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Groove Metal

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Geezer Brown, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Any recommendations on some good groove metal besides Pantera? I love Pantera to death, but I was wondering if there was anything else out there in the way of groove. Seems to be pretty scarce :(
  2. Essen

    Essen Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Not sure if I really know what groove metal means, but I seem to recall Lamb of God being put in that category. Seems about right.
  3. Drop-D


    Mar 23, 2009
    Kansas City
    Meshuggah is a good one.
  4. Redhotbassist


    Oct 19, 2002
    check out Periphery (very similair to Meshuggah in parts, as they are heavily inspired) but have a listen! they have some awesome guitar riff grooves! really tight sounding.
  5. dfmilkman


    Nov 13, 2012
    You ever listen to Sepultura? They're kind of a groove metal staple I think. Check them out if you like Pantera!
  6. One of the best groove metal bands in my opinion is Gojira. I just saw them a few days ago at the legendary Fillmore. So awesome!
  7. TomA1234


    Jul 27, 2009
    Fareham, England
    Trepalium for some heavier groove metal:
    (This is one song that HAS to be listened to)
  8. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Seen these guys a dozen times. Awesome band. Got to have a beer with Jean-Michel Labadie too and he's a super cool guy who knows his stuff.

    If you like Gojira you should check out another French band, Hypno5e. 'Acid Mist Tomorrow' was one of the albums of 2012.

    Groove metal? Naff label, but I think I know what you mean.

    Clutch is a no-brainer.

    And Meshuggah...well, now were talking. Forget the imitators. As a fan for 20 years I consider myself TB's very own one-man Meshuggah authority committee. Simply untouchable.

    And the secret to grooving at a Meshuggah show is to just nod your end in time with Tomas' hi-hat. All the other stuff comes into time eventually, just not all at once :)

  9. I always considered Meshuggahh to be more Math metal than Groove oriented, although they do have some great grooves in there from time to time.
  10. robertusf


    Jul 19, 2007
  11. Clef_de_fa


    Dec 25, 2011
    At first I thought of Nu metal ... the only style of "metal" that merge distorted guitar with rap beat ... like Korn and Limp Bizkit and other band of that period of time.

    Meshuggah play in 4/4 with a phrase in 5/8 ... no wonder it is kind of awkward but repetitive.
  12. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    When I think of metal that grooves, the first record that comes to mind is White Zombie's "La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One". But since you listed Sean Yseult as an influence in your profile, you're prolly already familiar with that one. BTW, I love your screen name!
  13. Bands Like Pantera? Check out A Perfect Murder.

    A Fan could confuse the two.
  14. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    What exactly is groove metal? Like this? Or Rage Against the Machine?
  15. BassIsFun17

    BassIsFun17 Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Gojira is great groove metal, as is Meshuggah, earlier Lamb of God isnt bad and very much Pantera influenced. i agree that Helmet could be considered groove metal in alot of their songs. i would even stray to say that Neurosis could even have alot of good grooving riffs.
  16. Hey dude, you and I hail from the same city. You play in a band?
  17. Holy crap dude, no way! 'Noma \M/! And yeah, I'm with Amongst Reason, are you in a band?
  18. Razzmatazz


    Oct 23, 2011
    Check out DevilDriver. The early stuff fits in that category I think.
  19. lokikallas

    lokikallas Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    los angeles
    Devil driver, machine head, gojira, exhorder, dry kill logic, nothingface, slipknot, Mudvayne, grip inc, enemy of the sun, gzr/geezer, seven dust, anthrax, testament, corrosion of conformity, Sepultura, late carcass, late haunted, candiria, ankla, chaimera, ikillya, lamb of god, diecast, white zombie, soulfly, suicidal tendencies, and puya, puya, PUYA! ( groove metal,is kind of my thing )
  20. Huh, like to consider myself pretty plugged in to our local scene, though it seems to be ever evolving. Not sure I'm familiar with Amongst Reason, I'll check you guys out.

    I play with Boo Radley's House. We're playing Quincy's in RP with 26 MPH and Rex Per Diem this Friday if you wanna come check us out. We're putting together a bunch of shows for Spring Summer and always looking for good, similar bands to share bills with.

    Okay sorry for the thread derail guys. BACK TO GROOVE METAL :bassist: