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The New Wave Of American Heavy Metal (frequently abbreviated as NWOAHM) is a movement that originated in the United States during the early to mid-1990's and has expanded most in the recent 2000's. Some of the bands considered part of the movement had formed as early as the late 1980's, but did not become influential or reach popular standing until the following decade. The term NWOAHM is a later reference to the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement of the late 1970's.

Although the term is used by the media with increasing frequency, the definition has not been finished completely. This is due in part to the growing addition of bands that assimilate to common styles in NWOAHM, yet have not differentiated greatly enough as to garner a new genre moniker. One descriptor by longtime metal author  Garry Sharpe-Young helps classify the NWOAHM as a "marriage of European-style riffing and throaty vocals". Several of the bands within the NWOAHM are credited with bringing heavy metal back into the mainstream.

Below is a list of notable bands who emerged during the NWOAHM era...

 
         
  Agnostic Front      
  All That Remains      
  As I Lay Dying      
  Atreyu      
  Avenged Sevenfold      
  Becoming The Archetype      
  Biohazard      
  Bleeding Through      
  Bury Your Dead      
  Byzantine      
  Chimaira      
  Common Dead      
  Damageplan      
  Darkest Hour      
  Demon Hunter      
  Devildriver      
  Down      
  Eighteen Visions      
  Five Finger Death Punch      
  God Forbid      
  Hatebreed      
  High On Fire      
  Killswitch Engage      
  Korn      
  Lamb Of God      
  Life Of Agony      
  Machine Head      
  Mastodon      
  Otep      
  Pantera      
  Poison The Well      
  Prong      
  Shadows Fall      
  Slipknot      
  Superjoint Ritual      
  The Agony Scene      
  The Red Chord      
  Throwdown      
  Trivium      
  Unearth      
  War Of Ages      
         

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