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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. (276 items)
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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

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1,363 426
Ministry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Ministry Doom metal, New Wave, Synthpop

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1,332 461
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

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1,394 520
Rammstein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Rammstein Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Industrial music

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1,182 421
KMFDM is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
KMFDM Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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1,035 355
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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1,302 786
Fear Factory is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Fear Factory Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

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643 417
Revolting Cocks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Revolting Cocks Electronic body music, Industrial metal, Rock music

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609 435
Die Krupps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Die Krupps Synthpunk, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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456 321
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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601 456
Laibach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Laibach Neoclassical Dark Wave, Industrial metal, Rock music

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532 433
Killing Joke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Killing Joke Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

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456 358
Pig is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
MattWilesmith added Pig Gothic rock, Industrial rock, Industrial music

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642 564
Static‐X is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Static‐X Nu metal, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

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448 378
Godflesh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Godflesh Doom metal, Post-metal, Industrial metal

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497 446
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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324 302
Chemlab is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Chemlab Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Industrial music

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327 327
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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486 533
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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358 376
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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405 445
OOMPH! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
OOMPH! Post-metal, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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330 364
Orgy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Orgy Synthpunk, Nu metal, Synthpop

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322 364
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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232 253
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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299 356
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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308 373
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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321 411
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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264 339
16 Volt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
16 Volt Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Industrial music

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259 348
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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280 392
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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249 349
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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213 296
American Head Charge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
American Head Charge Nu metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

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264 383
Mindless Self Indulgence is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Mindless Self Indulgence Synthpunk, Hip hop music, Dance-punk

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61 55
Dogmachine is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Candellan added Dogmachine Industrial

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240 350
Nailbomb is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Nailbomb Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

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196 283
Godhead is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Godhead Nu metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal

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229 339
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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178 255
Spineshank is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Spineshank Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

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200 292
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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226 339
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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230 361
Deathstars is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Deathstars Glam metal, Industrial metal, Gothic metal

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199 311
Zeromancer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Zeromancer Industrial metal, Rock music, Electronic music

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232 369
Psyclon Nine is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Psyclon Nine Electro-industrial, Industrial metal, Post-industrial music

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32 28
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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191 322
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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150 249
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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144 252
Mortiis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Mortiis Dark ambient, Synthpop, Industrial metal

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127 221
Deadsy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Deadsy Nu metal, New Wave, Gothic rock

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138 244
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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154 284
Deadstar Assembly is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Industrial Metal Bands
Deadstar Assembly Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Synth rock