Gojira is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

12
157 150
White Zombie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Horror punk, Noise rock, Industrial metal

13
140 142
Black Label Society is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Groove metal, Grunge, Black metal

14
76 71
Prong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

15
98 96
Mudvayne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

16
132 134
Fear Factory is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

17
72 67
Static‐X is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

18
89 86
Damageplan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

19
46 38
Crowbar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Doom metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

20
97 95
Hellyeah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

21
147 151
Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

22
94 92
Volbeat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Horror punk, Nu metal, Psychobilly

23
135 138
Rob Zombie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Horror punk, Noise rock, Nu metal

24
124 126
Testament is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

25
131 134
Anthrax is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal

26
98 97
Mastodon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Post-metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

27
122 124
Hatebreed is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal

28
73 69
Zakk Wylde is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Groove metal, Heavy metal, Southern rock

29
72 68
Godsmack is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

30
64 60
Overkill is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

31
63 59
Helmet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Post-metal, Noise rock, Groove metal

32
55 50
Exodus is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

33
55 50
Throwdown is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Metalcore

34
54 49
Superjoint Ritual is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal

35
48 44
Pro-Pain is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Groove metal, Metalcore, New York hardcore

36
60 68
Kreator is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal

37
36 40
Nailbomb is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

38
36 40
Six Feet Under is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Groove metal, Death 'n' roll, Heavy metal

39
28 31
Annihilator is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

40
37 43
Grip Inc. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

41
26 30
Byzantine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

42
31 37
Texas Hippie Coalition is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands

43
25 30
Fight is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

44
19 23
Soil is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

45
22 27
Avatar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Mieke Schoonen added Melodic death metal

46
14 17
Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

47
20 26
Brujeria is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Goregrind, Groove metal, Metalcore

48
25 33
American Head Charge is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

49
22 30
The Haunted is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

50
15 21
Skinlab is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal