Top 10 Industrial Metal Bands

Industrial Metal is a subgenre of Heavy Metal that takes elements from Industrial Dance Music (IDM or simply Industrial) and mixes it with Alternative Metal or Hardcore Punk. Styles of Industrial Metal include repeating guitar riffs, sampling, use of synthesizers and sequencers, and sometimes distorted vocals.

The Top Ten Industrial Metal Bands

1 Rammstein Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and Industrial Metal band consisting of Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (electric bass), Christoph Schneider (drums) and Christian Lorenz (keyboard), that formed in 1994 in Berlin . ...read more.

The greatest Industrial metal band there has ever been! Songs like Du Hast, Deutschland, Amerika, Sonne, Mein Teil, Mein Herz Brennt and many more can be heard on repeat, even when you don't understand German! - hemendra_ahuja

They don't even sing in English, yet they are very popular in America. They are obviously doing something right. - ryanrimmel

Don't know how many bad days I've recovered by listening to their songs. They are one of the main influential reasons I am what I am now. They are part of me now and for last 15 years. Will love them forever.

I couldn't agree more they have been doing it right for decades.

2 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

NIN is amazing! They have some softer songs like Hurt and Everyday is Exactly the Same which leads people that they aren't metal at all. They have some pretty heavy songs like Wish, Head Like a Hole, and March of the Pigs which prove them to be the greatest Industrial Metal band of all time. - ryanrimmel

Not sure if they are metal but the best in here

Closer

3 Fear Factory Fear Factory is an American heavy metal band that was formed in 1989. During the band's career, it has released nine full-length albums and has evolved through a succession of styles, including industrial metal, death metal, groove metal, and thrash metal.

There more death metal than industrial.

How can FF not be on a top industrial metal band list? Demanufacture may be the greatest Industrial Metal album if all time.

4 Ministry Ministry is an American industrial metal band founded by lead singer and only original member Al Jourgensen in 1981. Originally a new wave synthpop outfit, Ministry changed its style to industrial metal in the mid-1980s.

Pioneers of Industrial Metal and they are an amazing Industrial Thrash Metal band! I listen to a lot of Thrash and Ministry stands out more than any other Thrash band out there. Industrial Thrash doesn't usually work, but Ministry perfected it. - ryanrimmel

Just heard that their final album is gonna feature, Lil Wayne! Now isn't that lovely (sarcasm)?

5 Marilyn Manson

Probably the most well known artist here, mostly because of his odd appearance and over-the-top stage performances. - ryanrimmel

This band is great

He's the best

6 Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad was a Canadian extreme metal band formed by Devin Townsend in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1994. The band started as a one-man studio project; Townsend played most of the instruments on the 1995 debut album, Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing. By 1997, he had recruited permanent members; ...read more.

These guys are amazing! Extreme Industrial Metal at it's finest - ryanrimmel

Brilliant band, super heavy and Devin is a wildly talented individual

Devin Townsend crushes Trent Reznors puny a** and eats it for breakfast

7 Static-X Static-X formed in Los Angeles in 1994. The band had many lineup changes, but the main vocalist and guitarist throughout has been frontman Wayne Static. Other well-known members of Static-X include Tony Campos (bassist), Ken Jay (drummer), and Koichi Fukuda (guitarist). The final lineup of Static-X ...read more.

Great band that played around with Nu-Metal elements. Worked pretty well if you ask me - ryanrimmel

8 Mushroomhead Mushroomhead is an American nu metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1993 in the Cleveland Warehouse District, the band is known for their avant-garde sound which includes influence from heavy metal, art rock and electro-industrial and their imagery which features masks and costumes as well as ...read more.

They are so underrated

Try to listen it

9 Rob Zombie Rob Zombie (born Robert Bartleh Cummings) is an American heavy metal musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer. His career launched in 1985 when he formed the heavy metal band White Zombie. Following their breakup, he began a successful solo career. Zombie began directing in the early ...read more.

Rob Zombie is great. He is mostly a Heavy Alternative Metal/Groove Metal singer who has lots of Industrial influence in his music dating back to his days in White Zombie. - ryanrimmel

10 Dope

The Newcomers

? Morgoth
? White Zombie White Zombie was an American heavy metal band that formed in 1985. Based in New York City, White Zombie was originally a noise rock band, and was known for its later heavy metal-oriented sound.

The Contenders

11 KMFDM KMFDM is an industrial band led by German multi-instrumentalist Sascha Konietzko, who founded the group in 1984 as a performance art project.

A major industrial metal band, both through its influence (It inspired many other bands of the scene and outer ones.) and æsthetics (Not only metal, but also with the hole range of industrial sounds and traits found here and everwyhere.).

Another pioneering band here. I couldn't ever get into them, but they influenced many bands to come. - ryanrimmel

KMFDM IN #19? what?!

What, why aren’t they higher? They have so many good songs!

12 Celldweller Celldweller is a Detroit, Michigan-based electronic rock project by multi-musician Klayton. Klayton creates a hybrid fusion of digital and organic elements: designed soundscapes that take cues from electronic genres like drum and bass, electro, and dubstep, woven together with aggressive rock/metal ...read more.

