Bands/Musicians The Best Industrial Metal Bands  

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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. (284 items)
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1,695 580
Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music
2
1,452 481
Ministry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Doom metal, New Wave, Synthpop
3
1,597 555
Rammstein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Industrial music
4
1,265 447
KMFDM is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal
5
1,359 497
Front Line Assembly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal
6
1,082 385
Skinny Puppy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
ZsoltHalasz added Dark ambient, Synthpop, Industrial rock
7
1,383 808
Fear Factory is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal
8
671 441
Revolting Cocks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Electronic body music, Industrial metal, Rock music
9
626 456
Die Krupps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Synthpunk, Electronic body music, Industrial metal
10
477 347
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
615 481
Laibach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Industrial metal, Rock music
12
710 582
Static‐X is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Industrial metal
13
559 448
Killing Joke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock
14
489 388
Godflesh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Doom metal, Post-metal, Industrial metal
15
470 373
Pig is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
MattWilesmith added Gothic rock, Industrial rock, Industrial music
16
510 466
Bile is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Industrial music
17
336 315
Chemlab is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Industrial music
18
351 336
Pitchshifter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Electronic music
19
429 456
OOMPH! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Post-metal, Electronic body music, Industrial metal
20
501 547
Hanzel und Gretyl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Electro-industrial, Industrial metal, Electro
21
372 392
Lard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Industrial metal, Industrial music, Punk rock
22
353 375
Prong is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Industrial metal
23
345 375
Powerman 5000 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Industrial rock
24
350 383
Orgy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Synthpunk, Nu metal, Synthpop
25
332 385
Strapping Young Lad is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Industrial metal