Groove metal

subgenre of heavy metal

Groove metal is a post-thrash subgenre of heavy metal. It is often used to describe Pantera[1] and Exhorder.[2] Groove metal is basically thrash metal. but at a slower tempo.[3] It often has aggressive vocals, heavy sounding bass riffs and heavy guitar riffs with typical heavy metal solos.[3]


  1. Birchmeier, Jason. "Pantera biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 February 2009.
  2. Simmonds, Jeremy (2008). The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars: Heroin, Handguns, and Ham Sandwiches. Chicago Review Press. p. 535. ISBN 978-1-55652-754-8.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Groove metal music". Retrieved 11 October 2015.