Best Industrial Songs of All Time


These are easily the best industrial songs of all time, whether it be industrial metal rock or electronica it doesn't really matter here they are. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

Guilty - Gravity Kills
An incredible band with a fantastic sound! I got to meet these guys when they got started. I've been a fan since. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't have them playing. While they have a loyal fan base, it would be nice to see the size of that base if they had more airplay. I truly hope they bless us with another album. These guys know who made them famous and for that Gravity Kills gives much respect. They love their fans as much as the fans love them. I truly think of them as my brothers!
A very underrated band, debut album sold almost half-a-millions copies, their first single hit brief mainstream populatrity and toured with officially the Sex Pistols. This is a very good band, and at that time they were considered one of the most promising young bands in the industrial music scene.
GK and SW are 2 of my favorite bands. Both of their top songs (Guilty and Save Yourself respectively) are far from their best in my opinion. In my opinion their 2nd most popular songs are both far better (Enough and Shame respectively). Both bands get my vote for top notch Industrial bands-they both have tons of good stuff most people are missing out on!
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2Feuer Frei - Rammstein
Greatest band to ever walk this earth. The definition of EPIC music, till lindemann is GOD!
BEST BAND EVER! Their song lyrics are dark but yet give you a sense that if you think about those things you aren't the only ones! I don't care if their German its perfect metal with techno!
rammstein for me is the best of industrial metal band! but I think that du hast is the best of their songs, but the both of them are very expressive
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3Closer - Nine Inch Nails
This song has something. Watch the video. The beat is perfect to have sex! And It becomes more more and more powerfull.
Closer itself wouldn't work with any other band NIN have such good songs that it's stupid to vote against it even if all the song did was revolutionize the entire media single handedly in the 90's and had such a badass video that MTV won't show it anymore oh huh that kind of is a big del of a song hmm..
This song is a very powerful addition to Industrial Music all around. It, along with the rest of the album, deals with desire, addiction, and is a purely amazing combination of beats and sounds to make an Industrial anthem.
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4Save Yourself - Stabbing Westward
Stabbing Westward got weird with that last album. Anyone who ever saw them in the early days can attest to a great band that seems to have either lost its way or went a direction no one else was willing to follow.

Either way, this is a good song, but 'Haunting Me' was probably better.
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5Butterfly Wings - Machines of Loving Grace
MOLG always wins when compared to a variety of industrial rock bands. Just listen.
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6Links 2 3 4 - Rammstein Listen to sample

7Headhunter - Front 242 Listen to sample

8War - :Wumpscut: Listen to sample

9Hey Man, Nice Shot - Filter
This song deserves better the 2%, COME ON PEOPLE this is one of the best industrial songs ever! How can you not vote for this? You people make me sick
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10Ich Bin Ein Auslander - Pop Will Eat Itself Listen to sample

The Contenders

11Kooler Than Jesus - My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult Listen to sample

12Burn - Sister Machine Gun Listen to sample

13Mindphaser - Front Line Assembly Listen to sample

14Rock Is Dead - Marilyn Manson
OK so this song will be debated however here's my reasons. The music is absolutely brilliant. The song has a structural charm. The lyrics are amazing. If you've not heard this song please go out of your way to hear it.

Great song. Truly. It's even better than Beautiful People. I'm serious. His best song. WOW! Just WOW! Go Marilyn Manson! WOO!
Marilyn Manson's very furious attempt to spiritualize his breakthrough among the Hollywood's shadows... Beautiful.
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15Du Hast - Rammstien Listen to sample

16I Sit on Acid - Lords of Acid Listen to sample

17Wish - Nine Inch Nails Listen to sample

18Stateless - C-Tec Listen to sample

19F***machine - Combichrist Listen to sample

20Standing - VNV Nation Listen to sample

21Kill the Lights - The Birthday Massacre Listen to sample

22Risen - KMFDM
It's everything industrial should be. it has groove, percussion perfection and great lyrical content. Tim Skold... enough said.

KMFDM are INCREDIBLE. everything they do is just insanity... this song is so groovy.


Not even close to the best KMFDM song... But close enough
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23Microwaved - Pitchshifter Listen to sample

24Fukken Uber Death Party - Hanzel und Gretyl Listen to sample

25Purgatory - Assemblage 23 Listen to sample

26Join In the Chant - Nitzer Ebb Listen to sample

27Shut Me Up - Mindless Self Indulgence
This song is a really fun song. MSI are a very upbeat industrial punk band, if you haven't heard them before just do it!

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28Juke Joint Jezebel - KMFDM Listen to sample

29No More Love - God Lives Underwater Listen to sample

30Black Lolita - Lord of the Lost Listen to sample

31(s)AINT - Marilyn Manson
For me the lyrics do it for this song. Manson is one of the smartest lyricists of all time, that wasn't an opinion that was just factual stuff. another thing with this song, the guitar in the chorus is one note... how it's so good and fresh is beyond me. I guess that's just where the Manson brilliance kicks in.

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32Dragula - Rob Zombie
Much better than Manson. EPIC song of one of the gratest Industrial Metal band
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33Oxymoron no.2 - Akado
This band and song is very amazing, just feel the song will break the language barrier so much excitement and emotions and feeling into this song I really love this band and the album and the band themselves I cannot wait for their next album! LONG LIVE AKADO!
I can't give any comments on the lyrics for this explosive song since Akado is a Russian band but anywho. This song is simply unbelievable, please ignore the Russian bit and just listen to it. Words can't explain how incredible it is.

34The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson
I especially like the ghost sound effects in the background.
Not in top ten... weird
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35Japanese Bodies - Leaether Strip Listen to sample

36Paranoid - Eisenfunk
I love this song so much. I have a soft spot for industrial electronica and this song is every reason as to why that is. The singing is very low and I can't work out any of it, I don't know why it's so low but regardless this is a really cool song.

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37Dogma - KMFDM
I don'w know how KMFDM do it. this song has a very different feel to any song you've ever heard. the music is slightly more simple than normal. so where's the brilliance? the lyrics are just... WOW. such a strong message.

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38Bavarian Bierhauz Blood - Hanzel Und Gretyl
When I say "Hanzel Und Gretyl" 9/10 of you will say... "who? ". Truth is they're the best industrial metal band to have ever formed and they are the reason lame Rammstein exists. a little off topic sorry. This song is such a great song, although H. u. G have simple lyrics that's where they hold their charm. The music is heavy and complicated leaving the lyrics to a simple little package... lovely.

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39Supernaut - 1,000 Homo DJ's Listen to sample

40Head Like a Hole - Nine Inch Nails
Easily one of Reznor's best.
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41Megalomaniac - KMFDM
Greatest song ever by one of the greatest bands in this world.
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42Tanz mit Laibach - Laibach
Many don't know that this is the band that started it all. Not Rammstein. Rammstein was HUGELY inspired by Laibach. They even took the symbolic Laibach-cross!
Tanz Mit Laibach is a heavy industrial track that started it all
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43Non-Stop Violence - Apoptygma Berzerk Listen to sample

44When the Dead Come Home - Bile
Bile are another underrated and not well known band. They have a way around music like no other. they're a very talented all-round bunch. structural strength, their samples are subtle and very tight, their instrumental work is very impressive and their lyrics are clever.

45Pong - Eisenfunk Listen to sample

46Red Stars - The Birthday Massacre
The best birthday massacre song. Should be at least in the top 5.
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47Happy Birthday - The Birthday Massacre Listen to sample

48Sonne - Rammstein Listen to sample

49Assimilate - Skinny Puppy Listen to sample

50Bullets, Bombs & Bigotry - KMFDM
WOW WOW WOW... this doesn't need a comment, listen to it and you'll automatically get the words that I can't find..

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51Beiss Mich - Megaherz Listen to sample

52Blitzkreig - Deathstars
Where Is Fear Factory?!
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53Zero Signal - Fear Factory
The essence of industrial metal! Also one of the greatest drummers ever - Gene Hoglan! This songs contains everything a proper industrial song should contain of. Also - my favourite :) Fear Factory for life!
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54Worlock - Skinny Puppy Listen to sample

55Thieves - Ministry Listen to sample

56Whitevan - Ohgr Listen to sample

57Ich Tu Dir Weh - Rammstein Listen to sample

58No W - Ministry Listen to sample

59Let's Go - Ministry Listen to sample

60Alle Gegen Alle - Laibach Listen to sample

61Just One Fix - Ministry Listen to sample

62Frozen Sky - Cevin Key Listen to sample

63Free Your Hate - KMFDM Listen to sample

64Cracker - Ohgr Listen to sample

65A Drug Against War - KMFDM Listen to sample

66Shock - Fear Factory Listen to sample

67Replica - Fear Factory Listen to sample

68Ich Will - Rammstein Listen to sample

69Welcome - KMFDM Listen to sample

70By Myself - Linkin Park
A brilliant piece of work. One of the only LP's industrial rock songs, but truly awesome.
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This list was created 4 years, 102 days ago and has been voted on over 500 times. This top ten list has been remixed 3 times and has been blogged about 1 times.

Updated Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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