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Essential Industrial Metal

Discussion in 'Band Recommendations Forum' started by Nephilim96, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. LuminousAether

    LuminousAether My name is Distance

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    You're really struggling with the metal part. Front 242 are EBM (electronic body music), they are dance based. There's no metal there. Thrill Kill Kult is more like goth than anything else, certainly no metal there. NIN? Again, not metal. Rock if anything.

    That said, a lot of my picks are in this thread already. Godflesh, Ministry, Strapping Young Lad, The Kovenant - Animatronic, DHG - 666 International...

    I would also add Neurosis - Through Silver in Blood although calling that one industrial metal is a bit of a stretch even though it has a lot of industrial and a lot of metal in it. Swans - Filth is an untouchable masterpiece. Raw, nasty, spitting vile hatred. Absolutely brutal and crushing.

    I wouldn't agree with Fear Factory. I've always considered them kindergarten metal for meatheads. Such simple riffs. The riffs are the most important part of a metal band and their riffs are awful. I did always like Rhys Fulber's keyboard work. Check out the Front Line Assembly album "Millennium" for more of his keyboard work, but I should mention that the riffs on that album, while played by Devin Townsend, are mostly riffs from classic bands like Pantera and Metallica.
     
  2. LuminousAether

    LuminousAether My name is Distance

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    I've seen Fear Factory live three times (never were they the reason I went to the show however) and I thought they were pretty damn boring live every time.
     
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    JontRevolting FALSE ARREST! FALSE ARREST!

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    Funerary_Doom My head is bloody, but unbowed.

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    Not necessarily metal but Swans "Children of God" is pretty awesome industrial/post-rock. Some metal bands: Ulver, The Kovenant, The Axis of Perdition, and Mortiis
     
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    SomeGuyDude My name is sorrow.

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    I always thought "industrial" was like a harder-edged version of electronica. Virtual instruments and the like, whereas bands like Fear Factory emulated that sound with live instruments.

    Then again, I don't know a thing about industrial at all.
     
  6. Mort Divine

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    Industrial has nothing to do with most of these bands mentioned other than Godflesh and P.H.O.B.O.S.



    This is industrial, garbage like Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM, Ministry, etc. shouldn't have that term attached to them because really they're completely dissimilar.
     
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  7. LuminousAether

    LuminousAether My name is Distance

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    Of course you would say that, Mort. Industrial evolved many times over the years. The most important influences on the development of industrial are Skinny Puppy, Leæther Strip, Front 242, and so on. Ministry is clearly very important on the development of guitar based music influenced by industrial.

    Looking back at Throbbing Gristle isn't really recommended because, while they got the ball rolling, they had very little to do with the direction that the ball rolled.
     
  8. Baroque

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    He did specify Industrial Metal not just Industrial.

    And that's just your opinion, look up the industrial metal wiki page, KMFDM was a founding member of the industrial metal scene, and Ministry, really? I thought it was common knowledge they were industrial metal.
     
  9. LuminousAether

    LuminousAether My name is Distance

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    I agree Baroque. This is pretty clearly what I would call industrial metal:

     
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    Yeah man, and the song right after it:


    and this song:


    and:
     
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    LuminousAether My name is Distance

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    I'd go with Spit Sperm over Megalomaniac from Symbols. That's the soundtrack of my last couple years of high school right there.
     
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    Evil Dead Hail to the King baby

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    The 'direction it rolled' largely has nothing to do with industrial. The better term for it is coldwave (which is fucking dumb too since coldwave is so completely different based on its original meaning.)

    Skinny Puppy, KMFDM, Ministry, etc. is NOT metal - heavy and loud guitars are not the basis for metal.
     
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    But you like Ministrty...

    http://www.guitaretab.com/m/ministry/12054.html

    3 chords, and one of them is open E. That's the whole song.
     
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    UltimateApathy Infinite Idiocy

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    UltimateApathy Infinite Idiocy

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    Skin Chamber haven´t been mentioned yet so I´m mentioning them. They are more essential than most of what has been mentioned already imo.
     
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    Zephyrus Tyrants and Slaves

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    I should probably throw Psyclon-9 into this discussion.
     
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    Neurotech is a solid newer Industrial Metal artist (sorry Mort but what else do you call this music? cyber metal?)



     
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  20. Mort Divine

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    Not industrial and not metal

    Don't care what you call it, but neither of those.
     

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