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 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!

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

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.

Not sure if they are metal but the best in here

Closer

3 Marilyn Manson

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

This band is great

He's the best

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.

5 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.

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

6 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

7 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

8 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

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 (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.

10 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.

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.

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

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.).

KMFDM IN #19? what?!

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

12 American Head Charge American Head Charge is an industrial metal band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. The band has earned two nominations at the Kerrang!
13 Dope
14 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.
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 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.

Most Underrated Metal Band

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.

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

18 Deathstars

The best

19 Blue Stahli

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

20 Megaherz

Top three

21 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

22 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!

23 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.

24 Pitchshifter
25 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.

8Load More
PSearch List