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Best Industrial Bands

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Industrial bands, over the years, have been known for their explosive live shows and ambitious, often times challenging music. The best industrial bands are known for exploring the sound space and structure and melding the formerly unfamiliar genres of electronic music and rock music. Industrial bands rose to prominence in the 1970s. Over time, industrial music has come to include ambient music as well. Several genres spawned from the initial industrial movement, like post-industrial, electro-industrial and the popular industrial metal. This list includes all industrial bands.

So, what are the best industrial bands? You'll see a bunch of familiar names, like Nine Inch Nails, Rammstein, Ministry, Atari Teenage Riot and Skinny Puppy on this list. Almost of all the bands on this list of industrial bands is widely recognized for their innovation and creativity in experimenting with sound. While many of these bands never achieved commercial acclaim, others became some of the biggest bands in the world.

That said, it's up to you to decide what are the best industrial bands. If you notice that an industrial band isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them.  This list answers the questions "who are the best industrial music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest industrial music 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 music bands that you might've heard of. (204 items)

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    The Downward Spiral, The Fragile, With Teeth

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    The Process, Remission, Bites

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    Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs, The Mind Is a ...

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    Naïve: Hell to Go, Sturm & Drang Tour 2002, Xtort

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    Sehnsucht, Rosenrot, Mutter

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    Millennium, Colombian Necktie, Artificial Soldier

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    Tragedy ⊳For You⊲, Religion, Back Catalogue

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    Perpetuum Mobile, Tabula Rasa, Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T.

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    Böses junges Fleisch, Embryodead, Body Census

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    20 Jazz Funk Greats, D.o.A. The Third and Final Report, CD1

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    Everybody Hates You, The Joy of Gunz, What the Fuck Is Wrong with You ...

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    Let It Be, Jesus Christ Superstars, Rekapitulacija 1980-1984

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    Horse Rotorvator, A Thousand Lights in a Darkened Room, Love's Secret ...

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    Solitary Confinement, Underneath the Laughter, The Pleasure of Penetration ...

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    Antichrist Superstar, Mechanical Animals, Portrait of an American Family ...

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    Confessions of a Knife..., Sexplosion!, A Crime for All Seasons

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    Meta, Contempt, Defiance

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    Voodoo-U, Pragamatic, Farstucker

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    Entering the Arena, III: Odyssey of the Mind, Enter Sandman / One

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    Futureperfect, Matter+Form, Advance and Follow

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    Sturm & Drang Tour 2002, Sinsation, Pigmartyr

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    GlaubeLiebeTod, Ego, Unrein

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    Wisconsin Death Trip, Machine, Cannibal

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    Satyricon, Archive Things 1982-88, Subliminal Sandwich

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    Curse, Maximum Security, Information Overload

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    Blood Death Ivory, Krankhaus, Hello My Name Is

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    Flop!, I.S.T., Sometimes

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    Ungod, Darkest Days, Stabbing Westward

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    Teknowhore, Demonic Electronic, Regurge: A Bucket of Bile

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    Concentration, Gilt, Machines of Loving Grace

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    1995, The Future of War, 60 Second Wipe Out

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    Frames, New World March, Solutions for a Small Planet

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    Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy, If, Tight

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    LetDownCrush, Skin, FullBlackHabit

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    The Feeding, The War of Art, Can't Stop the Machine

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    The Darkest Dawn, M3, Mushroomhead

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    Share This Poison: Retrospective, Sacrificed, Oh My Goth!

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    Short Bus, Title of Record, The Sun Comes Out Tonight

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    Violet, Nothing & Nowhere, Walking With Strangers

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    5, Wer bist du, Herzwerk II

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    Inception: The Subconscious Jams 1994 - 1995, Furnace, The Eyes of Stanley ...

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    Group Therapy, No Regrets, Felons and Revolutionaries

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    The Lovers, Asylum, The Maria Dimension

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    Grinding Into Emptiness, Response Frequency, Strategy of Violence

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    Tactics for Evolution, Totality, The Unacceptable Face of Freedom

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    The Power of Lard, The Last Temptation of Reid, Pure Chewing Satisfaction ...

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