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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
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal
2
Sepultura is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal
3
Lamb of God is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal
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Machine Head is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal
5
Soulfly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal
6
Cavalera Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal
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Exhorder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Rock music
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Chimaira is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal
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Gojira is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal
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Prong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Industrial metal
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DevilDriver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal
12
Slipknot is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Groove metal, Rapcore
13
White Zombie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Horror punk, Noise rock, Industrial metal
14
Fear Factory is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal
15
Exodus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal
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Crowbar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Doom metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal
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Meshuggah is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nathaniel Louis Kitt added Progressive metal, Mathcore, Technical death metal
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Damageplan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal
19
Mastodon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Post-metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal
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Hellyeah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Nu metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal
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Throwdown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Metalcore
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Helmet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Post-metal, Noise rock, Groove metal
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Black Label Society is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Groove metal, Grunge, Black metal
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Zakk Wylde is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Groove metal, Heavy metal, Southern rock
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Superjoint Ritual is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Groove Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal