Also called post-thrash, and as the name suggests, it's an extreme metal formed after thrash made its wave.

It blended heavy metal, thrash metal, and hardcore punk together and it came into being in the early 1990s thanks to bands such as Sepultura, Machine Head, White Zombie, Exhorder, Fear Factory, and Pantera.

Just like grunge and (eww...) rap, groove had alot of popularity. There are barely, if not no, groove metal bands that suck ass and any of them are worth a listen even if you are more into grunge or whatnot.

Groove metal was a MAJOR influence to nu metal. Oh yeah about that...
{to nu metalers}
Sepultura, Fear Factory, and Machine Head (ya know, major groove metal bands) experimented with nu metal during it's rise to popularity... however, they did not like their results when that happened and stuck with their old material. Where's your god now, losers?
Groove Metal or alternatively Post Thrash is a sub genre of Extreme Metal that became popular after the Thrash Metal movement of the mid 80s.

The band Exhorder is credited for its creation with the 1990 album 'Slaughter In The Vatican' and the band Pantera for the genre's popularization with their 1990 and 1992 albums 'Cowboys From Hell' and 'Vulgar Display Of Power'.

Groove Metal combines elements of Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Hardcore Punk and minor elements Death Metal.

Groove Metal is considered by most, at it's core to be a slowed down version of Thrash Metal played around mid - tempo, emphasising some qualities over others. Although some Groove Metal bands have been known to speed up the tempo on certain songs, an example being Pantera's 'Fucking Hostile'.

Popular Groove Metal bands include: Pantera, Sepultura, Exhorder, White Zombie, Rob Zombie, Machine Head, Lamb Of God, Five Finger Death Punch and Fear Factory.

Groove Metal has been noted with being the inspiration for Nu Metal and

some forms of Metalcore most prominently Avenged Sevenfold.
Pantera is a Groove Metal band
by willz124 December 13, 2014

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