|UserReviews 18Approval 79%Soundoffs 2News Articles 5Band Edits + Tags 5Album Edits 4Album Ratings 359Objectivity 76%Last Active 06-27-08 6:07 pmJoined 10-20-07Forum Posts 429Review Comments 452
|The 10 Best Industrial Albums|
Industrial isn't something I'm all obsessed over, but it's good, and has it's time and mood. I love me some Skinny Puppy oh yeah.
|1||Nine Inch Nails|
No introduction needed, not only is this one of the best albums ever released, this is definitely the best NIN album. The Fragile is a perfectly flowing masterpiece with unbridled aggression, wholeful relaxation, and the most epic feeling you've ever witnessed.
Too Dark Park
I could rave about how great Too Dark Park is, but it's best left to just being a freaking disturbing, uneasing, distorted mindfuck with enough haunting beats, pure aggression, and unsettling ambience to make Steven King feel nervous.
The Land of Rape and Honey
Ministry has prided themsevles on being the loudest, heaviest, and most bad-ass industrial metal band out there, and The Land of Rape and Honey established this. It's ridiculously loud and noisy, completely un-refined and un-perfected, and just an all out assault on the ears.
|4||Nine Inch Nails|
If I were to ask you what the most random, electronic, and brutally noisy Industrial release was, would you say Nine Inch Nails? Most likely not, but that's what Year Zero is, a wholefully industrial aggressor that is manic, paranoid, and aggressive.
KMFDM have always had that brutalizing, technical industrial approach, and they expanded it to it's core with Money, an electronic assualt that is a bit more mainstream and melodic than their other stuff, but it's still loud and aggressive and every bit as wild as any other Industrial release.
Front by Front
Front 242 has always been the most techno of all the industrial bands, and fully expanded their techno-industrial sound here with Front by Front, a largely danceable and enjoying album.
|7||Nine Inch Nails|
The Downward Spiral
Even though NIN has established themselves as the least Industrial purist, NIN has also established themselves as the best industrial artist, for good reason. This is closest to pure NIN industrial, as it's heavy, raw, and gritty; but a bit emotional. It's dark, emotional, and extremely pissed off. Great for a bad day.
Much like Ministry who prided themselves on being the closest to metal Industrial gets, so do Rammstein. It's a metallic, etching, and envoking guitar sound that has the effect of unleashing hell on your ears, Mutter being their most adventurous, technical, and aggressive release to date.
Puppy's most electro-industrial release before their reunion in the 2000s, it was their most danceable, 80s pop-styled record, but was much edgier, louder, and strange than the 80s pop releases, and still held that distinctive Industrial charm.
Throughout those years that Puppy was disbanded, there was still reasons to believe that Industrial was not dead, mostly because the break-up band headed by Puppy's Nivek Ogre was still badass, and heavier than most of Skinny Puppy's works. Sunnypsypop, while a bit one-dimensional, was an aggressive must-have for a crowd without Puppy.
|I really don't see how #7 isn't #1. Also, Reise Reise is much better than Mutter as an album. Other than those tiny nitpicks, good list. I'm not really a Ministry guy, and I haven't been able to find much Skinny Puppy. Death is a sick ass song though, and Money is one of KMFDM's best(I prefer Attak and Adios). ohGr rules, and I've never heard of Front 242.|
|Don't know how I feel about this.|
|Big Baby Jesus|
|2,3,5,7,8 are the only ones deserving of the title. And I'm a hardcore NIN fan.|
|I disagree with you DWitt, I think Mutter is far better than Reise, Reise. I found RR quite boring, whereas Mutter is full of great tracks.|
|i dislike all of industrial metal|
|i hate 4|
|1,4,7 and 8 are all amazing.|
Gary Numans latest output is quite industrial. its called jagged. i did a review of it if your remotely interested.
|Mutter >> Reise Reise|
Year Zero and TDS >>> The Fragile
Skinny Puppy = bad =(
|7 and 8 are best|
|Vigilante is a great Industrial band. One of the few that I actually enjoy. Check em out, they're from Chile.|
|1, 3, 4, 7 and 8 fucking rock. havent heard money yet. dont like front 242 or skinny puppy and dont know who ohGr (thinking its Ogre from skinny puppy). pretty good list.|
|I've never heard 10 the rest is good though.|
|I LOVE ministry. ALL of it. Haven't found Skinny Puppy I like, though I haven't gotten a whole album, just heard a few songs. Suggestions? Maybe I'll try Ohgre.|
Listening to Vigilante. Pretty good.
Btw, I totally agree about Fragile. It's definitely better than Spiral, and if were first, it would be the classic.
|Reopening a Tribestos thread. Fuck yeah.....pigeons.|
|Thank god this is old. I opened the list and saw the user name and literally said outloud here at work "God Damnit".|
This list is crap, by the way. Not because the albums listed here aren't mostly good, but because they're mostly not "Top 10" material.