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Best Industrial Metal Bands

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Industrial metal artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good industrial metal bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top industrial metal bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Industrial metal groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all industrial metal bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest industrial metal bands of all time, since the most famous industrial metal artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best industrial metal music.

You can click on the industrial metal band names to see more information about that particular notable industrial metal group. If they're near the top of the best industrial metal artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top industrial metal bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the industrial metal band names themselves.

This list has everything from Nine Inch Nails to Ministry. Rock the vote by upvoting your favorite items. If they get enough votes they rise to the top. The fun part of voting on multiple items is making the hard choices, like what's better Skillet or Joey Jordison?

All important, significant and iconic names in industrial metal music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new industrial metal bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of industrial metal, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into industrial metal music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good industrial metal bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent industrial metal bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best industrial metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest industrial metal musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular industrial metal bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Industrial music

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    Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

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    Doom metal, New Wave, Synthpop

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    Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

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    Nu metal, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

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    Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

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    Synthpunk, Hip hop music, Dance-punk

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    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

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    Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

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    Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Synth rock

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    Synthpunk, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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    Noise rock, Industrial metal, Heavy metal

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    Nu metal, Industrial metal, Electronic music

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    Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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    Electronic body music, Industrial metal, Rock music

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    Doom metal, Post-metal, Industrial metal

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    Glam metal, Industrial metal, Gothic metal

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    Post-metal, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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    Electronic body music, Industrial metal, Rock music

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    Doom metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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    Synthpunk, Nu metal, Synthpop

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    Nu metal, Rock music, Industrial rock

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    Thrash metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal

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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Industrial metal

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    Industrial metal, Rock music, Alternative metal

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    Gothic rock, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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    Electro-industrial, Industrial metal, Rock music

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    Nu metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

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    Electro-industrial, Industrial metal, Electro

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    Industrial metal, Industrial music, Punk rock

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    Heavy metal, Death metal, Doom metal

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    Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Industrial metal

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    Industrial metal, Electronic music, Industrial music

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    Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Industrial music

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    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Industrial metal, Rock music

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    Industrial metal, Industrial music, Heavy metal

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    Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

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    Ultraspank Nu metal, Industrial metal, Alternative metal

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    Nu metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

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    Dark ambient, Symphonic black metal, Industrial metal

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    Electric Hellfire Club Industrial metal, Industrial music

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    Doom metal, Dark ambient, Symphonic black metal

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    Thrash metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal

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    Nu metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

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    Noise rock, Industrial metal, Stoner rock

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    Nu metal, Industrial metal, Metalcore

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    Hip hop music, Industrial metal, Industrial hip hop

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    Nu metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

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