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.

The Top Ten

1 Coma White - Marilyn Manson

Such an amazing song. Should definitely be in at least the top 5 - ComaWhite21

That's gothic metal

2 Closer - 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.

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.

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 is the only song on the list that qualifies. Marilyn manson is NOT industrial. NEVER has been, NEVER will be. 'it' is nothing more than a cheap sellout, similar to what the cure became.

3 Feuer 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

While I am a massive Manson/NIN fan, Rammstein have the perfect industrial sound in my opinion. Perfect balance of metal and electronica.

4 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.

This song epitomized the blending of industrial and metal, and paved the way for many other industrial bands to creep into the 90s music scene. But it did it not with a whimper, but an atomic blast.

Very underrated. They had a lot of just straight up new industrial songs. They had more than just one good hit. Great band, great singer, and they can actually perform live!

5 Rock is Dead - Marilyn Manson

When you say "rock is dead" but you're a rockstar.-DarkBoi-X

Great song. Truly. It's even better than Beautiful People. I'm serious. His best song. WOW! Just WOW! Go Marilyn Manson! WOO!

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. -

His music is absolutely amazing, but the man himself, is creepy (when onstage) otherwise, he seems to be pretty intelligent.

6 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Marilyn Manson

This song beats the cober. It is so emotional and dramatic, the guitar is killer.

7 Wish - Nine Inch Nails

Perfect song for an AMV.

8 Hurt - Nine Inch Nails

The song that led to Johnny Cash's amazing cover of it.

This needs to be number 3.

9 Great Big White World - Marilyn Manson
10 P**** - Rammstein

The Contenders

11 And All That Could Have Been - Nine Inch Nails
12 Oh My F***ing God - Strapping Young Lad
13 Terrible Lie - Nine Inch Nails

Great song with srtong meaning

14 The Nobodies - Marilyn Manson
15 More Human Than Human - White Zombie
16 Long Hard Road Out of Hell - Marilyn Manson
17 The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson

I especially like the ghost sound effects in the background.

Not in top ten... weird

18 Head Like a Hole - Nine Inch Nails

Easily one of Reznor's best.

This should be their signature song.

19 Demanufacture - Fear Factory
20 Dragula - Rob Zombie

Much better than Manson. EPIC song of one of the gratest Industrial Metal band

21 This Is the New S*** - Marilyn Manson

A lot of people think that this is a song about partying, drugs, and sex. But it's really a song that's against partying, drugs, and sex.

22 Hey Man, Nice Shot - Filter

Love this song

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

That's why I say hey man nice shot. What a good shot man. Vote this song up now!

23 Risen - 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. - TreCoolness

Not even close to the best KMFDM song... But close enough

24 Ultranumb - Blue Stahli

My Toplist of Blue stahli:
1. Corner
2. UltraNumb
3. Enemy
4. Not over til we say so
5. Takedown
6. Metamorphosis
7. The fall
8. Never dance again
9. Down in flames
10. Ready aim fire

25 Du Hast - Rammstein

I love the guitar riff! Amazing song by Rammstein. - Userguy44

26 (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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27 Stitches - Orgy
28 Coma Black - Marilyn Manson
29 Vague - Orgy
30 Shut 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! -

One of my favorite songs ever!

31 The Only - Static-X
32 Mr. Self Destruct - Nine Inch Nails
33 Reptile - Nine Inch Nails
34 Oxymoron 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. -

35 Megalomaniac - KMFDM

This song should be much higher

Greatest song ever by one of the greatest bands in this world.

36 Skinnyman - Static-X
37 Nobody's Real - Powerman 5000
38 1996 - Marilyn Manson
39 Save 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.

40 Headhunter - Front 242

I like the pushing drum beat and the lyrics along with the singing. I think that this song really exemplifies industrial rock especially since this is a pretty unknown, not touched by the mainstream band, unlike other groups such as Nine Inch Nails, even though I do think they make great music I think that they should be behind bands like this.

41 Ich Bin Ein Auslander - Pop Will Eat Itself
42 Blue Monday - Orgy
43 So Long Sentiment - Celldweller
44 Paranoid - 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. -

45 Dogma - 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. -

46 Join In the Chant - Nitzer Ebb
47 Juke Joint Jezebel - KMFDM

One of their best songs ever, and definitely the best known.

48 Butterfly Wings - Machines of Loving Grace

This is their best song-it belongs on the list.

Everybody likes this song

MOLG always wins when compared to a variety of industrial rock bands. Just listen.

49 Sonne - Rammstein
50 Links 2 3 4 - Rammstein
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Top Remixes (8)

1. Stitches - Orgy
2. Ultranumb - Blue Stahli
3. Vague - Orgy
1. Oh My F***ing God - Strapping Young Lad
2. Dragula - Rob Zombie
3. More Human Than Human - White Zombie
1. Coma White - Marilyn Manson
2. Wish - Nine Inch Nails
3. Great Big White World - Marilyn Manson

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