This is a list of notable bands that play industrial music, or have been described as playing such at some point in their careers.
Industrial bands, over the years, have been known for their explosive live shows and ambitious, often times challenging music. The best industrial bands are known for exploring the sound space and structure and melding the formerly unfamiliar genres of electronic music and rock music. Industrial bands rose to prominence in the 1970s. Over time, industrial music has come to include ambient music as well.
real industrial, yo.
Throbbing Gristle were early pioneers of the industrial music genre.
Industrial music is such a vague, broad term. But in general, one might imagine a typical sound attached to it. Yet there are countless subgenres of Industrial, and the lines between these types of music are blurred with many bands incorporating multiple styles into the music.
List of 100 Greatest Industrial Music Artists as compiled by digitaldreamdoor.com
"Sly Doubt" by Cabaret Voltaire (1981)
Cabaret Voltaire were pioneers of industrial music in the mid '70s.
I first was introduced to industrial while I was in college and used to hang out and dance at a club called the Vogue. It was an eye opening experience as I had never heard a sound quite like it. As I dug deeper, I found many of the artists on this list.
Treble compiles a list of the 10 best industrial albums — actually 11, we cheated a little. But they're all noisy, intense and awesome.
Einstürzende Neubauten - Kollaps.
Kollaps (1981) was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.