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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. (280 items)
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1,632 530
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

2
1,402 438
Ministry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Ministry Doom metal, New Wave, Synthpop

3
1,347 473
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

4
1,471 530
Rammstein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Rammstein Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Industrial music

5
1,219 427
KMFDM is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
KMFDM Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

6
1,055 364
Skinny Puppy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
ZsoltHalasz added Skinny Puppy Dark ambient, Synthpop, Industrial rock

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1,335 792
Fear Factory is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Fear Factory Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

8
654 425
Revolting Cocks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Revolting Cocks Electronic body music, Industrial metal, Rock music

9
617 439
Die Krupps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Die Krupps Synthpunk, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

10
465 328
My Life With the Thrill Kill K... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
GregoryPearl added My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult Disco, Pop music, Electronic music

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607 462
Laibach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Laibach Neoclassical Dark Wave, Industrial metal, Rock music

12
542 435
Killing Joke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Killing Joke Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

13
462 362
Pig is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
MattWilesmith added Pig Gothic rock, Industrial rock, Industrial music

14
663 569
Static‐X is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Static‐X Nu metal, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

The Best Darkwave Bands/Artists

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464 380
Godflesh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Godflesh Doom metal, Post-metal, Industrial metal

16
503 450
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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327 305
Chemlab is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Chemlab Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Industrial music

18
335 329
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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493 537
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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364 380
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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415 448
OOMPH! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
OOMPH! Post-metal, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

The Best Industrial Bands

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337 368
Orgy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Orgy Synthpunk, Nu metal, Synthpop

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334 366
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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237 256
Project Pitchfork is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
DenisPanov added Project Pitchfork Synthpop, Electro-industrial, Gothic rock

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311 365
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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317 375
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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329 417
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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267 341
16 Volt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
16 Volt Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Industrial music

The Best Gothic Metal Bands

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265 351
Gravity Kills is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Gravity Kills Nu metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

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285 394
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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255 353
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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269 385
Mindless Self Indulgence is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Mindless Self Indulgence Synthpunk, Hip hop music, Dance-punk

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215 299
American Head Charge is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
American Head Charge Nu metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

34
247 352
Nailbomb is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Nailbomb Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

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62 56
Dogmachine is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Candellan added Dogmachine Industrial

The Best Dark Cabaret Singers

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182 257
Spineshank is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Spineshank Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

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232 340
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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198 284
Godhead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Godhead Nu metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal

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201 294
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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228 340
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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238 370
Psyclon Nine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Psyclon Nine Electro-industrial, Industrial metal, Post-industrial music

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232 364
Deathstars is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Deathstars Glam metal, Industrial metal, Gothic metal

The Best Gothic Rock Bands/Artists

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199 312
Zeromancer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Zeromancer Industrial metal, Rock music, Electronic music

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34 29
Throbbing Gristle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
BerndtEvenson added Throbbing Gristle Noise rock, Dark ambient, Electronic music

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194 324
Pain is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Pain Electronic body music, Industrial metal, Rock music

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153 251
Emigrate is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Emigrate Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Heavy metal

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129 222
Deadsy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Deadsy Nu metal, New Wave, Gothic rock

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144 253
Mortiis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Mortiis Dark ambient, Synthpop, Industrial metal

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139 245
Black Light Burns is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Black Light Burns Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

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146 263
Kreator is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Kreator Thrash metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal