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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. (283 items)
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1,663 560
Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

2
1,432 463
Ministry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Doom metal, New Wave, Synthpop

3
1,544 544
Rammstein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Industrial music

4
1,251 435
KMFDM is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

5
1,355 489
Front Line Assembly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

6
1,072 376
Skinny Puppy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
ZsoltHalasz added Dark ambient, Synthpop, Industrial rock

7
1,368 801
Fear Factory is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

8
666 434
Revolting Cocks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Electronic body music, Industrial metal, Rock music

9
623 449
Die Krupps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Synthpunk, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

10
474 339
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
612 473
Laibach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Industrial metal, Rock music

12
696 575
Static‐X is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

13
554 443
Killing Joke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

14
470 369
Pig is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
MattWilesmith added Gothic rock, Industrial rock, Industrial music

15
477 385
Godflesh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Doom metal, Post-metal, Industrial metal

16
507 461
Bile is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Industrial music

17
335 312
Chemlab is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Industrial music

18
347 333
Pitchshifter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Electronic music

19
499 545
Hanzel und Gretyl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Electro-industrial, Industrial metal, Electro

20
422 454
OOMPH! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Post-metal, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

21
369 389
Lard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Industrial metal, Industrial music, Punk rock

22
346 372
Prong is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

23
345 380
Orgy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Synthpunk, Nu metal, Synthpop

24
336 371
Powerman 5000 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Industrial rock

25
242 261
Project Pitchfork is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
DenisPanov added Synthpop, Electro-industrial, Gothic rock