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

1 Rammstein 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 . more.

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.

Best band ever

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2 Nine Inch Nails 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


3 Marilyn Manson

This band is great

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

He's the best

4 Fear Factory 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.

5 Ministry 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)?

6 Mushroomhead 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 more.

They are so underrated

Try to listen it

7 Static-X 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 more.

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

8 Strapping Young Lad 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; 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

9 Rob Zombie 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 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 Celldweller 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 more.

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.

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.

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

He is my favourite.His music is Electronic Rock that takes influence from EDM genres like Drum&Bass,Dubstep,Trance and Electronica as well as Rock/Metal genres like Industrial Metal,Nu Metal and Alternative Rock so I guess he counts because he has some Industrial metal influences.He is the best music artist of all time.He is really talented because he can play electric guitar,acoustic guitar,drums,keyboards,bass guitar and synthesizers.He is a multi-instrumentalist.He also has the most epic music ever and he puts more talent,effort and work into his songs than any other artist.Same thing with Blue Stahli who also makes similar music and is also good.Celldweller is the best.-DarkBoi-X

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

KMFDM IN #19? what?!

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

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

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13 Lindemann 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

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

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16 Eisbrecher 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.
17 Oomph! 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 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.

21 Blue Stahli

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

22 Megaherz

Top three

23 Powerman 5000
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 Dååth 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

26 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.

27 Ruoska
28 Pitchshifter
30 Die Krupps Die Krupps
31 Filter Filter Filter is an American 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.

32 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

33 Killing Joke 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.
34 Knorkator
35 2wo

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

36 Stahlhammer Stahlhammer
37 Tanzwut Tanzwut
38 Puncture Puncture
39 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.

40 Combichrist Combichrist

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

41 3Teeth
42 The Defiled
43 Chemlab
44 Gothminister
45 Anaal Nathrakh Anaal Nathrakh Anaal Nathrakh are a British extreme metal band formed in 1999 in Birmingham, England. They are currently signed to Metal Blade Records.
46 Herrschaft
47 Letzte Instanz Letzte Instanz
48 Ostfront Ostfront
49 Stahlmann Stahlmann
50 Device 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.
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