From circle of dust to celdweller Klayton has always had something unique to offer in each one of his songs. Truly an underappreciated genius

Check a 90's project from mastermind of celldweller, the CIRCLE OF DUST

The one-man band whose music is a masterpiece. Klayton did a good job and effort he put into his latest work, and I love his tracks as well. Above all, nothing is wrong with Celldweller. He should be higher on the list.

If Celldweller doesn't go higher on this list, I will cry. He is extremely good, he has obvious composition and performing supertalents along with his bandmates.

13 Lindemann Lindemann is a German/Swedish industrial metal super-duo featuring lead vocalist Till Lindemann of Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein, along with multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren of Swedish death metal band Hypocrisy and industrial metal project PAIN.
14 Godflesh Godflesh are an English industrial metal band from Birmingham, England. The group formed in 1982 under the title Fall of Because, but did not release any complete music until 1988 when Justin Broadrick and G. C. Green renamed the band and decided to use a drum machine for percussion.

Another pioneering Industrial Metal band here, they took influence from Industrial, Noise Rock, Ambient, and mixed it with Metal, particularly drawing influence from Black Sabbath. Their unique style has led people to categorize them as Experimental Metal. Godflesh also helped found Post-Metal. - ryanrimmel

Most Underrated Metal Band - Strobo

15 Eisbrecher Eisbrecher are a German Neue Deutsche Härte band that consists primarily of Alexander Wesselsky and Noel Pix, with live support from Jürgen Plangger, Rupert Keplinger, Achim Färber.
16 Stabbing Westward
17 Oomph! Oomph! is a German industrial metal band formed in Wolfsburg, Germany in 1989. The band is considered the pioneers of the German Neue Deutsche Härte movement.

Oomph! Mixed Industrial Metal with Dance music. I know that sounds like it doesn't make sense, but they treated it like one of those synchronized dance/singing groups. (Not sure what those are called) but it sounded pretty good, they have some cool songs. - ryanrimmel

Such an underrated band, must be at least in top 5.

18 Sybreed
19 Deathstars

The best

20 Blue Stahli

Best music artists ever.His music is basically like Dubstep meets Industrial Metal.-DarkBoi-X

21 Dååth Dååth is an American death metal band from Atlanta, Georgia. Their music incorporates styles such as thrash metal, death metal, industrial metal, grunge and some traces of gypsy jazz.

These guys are awesome! - ryanrimmel

22 Anaal Nathrakh Anaal Nathrakh are a British extreme metal band formed in 1999 in Birmingham, England. They are currently signed to Metal Blade Records.
23 Megaherz

Top three

24 Gravity Kills

Some critic said it best; "a blending of eerie industrial rock with a pop-infused melodic chorus and a bit of hard-core head banging." Very influential - ryanrimmel

25 Turmion Kätilöt

Simply the best!

Turmion Kätilöt is a great undustrial metal bands with different styles each album. They are truly underrated and deserve more praise. I think they're Wacken-Material.

26 Powerman 5000
27 Pain

Swedish band that mixes metal with influences from electronic music and techno.

My favourite industrial Metal Bandd, nearly all Songs are Awesome, very much Power live, awesome sound... just great (listen to the album coming home)

Formed by Peter Tagtgren of Hypocrisy.

28 ASP
29 Pitchshifter
30 Ruoska
31 Die Krupps
32 3Teeth

Formed in 2013, their last album 2019 "Metawar" might be arguably the industrial metal album of the year

33 Filter Filter is an American Alternative/Industrial rock band formed in 1993 in Cleveland, Ohio by singer Richard Patrick and guitarist/programmer Brian Liesegang.

Filter is an American rock band formed in 1993 in Cleveland, Ohio by singer Richard Patrick and guitarist/programmer Brian Liesegang. The band was formed after Patrick desired to start his own band after leaving Nine Inch Nails as their touring guitarist.

34 Killing Joke Killing Joke are an English rock band formed in October 1978 in Notting Hill, London, England. The original line-up included Jaz Coleman, Paul Ferguson, Geordie Walker and Youth.
35 Knorkator
36 Marazene

They were so innovative and the dude doing the vocals makes it sound like death has risen the guitars are really heavy and amazing in every aspect of the imagination so give these guys a listen they may not be around anymore but they live in the music and in are souls you wont be dissapointed

37 Treponem Pal
38 2wo

An industrial metal side project formed by Rob Halford of Judas Priest.

39 Stahlmann
40 Combichrist

With a song like "Never Surrender" Combichrist achieves a great balance between techno-style music and metal.

41 Chemlab
42 Gothminister
43 Ostfront
44 Stahlhammer
45 Tanzwut
46 Device Device is an industrial metal band started by David Draiman, frontman of the heavy metal group Disturbed. Draiman was approached by Geno Lenardo, former guitarist of Filter, and together they started to work on new material.
47 Puncture
48 Raubtier

Swedish Industrial metal band from Haparanda, Sweden. Formed in 2008 by Pär hulkoff, Jonas Kjellgren and Mattias lind. Their first album Det finns bara krig (There is only war) became a massive hit in swedish rock stations and have since then become a famous metal band in Sweden, touring with Sabaton on World war tour 2010. Their songs are mostly about anti globalism, anti establishment while they praise patriotism.

49 The Defiled
50 Herrschaft
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