Top 10 Best Industrial Metal Bands

Industrial Metal is a subgenre of Heavy Metal that takes elements from Industrial Dance Music (IDM or simply Industrial) and mixes them with Alternative Metal or Hardcore Punk. Styles of Industrial Metal include repeating guitar riffs, sampling, the 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

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

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.

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

NIN is amazing! They have some softer songs like Hurt and Every Day Is Exactly the Same, which leads people to think 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.

3 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s... read more

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

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. In late 1990s and after that, Ministry have explored other metal genres, most notably... read more

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 industrial 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 of all time.

6 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
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. It worked pretty well if you ask me.

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 its finest.

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

9 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.

Why aren't they higher? They have so many good songs!

10 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.

The Contenders
11 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

The one-man band whose music is a masterpiece. Klayton did a good job with the 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 and has obvious composition and performance supertalents along with his bandmates.

From Circle of Dust to Celldweller, Klayton has always had something unique to offer in each one of his songs. Truly an underappreciated genius.

12 Dope
13 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!
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 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.

16 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 Pitchshifter
18 Deathstars
19 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. I'm not sure what those are called, but it sounded pretty good. They have some cool songs.

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

20 Blue Stahli
21 Megaherz
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.
23 Stabbing Westward
24 Pain

My favorite Industrial Metal band. Nearly all songs are awesome, with very much power live, awesome sound. Just great! (Listen to the album Coming Home.)

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

25 Sybreed
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