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The Best Industrial Metal Bands 

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Updated August 19, 2019 65.9k votes 5.2k voters 61k views 278 items

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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. (278 items)
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Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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Rammstein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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Ministry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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KMFDM is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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Front Line Assembly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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Skinny Puppy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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Fear Factory is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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Revolting Cocks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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Static‐X is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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Die Krupps is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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Laibach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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Killing Joke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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My Life With the Thrill ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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Godflesh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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Pig is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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Bile is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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Pitchshifter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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Chemlab is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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OOMPH! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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Hanzel und Gretyl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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Powerman 5000 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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Prong is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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Lard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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Orgy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
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Strapping Young Lad is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands