Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
Choosing between Coil, Front 242, Gary Numan, Skinny Puppy and NIN is a too hard but in terms of everything NIN is the number one because you can't find a band with too many good songs and albums. NIN has this trait and Trent Reznor has had a huge influence on the other bands therefore it's my choice to be the number one. The other point is that too many band which have been mentioned in this list, can't be considered as Industrial for instance : Tool, Manson, A perfect circle and so on.
NIN took the industrial belt to another level. Reznor very much shed light on the term "industrial music".
Trent needs to go all the way up. This man is one of the few bands that opened me up to the industrial world. And this guy just does not age! I think anyone, no matter what age, will fall in love with his music.
Has any band ever showed the same power in their songs as NIN, think about it Sanctified, Sunspots, Abd Reptile all were unique and slightly frightening trips into Trent's genius mind what more could you want really?
Come on! Trent Reznor is the responsible of the massificate Industrial Rock! Nine Inch Nails music is just awesomeness in pure state. And he produced the first disc of MM and many other songs of him.
Number 2? Are you all mad, don't you know genius even when it kicks you in the face with awesome raw talent? Put together the melodies, the lyrics and the variety of songs and you don't get Rammstein.
Nin defined Industrial! Nobody layers sound the way Reznor does and the Fragile is his masterpiece! See them live when he gets tired of winning awards for soundtracks and you Will be blown away!
Trent Reznor is the Mozart of this generation. One of my favorite bands of all time.
Nothing than the best. Ministry a very close second. The rest is just elevator music. One thing I should tell you. Marilyn Manson= Please... What a joke.
Nine inch Nails took industrial rock and gave it to the people, without Nine Inch Nails, we wouldn't have so many other bands.. They are the grandfather of industrial rock
Musically one of the best bands ever. Trent Reznor (who is Nine Inch Nails) succeeds on everything he does, even winning Oscars for his music!
I used to love this band back in high school. I don't listen to them as much as I used to but I occasionally will. And I've gotta say they're 1,000 times better than Marilyn Manson. - Aragorn98
What the hell, how is Rammstein even industrial? Trent is one of he people that started it. He is the person that without a doubt is a genius. - artemgureev
Simple one of the best industrial rock bands simple as that also where The Crystal Method on this list?
This list is a joke. Rammstein's a good band but are they really better than NIN?
The first album I heard I was only 14 and my step dad let me listen to "pretty hate machine" ever since then I have been a massive fan.
NIN did not "invent" the industrial metal scene. but one thing for sure: industrial metal would have died without this group.
Rammstein is good and all but it was Nine Inch Nails that made the genre popular. Trent Reznor is the ultimate one man band.
While it WAS tempting to vote for Rammstein or Skinny Puppy, Trent's a genius! NINs the best! - asdfalexia
Trent in my humble opinion is the single most influential person in the Industrial Scene.
Best band ever period. They blend techno and rock and it works they are a very misunderstood band. Trent for the win
What? Rammstein? Do not make me laugh, how is it comparable to NIN?
Love, Love and Love. Trent is an absolute genius. The lyrics and songs are just stellar. Industrial, for the win!
NIN for the win
Actually the most intense, powerful, dark, sad, experimental, beautiful and romantic band I know.
This band should forever be remembered as the greatest industrial band ever