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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. (282 items)
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1,647 548
Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

2
1,417 454
Ministry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Doom metal, New Wave, Synthpop

3
1,509 536
Rammstein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Industrial music

4
1,353 482
Front Line Assembly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

5
1,236 430
KMFDM is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

6
1,066 369
Skinny Puppy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
ZsoltHalasz added Dark ambient, Synthpop, Industrial rock

7
1,351 796
Fear Factory is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

8
659 429
Revolting Cocks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Electronic body music, Industrial metal, Rock music

9
619 443
Die Krupps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Synthpunk, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

10
471 332
My Life With the Thrill Kill K... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
GregoryPearl added Disco, Pop music, Electronic music

11
610 464
Laibach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Industrial metal, Rock music

12
549 436
Killing Joke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

13
466 363
Pig is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
MattWilesmith added Gothic rock, Industrial rock, Industrial music

14
678 572
Static‐X is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

15
472 380
Godflesh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Doom metal, Post-metal, Industrial metal

16
505 454
Bile is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Industrial music

17
331 307
Chemlab is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Industrial music

18
340 329
Pitchshifter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Electronic music

19
495 540
Hanzel und Gretyl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Electro-industrial, Industrial metal, Electro

20
366 382
Lard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Industrial metal, Industrial music, Punk rock

21
418 449
OOMPH! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Post-metal, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

22
339 367
Prong is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

23
340 373
Orgy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Synthpunk, Nu metal, Synthpop

24
240 256
Project Pitchfork is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
DenisPanov added Synthpop, Electro-industrial, Gothic rock

25
321 367
Powerman 5000 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Industrial rock

26
321 377
Strapping Young Lad is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Industrial metal

27
335 419
Coal Chamber is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

28
268 342
16 Volt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Industrial music

29
270 352
Gravity Kills is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

30
265 354
Dope is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

31
286 395
Eisbrecher is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Electro-industrial, Industrial metal, Rock music

32
221 300
American Head Charge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

33
273 385
Mindless Self Indulgence is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Synthpunk, Hip hop music, Dance-punk

34
250 352
Nailbomb is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

35
63 57
Dogmachine is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Candellan added Industrial -

36
185 259
Spineshank is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

37
200 285
Godhead is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Nu metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal

38
232 342
Electric Hellfire Club is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Industrial metal, Industrial music

39
231 341
The Birthday Massacre is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

40
202 295
Cubanate is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Industrial metal, Industrial music, Heavy metal

41
242 371
Psyclon Nine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Electro-industrial, Industrial metal, Post-industrial music

42
233 365
Deathstars is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Glam metal, Industrial metal, Gothic metal

43
199 313
Zeromancer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Industrial metal, Rock music, Electronic music

44
35 30
Throbbing Gristle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
BerndtEvenson added Noise rock, Dark ambient, Electronic music

45
195 324
Pain is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Electronic body music, Industrial metal, Rock music

46
155 252
Emigrate is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Heavy metal

47
130 224
Deadsy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Nu metal, New Wave, Gothic rock

48
146 255
Mortiis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Dark ambient, Synthpop, Industrial metal

49
141 247
Black Light Burns is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

50
120 212
The Union Underground is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal