many bands like lamb of god, pantera, and sepultura have been credited with helping found and consolidate the groove (post-thrash) genre, but sadly, exhorder is often overlooked.
they released two albums, 1990's "slaughter in the vatican," which featured more of a traditional thrash sound. 1992's "the law" utilized the aggression of thrash guitar riffs and vocals, but a drumming style that was more syncopated, with double-bass "waves" and "spurts" as opposed to speed, and less of an emphasis on blastbeats.
despite the fact that the only reason why people know about them is because pantera allegedly ripped off their style, exhorder's touch on the groove genre cannot be understated.
so what does that mean?
GET THEIR ALBUMS AND START HEADBANGING!