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Industrial music, in particular industrial metal bands have some of the most loyal fans of any genre. The best industrial metal bands can sell out arenas and stadiums, and even headline mainstream metal music festivals across the globe. All of the top industrial bands have the rare ability to blend thrash metal with industrial dance music and hardcore punk rock to create a sound that's both intoxicating as it danceable. It's hard to think of genres so obscure as these working, but the best industrial metal bands have the ability to do exactly that.

This list of industrial metal bands includes bands from all over, so international industrial metal bands should be included on here. So, what are the best industrial metal bands? For starters, any list of good industrial metal bands must have Rammstein and Nine Inch Nails on it. These two groups are among the top industrial metal artists and the most influential industrial metal artists. There are plenty of bands on here that you should have heard of, especially if you're an industrial metal fan. 

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best industrial metal bands. If you notice that one of your favorite industrial bands isn't on this list, feel free to add them. 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. (276 items)
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Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Nine Inch Nails Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

The Best Darkwave Bands/Artists The Best Industrial Bands

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Ministry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Ministry Doom metal, New Wave, Synthpop

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Front Line Assembly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Front Line Assembly Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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Rammstein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Rammstein Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Industrial music

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Skinny Puppy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Skinny Puppy Dark ambient, Synthpop, Industrial rock

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KMFDM is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
KMFDM Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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Fear Factory is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Fear Factory Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

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Revolting Cocks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Revolting Cocks Electronic body music, Industrial metal, Rock music

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Die Krupps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Die Krupps Synthpunk, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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My Life With the Thrill Kill K... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult Disco, Pop music, Electronic music

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Laibach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Laibach Neoclassical Dark Wave, Industrial metal, Rock music

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Pig is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Pig Gothic rock, Industrial rock, Industrial music

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Killing Joke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Killing Joke Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

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Static‐X is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Static‐X Nu metal, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

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Godflesh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Godflesh Doom metal, Post-metal, Industrial metal

The Best Gothic Metal Bands The Best Dark Cabaret Singers

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Bile is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Bile Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Industrial music

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Chemlab is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Chemlab Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Industrial music

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Pitchshifter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Pitchshifter Nu metal, Industrial metal, Electronic music

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Hanzel und Gretyl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Hanzel und Gretyl Electro-industrial, Industrial metal, Electro

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Lard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Lard Industrial metal, Industrial music, Punk rock

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OOMPH! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
OOMPH! Post-metal, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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Orgy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Orgy Synthpunk, Nu metal, Synthpop

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Prong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Prong Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

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Project Pitchfork is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Project Pitchfork Synthpop, Electro-industrial, Gothic rock

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Powerman 5000 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Powerman 5000 Nu metal, Rock music, Industrial rock

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Strapping Young Lad is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Strapping Young Lad Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Industrial metal

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Coal Chamber is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Coal Chamber Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

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16 Volt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
16 Volt Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Industrial music

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Gravity Kills is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Gravity Kills Nu metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

The Best Gothic Rock Bands/Artists The Best Dark Metal Bands

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Eisbrecher is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Eisbrecher Electro-industrial, Industrial metal, Rock music

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Dope is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Dope Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

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American Head Charge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
American Head Charge Nu metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

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Dogmachine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Dogmachine Industrial

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Mindless Self Indulgence is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Mindless Self Indulgence Synthpunk, Hip hop music, Dance-punk

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Nailbomb is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Nailbomb Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

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Godhead is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Godhead Nu metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal

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Electric Hellfire Club is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Electric Hellfire Club Industrial metal, Industrial music

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Spineshank is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Spineshank Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

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Cubanate is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Cubanate Industrial metal, Industrial music, Heavy metal

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The Birthday Massacre is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
The Birthday Massacre Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

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Deathstars is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Deathstars Glam metal, Industrial metal, Gothic metal

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Zeromancer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Zeromancer Industrial metal, Rock music, Electronic music

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Psyclon Nine is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Psyclon Nine Electro-industrial, Industrial metal, Post-industrial music

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Pain is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Pain Electronic body music, Industrial metal, Rock music

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Emigrate is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Emigrate Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Heavy metal

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Throbbing Gristle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Throbbing Gristle Noise rock, Dark ambient, Electronic music

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Black Light Burns is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Black Light Burns Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

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Deadsy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Deadsy Nu metal, New Wave, Gothic rock

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Mortiis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Mortiis Dark ambient, Synthpop, Industrial metal

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Deadstar Assembly is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Deadstar Assembly Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Synth rock