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|The Best Industrial Albums|
Yeah, I'm a 90s wanker, so I'm pretty thick on the commercial industrial game, but here are rrrmy favorite industrial albums.
|1||Nine Inch Nails|
The Fragile is abrasive, soft, angry, calm, atmospheric and emotional. And
somehow it all feels cohesive. One of the best albums ever, in fact.
Depeche Mode is a borderline industrial band, they're mostly electropop; but I
think Depeche Mode got dark, depressed, and noisy enough to qualify on
|3||Nine Inch Nails |
Pretty Hate Machine
Pretty Hate Machine is the epitome of late-80s Wax Trax industrial, heavy,
angsty, and thick on the synthpop.
Coil somehow twisted the industrial that Christopherson helped developed into
an oddly psychedelic, nearly post-rock affair.
Riding the wave of gritty, heavy mainstream industrial metal, Ministry swooped
in and offered a much heavier version of Nine Inch Nails for the industrial
purists, Psalm 69 was this sound defined.
Too Dark Park
There's nothing like rolling down the windows and playing Convulsion, and
watching the dumbfounded looks of people as you pass by. Too Dark Park is
|7||Nine Inch Nails|
The Downward Spiral
The Downward Spiral's concept, intertwined with Trent's emotional angst, and
the noisy production somehow became a massive commercial success. Unlike
PHM which was a bit commercial, TDS twisted the mainstream to it's own
Visual Audio Sensory Theater
Jon Crosby was a bit too late to the mainstream industrial game, but he sure
closed it out in style with the choirs, the NIN-aping electronics, and the best
vocals in the genre.
Angelspit hate you, and everyone else in the world. They're a bunch of the
stereotypical weird, bondage-loving, violence-enjoying German people portrayed on TV. And
they make some damn good music that, literally, exudes anger.
|10||Front Line Assembly|
Tactical Neural Implant
Yeah, FLA sounds a bit too much like the Wax Trax/synthpop/Terminator soundtrack
era, but not many bands did sampling and rhythm better than FLA did on this
album. The Chemical Brothers owe their sound to FLA.
The Land of Rape and Honey
Industrial metal began here.
Front by Front
Headhunter has nearly 2,000,000 views on YouTube. And Front 242 is pretty
traditional late 80s industrial. That should be a testament to how good this band was. They were abrasive, but
danceable. Precursor to KMFDM.
Before Angst, KMFDM sounded like a really bad EBM band. After Angst, they
became the premiere EBM industrial band.
That Total Age
Nitzer Ebb's That Total Age, heavy on actual human vocals (even if they just
chant), brought a definite need of humanity into the industrial genre.
What if Marilyn Manson was more abrasive?
|List is false, as there's no mention of Godflesh's 'Streetcleaner', the supreme industrial album.|
|Hahahaha, I hate Godflesh|
|No Godflesh is a travesty.|
|9 is soooooo goooood. I mean soooooooo gooooooood.|
|You kats is krazay!|
|I used to hate this genre but NIN have really caught my attention recently|
|Fuck yeah for 8, I loved VAST and that album to death all last year! Otherwise list isn't bad, but has too much NIN for my taste. |
|where the fuck is Godflesh|
|I love NIN, hahaha. My favorite band, probably.|
Godflesh sucks balls.
|At first I was like "2 wtf" but I kinda get what you're saying.|
|I absolutely adore #4, and I don't even care for industrial stuff generally. Let's give Coil some more love Sputnik!|
|Most industrial junkies probably wouldn't call NIN industrial. Just sayin'|
|But the Fragile is probably my favorite album ever, industrial or not. |
|Most industrial junkies would have had Godflesh|
|List lacks Throbbing Gristle and Foetus.|
|If PHM & TDS aren't industrial, then there is no industrial. Just sayin'.|
|needs more early Klute|
and fuck some Godflesh.
|If NIN isn't industrial what is it?|
|NIN could be industrial rock or industrial metal, but I don't think its pure industrial. |
|The only true "industrial" band would be TG, then.|
|industrial rock and industrial metal are industrial you moron.|
I'm an industrial junkie and I call NIN industrial I wouldn't call them anything else and no other self respecting industrial listener would either.
|I can't describe the feeling I have when I see so many people revering "The fragile" when I think the double album is unlistenably bad at 90%. And I love 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 15 (doesn't know the rest). Plus, Angelspit don't "hate you," they just happen to have smart lyrics. |